MindShare Learning’s EdTech Tips for Schools Buyer’s Guide 2014
MindShare has put together a cheat sheet for educators looking to buy edtech. Unlike a TV you can pick up at Best Buy, educational technology becomes an active component in classrooms so there are many elements to consider before giving up your credit card numbers. Questions to ask before buying range from “can we afford it?” to “does this fit into and enhance our school’s learning goals?” Here are some notable statistics:
- 25% of teachers buy their own technology
- 39% of teachers depend on parent/school fundraising to buy technology
- 75% of teachers want more access to technology in their classroom
- 77% of teachers agree that technology increases student engagement
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Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable, Boston.com, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.