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Edtech Marketplace Today

The Edtech Marketplace Today blog series invites voices from the field to highlight the ways in which the edtech marketplace struggles to meet the needs of learners, educators, or research-based product developers. Learn how these challenges impact school and district leaders, teachers, students, and product developers and try the authors’ suggested solutions in your own work to enhance your experience navigating the edtech market. By working together, Digital Promise and stakeholders from the field can collaboratively design solutions to improve the market, and ultimately improve learning.

Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Author: Sierra Noakes
Find a strategy to select edtech likely to meet your students’ needs

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Author: Molly Zielezinski, PhD
Learn how edtech can better communicate with educators


Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech

Author: Christina Luke, Ph.D.
Four reasons products should be transparent about their use of learning sciences research


Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Author: Digital Promise
10 tips for edtech vendors to build strong relationships with educators.


Market Signals for Research-Based Innovations

Author: Sierra Noakes
Learn how product certifications can improve the edtech industry.


How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Author: Digital Promise
8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with edtech vendors.


Guest Post: How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

Author: Karin Forssell, PhD
Tips to help you better understand edtech impact.


Teachers working together in the library.

Guest Post: Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Author: Andrew J. Smith, Ed. D.
Explore tools, resources, and best practices to find and buy edtech based on student needs.


Guest Post: Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech

Author: Ivey Homer
A middle school teacher/coach shares her guiding questions to selecting effective technology.

Student works at her computer in class.

Guest Post: Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Author: Mary Beth Hertz
Learn what edtech selection and procurement have in common with dating sites.


The author Savitha Moorthy and her family.

Guest Post: 4 Ways Parents Use Media to Support Learning for Toddlers

Author: Savitha Moorthy, Executive Director of Tandem, Partners in Early Learning.
A parent shares strategies for screen time and connected parenting.


5 Steps to Ensure Inclusive Technology for All Learners

Author: Sierra Noakes
Ensure that your school’s edtech products meet the needs of each unique learner


Students work with laptops in classroom

Guest Post: Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Author: Jonathan Piper II
A high school student shares his perspective on edtech and equity


Students work on computers at school

Guest Post: Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Author: Andrew J. Smith, Ed. D.
Antiquated, exclusive processes create challenges for edtech procurement.

Guest Post: Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Author: Ace Parsi
Intentional edtech investment holds the market accountable to equitable outcomes.

Teacher and student working with edtech

Guest Post: How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Author: Kara Carpenter, Ph.D., Cofounder, Teachley
Focus on instructionally challenging topics instead of perpetuating shallow “coverage.”

Guest Post: 4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Author: Dr. L. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center in South Park Township, PA
Try these strategies to discover and select edtech for your classroom.

New series on the edtech marketplace failing to meet learners’ needs

Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Author: Sierra Noakes, Research Project Manager at Digital Promise
Launching a new series that discusses how the current edtech marketplace fails to meet learners’ needs.

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