technology investment

For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars

For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars

| February 24, 2014 | 11 Comments

For schools looking to spend limited dollars allocated for technology in smart and efficient ways, lessons learned over years of making tough decisions can be helpful.

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Tech Companies Angle for Big Bucks in Education

Tech Companies Angle for Big Bucks in Education

| August 12, 2013 | 12 Comments

No one knows which product or model will ultimately strike it big. In the meantime, investors keep pumping money into products that seem promising because “everybody is waiting for the Facebook of education to come along,” says one industry analyst.

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Is It Worthy? How to Judge the Value of a Tech Product

Is It Worthy? How to Judge the Value of a Tech Product

| June 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many of the new products and teaching methodologies claim that research backs up the product or claim, but how can interested educators separate self-promotional claims from effective tools?

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Fear and Money: How to Face the Big Ed Tech Obstacles

Fear and Money: How to Face the Big Ed Tech Obstacles

| June 13, 2013 | 7 Comments

Deciding how a school or district should invest its limited resources is a tough job, made even more difficult by the multitude of educational technology products that have exploded onto the market. It’s a question of resources, how to spend them and the fears decision makers have about making mistakes with public dollars and everyone watching. Here are some factors to consider.

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What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need

What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need

| October 11, 2012 | 17 Comments

Lenny Gonzalez The promise of technology in the pursuit of learning is vast — and so are the profits. The SIIA valued the ed-tech market at $7.5 billion. With daily launches of new products promising to solve all manner of problems — from managing classrooms to engaging bored students with interactive content to capturing and […]

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