Technology delivers plenty of tools to help teachers manage their classroom and transform how they teach--from solutions rolled out by schools and districts, to personal mobile apps and programs. The challenge for teachers is sorting through the possibilities to find what truly works, what can be consolidated into a broader tool—and what should get a failing grade.

Based on our many years of experience as education technologists, here are key items to consider, both good and bad, in choosing technology tools that truly help teachers (and their students) succeed in the classroom.

Focus on Tools that are Easy to Use

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  • About the Author:

    Kenneth Chapman is Vice President of Market Research for D2L. He works with the top K-12 and higher education executives, administrators and educations across D2L’s customer base to understand the changing landscape of teaching and learning, and where technology can provide opportunities for the transformation of student outcomes.