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8 steps to evaluating ed-tech products

A new framework helps educators make sense out of products for the best technology pilot planning and implementation.

Even the best-designed technology pilots still involve a certain amount of trial and error when it comes to ed-tech products.

Now, a new eight-step framework from Digital Promise helps educators evaluate ed-tech products for quality and effectiveness. The framework also helps school leaders share their best practices and use research-based tools to their fullest capacity.

To develop the framework, the Digital Promise team reviewed the results of pilot studies of 15 technology products in 14 League of Innovative Schools districts across the country over the past three years.

The team identified a number of common themes and steps that help school leaders plan and conduct successful product pilots.

“We’re in an age now where tech is moving so rapidly and we don’t want to just do something to do it. We want to be able to analyze results,” Todd Keruskin, assistant superintendent at Elizabeth Forward School District in Pennsylvania, said in a post announcing the framework.

(Next page: The 8-step technology pilot framework)

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