With all of this new technology popping up in education, how do you know whom to trust when making a smart investment for your school or classroom? Unfortunately new technology can be scary to purchase. There is always the risk of technology not working as promised and the learning curve for the end users. So, hereâ€™s the big question, how do you know who to trust?
On July 19, I got the privilege to sit in on the K-12 Education & Innovation Exchange being put on by REEP. Coming from a small business owner perspective, I learned a lot about technology in the classroom and how several of our Houston school districts actually utilize this technology. One of the best speakers at the event was Betsy Corcoran. She is a cofounder of EdSurge, a company devoted to uncovering what education technology works and what doesnâ€™t. Her goal is to be able to make recommendations and weed out the technology that is not the right fit for education.
I asked Betsy a few questions about this obvious dilemma and she had some great advice to share.