Digital providers trying to land K-12 contracts over heavily favored incumbents should think about reaching out to administrators focused on professional development–not to overburdened procurement staff.
A pair of state officials talk about how the federal Go Open campaign has changed what they’re demanding from content providers.
Hal Friedlander, the former chief information officer of the nation’s largest school district, talks about how new and emerging digital providers can compete with established players for K-12 contracts.
Two educators who are savvy users of learning technologies talk about the steps companies should take to work more effectively with teachers.
Florida now requires K-12 school districts to spend half of their instructional material funding on digital resources, prompting the state to evaluate digital content providers more thoroughly.
Research focused on Ontario’s schools offers lessons for American companies about the challenges schools face in making smart ed-tech decisions.
The Long Beach, Calif., school district learned important lessons when it went looking for a company to provide a test-item bank for its online formative assessments.
Districts are overwhelmingly drawn to Chromebooks because they’re easy to manage, and school leaders tend to have mixed views on “freemium” tech products, said Anton Inglese, the chief financial officer of an Illinois school district.
Moving the needle on student achievement is an expectation more schools are sharing with their ed-tech partners. Here’s how Cleveland Metropolitan sets goals and monitors progress with data from companies.
Matthew Henshaw of the Spokane, Wash., district says open resources are filling some curriculum gaps, but they are “not the answer for all our needs.”