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3 Key Questions to Ask About Your Edtech Investments

In order to be truly effective, all education technology adopted in your school or district needs to meet a few simple but important criteria. It must:

  • Prioritize student safety and data privacy
  • Match your specific needs to ensure relevance and usefulness
  • Be purposefully integrated into your budget​

Asking these three key questions will help you clearly understand your edtech investments.

Invest Wisely

Evaluate software renewals with actual usage and financial data, not surveys.

Detect Trends

Discover what free or unknown apps are being used.

Manage Subscriptions

Manage licenses, costs, ROI, and renewals from an easy-to-access dashboard.

Inform Training

Identify gaps in usage by tool to create targeted professional development and training plans.

Student Data Privacy

Diagnose applications vulnerable to student data privacy policies.

Improve Usage

Review important classroom apps to ensure they are being used effectively.

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