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Find. Compare. Decide! Discover Promising Solutions Using the EdSurge Product Index

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Location: MCCNO Room 293-4
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Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson  
Mindy Frisbee  
Margaret Hamel  
Girard Kelly  
Erin Mote  

Join us to learn about the new Edsurge Product Index and how educators and decision makers can use this free, comprehensive, searchable library to search, identify, and select new tools and solutions aligned to their own instructional needs and requirements. T his session focuses on the joy of edtech discovery while grounding it in a research-backed, human-centered decision-making process to truly find promising solutions to problems of practice. Attendees will unpack assumptions built into edtech products, create a clear approach to shortlisting products and work through how to build buy-in at every point along the journey.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
Systems Designer
  • Ensure that resources for supporting the effective use of technology for learning are sufficient and scalable to meet future demand.
  • Protect privacy and security by ensuring that students and staff observe effective privacy and data management policies.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will focus on the joy of edtech discovery and highlight key areas for consideration when vetting edtech products such as usability, digital pedagogy, interoperability, and privacy.

Attendees will unpack assumptions built into edtech products, create a clear approach to shortlisting products, and work through how to build buy-in at every point along the journey.

Outline

Attendees will unpack assumptions built into edtech products, create a clear approach to shortlisting products, and work through how to build buy-in at every point along the journey.

Supporting research

TBD

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Presenters

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Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson, Digital Promise

Rita Fennelly-Atkinson has worked as an instructional designer, technology coach, and researcher in PK12, higher education, and the nonprofit sector. With more than 15 years of experience in education, she is passionate about ensuring equitable access to learning through inclusive instructional design. Rita received her bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s in secondary education from Concordia University, Irvine. She is currently a doctoral candidate studying accessibility issues in online higher education at Sam Houston State University.

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Girard Kelly, Common Sense Media
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Erin Mote, InnovateEDU

Erin Mote is the executive director of InnovateEDU and co-founder of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB). She leads InnovateEDU and its major projects, including the development of Cortex, Project Unicorn, Educating All Learners, BIRDE, the Pathways Alliance and Landing Zone.