The long list of classroom technologies available to support K-20 educations is impressive, especially considering most of these didn’t exist just 10 years ago. However, implementing these technologies requires a coordinated and strategic approach. It’s becoming increasingly important for education leaders to determine “purpose before purchase” – evaluating what goals they wish to achieve, then identifying which technologies will help them meet those goals – to ensure technology is successful.
This CDE Special report serves as a guide for education decision-makers on how to effectively implement, integrate and support familiar and new classroom technologies to achieve 21st-century learning goals. It provides potential solutions to the challenges institutions encounter when implementing classroom technology on a large scale by highlighting best practices and success stories, as well as recent results from recent CDE surveys distributed to K-20 education decision-makers nationwide.