What You Need to Know About New Guidelines for K-12 Edtech Research

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA has updated the research guidelines they first published in 2011.  New ESSA legislation includes specific definitions of what counts for evidence of impact in product efficacy research. These new guidelines focus specifically on the K-12 market and will impact any effectiveness research you conduct and present in … Read More

Breaking into the K-12 EdTech Marketplace – Cream Rises to the Top

When looking into the future of K-12 EdTech, it can be beneficial to be reflective of the past.  The tried and true rises to the top, and you know it’s good before you even get a taste of it. The idea of offering a sound product or service at a reasonable cost and backing it … Read More

Highlights from NMC/CoSN K-12 Horizon Report

2016 report examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on teaching, learning and creative inquiry in schools. An annual consideration of the trends and technologies that will drive educational change in the future, this year’s Horizon Report identifies six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in edtech that are evaluated in the … Read More

The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning

Building on its previous work, SETDA’s new report focuses on the current state of schools’ connectivity and the steps required to support current and future digital needs for students both in and out of school. The research was conducted in partnership with state level educators such as CIOs and state network managers, E-rate coordinators and … Read More

EdTech Development Opportunities in Social & Emotional Learning

16 Skills Students Need to be Successful in the 21st Century A recent report from the World Economic Forum, New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology, outlines the 16 skills that students need to learn to be successful in the 21st century. They note that 65% of students entering grade school today … Read More

Market Insights: Edtech Implementation Expands Demand

At a time when investment in education technology is at an all-time high, the annual Speak Up report from Project Tomorrow offers valuable insights for education product developers and marketers about how students are leveraging digital tools for learning. The 2014 report was based on responses from 431,231 K-12 students in 8,000 schools in 2,600 … Read More

Ed Tech: Choosing the Best Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has just released a new document which should be required reading for everyone in the PK-12 industry. The Ed Tech Developer’s Guide: a primer for software developers, startups, and entrepreneurs serves as a roadmap to developing meaningful educational technology. Even industry veterans will appreciate the best practices and the … Read More