Partner with educators to evaluate the efficacy of digital learning content and tools to inform procurement decisions and adoption.ISTE standards for coaches
Evaluating Digital Learning Tools
Purchasing technology can be a way schools improve their instructional practices, or it can be an expensive mistake. Coaches carefully evaluate tools within their educational institutions to avoid these mistakes. In a 2021 post, I examine how schools can effectively evaluate learning technology to ensure they support inclusionary practices. Technology coaches occupy a unique position regarding technology acquisition. They both rely on on trusted technology evaluators and district-wide guidelines, and they know the teachers in their school well. This allows them to better support decision-making regarding the purchase and implementation of technology for learning.