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3 Qualities to Expect from the Best EdTech Tools

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Finding the right EdTEch tools to integrate in your digital learning environment can be challenging, so we put together this outline of 3 qualities to look for from the best EdTEch tools.

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3 Qualities to Expect from the Best EdTech Tools

  1. 1. 3 Qualities to Expect from the Best EdTech Tools © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 1
  2. 2. Before we dive in, let’s pose a question: With so many EdTech tools out there, how do you decide if a tool is worth investing in? © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 2
  3. 3. In a recent conversation with Tyler Abernathy, a Tech Coach in our network, we learned 3 qualities that all the best EdTech tools have. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 3
  4. 4. 3 Qualities of the Best EdTech Tools © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 4
  5. 5. In evaluating EdTech tools, you should look for at least one of these qualities, but the best EdTech tools can achieve all three. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 5
  6. 6. What do each of these qualities actually mean? © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 6
  7. 7. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 7
  8. 8. The best EdTech tools increase overall engagement. But engagement can mean so many things, so we grouped it into 3 categories. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 8
  9. 9. 1. Engagement between teachers and students 1. Engagement with a lesson 1. Engagement with devices in class © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 9
  10. 10. “If it can make your learning more engaging, then obviously that has a benefit if it creates overall student engagement with both technology and the lesson and teacher engagement with incorporating technology.” Tyler Abernathy | Richland District Two © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 10
  11. 11. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 11
  12. 12. The best EdTech tools increase overall efficiency. But efficiency can mean many things, so we grouped it into 3 categories. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 12
  13. 13. 1. Saving transitional time at the beginning of class or between activities 1. Making student-teacher communication more efficient 1. Saving teachers time with evaluation after class © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 13
  14. 14. “If a tool can make your work more efficient and save you time, everybody always talks about the fact that they never have time for anything, so if a tool or strategy saves them time, it makes everything easier.” Tyler Abernathy | Richland District Two © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 14
  15. 15. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 15
  16. 16. The best EdTech tools enhance instructional time. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 16
  17. 17. True enhancement takes the lesson to another level, enhancing the use of technology, students’ understand, teachers’ instruction and overall class experience. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 17
  18. 18. “The enhancement is if it takes the students or teacher to something they never would have seen in a book or even if you print it off on a sheet of paper. Enhancing the overall learning experience for teachers and students to make sure that they are having a better experience than they would have without it.” Tyler Abernathy | Richland District Two © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 18
  19. 19. What happens when these three qualities all come together? © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 19
  20. 20. “It’s incredible when all three of those elements come together because then it’s a maximized experience. Thinking about it from that standpoint, I try to center my instructional strategy with these three goals in mind, as well as look for learning technology that achieves at least one of these goals.” -Tyler Abernathy © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 20
  21. 21. © 2019 Dyknow – Proprietary and Confidential | 21 Thanks for reading! Interested in learning more about Dyknow’s Classroom Management Software? Schedule a Demo Now!

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