Education technology is going to change everything in the classroom.
If you’re a teacher, college counselor or education professional, you’ve likely already read or heard a variation of this argument somewhere.
Whether it’s through a blog like ours, or through a talk you’ve heard at a conference, it’s likely you possess a working familiarity with some of the arguments for technology in education (or ed tech, to use its abbreviation) and why it’s going to potentially revolutionise both how students are taught and how they learn.
At BridgeU, we’ve always been passionate advocates for the transformative potential of educational technology.
It’s not hard to see why - we’re an ed tech platform after all!
We believe that ed tech can change a student’s life at one of the most important moments in their life - when they begin to make the decisions that will affect their future career path.
Experience has also taught us that ed tech can be transformative for careers advisers and college counselors as they help their students to take these definitive first steps into adult life.
But we also recognise that, for many schools, the process of implementing educational technology into an existing school curriculum can also feel complex and time consuming.
How can your school best use ed tech to improve students’ outcomes? How can teachers and counselors ensure that students are engaging with the technology? What ed tech is right for your school?
Before we answer those questions in more detail, it’s worth quickly revisiting the definition of educational technology, how it works and some of the key benefits of using it.