The Secret to Building Great EdTech Products? Teachers!

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Despite all the bruhaha that's going on in Washington, entrepenuers are reinventing how children are educated.

Teachers and EdTech companies need to work together to create the products that will create permanent change in classrooms across the globe. Teachers need EdTech companies to build great products to serve their students more effectively. EdTech companies need teachers to buy into their creations so that they can find a successful home for their products. It needs to be a two-way street of communication and production. The authentic insight a teacher can provide, paired with the manpower and brainpower that a EdTech company can bring to the table, the world of education could be changed massively and for the better.

I wrote about this a while ago. It's good to learn the basics but with technology you can approach more complext problems faster.

Imagine when the calculator was introduced into the classroom. A multiplication or division problem that used to take a few minutes to compute now only took seconds. This increased efficiency then opened up more time in the day to learn about larger, more complex math concepts. It minimized trivial calculations and gave teachers more time to focus on the big picture. via The Edvocate


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