On this episode of Tackling Tech, Tierra interviews Brian Seymour, Director of Instructional Technology for the Pickerington Local School District in Ohio. Brian recently wrote an article on EdSurge titled “Trust the Process, How to Choose and Use EdTech that Actually Works” about the lesson he learned after his district bought a $50,000 Ed Tech product that they couldn’t use. Brian explains the process they implement now to narrow down and purchase worthy programs that help students learn and stay engaged.

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0:00 Intro
3:10 Conversation with Brian
6:10 Story behind EdSurge article
9:00 Synergy between curriculum team and tech department
12:04 How the curriculum team measures success
15:14 Protecting student data
16:46 Bottom-up implementation
17:30 Hybrid learning
18:30 Process for selecting and purchasing EdTech programs
24:40 Summer training
25:40 Feedback from teachers
27:14 Advice to other tech coaches
30:26 Connecting with Brian

Brian Seymour: Twitter Website LinkedIn

EdSurge Article: Trust the Process: How to Choose and Use EdTech that Actually Works

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