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Implementing new edtech in school: Six key principles

In their book, From EdTech to PedTech, Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith and Professor Peter Twining want to change the way schools think about digital technology. Here they offer six elements for successful edtech implementation
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For many years, edtech has been plagued by a well-meaning hype cycle, whereby each new technology offers promise and inspiration for teachers and learners.

Yet despite huge investments in infrastructure, tools and training, the sector has found it very difficult to identify the impact or codify it at scale.

Our book tackles that challenge head-on, by summarising the vast body of existing research, setting out what leaders and teachers need to know, and then providing a sequence of activities that walk individual teachers as well as school teams, through what to do next.

If you are leading a school this year, you need to feed six key findings into your school improvement conversations:

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