EPSTEIN: TIDYING UP EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY – 6 THINGS SCHOOL AND DISTRICT LEADERS CAN LEARN FROM MARIE KONDO
Organizing guru Marie Kondo’s relentless approach to “tidying up” has taken the world by storm. Her foundational principle has already become a cliché: Keep only those items that “spark joy.” Throw away everything else.
It’s an approach that school and district leaders should take to heart as they consider the potential — and pitfalls — of education technology.
Technology’s promise to improve student outcomes has sent schools and districts on an ed tech shopping spree. As a nation, we spend more than $13 billion per year on education technology, with the average school district (of 1,000 students or more) now using 548 ed tech apps each month.
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