US Office of Educational Technology Releases New Guide for Ed Tech Developers!

The Office of Educational Technology at the US Department of Education released the Ed Tech Developer’s Guide, the first-ever guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs from the U.S. Department of Education. The Office of Educational Technology canvassed all parts of the education ecosystem to make sure the guide will help meet the actual needs of the folks out there who want to apply technology in smart ways to solve persistent problems in education. Secretary Arne Duncan officially released the guide this morning at the ASU+GSV Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.

We also invite you to join us for two Twitter chats about the guide:

  • #edtechbridge from 7pm to 8pm EST on Wednesday, April 8
  • #edtechchat from 8pm to 9pm EST on Monday, April 13

Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families. This guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning. Crowd-sourced from knowledgeable educators, developers, and researchers who were willing to share what they have learned, this guide is designed to help entrepreneurs apply technology in smart ways to solve persistent problems in education.

Ten opportunities for technology to transform teaching & learning

  1. Improving mastery of academic skills
  2. Developing skills to promote lifelong learning
  3. Increasing family engagement
  4. Planning for future education opportunities
  5. Designing effective assessments
  6. Improving educator professional development
  7. Improving educator productivity
  8. Making learning accessible to all students
  9. Closing opportunity gaps
  10. Closing achievement gaps

Thank you once again for your interest in supporting education and educational technology in your schools and districts.

Download your copy of the Ed Tech Developer’s Guide at http://tech.ed.gov/developers-guide/

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