The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have released guidance intended to help schools when looking to introduce EdTech into their teaching and learning.
The recommendations are split into 4 key themes:
1. How technology is going to improve teaching and learning.
2. How is can improve the quality of explanations and modelling.
3. How it can improve pupil practice.
4. How it can improve classroom assessment and feedback.
The advice is all good, straightforward common sense, and is presumably designed to be as accessible as possible to the widest possible audience.
At Learning Ladders we've been championing putting the 'Ed' before the 'Tech' for many years, so reports like this are music to our ears. Anyone who's ever heard me speak at conferences will know exactly how rooted in common sense and classroom best practice Learning Ladders is!
The Report does perhaps miss a major opportunity by not giving enough emphasis to how technology can unlock the power of adults at home, something that research has shown time and time again can have a far greater impact on learning than anything that happens in school. This is disappointing, especially in light of EEF's own recent publications on this.
However, overall it's a useful reference point. You can download it here, we'd love to know what you think!