The education technology industry often gets flak for not seeking the perspectives of educators. So these days, companies, nonprofits and researchers make working closely with teachers and administrators as one of their main priorities.
During the BMO Capital Markets’ Back to School Conference last September, CEOs and investors expressed their desire to seek input from teachers as they develop school products. “We have to work with the teachers. The days of districts procuring technology tools, throwing them into the laps of teachers and saying ‘good luck’ is gone.