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A New Resource: Guides to Education Technologies

September 18, 2020 | Dan LaFountain |

As school districts move to remote and hybrid learning models, it can be difficult to find vetted, research-based digital learning resources and tools that operate seamlessly across physical and virtual classrooms, as well as home-based independent learning. To address this urgent need, an Innovation Network of 70 education technology developers and researchers, including Speak Agent, has collaborated to produce a new series of Guides to Education Technologies. These PDF guides present information on federally funded digital learning products for PK-12 Math, Science, and Special Education that have a demonstrated learning sciences research basis. All of these research-based digital resources and tools are ready for immediate use:

Each product or resource was developed through an iterative process with feedback from teachers and students. Most were evaluated in federally funded pilot studies that measured usability and educational outcomes. Most of the products also offer a personalized learning component. This Institute of Education Sciences blog post provides further background on the Innovation Network and the role of federal R&D.

Dan LaFountain

Written by Dan LaFountain

Dan is Chief Learning Officer at Speak Agent, Inc. As a STEM and ELL teacher with 22 years in edtech curriculum development, Dan was integral to the launch of LEGO Mindstorms and the LEGO Education brand. He co-founded Speak Agent to address the achievement gap for marginalized learners, pioneering a unique Content+Language integration approach based on current Learning Sciences research.