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Is Your EdTech Enhancing Your School's Mission?

Jayne Miller wrote this on Jul 12, 2016

desk-605497_1920.jpgIf your school has a mission and vision, now is the time to scurry to your school website or unearth the handbook they gave you on your first day and see what it is.

Got it? Good.

Have you ever taken a few steps back and asked yourself how the tech tools you’re using daily at school are helping to further that mission? Honestly. Are the tools you’ve spent money on ones that are going to help you fulfill those goals?

This is possibly one of the best questions educators can ask while purchasing new technology. It’s not about the granular details of how a platform will sync, create, build, or connect. It’s a big-picture litmus test for how a tool will actually further your school goals.

Fun story time: we do this on the Chalkup team. And we also have a company mission: To make learning more collaborative and engaging for students around the world.

As we make choices about how to build our product - and what tools to use along the way - we always come back to this mission. How is this allowing us to make a more collaborative, engaging tool? Will moving our product in any one direction better accomplish this goal for us?

It’s not about the granular details of how a platform will sync, create, build, or connect. It’s a big-picture litmus test for how a tool will actually further your school goals.

And we’ve found that the schools using Chalkup are on the same page. Many of our Pro schools have mission statements about building teamwork and curiosity in students. They tout collaboration and engagement as core values. They see learning as a team sport.

This is why we’re so good for one another. We’re trying to do the same thing here.

We focus 100% on doing social, collaborative learning well and that’s what we deliver. When a school knows that’s the goal - that’s the ultimate vision they have for learning - it’s easier to see how our tool is going to be the desired fit.

 

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Topics: Teachers, Administrators, EdTechUpdate, LMS