5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

| April 16, 2019

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As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. Districts want to know the money budgeted for technology integration will provide the best outcomes for their particular schools’ needs. The International Society for Technology in Education partnered with nonprofit organization Project Unicorn to create a report outlining five key recommendations schools should consider in technology investment decisions.

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As a nonprofit organization, International Schools Services supports more than 500 international schools and supports thousands of educators each year across its suite of services, creating the largest global footprint in international education support. We believe it takes an entire community to educate a child – so we strive to meet the diverse needs of schools through services like recruiting the world’s best educators, providing professional learning opportunities, sourcing supplies, stewarding school foundations, and founding and managing student-centered, future-oriented schools.

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