Why the surge in EdTech adoption doesn’t signal a lasting revolution for the classroom

| April 28, 2020

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EdTech has been at the forefront of a lot of education news recently with so many brilliant resources being made available to schools free-of-charge. But, make sure you look out for the evidence showing the resource’s value. Learn why in dansandhu’s blog. In the wake of coronavirus, the team here at Sparx worked tirelessly to create a maths learning solution that would help schools cope with the enormous challenge of remote teaching. In just six weeks, over 500 schools from 75 countries signed up to our Virtual Classroom. It’s just one example of how quickly schools have implemented technologies to support learning at home.  And, importantly, this crisis has proven that it is personal, teacher-led learning that drives student engagement and success.

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