Educational Technology: A Translation Guide for Better K-12 District Decision Making
When setting up any aspect of educational technology, getting curriculum directors and IT departments to work from the same playbook and use common terminologies isn’t always easy. With one side focused on making sure the hardware, network (IT) infrastructure, security, firewalls, and application support work properly at all times, and the other focused on implementing effective educational plans that teachers can use to deliver high-quality education to K–12 students, IT and curriculum don’t always speak the same language.
We’re here to help. In this translation guide for educational technology, you’ll hear about the challenges that this miscommunication can cause, learn some of the most important—and often misunderstood—terms, and discover a good “middle ground” that both entities can use successfully in the K–12 environment.