Education Fragmentation

It’s a trend in education that is becoming more and more common. A school district will pick a single technology platform to build from. Are you a Google district? Apple? Microsoft?

It’s easy to understand why districts choose a platform. It makes everything easier. It brings consistency across your schools, makes PD easier, makes managing costs easier, and many of these platforms will offer services for free.

But are we doing a disservice to students by limiting their technology options.

It’s no secret that students will need to be technology proficient when they leave schools. Is it a disadvantage if a school system is showing students how to use the technology and software from one company?

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