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?