Let’s resist the answer “Nothing!” (and the answer “OMG, iPads!”) and the argument that ed-tech procurement decisions are made elsewhere. Indeed for decades now, that’s been the case. Education technology — both hardware and software — has been something appearing in schools without much input from teachers or students. But with the rise of consumer Web technologies and the ubiquity of personal computing devices (particularly mobile devices), that’s changing.
Below is a collection of resources to help educators learn more about (education) technology — the industry, its culture, its investors, its politics, and the code that runs all our shiny gadgets and applications.