NEWS & TRENDS: ISTE Launches a New Community-Driven Review Platform for Tech Tools

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ISTE Edtech Advisor, a new community-driven review platform, will give educators insight into which tools, technology, and apps will best meet their learning objectives. Available free to all ISTE members, Edtech Advisor will allow educators to find and share information confidently about the tech tools they use, discover new tools and apps, and access reviews, ratings, and input from a trusted community of tech-savvy educators. Edtech Advisor, powered by LearnPlatform, has a database of more than 5,000 tools and allows ISTE members to access detailed reviews and feedback from peers. The platform provides data-driven insights to help determine a product’s potential to transform learning and identifies contexts where the tool has been most successful. “Choosing the right tools and apps to use in the classroom is far too important of a decision to be made without accurate, trustworthy data that takes into consideration the context and circumstances in which the tool will be used,” says Richard Culatta, CEO of ISTE. “The ISTE Edtech Advisor puts this information right at teachers’ fingertips. Data-driven choices about edtech have never been easier.”