Ed-Tech K12 Editor in Chief Ryan Petersen

Apr 07 2014

The New School of Thought Behind EdTech's Redesign

A fresh look and fresh content make the magazine (and soon, its website) even more engaging for readers.

Old and new EdTech magazine

EdTech: Focus on K–12 has always been committed to sharing the stories of ­education leaders who successfully leverage IT solutions to improve their schools and districts. Twelve years in, that mission hasn’t changed.

But as you’ve surely noticed, this issue looks a little different.

The bones haven’t changed: You’ll still find in-depth features; how-to tips, trends and tactics articles; product reviews; and big-picture, high-level insights that help IT leaders and school officials do their jobs better. But we’ve added some muscle and cosmetic improvements to better engage readers and enhance their EdTech experience — in print and, by late summer, online, optimized for all devices.

Fresh Look, Fresh Content

From cover to cover, there’s more to see, read and discover.

The most obvious change is the aesthetic. We’re still celebrating K–12 IT success stories with big, glossy photos and firsthand accounts of how school leaders made it happen.

But there’s more to every story, and that’s the case here too. Clean, modern font treatments; more callouts to relevant data and online resources; and reader-friendly “quick hits” of useful information — all of these changes will make it easier to consume our content and then apply these peer-tested and proven products, solutions and strategies to your own operations.

It begins with an overhauled Report Card, where we provide noteworthy education and technology news and insights that you might have missed.

A big change is apparent in the reviews of the Epson DC-12 document camera and Barracuda Web Filter 410, which include checklists of product specs and callouts to important features.

We’ll also be showcasing the best practices that inform and enhance technology deployments of all types via rotating departments with more visuals and takeaways.

In this issue, for example, we’re introducing two new departments: Taking Measure, which details ways to create, develop and apply ROI and performance metrics; and Get Smart, which provides learning on high-level topics.

So, please, take a look and experience what the new and improved EdTech: Focus on K–12 has to offer.