Technology fads can generate a lot of excitement, but they don’t last. Trends, on the other hand, evolve as a result of actual user needs. Fads influence tactics, while trends affect strategy. Students, parents, and the community rely on you to invest their tax dollars strategically. Check out our latest infographic, “Fads vs. Trends: Tips for choosing ed tech with staying power,” for guidance on choosing technology with longer-term value.

When you look below the surface of a fad, you’ll see that it relies primarily on a users’ emotional engagement and their impulses. Trends have more practicality, substance, and data behind them. And they tend to encompass several brands or products. The more widespread a technology or device is in the industry, the more likely it is to have legs.

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