In its purest form, advocacy aims to guarantee that the voices of the underrepresented are heard when decisions directly impact their rights, lives and best interests.
When it comes to education, all advocacy efforts should focus first on securing what’s not available to students but is critical to their immediate educational needs – curriculum, professional development and educational technology.
If you’re new to edtech advocacy, start by asking yourself what you as an educator need to know, do and have in order to effectively teach your students. Also consider what the children in your classroom need in order to become academically and technologically prepared for the world they live in.
Next, follow these three steps to become an effective edtech advocate: