b'FLAATTIUNRUEMDPAARRTTICNLEER ADVERTORIALPEWHATS NEXT FOR EDTECH?Theres nothing like a global pandemic to remind us that predicting the future is a fools errand. So, rather than looking into our crystal ball to understand whats important to schools, we did something drastic. We asked them.S ome877educators,schoolmanagers,and5.Systemintegrationandsecurityistopofmindfor technologymanagersaddedtheirvoicetoanewtechnology staffwith 82 percent listing improving reportThe Voice of Australian Educators. Theirthe integration between existing systems as a top views provide a priceless insight into how EdTech mustpriority, and 53 percent selecting managing security evolvetohelpschoolstomarchforwardequippedtorisksastheirtopchallenge.Basedonthesurvey tackle the unexpected. (pre-COVID-19) only 23 percent of schools had funds earmarkedfore-Learningsystemsin2020.Thisis Report summary - 5 keycertainly a higher priority now.findingsREAD REPORT HERE1.Staffandstudentwell-beingareapriorityanda challenge60 percent of school principals selected ensuringthewell-beingofstaffandstudentsas theirtoppriorityandoneoftheirtopchallenges. 2.Improvingdatamanagement,efficiencyandbetter communityengagementarethetopprioritiesfor Business Managers and school administrators.3.Havingaconsistentapproachtoteachingand embeddingbest-practicepedagogyacrossthe school is a top priority but also a key challenge for school leaders and teaching and learning leaders (e.g. Deputy Principals or Head of Curriculum). 4.Teachers workload is a major issue with 73 percent selectingmanagingworkloadastheirbiggest challenge. The most popular priority for teachers (63 percent) was to continue to improve their teaching practice.4 4 FACE 2 FACE MAGAZINE'