Innovation For Equity: Technology or Pedagogy? - SXSWedu 2013 by SXSWedu published on 2013-03-09T02:55:16Z There is a great need for America's schools to close the achievement gap between white and Asian students and their African-American and Latino counterparts. Many see innovations in technology, such as data collection systems and decision support tools, as critical for improving educational equity. However, is it the technology itself that will lead to the innovation needed in the classroom to close the achievement gap or is it the pedagogical knowledge teachers possess that creates the opportunities for innovative technologies to take hold? This panel will explore how technology can be meaningfully applied in school systems to improve educational equity. Panelists will discuss whether innovative technological architecture or a strong pedagogical foundation is more important in the quest to close the achievement gap. Moreover, they will provide strategies for sustainably implementing such innovative technologies in school systems.