I love simple tools that can do a lot of things. My main hobby is triathlons, and I like to keep track of my workouts. I have a watch that measures the distance I travel, the steps I take, the laps I swim, and at least 30 other physiological measurements. This watch is like the swiss army knife of fitness watches.
In the educational technology world, there are some tools and software that do multiple things. The beauty of these tools is that they require us to use less additional technology and generally are simpler. The downside of versatile tools, though, is you often lose some functionality of a dedicated one-function device.
When evaluating any technology tool, make sure to balance versatility with the functions you need and make choices that value your staff.
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