How a Year of Digital Learning Will Shape EdTech in 2021

Over the last year, we’ve all identified new edTech features that will help our users teach and learn more effectively from home. Maybe you’ve incorporated SEL frameworks into your UX and learning content. Or maybe your product team went all in to design collaborative features for better peer-to-peer learning. Now, after extensive reimagining of your […]

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March 26, 2021

Why an edTech Specialist Should Conduct Your Next Competitive Audit

You’ve likely asked your product team to conduct a competitive audit before kicking off the design process for a new product. But what if your internal team isn’t the best fit for the job? Working with a specialized UX design team to conduct a competitive audit will give you stronger recommendations for long-term solutions. Especially […]

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March 10, 2021

Discover Innovative Solutions for Your edTech Product With Rapid Prototyping

If you’ve embraced agile product development, your product team likely builds products with the design skills and tool sets they already know will be successful. Even if you’re planning sprints and embracing iterative design, you’ll always be headed toward your product team’s MVP solution. While this can be an efficient way to design and produce […]

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February 24, 2021

Team Spotlight: Monica Sherwood

Welcome to our Team Member Spotlight! Every month we interview a member of our team and highlight their unique contributions to Backpack. We’re a close-knit, interdisciplinary team, and we love to share how our experiences inform everything from UX research to visual design. Learn all about our approach to UX—not to mention staff secrets, hidden […]

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February 22, 2021

What’s the Future of edTech in the Classroom? Two Teachers Weigh In

From tech to teaching strategies, educators are doing their best to reach students in remote, hybrid, and in-person classroom environments. They still face unique challenges, including flagging student engagement online and accommodating special needs in remote environments. We talked to two teachers who are members of Backpack Interactive’s Teacher Council, Dannielle Rivera and Daniel Nero, […]

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