One of my favorite authors has a famous quote:
The street finds it’s own use for things.
Some of the tech that’s released ends up getting used in ways the creators never imagined. The two classic examples are pagers and text messages, but there are many more.
It’s something to keep in mind when you’re being bombarded with new tech being marketed at education. In fact, most of the best tech I’ve found hasn’t been made for education at all. Even worse, the stuff marketed at educators is often the worst of a breed I’ve seen.
Look outside the box a bit, and don’t be afraid to turn a product on it’s head if it’ll do what you need.