TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel


Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. Pleasant, TX Mr. Scott Floyd - Technology Specialist - White Oak, TX Ms. Jennifer Faulkner, Director of Instructional Technology, Alamo Heights ISD (Moderator) Question #1: What is your vision for the use of digital content in Texas schools for the next five years and how will that content be delivered? Strama: Developed the first technology to help people register to vote over the Internet.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

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Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment


Today I gave testimony in favor of the passage of Texas SB 6 , which institutes an Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) in lieu of the textbook allotment and the former Technology Allotment. The encouraging news is, Texas teachers are using technology.

UPDATED: Live Interview on Monday Jan. 31 - Karen Cator on the National Education Technology Plan

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me for a live and interactive webinar with Karen Cator, the Director of the Office of Education Technology , on education, technology, and the 2010 National Education Technology Plan.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] ADVOCACY IN YOUR LIBRARY PROGRAM ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 30 Aug 07:30PM New York / Tue 30 Aug 11:30PM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 09:30AM Sydney Lisa Perez. Attend this session to learn about advocacy tips for school librarians. Klein of TakingITGlobal in this webinar to explore how to harness online tools to build transformative global learning experiences that build students’ technology skills while empowering them to be active global citizens.

ACTION ALERT: Texas HB 6 With Vital Instructional Materials Funding- House is Voting April 6th!


The following is a legislative action alert I received today from Jennifer Bergland and TCEA Advocacy. This bill is vital for technology funding for Texas school districts. As a taxpayer, I feel it is a better use of my tax dollars to allow districts to purchase the best materials for their students, whether they be traditional textbooks or digital content and the technology needed to deliver the content.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

The FY 2011 budget absorbs this grant program, along with a variety of others, into Effective Teaching and Learning for a Complete Education. ALA: Arne Duncan Talks about the Role of Libraries in Economic Recovery labels: action, Advocacy, ALA, Carolyn Foote, Joyce Valenza, school libraries.

Learnings from Participation in the Texas Political Process


I have been learning a great deal about the political process since the start of the 2011 Texas legislative session by participating frequently in legislative matters pertaining to public education. Thanks to the Texas Computer Education Association''s (TCEA) Educational Technology Day at the Capitol on March 21st , I learned how to visit with my Senator and Representative (or their staff) in person to advocate for my views on pending legislation.

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)


2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface. technology advocacy equity school libraries virtual libraries websitesWhether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice.

MSET Conference, Colbert, Crabs, & QR Codes

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Presentation Ninja, Transliteracy, Advocacy & the Remix MashUp Revolution , Easy Animation for Dynamite Disposition & Program Promotion , the ever popular and soon to be newly updated - Gadget-A-Go-Go , and of course QR Codes in the Classroom (& the Library!)

Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference - Call for Presentations

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is our official call for presentations for the Library 2.011 conference, November 2 - 3, 2011. Emerging technology use (augmented reality, QR codes, mobile apps and delivery, etc.) The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and will be free to attend. We encourage all to participate, and ask that you share this information where appropriate. Presentation submission instructions are at [link].

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

In addition, the organization increased its focus to include early college high schools, regional specialty high schools, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools, as well as the coaching of teachers and principals. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

Previously, these were key elements in developing a strategic technology plan. In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning: Aligning Priorities, Costs, Outcomes and Sustainability,” the presenters discussed new items that must become part of strategic plans.

Framework: Distinctive Schools’ Map to Personalized Learning


It relies on a definition of personalized learning developed in 2014 by educators from 16 schools and representatives of a number of nonprofit and advocacy organizations. Operating since 2011, Distinctive sees education as “the social justice issue of our time that can only be addressed by ensuring equity, access and excellence via school choice.”. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship


But it was also on Facebook where in 2011 Jivani, then in ninth grade, posted a video of her removing the wig. Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. Educators and executives in education technology organizations also spoke on fostering digital citizenship at school.

As More Children Show Symptoms of Trauma, Head Start Programs Expand Support Services


She recalls that when she got the job in 2011 as director of early childhood programs for the Butler County Educational Service Center, which encompasses Butler and Preble counties, “It was usually a couple of classrooms that we’d be like, ‘Whoa, this is really chaotic.’

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors. Glaring in its absence from this list: “personalization,” one of the most trumpeted technology “solutions” this year. (I’ll Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals.

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

Jamar McKneely (background) tours a science and technology event at Edna Karr High School, one of the schools in his InspireNOLA charter school network. Coronavirus and Education K-12 News online learning Parents poverty Social emotional Technology access

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security


More than a million cases of child identity theft are reported every year and, as school districts continue to introduce students to new technology and advanced digital curriculum, Internet safety education is becoming an increasingly essential tool when preventing cybercrime.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. Technology Leadership.

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Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

The Hechinger Report

million, to help the district afford new technology, renovations to school buildings and new school buses. Baum & Company, the same financial firm that underwrote the Fox C-6 bonds, was sanctioned by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for overcharging a school district in 2011.

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

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were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” says a new report published by the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

More students are graduating but that’s not the whole story

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percentage points since 2011. percent from 67 percent in 2011, that’s still almost four full percentage points lower than where white students were four years ago. Deering High School graduation at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Stick Around: The Spectrum of Repurposing


Jessica Gosnell (Children’s Hospital, Boston), “Apps, an Emerging Tool for SLPs,” ASHA Leader Online, October, 2011 I think as we progress in incorporating technology into our work thoughtfully, we are getting better at seeing these connections and potential uses of a wider variety of apps.

"Wholehearted Libraries" Mini-Conference - New Keynote Panelists Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has delivered keynotes, papers, and workshops throughout the US and internationally on topics related to creative and open uses of technology to support and drive library services and learning.

Final Schedule - "Wholehearted Libraries" Online Mini-Conference on Tuesday, March 10th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has delivered keynotes, papers, and workshops throughout the US and internationally on topics related to creative and open uses of technology to support and drive library services and learning.

Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

According to the American Association of University Professors , in Fall 2011 41.5% If you haven’t been trained in learning science or instructional design, uploading a free PDF to your LMS may sound like a great way to use technology to engage students.

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With Unfilled Jobs, Businesses Push Rural Residents Toward College


It’s that fewer than one in five adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. When the Chemours chemical plant in New Johnsonville, Tenn.,

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

New and veteran teachers are overwhelmed with day-to-day tasks plus being asked to teach and integrate technology. McClaskey , resident of Ed Tech Associates, is a recognized UDL and Digital Learning Consultant with 28 years experience in using technology in the classroom.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Clint Carlson, Director of Education Technology, Istanbul International Community School When Curie Meets Cassatt: Infusing the Engineering Design Process for Global Teaching and Learning , Dr. Helen Teague, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University + Grand Canyon University Where Do We Grow From Here?:

Students are enlisted to help flailing classmates deal with money matters

The Hechinger Report

In yet another survey , by the education technology company Everfi, students reported being less knowledgeable about how to manage money than almost anything else they’re called upon to do in college. based policy and youth-advocacy organization. “You’re

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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million into schoolwide technology upgrades. One in five Greeley residents lives below the poverty level, and the school district is trying to upgrade its technology to give students an economic boost. We literally dumpster-dive for technology.”.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. But new technology hasn’t made it easy.