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Look Into the Future Ready

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Future Ready SchoolsⓇ (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts, whether public, private, or charter, move quickly toward preparing students for success. The History of Future Ready Schools ®.

Our Kids Need You

Tom Murray

For those with access, it makes opportunities plentiful, as connectivity is a lifeline for progress. With access, opportunities abound. Although equity in access issues remain, incredible progress has been made inside school walls over the past five years.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

From Providence, Rhode Island to Phoenix, Arizona, I’ve had the privilege to travel and work with over 2,300 district leaders from almost 500 school districts over the past year through the Future Ready Initiative. Commit to Ensuring Equity in Access and Opportunity. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ Resources: Data Quality Campaign (stat source) & Future of Privacy Forum ).

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Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

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Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. Edthena Updates edtech update Education Technology K-12 teachers Professional development SETDA

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. During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. URL: www.christenseninstitute.org/education.

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NJSBA Launches Connectivity Initiative to Advance Internet Access in Schools

Education Superhighway

We are proud to announce our recent partnership with the New Jersey School Boards Association on the New Jersey K-12 Broadband Initiative, and look forward to working together to close the K-12 connectivity gap.

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

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In my time as a classroom teacher, principal and superintendent, I became professionally and emotionally vested in leading and supporting a vision for educational equity, which is shared by many of my colleagues. I was fortunate to lead teams that shared my passion for achieving educational equity, but I was also humbled by the challenges presented on this path. But despite progress, work remains: according to Future Ready Schools , 21 million U.S.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

At every single phase of my visit—from checking in, to the nurse evaluation, to accessing my chart for lab work—this new system wreaked havoc. These data tend to be confirmed by adult educators. The Future is Now.

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Krueger, CEO at CoSN – the Consortium for School Networking , said the fact that the modernized E-rate hones in on broadband and more robust networks is a net positive for K-12 IT departments and their CTOs. Broadband equity. Broadband isn’t a luxury anymore,” she says.

Governor Kate Brown Announces Connecting Oregon Schools Fund

Education Superhighway

Last week in Pendleton, Oregon, Governor Kate Brown, signed the Connecting Oregon Schools Fund (HB 4023) to ensure that all K-12 public schools in the state can access high-speed, affordable Internet.

School Boards: 7 Steps to Supporting Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

As digital learning transforms education across the country, how can board members ensure that their policies and budget decisions support digital learning opportunities and the robust infrastructure needed to support it? Know If Your Infrastructure Is Future Ready.

Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

Edsurge

Back in late 2013, Barack Obama and the White House launched the ConnectED Initiative , an effort to bring almost $2 billion worth of high-quality broadband, technology and professional development to schools and districts across the U.S. But as Betsy Corcoran outlined in her July 2014 article , some companies had yet to deliver on their promise of clearly outlining how educators could apply for those products and services. “If Education Technology Government Policy

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How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

It’s generally understood that integrating edtech into schools can be complex, but what’s less often discussed is that it represents one of the most universal pain points for administrators and educators today.

State Contract Win Brings Impero Software’s Multi-device Remote Monitoring and Management Solution to New York Schools

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with its flagship product for education, Impero Education Pro. Impero’s software monitors students’ online activity on a school’s network to identify – and alert educators of – key words and phrases that may indicate risk. Austin, TX, Oct.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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There are essential conditions for digital learning like state leadership, equity of access, accessibility for all students, interoperability considerations, and student data and privacy. The recommendations are finalized by the state board of education.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events.