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. The post Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report appeared first on the Edthena blog.

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. Created in 2013, Code.org ® is an educational non-profit with a mission to expand access to computer science, and increase participation by women and underrepresented students of color.

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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.

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.”

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.

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. Burning Glass data suggest that it’s not the whiz-bang, Jetsonian technologies that are most needed for learners to become “future ready.”

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

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Access to New Education Technology and Resources We’ve seen some incredible progress from districts over the past few years in this area. Schools understand the importance of broadband internet and are exploring ways to ensure that the new digital programs that are introduced into their schools function in a secure and seamless fashion. But despite progress, work remains: according to Future Ready Schools , 21 million U.S.

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

The infrastructure must facilitate students having ubiquitous access to broadband so that they are learning skills for tomorrow but not hindered by with dial-up speeds from the past. Know If Your Infrastructure Is Future Ready.

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

According to Future Ready Schools , there are 21 million students in the US who still lack the broadband capabilities necessary for digital learning. Students in lower-income urban districts often have less access to technology outside of school.

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. Esri has granted 200,000 students access to its professional online GIS mapping software for doing projects. Microsoft 1) provided over 3 million students with free access to Office 365 in K-12 schools across the U.S.,

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

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Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 Since 1996, we have worked with our customers to design and engineer high-capacity and future-ready broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, cloud, and security solutions. Austin, TX, Oct.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

Regardless of state, neighborhood, socio-economic status or ethnicity, students should have the necessary access to information technology for lifelong learning, civic engagement, career readiness and essential services.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

There are essential conditions for digital learning like state leadership, equity of access, accessibility for all students, interoperability considerations, and student data and privacy. Now, students always have access to current materials.

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.