9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

At a minimum, school district leaders should consider productivity, assessment, accessibility, ubiquitous connectivity, security, needed peripherals, and storage. Blog Chromebook Device Selection edtech future ready Procurement Samsung Samsung Galaxy This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

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Tablet, Laptop, Chromebook, MP3 player. Access Point (Router), ethernet cable, SSID (network name), settings. Education Technology Future Ready Technology in Education Uncategorized Chromebook edtech screen start the year tabletHey, how’s your year starting? You have probably been delving into your own professional development, reading and research in preparation to be an even MORE awesome educator this school year.

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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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Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

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Today’s educators are looking to Chromebooks , smartphones and maker spaces to enhance their teaching. Having access to devices during class allows students to collaborate more easily, receive more personalized instruction, and interact and engage more with their work. How do we ensure that all students have access to the technology needed to participate in an classroom activity? eClassroom News eSchool Media Future Ready Schools Thought Leadership

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3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

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And more schools are incorporating mobile tablets and smartphones into their curriculum [read about the staggering growth of Chromebook implementation here ]. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Future Ready Schools IT Newsletter Thought LeadershipA major generational clash is underway, says a foremost expert, and it’s affecting all industries, including education.

Computational Thinker: Unpacking ISTE Student Standard #5

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Even if your classroom doesn't have ready access to technology or you don't know the first thing about coding a computer. It isn't about an iPad, Chromebook, laptop, or wearable technology. In a very real way, I am seeing how focusing on ISTE Student Standard #5 would have benefited me as a student for my future. ASCII coding computational thinker computer creativity embedded standards future ready iste standards for students

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. In it, education leaders advocate strongly for policymakers to increase broadband internet access in support of student learning. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado wrote about how their investment in technology infrastructure helped achieve their goals of being Future Ready.

How We Empowered and Engaged Latino Parents—by Building a Tech Community

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Initially, it seemed like a fairly easy proposition: We would just pick a date and invite parents to show up and we could talk to them about technology use, communications and what our one-to-one Chromebook distribution meant for their family. We planned to educate parents about internet safety, digital citizenship and Chromebook management. demonstrating how to access their student’s attendance and academic records.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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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. The program specifically addresses digital equity and access, and exposes our students to digital citizenship, social responsibility, and collaborative learning communities.

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

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Multi-device monitoring, including the ability to remotely view, manage and control devices such as Chromebooks, Windows, Mac and iOS, supports schools with one-to-one programs. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 Austin, TX, Oct.

How Much Tech Support Is Enough

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Unfortunately, the above numbers always represented a significant increase in most district’s technical support staffing levels and sadly more telling, in my opinion even these levels really aren’t sufficient to properly support a Future Ready, 21st Century Learning Organization (also known as schools in the year 2015). If building future ready learning environments is important, then merely providing devices isn’t enough.