Massachusetts Rethinks Ed Tech by Reinventing State-Local Partnerships

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Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. 1to1 Best Practices Digital Learning Equity of Access Personalized Learning digital learning equity of accessKenneth Klau is the Director. read more.

SETDA Applauds ConnectALL

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On March 9, 2016, President Obama unveiled the ConnectALL Initiative, which aims to ensure that all Americans, including low-income families, have broadband access to the. Digital Learning ED Equity of Access FCC Policy Statement broadband equity of accessread more.

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State Leaders Advocate for Connectivity at School and at Home

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During last week’s Washington Policy Summit, co-hosted by SETDA and CoSN, educators visited policymakers focused on advocating for equity in education as related to. Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access FCC Lifeline

Wow, What a Year! Top SETDA Resources 2015

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Digital Content Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy 2015 digital content digital learning leadership personalized learning policy procurement roadmapAs the year winds down, we reflect on our accomplishments from 2015. Needless to say, SETDA had a busy year!

ConnectED – Back to School Update

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ConnectED’s focus of fostering a robust ecosystem for digital learning and empowering teachers and their students with enhanced personalized learning experiences is a goal long. ConnectED Digital Content ED Equity of Access Personalized Learning Policyread more.

SETDA Applauds the Innovation for Tomorrow’s Workforce Act

SETDA Says

Last week, Senator Hatch (UT) and Senator Bennet (UT) introduced the Innovation for Tomorrow’s Workforce Act of 2016 which would amend current law to. Digital Learning Equity of Access Legislation OER Policyread more.

Digital Learning: A Retrospective of SETDA’s Best Resources in 2016

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Through the continued leadership of the Board of Directors and the dedication of our members and staff, during 2016 SETDA celebrated 15 years of. Digital Content Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy 2015 digital content digital learning leadership personalized learning policy procurement roadmap

New York takes Digital Learning Mobile

SETDA Says

Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of SETDA members. Best Practices Digital Content Equity of Access Personalized Learning Professional Learning Project Based Learning Student voice

The Tech Angle Inside Obama’s 2017 Education Budget Proposal

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Next year's budget proposal for education is all about equity of access — but to get there, some educational technology items need to be funded.

SETDA Disappointed in FCC Lifeline Revocations and Modernization Report Retraction

SETDA Says

state and territorial digital learning leaders released the following statement of. Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access FCC LifelineThe State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association representing U.S.

Including Adult Learners in the National Broadband Research Agenda

Digital Promise

Despite the promise of technology to improve access to learning opportunities for underserved adult learners, the adoption and use of technology for and by these learners is nascent. A critical step to realizing the full potential of technology for underserved adult learners, and by extension their families, involves looking more deeply into equity of access as well as why this population often has underutilized available broadband technology.

Roadmap Supports building Digital Learning Environments

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21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education , articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible, according to the plan’s website. Instead, it includes a mix of examples from education institutions, recommendations and commentary on what education institutions should do to change learning with technology over the next five years.

Looking for the Best Sources of Content for Ed Tech ?

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This site and newsletter brings together the largest set of industry. 1to1 Digital Content E-Rate EETT Equity of Access In the News Interoperability OER Online Assessment Personalized Learning Professional LearningEd Tech Update has the answer… SETDA is excited to share Ed Tech Update. read more.

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SETDA in the News: February Round Up

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February may have buried many in the Northeastern part of the United States in snow, but here in Washington, DC, there was lots of. E-Rate ED EETT Equity of Access FCC In the News Interoperability Online Assessment Privacy State boards read more.

SETDA in the News: January 2015 Round Up

SETDA Says

January 2015 brought lots of renewed energy and excitement to SETDA. At the beginning of the month, the Board of Director’s announced a new. Best Practices Digital Content E-Rate ED Equity of Access In the News Interoperability OER Personalized Learning Policy read more.

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21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education , articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible, according to the plan’s website.

Students’ ed-tech opinions might surprise you

eSchool News

Students see equity of access as a key ed-tech challenge for their schools, and they’d like to have newer technology in their classrooms. Outside of school, they’re using social media services like Snapchat and Instagram to communicate with their friends on their smart phones.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Provide Out-of-School Access on Devices. Out-of-School Access Chart.

Tenn. district partners with Discovery to transition to digital learning

eSchool News

Tennessee’s Wilson County Schools and Discovery Education announced a new six-year partnership supporting the creation of authentic digital learning environments in classrooms district-wide. Director of Schools at Wilson County Schools.

The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

and I am merely a fan – not a fanboy – of open educational resources (OER).** Others surely see me as some sort of OER fanatic. So, if these are the actions of someone who is an OER fan, what stops me short of claiming fanboy status?

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The assessment shouldn’t tell you more about their use of a tool than it does about the student’s work using the tool. The tools support the learning, they are not, in an of themselves, the learning objective. This also opens up cans of worms about authenticity and work worth doing.

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

We are excited to share their story as the second in our series of Maker Promise videos. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. Mark: A lot of teachers and librarians are excited about making, but don’t know how to get started.

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Broadband equity. In December, The Office of Educational Technology released its new National Education Technology Plan titled, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education. Libraries, connectivity, and more are big issues for IT professionals.

New Chromebook App Easily Records and Automatically Uploads Classroom Video

Edthena

Since the 2011 release of the first Edthena Video Tool , the landscape of devices in schools has evolved. Today we’re announcing the launch of the Edthena Chromebook app for video recording and upload.

Helping Close the Digital Divide with Google for Education

District Administration

Innovative programs can help all students access the latest technology. A common challenge with district technology initiatives, particularly BYOD or 1-to-1 programs, is equity of access—ensuring that all students can utilize the same technology, regardless of their socioeconomic status District Administration Custom Publishing Group.

The New National Education Technology Plan: What’s in it for Me?

Tom Murray

In December of 2015, on the same day that President Obama signed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). All for the kids we serve, Director of Innovation.

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. This work can potentially impact policy changes related to procuring instructional materials to best meet the ever changing individual needs of students in the digital age.”.

Powerful Practices: Q&A with St. Vrain Schools’ Michael O’Toole on Fostering Future Scientists

Discovery Education

Thanks to a series of community outreach efforts, students at the Longmont, CO school district are being immersed in their science education through a career context. In this interview with Discovery Education, O’Toole shares some of the exciting things happening at St. At St.

The Need to Refocus (Vigorously!) on Learning

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The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) was not designed to be primarily an equity of access to technology program (although that was part of it). Over the years, MLTI has drifted to emphasizing the equity of access to technology.

The Need to Refocus (Vigorously!) on Learning

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The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) was not designed to be primarily an equity of access to technology program (although that was part of it). And it wasn’t designed to be primarily a program by which students could develop technology skills (although that was part of it). Over the years, MLTI has drifted to emphasizing the equity of access to technology. Yet most students have some sort of device of their own now.

Hotspots, YouTube, WiFi, Oh My! How Renton Prioritizes Infrastructure Over Devices

Edsurge

Since 2013, close to a third of the US school districts have charged into “one-to-one” digital instruction, putting a computer in the hands of every student—and the number is growing. EdSurge will be hosting hundreds of local teachers and administrators, along with dozens of edtech companies from around the country, at our Summit on Dec. asks Ellen Dorr, Renton’s Director of Instructional Technology. “We To solve these issues, Renton decided to unlock access.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. The main theme of the event was connectivity, but that extends far beyond merely connecting students to technology. The main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district.

The database “thing” state-by-state

NeverEndingSearch

Though I am very familiar with the state resources of PA, and I am getting to know those of NJ, I realize I am not all that knowledgeable of what existed beyond the two states I spend the most time in. I think of how these resources present opportunities for equity of access.

Building a Shared Vision Part 3: How Will We Get There?

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In short, given a clear view of what this stakeholder group wants the future to hold for their students, it is now time to use that vision to help design the kind of schools, school community, and classroom practices that can be reasonably expected to deliver those desired outcomes.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. The main theme of the event was connectivity, but that extends far beyond merely connecting students to technology. The main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district.