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Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

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On the school side, the students need to become responsible stewards of the tech as well and should be involved in setting guidelines for responsible use. edWeb Blog CoSN Digital equity and access district leadership Educational Technology rural districts

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs. edWeb Blog district leadership edtech technology planning

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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Step 2: Develop and communicate a district-wide policy for accessibility including guidelines for accessible purchasing.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world. shares the guidelines, rules, and reflective activities associated with this exercise.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Via the Udacity blog : “Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program.” ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.”

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Best Student Collaboration Tools (by Common Sense Education) Writing, Journaling, and Blogging Website for Students (by Common Sense Education). Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances.