Broaden the E-Rate Program to Help Students Connect at Home, Says Advocacy Group

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New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

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Indeed, last week saw the launch of “ Ban Facial Recognition on Campus ,” a nationwide campaign from the nonprofit advocacy organizations Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. This kind of technology has also already entered the world of education.

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The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

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As innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information & library media at Parkway School District in St. Bass says one of the biggest things he offers his librarians is that of a constant voice advocating for them as leaders when it comes to literacy, instruction, and technology. [ Editor’s note : Welcome to our new series, The New Librarian.

Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

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The partnership linking the Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters, University Professional and Continuing Education Association and WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies has been in the works for about a year, says Deb Adair, executive director of Quality Matters.

A to Z Advocacy Advice for School Leaders

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Advocacy Book Reviews advocacy Barbara R. Blackburn communications eye on education Mary Langer Thompson principals Robert Blackburn Ronald Williamson Routledge school leaders technologyTake an alphabetical tour through advocating for your school in this new book from Robert Blackburn, Barbara Blackburn and Ronald Williamson. Former principal Mary Langer Thompson shares the highlights and suggests the book can be most helpful in ed leadership classes.

Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

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If the world were perfect… But it’s not… Technically, my job is to help teachers integrate technology. I want to see kids learn in interesting ways and I don’t believe that technology is always a part of that. I am a mother and aunt who is watching her kids being “tested to comatose state”, with zero access to technology.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

Just like teaching technology in isolation, it shouldn''t just happen once at a professional development in-service. LOL It was a true honour to serve and four years later I can assure you that ISTE truly has their heart in the right place when it comes to advocating for kids, teachers, and technology integration. AASL Advocacy ALA common core conference infographic ISTE profession professional professionalism spoon twitter

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. ” Against that backdrop, Education Week canvassed the field for insights on new developments in the use of technology to support special education. Some promising technologies, such as virtual reality, are still very much in the experimental stage.

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Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee

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SACRAMENTO – ACR 268, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for a renewed statewide focus on resources and support for technology in K-12 education. The post Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee appeared first on OnCUE. News advocacy Legislative Advocacy

The Technological Transformation of Districts to Benefit All Learners

edWeb.net

Many school districts are now going through a process of determining which pandemic-related practices should be kept, improved, or discarded, and the use of remote and blended learning technologies is frequently being raised during these types of discussions.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. To better understand how using technology can create equity in schools, we’ll outline how technology creates more equitable situations in the classroom. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

During the transition to online and home-based instruction, teachers and administrators turned to instructional technology coaches for support in the meaningful, effective use of technology to ensure learning continuity and minimize teaching and learning disruptions.

The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California

CUE

Over the past 40 years in California, there was a major increase, and then a recent and sudden decline, in support for educational technology. The post The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California appeared first on OnCUE. News Education Technology Legislative Advocacy

Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

But the premise of the article is worth testing out — a research study borne of instructional technology use at the New Jersey Institute of Technology showed that robo-readers could be put to good use to help students see problems in their writing, in part because students are more willing to engage their writing over the computer rather than with a human teacher. The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders.

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age. Even with little access to technology teachers can add background music to a story or show students a short clip to spark conversation or inspire ideas for writing. 10 Uplifting Ways Students Can Use Technology. 9 Advocacy Groups & Events Enhancing ELT. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Technology Made Special Education Parents Better Advocates During the Pandemic

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Particularly, she points to the ones that asked questions such as, Do you have access to technology? They’re feeling better supported, and I think that’s helping them build self-advocacy and independence,” she says. Education Technology Special Needs Learning Research

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

Galveston ISD in Galveston, TX is using the grant to restore hurricane damaged libraries and upgrade library collections Lakeland R-III School District in Deepwater, Missouri is using the grant to bring technology to their rural students including providing multiple laptops for each library, adding a computer lab and whiteboard technology, and adding both a librarian and library assistants to the staff of each school. Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books.

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

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Pleasant, TX Mr. Scott Floyd - Technology Specialist - White Oak, TX Ms. Jennifer Faulkner, Director of Instructional Technology, Alamo Heights ISD (Moderator) Question #1: What is your vision for the use of digital content in Texas schools for the next five years and how will that content be delivered? Strama: Developed the first technology to help people register to vote over the Internet. This demonstrates the transformative power of technology.

ISTE Advocacy for Education: Opportunities in Denver!

The Daring Librarian

Advocacy in Education is so important.now more than ever. The following is from Hilary Goldmann, ISTE’s Director of Government Affairs : "Once again we have a dynamic line-up of advocacy activities at ISTE2010!! ETAN Booth - Raffle prize is an interactive white board donated by SMART, Technologies. Send a video letter to Congress – We will have flip cameras at the Advocacy Lounge and a script so attendees can send a video email to Congress.

CUE Legislative Update – August 2019

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New California Budget Allocates Increased Funding for Education and Technology Infrastructure According to Governor Newson, the 2019-2020 California Budget makes an historic investment in education for Californians, paving the path towards universal preschool, recruiting and retaining qualified educators and facilitating tuition freezes at the UC and CSU. News Advocacy Legislative Advocacy

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

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When planning for and evaluating professional learning opportunities, the presenters recognized that technology enables teachers to be engaged in sustained social learning with their mentors and peers. Marlo Gaddis is the chief technology officer for the Wake County Public School System.

CUE Legislative Update – September 2018

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CUE-Supported Educational Technology Resolution and Net Neutrality, and Media Literacy Legislation Passed by the California Assembly and Senate CUE Sponsored Educational Technology Resolution (ACR 268): On Thursday, August 30th ACR 268, by Assembly Members Tony Thurmond (photo), Kevin Mullin, and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, passed the California State Assembly Floor and then on Friday, August 31st, the […]. News advocacy Legislative Advocacy net neutrality

CUE Legislative Update – June 2020

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New Federal Bills to Help Close the Digital Divide and Homework Gap

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CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Commissioner O’Reilly shared his belief that a good teacher and a textbook are all that classrooms need and that technology is no replacement.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes. The story of factory electrification has a parallel in education technology. With Fauteux’s success, LPS began spreading the spreadsheet-based technology and teaching practices to its other classes and schools.

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

technology advocacy equity school libraries virtual libraries websitesWhether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice. We need strategies for personalizing and enriching the remote learning experience.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

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Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide. Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. By many measures, the country’s education technology ecosystem is small. Extending access to education technology beyond schools is also key. Education Technology Policy & Government Interoperability Startups

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

Every parent wants their child to have a jump start on learning and ensure they are prepared for a world of learning, especially with technology. I want Chesney to love learning, be an explorer and tinker with things but also be a fluent user of technology. I am a big fan of Tiggly when it comes to Early Childhood and technology. So I would never claim to know all that there is to know about Early Childhood education, especially when it comes to the infusion of technology.

Why the ‘Best’ Ideas in Education Technology and Reform Don’t Win

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Education Technology Entrepreneurship Community Policy & GovernmentEducation reformers and technologists often lament that the best ideas or tools don’t win.

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

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Next, once the mission is clear, leaders should work with the tech team and teachers to ensure that the technology will meet those goals. Everyone in the community regardless of if they have a child in the school should understand how funding the technology has improved student learning.

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CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Commissioner O’Reilly shared his belief that a good teacher and a textbook are all that classrooms need and that technology is no replacement.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

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The Philadephia Inquirer reported a response to the rally from district spokesperson Megan Lello: the district provides classroom libraries and other media and technology to support the literacy aim that has been a hallmark of Superintendent William R.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. The 23-member panel is to include: Six K-12 teachers, representatives of the State Superintendent, Governor, Senate, and Assembly, the CTC, private sector technology industry, UC, CSU, Community Colleges, private colleges, county offices of education, the Instructional Quality Commission, STEM education representatives, school administrators, a public school pupil, a parent organization, and the National Computer Science Teachers Association.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

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We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools. We run camps and conferences and professional development centered around the idea of using technology well in the classroom. And while he cites data that claims technology hurts scores, it’s not hard to find data that says technology helps scores and student learning. uploads/pdf/The_Impact_of_Digital_Technologies_on_Learning_(2012).pdf.