Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation. During a recent edWebinar , edtech experts provided an overview of the E-Rate program, state matching funds, and ways to obtain grants for technological development. Accessing the E-Rate and Matching State Funds.

How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

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And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation. Related content: 4 things to ask about E-rate funding. During a recent webinar , edtech experts provided an overview of the E-rate program, state matching funds, and ways to obtain grants for technological development.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game. In 2012, Chromebooks accounted for only 1% of the devices sold to US classrooms; now, they make up more than half of the edtech market.

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Edtech Reports Recap: Video Is Eating the World, Broadband Fails to Keep Up

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All in this Edtech Reports Recap. But there’s still a ways to go to hit the FCC’s “longer-term” target of 1 Mbps, which was to kick in by now, for taking advantage of bandwidth-hungry edtech apps. The broadband gap isn’t only a problem for remote learning.

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Now, Title IV is a complex, layered program and marks a significant departure in structure and operation from past federal edtech investments. Go easy on the inspirational, aspirational statements; go deep on data to support the needs assessments and recommendations. The post The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA appeared first on EdTech Strategies. The glasses have been raised.

Alabama Leaders in Ed Tech Offer a Model for Professional Development

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For nearly two decades, our organization has served 137 school districts in our stat e. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how schools can ensure investments will succeed over the long term. Recent webinars explored the Google Admin console, how to prepare a technology plan for the Alabama State Department of Education, E-rate support, SQL Server database scripts and anti-virus support. We see many questions about E-rate.

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What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

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School districts have already seen some of these tools enter the educational space, with innovations such as AI-enabled teaching assistant programs and advanced data collection and analysis to improve student assessments. As K–12 schools continue their E-rate processes for 2019, districts should be considering what tools are worth investing in to provide their students with the best outcomes in the coming year. . What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education.

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3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative

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Using that information, administrators chose to integrate DreamBox , a software solution designed to help math teachers teach and assess students. After one year, students who participated in the program scored on average 97 percent higher on the STAR assessment than those who did not, according to a case study. SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! 3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

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To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience. IT leaders say they use funds from the E-rate program and delay replacement or defer maintenance/upgrade contracts as a strategy to overcome budget issues. Catch all of our coverage of CoSN 2018 by bookmarking EdTech ’s conference landing page. Jena Passut is the managing editor of EdTech: Focus on K–12.

How to Avoid Making Data Center Mistakes

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Schools should assess where the gaps in their infrastructure lie and research by consulting industry experts to find solutions , not try to come up with in-house ‘innovations’ that can be out of line with real industry trends,” advises Medhi Paryavi, chairman of the International Data Center Authority (IDCA). SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Technology is in constant flux and data centers must evolve at the same rate.

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Penn State Holds Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology

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Chris Rush, head of something called New Classrooms, an outfit dedicated to pushing personalized learning in schools, said this at the NY Edtech Week global innovation festival when asked what “tech advances are missing in school”: “Teachers spend a significant amount of time scoring papers rather than spending time with students. Penn State holds symposium for teaching and learning with technology.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tagged on: March 8, 2017 The History of the Future of E-rate | Audrey Watters → The decision by the new FCC to rescind its report on E-rate raises plenty of questions about the future of the program under President Trump. We also have monitors that project on the wall and show each student their heart rate and the phys-ed teacher can determine if each one is working hard enough."

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Executive Briefs

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However, leaders are often not close enough to the details to be able to assess the effectiveness of existing privacy protections. VIDEO: HOW TO MEASURE EDTECH PILOT SUCCESS The Digital Promise Edtech Pilot Framework can help develop a personalized and measurable pilot goal through the application of hundreds of free tools and resources, videos, and best practices.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Finally, somewhat for the sake of brevity, I have excluded consideration of the role of the E-rate (which is overseen by the Federal Communications Commission and not the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment: Enhancing Education Through Technology (Rating: Not Performing, Results Not Demonstrated ) (undated, but stopped being maintained after the Bush administration). On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the ‘ Adversarial Narrative ’ With Public School Teachers,” says Edsurge. ” WaPo’s Valerie Strauss covers a recent study from the Stanford History Education Group on NAEP : “The ‘nation’s report card’ says it assesses critical thinking in history – but NAEP gets an F on that score.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. ” “ Northwest Evaluation Association To Enter State Assessment Market,” says Education Week. Educator’s Assessment Data Management System ( EADMS ) is merging with IO Education. Education Politics.

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” Via Data & Society : “Assessing the Legacy of inBloom.” Education Politics.

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