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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. URL: www.christenseninstitute.org/education.

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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. With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

Edthena

Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. Founded in 2001, SETDA is a nonprofit association representing US state and territorial educational technology leaders.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Assess and understand current infrastructure and broadband capabilities. 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. Having worked with almost 500 school districts and 3,000 school leaders over the past year, I’ve often been asked, “What type of devices should we buy?”

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

Edsurge

In my time as a classroom teacher, principal and superintendent, I became professionally and emotionally vested in leading and supporting a vision for educational equity, which is shared by many of my colleagues. I was fortunate to lead teams that shared my passion for achieving educational equity, but I was also humbled by the challenges presented on this path. But despite progress, work remains: according to Future Ready Schools , 21 million U.S.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

It is essential that edtech leaders engage in candid discussions with crucial district stakeholders to identify critical digital equity barriers such as access, connectivity, and opportunities. When we think about professional learning in this new era of education, it is not a linear process.

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

It’s generally understood that integrating edtech into schools can be complex, but what’s less often discussed is that it represents one of the most universal pain points for administrators and educators today.

Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

Edsurge

Back in late 2013, Barack Obama and the White House launched the ConnectED Initiative , an effort to bring almost $2 billion worth of high-quality broadband, technology and professional development to schools and districts across the U.S. But as Betsy Corcoran outlined in her July 2014 article , some companies had yet to deliver on their promise of clearly outlining how educators could apply for those products and services. “If Education Technology Government Policy

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

techlearning

with its flagship product for education, Impero Education Pro. Impero’s software monitors students’ online activity on a school’s network to identify – and alert educators of – key words and phrases that may indicate risk. Austin, TX, Oct.