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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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. Founded with a single mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the organization is working to create a dynamic pipeline of future female engineers. Organization: Future of Privacy Forum (FPF).

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Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

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Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. The post Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report appeared first on the Edthena blog.

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?”

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. While they may be proficient in using edtech, they don’t know how to create comprehensive lessons to use it in the classroom. She was selected to participate in the Future Ready Superintendent Briefing with the U.S.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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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. She is also a national advisor for the Future Ready Instructional Coaches Strand.

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

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As I ventured into new roles and collaborated with policy makers, edtech developers, teacher trainers and thought leaders, my approach and enthusiasm for this vision expanded. Schools understand the importance of broadband internet and are exploring ways to ensure that the new digital programs that are introduced into their schools function in a secure and seamless fashion. But despite progress, work remains: according to Future Ready Schools , 21 million U.S.

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

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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. Yet, those urban districts seem to have some of the greatest appetites for edtech.

Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Learning comes alive for students and the future moves within reach. . MORE FROM EDTECH : Learn how project-based learning fosters skill building and real-world relevance for students. As Karen Cator told EdTech earlier this year, the No. Technology and the Future of Work.

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

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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. billion boost for E-Rate, the federal program that subsidizes broadband initiatives, amongst his accomplishments. The future of ConnectED: Exactly how much play should and does the government have in bringing edtech to K-12?

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

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Impero’s cutting edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Austin, TX, Oct.

Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Learning comes alive for students and the future moves within reach. . MORE FROM EDTECH : Learn how project-based learning fosters skill building and real-world relevance for students. As Karen Cator told EdTech earlier this year, the No. There’s a growing understanding that disparities in home broadband internet access put students at a disadvantage — typically those who already face obstacles because of low family income or race. Technology and the Future of Work.

Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Learning comes alive for students and the future moves within reach. . MORE FROM EDTECH : Learn how project-based learning fosters skill building and real-world relevance for students. As Karen Cator told EdTech earlier this year, the No. There’s a growing understanding that disparities in home broadband internet access put students at a disadvantage — typically those who already face obstacles because of low family income or race. Technology and the Future of Work.