Look Into the Future Ready

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Future Ready SchoolsⓇ (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts, whether public, private, or charter, move quickly toward preparing students for success. The History of Future Ready Schools ®.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning.

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

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Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become future ready. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, expanded FRS to position school librarians as leaders in this effort.

Our Kids Need You

Tom Murray

Yet, it’s imperative to note, that according to the Pew Research Center, about 5 million of our nation’s families, disproportionally our black and hispanic families, lack sufficient broadband access at home. According to Education Superhighway, 40.7

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. Founded in 2001, SETDA is a nonprofit association representing US state and territorial educational technology leaders.

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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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

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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.

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

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Krueger, CEO at CoSN – the Consortium for School Networking , said the fact that the modernized E-rate hones in on broadband and more robust networks is a net positive for K-12 IT departments and their CTOs. Broadband equity. Broadband isn’t a luxury anymore,” she says.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

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As aligns with our mission to promote and make more accessible free and open education resources, most of the tools needed to develop learner resilience are free. These data tend to be confirmed by adult educators. The Future is Now.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

NJSBA Launches Connectivity Initiative to Advance Internet Access in Schools

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We are proud to announce our recent partnership with the New Jersey School Boards Association on the New Jersey K-12 Broadband Initiative, and look forward to working together to close the K-12 connectivity gap.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Community Partnerships is one of the gears of the Future Ready Framework and the 7th Key of Learning Transformed , indicates that “Community collaboration and engagement must be woven into the fabric of a school’s culture.”

Network Essentials: Securing Buy-In For Your Network Upgrade

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Effective network improvement projects are complex and require educational alignment, careful budgeting, and stakeholder management to be successful. Creating a shared understanding of educational goals ensures that decision-makers are all working to achieve the same outcomes.

Governor Kate Brown Announces Connecting Oregon Schools Fund

Education Superhighway

Building on the state’s Future Ready plans, this fund helps expand efforts to bring fiber-optic connections to students in rural and remote areas.

School Boards: 7 Steps to Supporting Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

As digital learning transforms education across the country, how can board members ensure that their policies and budget decisions support digital learning opportunities and the robust infrastructure needed to support it? Know If Your Infrastructure Is Future Ready.

March 2018

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FEATURES FUTURE-READY STRATEGIES TO DELIVER HIGH-IMPACT LEARNING EXPERIENCES NOW By Keith McBurnett Burnet (TX) Consolidated Independent School District’s Inspired Classroom project utilizes an infusion of technology, furniture, creativity, and community input.

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. 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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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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These conversations have the potential to shift mindsets about digital equity by focusing on changes that will better support students’ access to their education. When we think about professional learning in this new era of education, it is not a linear process.

CatchOn Wins Second Consecutive Tech & Learning ISTE Best of Show Award

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 24, 2018) – Education Networks of America® (ENA) announces that CatchOn, Inc. , This prestigious award recognizes products and services that show the greatest promise according to the country's most tech-savvy educators.

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.

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

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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.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me.

Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year

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When it comes to education, there is no one right solution. Education leaders need solutions that make sense for their students in their context. For Albemarle students, the future really is what they make of it.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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Elizabeth James, Curricular Materials Coordinator from the Idaho State Department of Education, explained that while Idaho does provide a curricular review process as a service, Idaho is a local control state so districts are not mandated to choose resources that have gone through the process.

How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

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Joining Soumakian were Stuart Burt, chief technology officer for Royse City ISD; Doug Brubaker, an assistant superintendent at Garland ISD; and Tom Murray, a former educator and tech director who now helps coordinate the Future Ready Schools project for the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

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We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events.