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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.

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Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

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Libraries, connectivity, and more are big issues for IT professionals. Since it was established 18 years ago, the E-rate program has focused on connecting schools and libraries to the internet. Broadband equity. Broadband isn’t a luxury anymore,” she says.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events.

E-rate support during COVID-19

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While many school district leaders must focus on at-home connectivity and distance education in the short term, long-term technology planning will also shift to address changes made during this time. Here are a few ways the E-rate and broadband community is working to help connect your students during the crisis. The FCC waived a rule prohibiting E-rate program participants from accepting free broadband services and devices. Future Ready Schools.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

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Across the country, librarians are supporting those in need by promoting the great work and connectivity often available at local libraries. Second, students in need can ask friends or educators for nearby locations and collaboration can support access in the community.

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. Normally, many rural districts work with local libraries and businesses to provide students with WiFi hotspots. She was selected to participate in the Future Ready Superintendent Briefing with the U.S.

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

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The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary. When McClary joined the district as the manager of educational technology in 2014, progress was less than stellar.

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.

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.

Governor Kate Brown Announces Connecting Oregon Schools Fund

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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.

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.