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.

First Future Ready Schools Summit Kicks Off

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Bandwidth Management Funding Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless Frank Smith School leaders gather for orientation on nationwide digital-learning efforts, in conjunction with ConnectED.

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. Future Ready Goals=Librarian Goals. However, Future Ready is focused on collaborative leadership, not just the superintendent.

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.

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.

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. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ Resources: Data Quality Campaign (stat source) & Future of Privacy Forum ). This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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9 Steps for Choosing a Device

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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?”

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.

NJSBA Launches Connectivity Initiative to Advance Internet Access in Schools

Education Superhighway

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

Education Superhighway

With personalized student learning at the center, the Future Ready Framework provides a roadmap to support school leaders in building a digital plan that prepares students for success in college, career, and citizenship. 2 – Plan for your school districts broadband budget. #3

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Pew research suggests just 24 percent of US adults with less than a high-school diploma have home broadband access, while further Pew research indicates 95 percent of U.S. The Future is Now.

School Boards: 7 Steps to Supporting Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

The infrastructure must facilitate students having ubiquitous access to broadband so that they are learning skills for tomorrow but not hindered by with dial-up speeds from the past. Know If Your Infrastructure Is Future Ready.

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.

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

Edsurge

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. students still lack the broadband capability necessary for digital learning.

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.

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

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Since 1996, the organization has worked with customers to design and engineer high-capacity and future-ready broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, cloud and security solutions.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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As edtech leaders and stakeholders work to eliminate the homework gap, solutions such as mobile hotspots, low-cost broadband, private LTE networks and even Wifi on buses have the potential to ensure that students have 24/7 access to their education.

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

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Since 1996, we have worked with our customers to design and engineer high-capacity and future-ready broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, cloud, and security solutions. Austin, TX, Oct.

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

According to Future Ready Schools , there are 21 million students in the US who still lack the broadband capabilities necessary for digital learning.

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. 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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How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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Regardless of state, neighborhood, socio-economic status or ethnicity, students should have the necessary access to information technology for lifelong learning, civic engagement, career readiness and essential services.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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Since 1996, the organization has worked with customers to design and engineer high-capacity and future-ready broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, cloud and security solutions. NASHVILLE, TENN.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net , SETDA , and Future Ready Schools , and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year

Digital Promise

For Albemarle students, the future really is what they make of it. Across the San Diego region, Vista has forged partnerships with companies like Qualcomm and institutions like the University of San Diego to create the next generation of future-ready students.

How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

eSchool News

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

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! 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.