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.

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. We’re thrilled to share that two of our partners were profiled for their forward-thinking use of technology.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

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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. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. Technology Leadership. Organization: Future Ready Schools ® (Part of the Alliance for Excellent Education).

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

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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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Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

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Access to New Education Technology and Resources We’ve seen some incredible progress from districts over the past few years in this area. 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.

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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Blatantly audible complaints by employees (“We have ‘this new system…’”) made it clear staff were neither trained adequately nor on board with the new technology. Use Technology Learners Already Know. The Future is Now.

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.

Network Essentials: Securing Buy-In For Your Network Upgrade

Education Superhighway

Before embarking on a network upgrade, school districts should agree on a compelling vision for how students can benefit from new technologies. Technical expertise , e.g., technology coordinators who implement and maintain IT systems and integrate educational technology into the classroom.

School Boards: 7 Steps to Supporting Digital Learning

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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.

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. In February of 2014, Obama rounded up technology donations worth more than a $1 billion from U.S. billion boost for E-Rate, the federal program that subsidizes broadband initiatives, amongst his accomplishments.

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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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Founded in 2016 by Jena Draper, CatchOn provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about application utilization, implementation fidelity, cost and return on investment.

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

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According to the National Education Association , educators in urban schools are more likely to strongly agree about the value of technology, both for themselves and for their students. Students in lower-income urban districts often have less access to technology outside of school.

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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Impero’s sophisticated online safety functionality uses keyword detection technology to help schools safeguard students online. 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.

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.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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Idaho is working on solutions like updating their six-year rotation schedule in order to stay more up to date with digital materials, and working with their technology services team to ensure access in rural buildings and make upgrades to hardware.

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

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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.