Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

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.

Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A type of magic happens when education and technology-driven innovation come together. Essentially, the introduction of technology alone is not innovation. . The Gap Between Technology and Pedagogy. Again, districts should not invest in technology for technology’s sake.

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Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A type of magic happens when education and technology-driven innovation come together. Essentially, the introduction of technology alone is not innovation. . Without planning, strategy, educator training and support , among other things, the marriage of education and technology won’t work. . The Gap Between Technology and Pedagogy. Again, districts should not invest in technology for technology’s sake. investment in educational technology.

Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A type of magic happens when education and technology-driven innovation come together. Essentially, the introduction of technology alone is not innovation. . Without planning, strategy, educator training and support , among other things, the marriage of education and technology won’t work. . The Gap Between Technology and Pedagogy. Again, districts should not invest in technology for technology’s sake. investment in educational technology.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Here’s a 9 step process to support your decision-making process. During this step, school leaders across the district should collaborate to inventory what currently exists, from core curriculum and technology support resources, to types of devices already in place. Districts can often be seen purchasing vast amounts of technology based on little to no research or evidence. Assess and understand current infrastructure and broadband capabilities.

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

EducationSuperHighway and E-rate Consultants: How We Collaborate

Education Superhighway

Since E-rate is the primary funding source for broadband Internet for schools nationwide, our mission to connect all of America’s classrooms is intertwined with the program in many ways. However, while we collaborate with E-rate consultants frequently, we actually support school districts in different ways. Support Type. The majority of E-rate consultants help their clients with the full application process, including direct support for reviews and appeals.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Supporting Students from Day One. "That’s

The Friday 4: Your weekly ed-tech rewind

eSchool News

However, only 18 percent of teachers reported the majority of students have access to the digital tools they need at home, which left those students without access to broadband at a significant disadvantage.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Supporting Students from Day One. It requires technology and it requires great teachers.

8 bids later: The power of group negotiations

Education Superhighway

The Northeast Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NE BOCES) provides technology support for 12 Colorado school districts that all needed faster, more reliable Internet access to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. Dan explained how NE BOCES could make use of our technical and RFP-writing resources in order to access better broadband options for their schools. As a member of the K-12 broadband steering committee, Salyards was eager to learn more.

8 bids later: The power of group negotiations

Education Superhighway

The Northeast Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NE BOCES) provides technology support for 12 Colorado school districts that all needed faster, more reliable Internet access to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. Dan explained how NE BOCES could make use of our technical and RFP-writing resources in order to access better broadband options for their schools. As a member of the K-12 broadband steering committee, Salyards was eager to learn more.