Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

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Online assessments has fallen from its top ranking in 2015 and 2016 to eighth place this year. The drop indicates that districts are more prepared for high-stakes assessments. There were two surprises in this year’s results: the declines in bring your own device (BYOD) and IT outsourcing in schools. BYOD was the No. This year, BYOD was ranked ninth, its lowest ranking ever. Equity is another reason behind the decline of BYOD.

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FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

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Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year. The Chromebooks and charging carts were purchased with $3.18 Forsyth News Guilderland (NY) Central School District will receive $531,447 from the state’s Smart Schools Bond Act, of which the lion’s share—$498,723—will go for classroom technology, including buying new Chromebooks for each middle- and high-school student. WHO IS IN THE MONEY?

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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ACER CHROMEBOOK TAB 10 ( WWW.ACER.COM/AC/EN/US/CONTENT/HOME ) The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be used in classrooms to expand and enhance student learning. ACHIEVE3000 PRO ( WWW.ACHIEVE3000.COM ) Achieve3000 Pro offers a patented instructional model that combines summative and embedded formative assessments to differentiate content and instruction, so students always see lessons at their just-right reading level.