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. As districts became more in tune with these issues in 2015, the move to Chromebooks continued to grow. Resources: Data Quality Campaign (stat source) & Future of Privacy Forum ). This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

eSchool News

And more schools are incorporating mobile tablets and smartphones into their curriculum [read about the staggering growth of Chromebook implementation here ]. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Future Ready Schools IT Newsletter Thought Leadership

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How We Empowered and Engaged Latino Parents—by Building a Tech Community

Edsurge

Initially, it seemed like a fairly easy proposition: We would just pick a date and invite parents to show up and we could talk to them about technology use, communications and what our one-to-one Chromebook distribution meant for their family. First, we needed to notify parents about the event without relying on email or any other digital communication tool. Maria recorded a message about the event in Spanish that was sent to parents by our school auto-dialer.