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New York voters pass Smart Schools Bond Act

New York voters pass Smart Schools Bond Act

11/12/2014

Topics: Advocacy

More students across New York will have the opportunity to learn in connected classrooms and acquire the communication, collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking skills they need to thrive in the global economy thanks to the Smart Schools Bond Act, a nearly $2 billion investment for ed…

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What the E-Rate changes mean for your school

What the E-Rate changes mean for your school

10/23/2014

Topics: Advocacy

Last summer, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved some of the most sweeping changes to the E-Rate program since its launch in 1998. The E-Rate program, enacted as part of the Telecommunications…

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What could we do with $200 million?

What could we do with $200 million?

09/25/2014

Topics: Advocacy

Only 22 percent of U.S. teachers have access to enough technology to support true digital age learning. Imagine the impact $200 million in grants could make in schools across the nation that are struggling to catch up to the times.

But…

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Why connectivity matters: A tale of three educators

Why connectivity matters: A tale of three educators

09/15/2014

Topics: Advocacy

Technology carries tremendous power to deepen and personalize learning. But first it must be tapped.

For educators who are striving to unleash that power, lack of sufficient internet connectivity remains one of the top barriers. Fewer than…

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E-Rate order passes:  A victory for educators' ' voices

E-Rate order passes: A victory for educators' voices

07/11/2014

Topics: Advocacy, Technology infrastructure

The E-Rate order approved today by the Federal Communications Commission was a significant improvement over FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's initial draft proposal. We'd like to thank all of the educators who…

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We' 're listening to ISTE members about E-Rate modernization

We're listening to ISTE members about E-Rate modernization

07/10/2014

Topics: Advocacy, Technology infrastructure

As the details of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's E-Rate modernization plan became public last week, we reached out to ISTE members to better understand how the proposal would affect individual…

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Should schools monitor students' ' social media posts? Yes

Should schools monitor students' social media posts? Yes

06/09/2014

Topics: 1:1, Advocacy, BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Education leadership, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Parent engagement

To allow students to set their own norms in a social world without modeling or guidance is to condemn them to a virtual Lord of the Flies situation, then cry out in frustration when they end up making bad choices. The adult members of the school community have a responsibility to…

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Have you created your ed tech advocacy plan yet?

Have you created your ed tech advocacy plan yet?

03/06/2014

Topics: Advocacy

It's right there in the ISTE Standards: Before we can make the cultural shift toward a learning environment where technology empowers students to take the reins of their own learning, we need the support of our communities…

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Confessions of an ed tech advocate (you might be one too)

Confessions of an ed tech advocate (you might be one too)

02/06/2014

Topics: Advocacy

If you're so passionate about ed tech you can't help spreading the word to every educator you meet, you might be an advocate.

If you've got a vision for how technology can transform the way students learn, you might be an advocate.

For teacher educator Dennis McElroy, getting…

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