Newton ISD Technology Plan Presentation

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PowerPoint Presentation for my Masters in Educational Technology program. Introduces E-Rate and analyzes school district technology plan.

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Newton ISD Technology Plan Presentation

  1. 1. E-Rate and Newton ISD<br />An examination of E-Rate and our district’s technology plan<br />
  2. 2. Agenda:<br />1.) Overview of E-Rate and its services<br />2.) Overview of Newton ISD Technology Plan<br />
  3. 3. Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund<br />Also known as E-Rate<br />
  4. 4. What is E-Rate?<br /><ul><li>E-Rate is the nickname for the Universal Service Fund for Schools and Libraries (USFSL)
  5. 5. Federal program
  6. 6. Designed to give schools and libraries affordable access to certain kinds of telecommunications services like wireless voice and data.</li></li></ul><li>No, you’re not dreaming!<br />If your school or library is eligible, E-Rate can open up discounts as much as<br />90% <br />off the cost of these services.<br />
  7. 7. Where can we use E-Rate discounts?<br /> You can use E-Rate discounts almost anywhere your teachers or school can dream of.<br />For example…..<br />
  8. 8. District and school administrators…<br /><ul><li>manage schedules centrally
  9. 9. attend meetings remotely
  10. 10. respond quickly as one team to emergencies</li></li></ul><li>Teachers…<br />http://www.wix.com/librarylady314/west-carroll-libraries-webpage<br /><ul><li>can create exciting lesson plans with mobile learning tools
  11. 11. gain confidence that comes from using low-cost, highly-capable devices</li></ul>http://education-portal.com/articles/Improve_Your_Teaching_10_Best_Blogs_for_Teachers.html<br />
  12. 12. Students…<br />http://www.webhostingsecretrevealed.com/foo/are-you-using-your-moms-credit-card-for-web-hosting/<br />http://www.iipt.org/newsletter/2008/image/march/students_computers.jpg<br /><ul><li>Stay connected to each other and their teachers through use of technology and internet services
  13. 13. Utilize remote learning centers and virtual field trips
  14. 14. Use a wide range of technology to engage learning and enforce classroom skills</li></ul>Which is what we all want for our 21st Century Learners!<br />
  15. 15. Technology Plan for Newton ISD<br />Overview<br />
  16. 16. District Technology Plan<br />
  17. 17. Who are our school stakeholders?<br />
  18. 18. Community and School Telecommunications Usage<br />
  19. 19. Technology Plan Goals<br />
  20. 20. Technology Task Force<br />
  21. 21. Technology Integration<br />
  22. 22. Staying Connected<br />
  23. 23. Technology as a Sustainable Endeavor<br />
  24. 24. Evidence of Student Learning<br />
  25. 25. Survey of 6th Grade Studentsand Internet Access<br />By Garrison Welch<br />
  26. 26. 21st Century Learners<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8<br />
  27. 27. In closing…<br /><ul><li>It is vitally important that we teach our students and ourselves to use integrated technology in the classroom.
  28. 28. Digital learning is more important for our students than ever before.
  29. 29. By taking advantage of programs such as E-Rate, we are able to provide such tools at a greatly discounted rate.</li></li></ul><li>For more information, please visit:<br />Transforming Education: Learning Powered by Technology by the Office of Educational Technology and the U.S. Department of Education<br />E-Rate: Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund by the Universal Services Administrative Company<br />Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 by the Texas Education Agency<br />

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