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

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

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