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 />
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 />
District and school administrators…<br /><ul><li>manage schedules centrally
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
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 />
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
Utilize remote learning centers and virtual field trips
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 />
Technology Plan for Newton ISD<br />Overview<br />
Survey of 6th Grade Studentsand Internet Access<br />By Garrison Welch<br />
21st Century Learners<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8<br />
In closing…<br /><ul><li>It is vitally important that we teach our students and ourselves to use integrated technology in the classroom.
Digital learning is more important for our students than ever before.
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 />