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Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds
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Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds

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  • 1. Suggestions for state allocations of technology funds<br />A focus on <br />Digital Inequality and Digital Divide<br />Presentation by Melissa Getz<br />
  • 2. Introductions<br />State Superintendent of Public Instruction<br />Chief Technology Advisor<br />Honored guests<br />Data, Needs and Opportunities<br />Review the 7 suggested uses from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction<br />Technology Advisor, Melissa Getz’s, recommendations<br />Discussion<br />Plans for our next meeting<br />Today’s agenda<br />
  • 3. Data<br />
  • 4. Data<br />
  • 5. Data<br />
  • 6. Data<br />
  • 7. Karen Cator, National Education Technology Plan<br />Advancements in technology<br />Advancements in social learning<br />Moving toward a digital based learning environment<br />Ideas borrowed from: video of Karen Cator of the NETP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATlvkklmvqU&feature=player_embedded#t=0s<br />Needs and Opportunities<br />
  • 8. Install computers in all public libraries in the state and expand the hours when the computers are available.<br />Expand staffing and other resources so that public schools can be open to the public after normal school hours, on weekends, and during the summer months.<br />Provide individuals in disadvantaged communities with computers.<br />Provide high-speed Internet and mobile access for all state residents.<br />Subsidize Internet Service Providers to provide low-cost Internet to all state residents.<br />Provide information literacy courses to enhance computer skills and enable knowledgeable use of digital technologies.<br />Develop free online educational content, giving first priority to content most relevant to lower socio-economic groups before content that is relevant to the rest of the public.<br />State Superintendents Recommendations<br />
  • 9. Suggestion #1: Install computers in all public libraries in the state and expand the hours when the computers are available.<br />Cons<br />Pros <br />Computers are available to all local citizens<br />Students who use library computers can mention in college entrance essays what they chose to do to complete their assignments<br />Teachers can use this information when they write letters of recommendation for students<br />Parent controls can be set so all patrons are blocked from inappropriate materials<br />Many students will allow having to go to the library to be the barrier that enables them to not do assignments<br />Computers may be damaged if not properly supervised<br />Computers may need technical support that is not readily available <br />
  • 10. Suggestion #2: Expand staffing and other resources so that public schools can be open to the public after normal school hours, on weekends, and during the summer months.<br />Pros<br />Cons<br />Students who do not have computers at home can stay after school to continue doing their work<br />Students will have greater access to computers on weekends and during the summer<br />Firewalls and protection software will be in place to prevent access to inappropriate websites<br />Safety of students to/from school- it may not be safe for them to travel by themselves on foot after dark<br />Need to hire enough staff so that all areas of school can be safe- may need to provide physical barriers to block off parts of the school<br />Need to be able to monitor equipment with respect to vandalism <br />
  • 11. Suggestion #3: Provide individuals in disadvantaged communities with computers.<br />Pros<br />Students and adults who may not normally use computers will be able to<br />Cons<br />People who don’t know how to use computers may not know what to do when faced with technical challenges<br />Paying electrical bills for computer use<br />Space in the homes for the computer and furniture to support usage<br />
  • 12. Suggestion #4: Provide high-speed Internet and mobile access for all state residents.<br />Pros<br />Will reduce financial obligations to people who choose to participate in program<br />If the Internet access is Wi-Fi, then Internet access will be ubiquitous <br />Schools will be able to provide students with iPads or equivalent hardware to use during class- but will need Wi-Fi <br />Cons<br />Assuming residents have equipment to use Internet and mobile access<br />
  • 13. Suggestion #5: Subsidize Internet Service Providers to provide low-cost Internet to all state residents.<br />Pros<br />Everybody benefits from this opportunity<br />Cons<br />Still requires residents to own the hardware needed for Internet use<br />
  • 14. Suggestion #6: Provide information literacy courses to enhance computer skills and enable knowledgeable use of digital technologies.<br />Pros<br />Can run the courses through the Adult School system so people can earn credits<br />Cons<br />Informing people of course availability- may require more resources than expected<br />
  • 15. Suggestion #7: Develop free online educational content, giving first priority to content most relevant to lower socio-economic groups before content that is relevant to the rest of the public.<br />Pros<br />Free online educational content has a higher chance of being accessed if free.<br />Cons<br />Who decides which content is most relevant to lower socio-economic groups? Will that sustain the digital divide?<br />
  • 16. Given the data and based on my personal experiences in various classrooms throughout our area, I am making the following recommendations:<br />Melissa Getz’s recommendations<br />
  • 17. Install computers in all public libraries in the state and expand the hours when the computers are available.<br />Accessible to everybody<br />Employ more people to help users<br />Need to make sure we buy equipment that is easily managed and easy to upgrade with memory or peripherals as needed<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations<br />
  • 18. Expand staffing and other resources so that public schools can be open to the public after normal school hours, on weekends, and during the summer months.<br />If we can keep the students at school where an adult can keep an eye on them, they will be safer than on the streets<br />Plus they can get their homework or long term assignments completed because there should be a safe, quiet space for them to use.<br />Awareness of digital safety<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />
  • 19. Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the state<br />This will enable anybody with Wi-Fi enabled equipment to access the Internet<br />Of course we will have to make sure it does not interfere with any industries or companies<br />Have users sign an agreement when they access the service acknowledging that it is not secure and that by connecting they may be exposing themselves<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />
  • 20. Subsidize Internet Service Providers to provide low-cost Internet to all state residents who earn 500% or less than what is set for the federal poverty level.<br />Federal poverty level chart on next slide<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />
  • 21. Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />2011 HHS Poverty Guidelines<br />SOURCE:  Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 13, January 20, 2011, pp. 3637-3638<br />
  • 22. 500% of the income level<br />
  • 23. Provide information literacy courses to enhance computer skills and enable knowledgeable use of digital technologies.<br />Create optional courses with more rigor than basic “how to use a computer” classes so people can become certified to be adult supervisors in schools for their after-hours programs. Naturally adults will have to pass the FBI background check to be able to work with minors before being accepted into these courses.<br />Digital safety<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />
  • 24. Subsidize current educational companies that provide content online so it can be streamed into schools for free. Services such as:<br />United Streaming<br />Other online services after going through a rigorous evaluation to ensure their content is correct and useful<br />ZP Online Publishing<br />Educationcity.com<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />
  • 25. Subsidize current educational companies that provide content online so it can be used by people who need a high school diploma or are displaced workers, for free. Companies such as:<br />ed2go, Gaitline Education<br /> http://www.gatlineducation.com/highschool.htm<br />Ashworth<br />http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/programs/high-school/<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />
  • 26. Subsidize teachers who work at Title 1 schools or who worked for at least 5 years in a Title 1 school to:<br />Take an online course, one free annually. Must maintain a B average or better to maintain eligibility. <br />Take courses through PBS TeacherLine online<br />Take graduate or college level courses concerning how to use technology in the classroom, must be an accredited institution<br />Complete the National Board Portfolio Process<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />
  • 27. Subsidize all teachers and instructors with :<br />Pearson eCollegeaccounts- online collaboration with subject area or grade level peers<br />Reduced fees for courses through <br />Knowledge Delivery Systems<br />PBS TeacherLine<br />Stanford Center for Professional Development<br />ASCD professional development courses<br />Other courses offered through accredited institutions<br />Technology Advisor’s Recommendations continued<br />
  • 28. Any questions?<br />Next steps?<br />Next meeting- time and place?<br />Time for discussion<br />
  • 29. Video about the NETP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATlvkklmvqU&feature=player_embedded<br />The 2011 HHS Poverty Guidelines: http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/11poverty.shtml<br /> Teachers' Use of Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools: 2009 http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010040.pdf<br />Resources<br />
  • 30. Companies or websites mentioned on various slides:<br />http://www.kdsi.org/Professional-Development.aspx<br />http://scpd.stanford.edu/publicViewHome.do?method=load<br />http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/PD-Online-Courses.aspx<br />http://us.educationcity.com/<br />http://www.gatlineducation.com/highschool.htm<br />http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/<br />http://www.ecollege.com/index.learn<br />http://www.zponlinepublishing.com/<br />Resources<br />

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