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Technology in Education

  1. 1. TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
  2. 2. Technology in Education <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Lubbock ISD Instructional Technology Implementation Plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-Rate <ul><li>The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund is most commonly known as “E-Rate” </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate was authorized as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). </li></ul>
  4. 4. E-Rate <ul><li>E-Rate is a program that provides discounts to schools and libraries in the United States for attaining telecommunications and internet access. </li></ul>
  5. 5. E-Rate <ul><li>E-Rate is a program that is available “for all public and non-profit elementary and secondary school classrooms, health care providers and libraries.” </li></ul>Telecommunications Act of 1996, S. 652, 104th Cong., 2nd Sess. (1996) (Section 254(h) (2)(A))
  6. 6. E-Rate <ul><li>There is around $2.25 billion dollars each year that eligible schools and school districts can apply for. </li></ul><ul><li>Funding is requested under four categories of service: telecommunications services, Internet access, internal connections, and basic maintenance of internal connections. </li></ul>
  7. 7. E-Rate <ul><li>Discounts of 20% - 90% can be received for these services but that is dependant upon the “level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served.” </li></ul>Telecommunications Act of 1996, S. 652, 104th Cong., 2nd Sess. (1996) (Section 254(h) (2)(A))
  8. 8. References to learn more about E-Rate <ul><li>U.S Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li> http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.htm l </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.usac.org/fund-administration/about/how-universal-service-fund-works.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Communications Commission (FCC) </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.fcc.gov.learnne t </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lubbock ISD’s Instructional Technology Implementation Plan
  10. 10. Instructional Technology Mission Statement <ul><li>Instructional technology, in the hands of a skilled educator, becomes a powerful tool to help students learn. It is our mission to provide opportunities and resources to develop those skills that will prepare students for their future and not our past. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Instructional Technology Goals <ul><li>Classroom Technology: Short-throw projector, sound system, document camera,  and laser printer will be available to all classroom teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Internet capability at every  </li></ul><ul><li>school </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Student Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Staff Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical and Infrastructure upgrades to  </li></ul><ul><li>accommodate new technologies </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Lubbock ISD Instructional Technology. (2011, March 6 th ) . Retrieved from http://technology.lubbockisd.org/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?gid=653279&sessionid=1f100e0ef98f5211194a7d03c5eae821 </li></ul><ul><li>Lubbock ISD 2020 Bond Election. (2011, March 6 th ). Retrieved from http://2010bond.lubbockisd.org/modules/locker/files/get_group_file.phtml?fid=7504858&gid=1903336&sessionid=93cbc38fbe43f5d189db76fa7763b3fc </li></ul>

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