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A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

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Due to the fast pace of change in the K-12 online learning field, many of the issues and concepts found in the first edition of this series required updates. This second edition of the National...

Accessing Complex Text for Students With Disabilities: Technology Purchasing Checklist

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As state education agencies implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. The checklist,...

Breakdown Of Technology Funding: ESSA, Title IV, Part A

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Under Title IV Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), each state will receive funds based on the Title I funding formula. States then have the option of allocating these funds to select...

DAILY INSIGHT: 7 Critical Questions for Tech Planning

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The economic crisis with related budget cuts makes technology planning more critical. This is a useful guide for developing and gaining support for your technology budget.

Does Technology Pay? Investing Wisely Takes Discipline

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This article investigates why districts should consider how—and if—purchasing the latest technology will translate into better classroom instruction.

Ed tech can help cut costs

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Arne Duncan and the National Education Technology Plan are emphasizing the use of technology to save money for school districts, including looking at data flow processes. This article asks, “How have...

Education Technology in the Every Student Succeeds Act

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes an increased focus on technology-related requirements to achieve educational outcomes and opportunities for all students. This document is a summary of...

Facilitating Technology Implementation: Strategic Planning for AT Specialists and Administrators -- Part One: Implementation Science

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The key to effective technology implementation is systematic planning that engages all of the principal stakeholders. In this session, education leaders will learn about how to use strategic planning...

Finding Alternative Sources of Funding for Assistive Technology

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Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, all local educational agencies are expected to provide assistive technology to students who need it in order to receive a...

Finding Funding

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TechLEARNING offers twelve ideas for generating extra money for schools and districts. The ideas include installing cost-cutting infrastructure and changing some services from face-to-face to online.

Finding Funds for Student Laptops

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Understanding funding options is key to implementing a laptop initiative. This article explains the different options and the value of laptop initiatives in general.

Getting the Most from Technology Tools

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This Knowledge Brief addresses the topic of how to get the most from technology tools in order to inform educators and policymakers who are developing school or district technology plans.

How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

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This Edutopia video highlights tools used by the Vail School district in Arizona to encourage teacher collaboration and learning.

How to increase the learning return for your ed-tech investments

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This suite of articles and resources from eSchool News highlights important factors to consider when making edtech purchasing decisions, including the importance of planning, shared vision, and...

ISTE’s Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards

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An easy-to-follow guide for any educator wanting to be an effective technology facilitator and/or educational leader. The standards provide guidance in designing and delivering professional learning...

Implementation research: a synthesis of the literature.

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The purpose of this monograph is to describe the results of a far-reaching review of the implementation literature. There is broad agreement that implementation is a decidedly complex endeavor, more...

Planning for Budget and Funding

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Harvey Barnett of WestEd RTEC shares key factors to consider when developing your technology budget.

Practice Guide Support Materials

Leadership Team Support Material
The Practice Guide Support Materials draw from the best-practice recommendations and examples in the PowerUp Technology Implementation Practice Guide. These materials are designed to translate the...

Practice Guide Support Materials, Module Three: Budgeting for Technology

Leadership Team Support Material
The Practice Guide Support Materials draw from the best-practice recommendations and examples in the PowerUp Technology Implementation Practice Guide. These materials are designed to translate the...

Practice Guide Support Materials: Introduction

Leadership Team Support Material
The Practice Guide Support Materials draw from the best-practice recommendations and examples in the PowerUp Technology Implementation Practice Guide. These materials are designed to translate the...