[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: Resoucres from the Office of Educational Technology

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Thu Oct 25 08:52:55 EDT 2012

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ITEM:  Resoucres from the Office of Educational Technology


State Educational Technology Director's Association (SETDA) Print

All SETDA project reports can be accessed at www.setda.org
<http://www.setda.org> , select "SETDA Projects" tab.


National Educational Technology Trends: 2012

State Leadership Empowers Educators, Transforms Teaching and Learning

State leaders continue to work to leverage federal, state, and local
education programs by providing specific expertise in bridging
technology and education reform priorities. States are working with
districts to scale-up successful programs, coordinate educational
technology investments through multiple funding streams, and increase
the use of program evaluation strategies to guide decision-making. If
our nation is committed to preparing all students for our increasingly
global world, education leaders must focus on the four key strategies
outlined below. The trifold presents data and examples from select
states and districts supporting each of these key strategies and their
elements of success.



The Broadband Imperative:  Recommendations to Address K-12 Educational
Infrastructure Needs

The Broadband Imperative provides an up-to-date assessment of access to
broadband by students and teachers (in and out of schools); current
trends driving the need for more broadband in teaching, learning and
school operations; and specific recommendations for the broadband
capacity needed to ensure all students have access to the tools and
resources they need to be college and career ready by 2014-15 and


NH K-12 Connectivity Consortium   www.nheon.org/oet/erate/consortium.htm

UNH Broadband Mapping the Planning Program   www.iwantbroadbandnh.com


Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age

Out of Print highlights the sea change underway in the multi-billion
dollar U.S. K-12 instructional materials market enabled by recent
technology and intellectual property rights innovations. With a focus on
the ultimate impact on student learning, the report provides examples of
lessons learned from recent digital and open (OER) content initiatives
by leading states and school districts and offers comprehensive
recommendations for government, industry, and educators to ensure that
the inevitable shift to digital instructional materials improves student
achievement and engagement and efficiently uses scarce resources.



A Resource Guide Identifying Technology Tools for Schools 

This 2009 resource provides definitions of key technology components and
relevant examples, where appropriate as a glossary for educators. The
guide also presents essential implementation and infrastructure
considerations that decision makers should think about when implementing
technology in schools to help close the achievement gap and best prepare
our students for a 21st century workforce. Technology enhances
administrative, teacher and student capabilities and performance,
especially for those students who lack access to technology outside of



Technology Readiness  for Online  Common Core Assessments

The work of Smarter Balanced is guided by the belief that a high-quality
assessment system can provide information and tools for teachers and
schools to improve instruction and help students succeed - regardless of
disability, language or subgroup. Smarter Balanced involves experienced
educators, researchers, state and local policymakers and community
groups working together in a transparent and consensus-driven process.

www.nheon.org/oet/readiness/ <http://www.nheon.org/oet/readiness/>  

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium   www.smarterbalanced.org/

Assess4Ed  www.assess4ed.net     Groups:  New Hampshire, Technology
Readiness Tool - Public Updates

Technology Readiness Tool    www.techreadiness.net
<http://www.techreadiness.net>   (requires login profile)

This online tool gives schools a convenient way to capture and report on
indicators of their technology readiness for the online assessments.
This tool will help state education agencies work with schools and
districts to ensure readiness when the online assessments are launched
by the two consortia, beginning in the 2014/15 school year.  Submissions
are reset after data snapshots are taken in order to encourage schools
to update and maintain their information.


NH Digital Resources Consortium

As part of the last round to Title IID funding, SAU 53 was awarded a
grant to act in the role of lead district in managing the Digital
Resources Consortium (DRC) project. The DRC's mission is develop
professional development, training and provide tools to help schools
reach their 21st Century potential.

www.nhdrc.org <http://www.nhdrc.org> 

Institutes in a Box  freely accessible online workshops

Collaboration Rings   online professional learning communities around
special interests

Curriki Curriculum Site   lesson plans, activities, and resources for

Communication Special Interest Groups   stay connected through email
discussion groups


NH Educational GIS Partnership

New Hampshire is one of several states in the nation that can provide
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to every school in the
state free of charge. Thanks to a statewide partnership agreement
between Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), the world's
leading GIS software developer, and the New Hampshire Department of
Education, these new licenses will allow every public, private and
charter K-12 school throughout the state unprecedented access to Esri's
state-of-the-art GIS tools for use in education and research.


NH GIS Collaborative Ring    www.nhedgis.org <http://www.nhedgis.org> 


NH e-Learning for Educators Tutorials

New Hampshire e-Learning for Educators was originally a multi-state
project originally funded by the US Department of Education through the
Ready to Teach Program.  Online professional development facilitated
courses and non-facilitated tutorials are offered through OPEN NH.  The
project is run through the Office of Educational Technology.

NH e-Learning for Educators informational website   www.opennh.org

OPEN NH course and tutorial management system  www.opennh.net

Free tutorials are accessible in the Self Paced Tutorials category.

Conservation Education (Outdoor Skills, STEM through Project Based

NH DOE  (Title IA Program and Application Process)

Fee based tutorials are also accessible in the Self Paced Tutorials

NH Bullying and Awareness and Prevention ($10)

Substitute Teaching Tools and Tips for Success ($25)


Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey

Speak Up is a national online research project facilitated by Project
Tomorrow.  The surveys give individuals the opportunity to share their
viewpoints about key educational issues. Each year, findings are
summarized and shared with national and state policy makers.
Participating schools and districts can access their data online,
free-of-charge.  Surveys are available for students, educators, and

The 2012 Survey is open until December 14.

Project Tomorrow has already registered all New Hampshire schools to
participate, all you have to do is encourage participation to your
students, teachers, parents and administrators!

To take the survey, visit www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012/
<http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012/>  .  

Select NH, enter your school name, and use the password, nhrocks to get

Project Tomorrow   www.tomorrow.org <http://www.tomorrow.org>  


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Online Learning NH

This site provides a variety of resource links, from helpful hints on
finding an online school or program to the latest research findings
about online learning.  We hope to provide students, parents, teachers,
and administrators with the information they need to make informed
decisions concerning the K-12 online learning opportunities available to
the students and teachers of New Hampshire.

http://nheon.org/onlinelearning/ <http://nheon.org/onlinelearning/> 


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Stan Freeda

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