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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><div style='mso-element:para-border-div;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 6.0pt 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><b><i><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Cambria","serif";color:#5F497A'>Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style='font-family:"Cambria","serif";color:#5F497A'> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C'>ITEM: </span></b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#E46C0A;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>Update on the Tech Readiness Tool use<o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>New Hampshire currently has 41% of schools reporting that their data is 100% submitted. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>The tool also shows that every school in New Hampshire has missing data. &nbsp;The minimum missing data is just a single question.&nbsp; However, many school are missing as many as 15 questions. &nbsp;In order for the tool to work properly, it is extremely important that all the survey questions, in both the device and school surveys are collected and input into the system. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>The tool is still open to editing even though your data is submitted.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Please make plans to talk, as a school faculty, about this missing data and collect the information you need to complete the survey and enter it into the Tech Readiness Tool.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Missing questions are commonly those concerning:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:black'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Network and Bandwidth &#8211; this is hard data which needs to be determined and imported into the tool.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:1.0in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level2 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>o<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Internet bandwidth, internal network bandwidth speed, number of wireless access points<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:1.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level3 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>-<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>This data should be estimated based on observed conditions<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:1.0in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level2 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>o<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:white'>Estimated bandwidth use, estimated network utilization<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:black'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:black;background:whi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.htm">http://nheon.org/oet/readiness/index.htm</a> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#0F243E'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'>NH users group on Assess4Ed&nbsp; <a href="http://www.assess4ed.net/">http://www.assess4ed.net/</a> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#0F243E'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'>Tech Readiness Tool manuals and tutorials at <a href="http://www.techreadiness.net">http://www.techreadiness.net</a> &nbsp;(tool login is required).&nbsp; All pricipals and superintendents have a login to the tool.&nbsp; You can request that they set up a user account for you, should you need one.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><div style='mso-element:para-border-div;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>ETNews</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'> </span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'>is a service of the</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'> </span><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>Office of Educational Technology</span></b><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#632423'>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>NH Department of Education&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 101 Pleasant Street&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Concord, NH&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03301<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>For more information, contact <o:p></o:p></span></i></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>Stan Freeda<o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>603.271.5132&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:navy'><a href="mailto:sfreeda@ed.state.nh.us"><span style='color:blue'>Stanley.Freeda@doe.nh.gov</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/index.htm"><span style='color:blue'>www.education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.opennh.org/"><span style='color:blue'>www.opennh.org</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.nheon.org/"><span style='color:blue'>www.nheon.org</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#4F6228'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>&#8220;The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer.&#8221; <i>~ Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri</i></span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#5F497A'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#E36C0A'>The contents of this message are confidential. Any unauthorized disclosure, reproduction, use or dissemination (either whole or in part) is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately and delete the message and any attachments from your system. </span></i><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#E36C0A'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>