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InCare has learned a great deal from other organizations’ efforts to make technology a successful and cost-effective tool for K-12 schools. Below are resources  that will assist your district as you work through the implementation process.

Please note: links take you to sites outside of InCare-K12. We are not responsible for content on third party sites.

 

Top Education Technology Articles:

March, 2014:  the Alabama Senate took one giant step forward toward creating a 21st century learning environment. The legislation improves upon current law by allowing touch-based devices, removing the phase-in period, adding all grades, and authorizing a bond issue to pay for getting the tablets to the children.

Creating a Technology Plan:

It all starts with a Plan, and that plan can be formulated with the help of  this book. {N3xt Practices} is a ground-breaking advisory book for education decision makers. Its purpose is to challenge the top trends and initiatives of the previous decade in educational technology and bring light to their short-falls and misses. It also highlights successful endeavors and strategies and details a common-sense methodology to move your school/district forward in its technology initiatives; while ensuring sustainability, and longevity and ultimately, success through results.

Total Cost Case Studies:

During the planning process it’s very important to understand all the costs involved to implement a 1:1 initiative. There is so much more to consider other than the devices themselves. This total cost case study tool will help your district gain a knowledgeable grasp of the cost involved based on size. {Read More…}

Value of Investment:

As budgets continue to be cut, it’s more important than ever to carefully evaluate the anticipated costs and benefits of proposed projects. {CoSN} provides a methodology as well as specific tools to allow K-12 districts to estimate the costs and expected benefits of proposed technology efforts. The Value of Investment methodology can help districts evaluate proposed projects, articulate project costs and benefits, sell a project, and sustain a project. {Read More…}

Implementation Tools:

Envision, communicate, implement! That is the pattern to take when creating your districts implementation process. 1-to-1 Essentials offers the guidance you need in order to proactively, rather than retroactively, address issues that schools commonly face when transitioning to 1:1. We encourage you to explore, customize, and choose the resources that will best support your school community. Use our {Suggested Order Checklistor just dive right in! {Read More…}

Best Practices:

Technology is a catalyst for students to be more productive and to hone collaboration and communication skills as they learn. The following 1:1 best practices e-book has been created by industry leading technology companies to include Microsoft, Intel and HP; ensuring districts take the most thoughtful steps forward as they envision a rich and meaningful outcome of their personalized 1:1 program.

Lesson Plans:

Discover Education Lesson Plan tool.

Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell.  Perfectly organized by grade level and subject.

Foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools designed for today’s busy teachers and parents. Explore our programs and contestsinteractive gamespuzzleslesson plans, videos and much more to discover. {Discover More…}

Google Lesson Plan tool.

Use the powerful Google Lesson Plan Search tool to browse thousands of submitted lesson plans and resources by grade level and subject. {Read More…}

Community Involvement:

True learning is a collaborative effort. Schools, parents, and the community should work together to promote the health, well being, and learning of all students. When schools actively involve parents and engage community resources they are able to respond more effectively to the educational needs of students. The adoption of community involvement include some pretty interesting results. This form of involvement foster partnerships among schools, family and community groups, as well as individuals. These partnerships result in sharing and maximizing resources as they help children and youth develop healthy behaviors and promote healthy families.  {Read More…}

The Future of Education:

The {Augmented Web} bringing realistic interactions to your web browser. 

There has been lots of discussion about the power of using Augmented Reality as an educational tool. Every day brings news of another innovative way AR can be used in the classroom. The ability to overlay digital content onto the real world via triggers like images and locations opens up a world of educational opportunities. Each day, students are using AR to make their artworks interactive, to solve mathematical problems, to interact with planets in the solar system by scanning an image – or by taking part in an historical or geographical adventure right in the middle of their campus. {Read More…}

{3D Printers} are making some breakthrough changes in education we can no longer ignore. 

3D printing is responsible for some pretty amazing things that can easily be explored in the classroom setting. Start with these {10 ways} 3D printing can used in Education. {Read More…}