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Help us make a difference in the future of education by joining us in celebrating Digital Learning Day!
In today's interconnected world, the way students learn is increasingly reliant on digital technologies. This doesn't just mean having the newest resources and gadgets, it means fully integrating digital learning throughout the entire educational experience. In order to fully prepare students for success in college and a career, schools and libraries everywhere need to embrace digital learning. We can't prepare every child for the digital future without your support. Help us build the wave of innovation on Digital Learning Day by ensuring every child has the opportunity to learn in an innovative, digital environment. Use this information and materials to promote your participation in Digital Learning Day to parents, community leaders, and students.





Future Ready Schools New Hampshire

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The Future Ready District Pledge, developed by the U.S. Department of Education in October 2014, is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready. The Future Ready Schools effort will encourage and support superintendents as they transition their districts to personalized, digital learning. District Superintendents can take the pledge by filling out the form to the right, and join others from across the country who already have taken the pledge below!

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The New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE), our ISTE Affiliate, is leading the charge to make Digital Learning Day an annual event in the Granite State. The lead event will be a Digital Learning Night, which will have face 2 face and online options for teachers. Digital Learning Night will be a time for teachers to learn about Digital Learning Day, share ideas about what they are doing, and collaborate across the state on activities they can do with their students on Digital Learning Day. NHSTE, together with the NH Department of Education Office of Education Technology will also post information and ideas through websites, social media venues, and membership lists and listservs. Our long range goal is to get New Hampshire to recognize the first Wednesday of February as Digital Learning Day annually.

Digital Learning Day 2016
New Hampshire had 27 registered events.
Many thanks to the following schools and organizations for participating!

Digital Learning Day Participation Map

educators all over new hampshire are doing digital teaching and learning
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Statewide Resources

NH Society for Technology in Education
NHSTEThe New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE) is a non-profit organization formed by volunteers to improve education through the use of information technologies. NHSTE provides a structure for linking educators across the state to share the effective application of emerging technologies in New Hampshire schools. NHSTE is a member of the New England Society for Technology in Education (NE ISTE) and an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Edcuation (ISTE)

NH Digital Resources Consortium
NHDRC.org
Learn about the Title IID Enhancing Education Through Technology project that is providing digital resoruces to schols and districts across the state.

Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference
NHCMTC

New England's largest technology in education conference includes nearly 200 concurrent sessions focusing on the use of technology in all aspects of education. Approximately 125 exhibitors from across the country will showcase their latest products and services. This three-day event is sponsored by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association and the New Hampshire Affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education. Visit the Christa MCAuliffe Technology Conference website for details.

NH Esri GIS State Partnership
Statewide provision of free licenses for ESRI ArcGIS software for education and research. Available to both public and private schools, and approved non-formal education organizations.

NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program
The NHBMPP is a comprehensive program that seeks to understand where broadband is currently available in NH, how it can be made more widely available in the future, and how to encourage increased levels of broadband adoption and usage. .

NH E-Rate Program and Consortium Information
Statewide consortium pricing for eRate qualifiying services supplied by ENA.

NH e-Learning for Educators
NH ElfEA project of the New Hampshire Department of Education offers online professional development courses, tutorials through OPEN NH along with training in facilitation and online and hybrid development.

Sketch Up Pro
SketchUp Pro is 3D modeling software that is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, students in your school can make more informed decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with their teachers and classmates.

 

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Spotlight Projects

Future Ready Schools Pledge

Take the Pledge
Pledge to support digital learning in your school. Every pledge counts!

National Collaborative for Digital Equity
NCDEThe Collaborative was co-founded in 2013 as the Digital Opportunity Consortium, by co-chairs Dr. Robert McLaughlin and Dr. Paul Resta. Reflecting the compelling need to speak to potential investors with one voice about why and how to approach digital equity investments and initiatives systemically, we refashioned the consortium as the National Collaborative for Digital Equity. We are headquartered at New England College, in Henniker, New Hampshire.The original Digital Opportunity Consortium continues to be powered entirely by volunteers. Our aim is to close the digital divide at home for the nation's low-income schoolchildren and their families. We also help educators and those who prepare future educators and school leaders to learn about essential technology resources, how to use them in teaching and learning, and how to ensure all students enjoy full access to them. We partner with communities, states, professional associations, companies, schools and preparation programs to provide digital access at home at the lowest possible cost to the most essential learning technology resources including broadband, computing devices, educational content across the PreK-12 curriculum, ongoing tech support, and low-interest financing even for families with poor or no credit.

Digital Literacy NH: Christa McAuliffe Sabatical 2012-2013
The Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical is awarded annually by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. It provides an opportunity for one New Hampshire teacher to explore new ways to enhance classroom teaching through a self-designed project, the results from which may be used to help enrich the teaching profession statewide. David Hobbs, an English teacher at Winnacunnet High School, received the award for his proposed project ‘Digitalliteracynh.’ He will spend the sabbatical year working with teachers around the state gathering how they promote 21st century reading and writing skills and sharing his research via a website and blog.

 

 

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Nationwide Support

Digital Learning Day
Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and career. We urge you to make a difference in America's schools and take the pledge to support the effective use of digital learning.

Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and career. We urge you to make a difference in America's schools and take the pledge to support the effective use of digital learning. We encourage you and your members to make plans TODAY!

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Internet Essentials from Comcast
A program designed to bring the power of the Internet to more students and families across the country. Internet Essentials offers affordable pricing for home computers and internet service to qualifying families. Participating customers get fast home Internet service without price increases; no activation or rental fees; a computer at initial enrollment at reduced cost; and free Internet training, online or in person.

 

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Last updated October 13, 2016