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Educational technology update

Representative Rob Eissler

Educational Technology Update


Growth of mobile technology
Growth of Mobile Technology

  • 1.2 billion mobile phones shipped in 2009!

  • 17% of those 1.2 billion phones were smart phones.

  • Mobile Internet is outpacing desktop Internet adoption.

Representative Rob Eissler


Growth of mobile technology1
Growth of Mobile Technology

Representative Rob Eissler


Growth of mobile technology2
Growth of Mobile Technology

Representative Rob Eissler


Student demand in the ultimate school
Student Demand in the Ultimate School

Representative Rob Eissler


Bottom line
Bottom Line

  • Students are moving forward with technology – will public schools come along or be left behind?

Representative Rob Eissler


Promoting learning through technology hb 4294
Promoting Learning through Technology – HB 4294

  • Requires the commissioner of education to adopt a list of electronic textbooks and instructional materials – the Commissioner’s List.

  • Materials on the Commissioner’s List must:

    • be reviewed by a panel of experts in subject area content and educational technology;

    • include coverage of the TEKS and indicate the percentage of coverage;

    • include teacher training; and

    • meet the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard

Representative Rob Eissler


House bill 4294
House Bill 4294

  • The State Board of Education must be given the opportunity to comment on instructional materials before materials are placed on the Commissioner's List.

Representative Rob Eissler


House bill 42941
House Bill 4294

  • Schools may select electronic materials on the Commissioner's List paid for by the state textbook fund.

  • Schools may purchase technological equipment necessary to use electronic materials paid for by the state textbook fund using textbook credits.

Representative Rob Eissler


House bill 42942
House Bill 4294

  • Schools would be required to maintain a class set of textbooks for each subject and grade level in the foundation and enrichment curriculum.

  • Schools are required to annually certify that the school provides students with instructional materials that cover the TEKS for that subject and grade level.

Representative Rob Eissler


Building upon house bill 4294
Building Upon House Bill 4294

  • In 2011, the Legislature will examine ways using technology:

    • to improve instruction;

    • to efficiently deliver resources to schools; and

    • to engage students in learning.

  • The Legislature will also consider ways to provide districts with more flexibility to meet the needs of their students.

Representative Rob Eissler


Sources
Sources

  • http://news.softpedia.com/news/17-Mobile-Phones-This-Year-Will-Be-Smartphones-120766.shtml

  • http://www.loopinsight.com/2009/10/27/report-smartphone-shipments-to-overtake-notebooks-in-2009/

  • Mary Meeker via  http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/21/how-the-iphone-is-blowing-everyone-else-away-in-charts/

  • Project Tomorrow, Speak Up 2009 Survey; www.tomorrow.org/speakup

Representative Rob Eissler


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