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ERIC Number: ED557424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ConnectED: President Obama's Plan for Connecting All Schools to the Digital Age
The White House
Driven by new digital technologies, the future of learning is increasingly interactive, individualized, and full of real-world experiences and information. Unfortunately, the average school has about the same connectivity as the average American home, but serves 200 times as many users, and fewer than 20 percent of educators say their school's internet connection meets their teaching needs. Teachers do not get enough training and support to integrate technology in their classroom and lessons, despite the fundamental and increasing importance of those skills. President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to take the steps necessary to build high-speed digital connections to America's schools and libraries, ensuring that 99 percent of American students can benefit from these advances in teaching and learning. He is further directing the federal government to make better use of existing funds to get this technology into classrooms, and into the hands of teachers trained on its advantages. He is calling on businesses, states, districts, schools and communities to support this vision. This document presents President Obama's ConnectED initiative to connect America's schools, improve teaching, and unleash private-sector innovation. Three examples of successful schools are presented.
Executive Office of the President. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500. Tel: 202-456-1111; Fax: 202-456-2461; e-mail: comments@whitehouse.gov; Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: White House
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Pennsylvania; South Carolina