Digital Learning

Technology Planning, Sustainability & Funding

In Massachusetts, stand-alone technology plans are not required; rather, the process and documentation of technology planning should be built into district and school improvement plans and existing capital plans.

Technology Planning

For the Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant programs for Wi-Fi and E-rate Special Construction State Match, Title IV, and other grants, see Current Grant Funding Opportunities.

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E-Rate
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Funding for Charter Schools & Nonprofits from MassDevelopment
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Funding the Shift to Digital Learning (Digital Learning Now & Foundation for Excellence in Education)
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Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)
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Online Grants Directory (Foundation Center)
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Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement (Digital Learning Now & the Foundation for Excellence in Education)
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Statewide Contract User Guides
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Transformative Budgeting for Digital Learning (New Jersey Department of Education)

Broadband & Wi-Fi

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Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning (U.S. Department of Education)
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Compare bandwidth & prices with similar Massachusetts districts to help get more bandwidth for your broadband budget (EducationSuperHighway)
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Network Essentials for Superintendents (EducationSuperHighway)
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School Wi-Fi Buyer's Guide (EducationSuperHighway)
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SchoolSpeedTest (EducationSuperHighway)

Safety & Security

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Bullying Prevention & Intervention Resources
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Consumer Information for Educators (Federal Trade Commission)
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Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services (U.S. Department of Education)

One-to-One & Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Initiatives

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BPS EDTECH Team (Burlington)
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iAndover (Andover)
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iSchool (Haverhill)
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Planning & Implementation Considerations for BYOD & 1:1 Technology Models
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Student 1:1 Program (Natick)

Digital Instructional Materials & Open Education Resources (OER)

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Guide to Quality Instructional Materials [State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA)]
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PBS LearningMedia (WGBH)
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OER Commons [Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)]

Digital Accessibility

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Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Educators Need to Know [Center on Technology & Disability (CTD)]
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Accessible Student Content (CTD)
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Accessibility is More than a Checklist (CTD)
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Accessibility Quick Guide (CTD)
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Getting Started with Accessibility (CTD)
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Your Role in Ensuring Accessibility (CTD)
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Digital Accessibility & Compliance: Building Local Educators' Agency's Capacity (Recorded Webinar) (CTD)

Acceptable Use Policies

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Rethinking Acceptable Use Policies to Enable Digital Learning: A Guide for School Districts [Consortium for School Networking (COSN)]

Professional Learning Networks

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Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE)
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Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association (METAA)
 
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