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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY UPDATE Representative Rob Eissler.

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1 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY UPDATE Representative Rob Eissler

2 Growth of Mobile Technology Representative Rob Eissler 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.

3 Growth of Mobile Technology Representative Rob Eissler

4 Growth of Mobile Technology Representative Rob Eissler

5 Student Demand in the Ultimate School Representative Rob Eissler

6 Bottom Line Representative Rob Eissler Students are moving forward with technology – will public schools come along or be left behind?

7 Promoting Learning through Technology – HB 4294 Representative Rob Eissler Requires the commissioner of education to adopt a list of electronic textbooks and instructional materials – the Commissioners List. Materials on the Commissioners 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

8 House Bill 4294 Representative Rob Eissler The State Board of Education must be given the opportunity to comment on instructional materials before materials are placed on the Commissioner's List.

9 House Bill 4294 Representative Rob Eissler 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.

10 House Bill 4294 Representative Rob Eissler 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.

11 Building Upon House Bill 4294 Representative Rob Eissler 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.

12 Sources Representative Rob Eissler Year-Will-Be-Smartphones shtml Year-Will-Be-Smartphones shtml smartphone-shipments-to-overtake-notebooks-in-2009/http://www.loopinsight.com/2009/10/27/report- smartphone-shipments-to-overtake-notebooks-in-2009/ Mary Meeker via iphone-is-blowing-everyone-else-away-in-charts/http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/21/how-the- iphone-is-blowing-everyone-else-away-in-charts/ Project Tomorrow, Speak Up 2009 Survey;


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