New Tech Network highlighted for innovative use of ed tech
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February 11, 2013 By:
New Tech Network’s (NTN) core emphasis on technology and Digital Learning was highlighted in a Congressional Bill introduced this week by U.S. Rep George Miller (D-CA). The Transforming Education Through Technology Act would help speed adoption of innovative digital tools.
New Tech Network is a non-profit organization hired by public school districts and charter schools to build innovative learning environments. All classrooms have a one-to-one student-to-computer ratio. NTN has developed Echo, a proprietary online learning management system, to create a dynamic network which helps students, teachers, and parents connect to one another and to other student projects across the country.
The Transforming Education through Technology Act would require states and school districts to develop plans and policies that put the best technology in the hands of students and teachers to support learning and achievement for all students. The bill would support technologies that would, among other things, allow students and teachers to receive real-time feedback, exchange information and connect instantly with peers beyond school walls.