EdTech Expansion Escalates K-12 Connectivity Demands, Emphasize E-Rate Importance

As schools transition to digital learning as defined by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a civil rights law, America is seeing an upsurge in educational technology adoption. ESSA’s programs aims to close achievement gaps brought about by inequity in education, including the digital divide. Federal funds enable K-12 institutions to invest in educational technologies--devices, electronic [...]

ESSA Update – Federal Feedback and Funding Levels

Fall is just around the corner, and September 18th marks the final due date for States to submit plans to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) according to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As with the former law, No Child Left Behind [...]

How to Get Started on Building a Custom Plan

Use i-SAFE’s newly redesigned Implementation Strategy document as an instrument to create a custom plan for your school or classroom digital citizenship and e-Safety education program. The curriculum scope of 408 K-12 lesson plans consists of grade-specific lessons, lessons that span across multiple grade levels (grade bands), and full units that concentrate on specific topics. […]

i-SAFE Direct – Smart Schools, Smart Technology, Smart Choices

Many educators are challenged to make a decision between traditional hardbound curriculum materials versus free resources that can be found online. As a society we continue to move towards a “unified classroom”. The influence of technology and ubiquitous Internet access is the number one leading influence as to why schools are substituting textbooks for online […]