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Talking Up Smart Ed Tech Strategies

From guest poster Kevin Bushweller:

We are here in Jersey City on the Hudson with a beautiful view of Manhattan talking about smart ed tech strategies for tough times, the second of two ed tech conferences put together by Education Week.

We just heard an interesting panel discussion about getting the most out of your IT budget. Tim Magner, a panelist and a former director of ed tech for the US Department of Education, made the point that ed tech leaders need to be more creative about seeking federal dollars from programs such as Title II and Title V. Technology has always been seen as a parallel to educational strategy, but it should be seen as a foundation of education strategy, he told the audience of educators. He also cautioned schools to be very responsible with stimulus dollars.

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