Laura McShane

Laura McShane

I am not necessarily going to say what you want to hear. I want to live in a community that respects everyone regardless of income, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation and the mistakes we all make in life. I just want to be happy and to have a city that takes care of its own.

http://connect.cleveland.com/user/laura_mcshane_1/index.html

My Recent Activity

Government Accountability

I responded to Government Accountability : NAACP LDF has concluded that sale of tax liens in Cuyahoga County, initiated by former County...

Government Accountability

The trial date for Aeon Financial is scheduled for February 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., Judge Ray Pianka.  Justice Center , 1200 Ontario Street- 13th floor
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Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: Tom - I can pretty much confirm that very few local educators knew/or know about the ConnectED...

Andrew Samtoy

I just read this exceptionally interesting article on how schools around the world are experimenting with technology in the classroom.  Essentially, they are letting technology take over the classroom, and teachers are... Continue reading

Digital Inclusion/Digital Divide Online Forum

I responded to Terri Schwartzbeck: Thank you for the link - I posted my response.

Terri Schwartzbeck

There is a federal program that provides discounts on internet service to schools and libraries, and it is called E-rate. Discounts are determined on a sliding scale based on the number of students in poverty (as... Continue reading

Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to Laura McShane: Take a look at the application submitted to ODE by Warrensville HS - I think it is the best out...

Laura McShane

CPL's wifi network is very strong - even after hours - folks in my neighborhood can be seen using their phones and laptops by accessing the service outside the building.  Re: students - Benedictine HS students are issued... Continue reading

Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to Tom Miller: CPL's wifi network is very strong - even after hours - folks in my neighborhood can be seen using...

Tom Miller

Laura, are you seeing students utilizing their own devices in the libraries or are they using the libraries computers?   How robust is your libraries wireless network?  Can it handle the afterschool crunch?   Continue reading

Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to Laura McShane: I do think the solution is to provide high speed WiFi at schools with a BYOD mentality - rather...

Laura McShane

Here is the link to the Overdrive textbook initiative: http://www.overdrive.com/education/k-12-schools/ Also, Verizon Foundation is participating with ConnectEd and making effort to help determine best use of mobile... Continue reading

Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to Laura McShane: Here is the link to the Overdrive textbook initiative:...

Laura McShane

It will be interesting to see how the competition for funding through the ODE's Straight A fund will pan out. http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Straight-A-Fund  CMSD has applied for a number of grants to improve their... Continue reading

Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to OneCommunity: It will be interesting to see how the competition for funding through the ODE's Straight A fund...

OneCommunity

On June 6, 2013 President Obama announced a new initiative called ConnectED which would connect 99 percent of America’s students to the internet through high-speed broadband and wireless networks within the next 5 years. ... Continue reading

Welcome Andrew

You'll want to take a look at the DOE initiative to connect educators in prep for One Community discussion. ...