A 21st Century Digital Boy
I don't know how to read but I've got a lot of toys
"...tech alone is not enough. Without educators who get to know each student — including his or her unique strengths, challenges, interests and learning styles — and select digital tools that can improve learning for students individually, technology is just as likely to become a story repeater as a story changer." (ISTE Connects, 11/3/16)
Title IV: 21st Century Schools
Rational to Prediction
I predict that these funds will initially increase activities that support these three specific areas - we have already seen an huge increase in interest and funding of K-12 STEM programs in particular. The structure of this funding goes even further to support other "well-rounded" educational experiences, "safe and healthy" students, and the effective use of technology to increase access to personalized learning. Notably, this funding may also be used for professional development that trains teachers on using data to inform instruction - a critical key to success. All of these aspects tie in with increased literacy for students.
Unfortunately, Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor notes, in the May 2017 Education Update, that while "Congress has passed the spending plan for the remainder of the current fiscal year," the President's budget for the next fiscal year eliminates funding for Title II-A, Title IV-A and Title IV-B. What actually happens remains to be seen.