3B Village 3D browser

Nik Peachey

Get your students to create their own collection of study bookmarks as a project to share with other students Create rooms based on materials from Flickr and get students to meet virtually to discuss the images Students can work together to create a 3B room or village which represents their town or country Students can visit a 3B city and write a report on it, plan a visit to that place based on the resources they access there.

Looking at There.com

Nik Peachey

There are things to do there and it has the potential to be quite accessible because the makers’ claim that it can run on much lower spec computers without broadband. For a while now I’ve been a fan of the virtual 3D world There.com.

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Materials design for Virtual Worlds

Nik Peachey

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to give a presentation on course and materials design for Second Life at the SLanguages 2007 virtual conference (June 23rd 2007) which took place on the Edunation Island in Second life. To access SL you need to have a good broadband connection and quite a powerful computer.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

The message, from Zach Leverenz, founder of the nonprofit EveryoneOn, attacked the Educational Broadband Service (EBS), which long ago granted school districts and education nonprofits thousands of free licenses to use a slice of spectrum — the range of frequencies that carry everything from radio to GPS navigation to mobile internet. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007. Home broadband is increasingly a must-have for education.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” It is essential that edtech leaders engage in candid discussions with crucial district stakeholders to identify critical digital equity barriers such as access, connectivity, and opportunities.

How a Local Telecommunications Company Helped Keep Students Connected for Remote Learning

Education Superhighway

Working with local school districts, Polar Communications delivered broadband to North Dakota students in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 26, 2007, an EF4 tornado tore through Northwood, North Dakota.

Looking Past COVID: Science Education Post Pandemic

edWeb.net

Limited or no access to the internet has particularly undermined their remote science learning experiences. All students, Krehbiel emphasized, should have universal access to broadband internet. By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers

Edsurge

Recall that the first iPhones weren’t released until 2007. For the first time, many students are learning in classrooms equipped with access to broadband internet and mobile computing devices. It seems that every day we read about newer and better applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Smart appliances that order groceries? No problem. Cars that drive themselves? Need a good movie to watch? Better than your best friend’s last recommendation.

Owl Ventures’ New $185M Edtech Fund Has Global Backers—and Ambitions

Edsurge

Fueled by an explosion of broadband access, education software and, of course, the irresistible allure of financial returns, investors across the world want a slice of the U.S. We’re seeing broadband deployment scale across the world, and an enlightenment from institutional investors to the fact that web-based software will be used globally in education,” Patterson observes. Quizlet, best known for its digital study aid materials, has been around since 2007.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

There are also Education Stabilization Fund – Rethink Education Models (ESF-REM) grants, and they also can be used to provide broadband access as part of a new education model. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In 2007, he started using the name “Byju’s CAT Classes”—a reference to the Management Institutes’ entrance exam—for his services, according to Indian trademark documents. He offered online live and video classes through broadband and satellite to teach students beyond the centers’ walls. Meanwhile, India witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of people with access to the internet, which had risen to 409 million (about 31 percent of the country) in 2016.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. At least one Duke University study suggested that the arrival of broadband service in North Carolina between 2000 and 2005 correlated with a small, but significant dip in reading and math scores for elementary school students. K-12 News English language learners Parents poverty Rural schools teachers Technology access

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. She believes libraries are a real benefit to those trying to improve their daily lives either by accessing information or recreational services.

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. She believes libraries are a real benefit to those trying to improve their daily lives either by accessing information or recreational services.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. She believes libraries are a real benefit to those trying to improve their daily lives either by accessing information or recreational services.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. She believes libraries are a real benefit to those trying to improve their daily lives either by accessing information or recreational services.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinars are free, but when you purchase the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit you get exclusive access to the recordings. Learning Revolution Events Global Education Conference , November 17th - 21st, 2014 Partner Spotlight Africa ICT Right (AIR) is an ICT-oriented non-profit organization established in 2007 with its Headquarter in Ghana and run by a team of volunteers. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Betsy DeVos’s brother, Erik Prince, is the founder of the private military company Blackwater, infamous for its human rights violations, including the murder of 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007 by its employees. Hayden is the first new librarian of Congress since 1987,” The New York Times observed at her swearing in in September, “and brings with her another generation’s ideas about accessibility, technology and the role that libraries play in society.”