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Gabe Soumakian: With E-rate modernization, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and more taking place at once, what are you looking at in terms of changes to the way you’re funding technology these days? Stuart Burt : When they changed E-rate a couple years ago, it was a learning curve. We have an upcoming session for Google Expeditions, and all the teachers coming to that are going to be learning with my IT staff.

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’” ( In related self-driving car regulation news : “ Google ’s ‘Cozy’ Relationship With Driverless-Car Regulators.” “A clause in the contract could, in the future, allow Nike to harvest personal data from Michigan athletes through the use of wearable technology like heart-rate monitors, GPS trackers and other devices that log myriad biological activities.” percent in 2016 to total $208.6 Education Politics.

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The Politics of Education Technology

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Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company. And now, the final weeks of 2016 revolve around what will happen after January 20, 2017. E-Rate has been, since the origin of the fund in 1996, the main way in which schools and libraries were supposedly guaranteed “reasonable rates” on telecommunications services. million in E-Rate rebates.). This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. From Course Report : “the 2016 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Study.” ” Among the findings: “In 2016, the sheer number of bootcamp providers has grown to 91, compared to 67 last year.” “ 14 projects win 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries.” Education Politics.

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— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 13, 2016. Wheeler supported e-Rate reform and “ net neutrality.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Google Effect Rubs Off on Schools in One Rural Oklahoma Town.” The BBC reports that “ Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content.” ” Think again if you believe Google supports “ net neutrality.” The Trump Administration.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Is It Time to Break Up Google? |

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

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This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Is It Time to Break Up Google? |

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Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. She also created a system through Google Classroom for them to easily submit materials and documentation electronically. “It’s As a Google for Education Certified Educator and Trainer, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, and an Apple Teacher 2016, Theresa has skills in educational technology that stretch across many devices and platforms to reach the needs of all.

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There’s less than a month left of the 2016 Presidential campaign and The End can’t come soon enough. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

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Eighth-graders Avril Seppilu, 13, right, and Tia Prentice, 13, left, listen during a Google Hangouts Meet video call to students in Hawaii. She’s been doing Google Hangouts with us online, which is super convenient,” Tozier said.

“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

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A student in New York uses Google Docs on her classroom iPad to discuss themes in the class’s latest book with her group. To buy Chromebooks, the most-purchased device on the ed tech market , school districts can check prices from Google, Acer, Samsung, HP and others. That’s all part of Google’s strategy to get into as many classrooms as possible. By comparison, in February 2016, Lawrence School District in Kansas got a discount of nearly 24 percent that dropped a $4.1

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids | CNET → "We don't want kids thinking Google has built spyware.,"

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Via Edsurge : “After Net Neutrality , Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate.” Via The Guardian : “ Google faces new discrimination charge : paying female teachers less than men.” Via The New York Times : “How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches.” ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “Fall 2016 IPEDS First Look: Continued growth in distance education in US.”

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Via Edsurge : “Why the FCC ’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl.” “The Saga of Ohio ’s Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End,” writes Education Week’s Ben Herold. Google has updated its pseudo-LMS, Classroom. Google blogs ; tech publications help market the news. More Google PR, this time from The Verge : “ Google is adding ARCore support to the Chromebook Tab 10 with Classroom updates.”

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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “​Chromageddon Comedown: Educators Are Wary,” says Edsurge , “After Thousands of Google Devices Fail.”

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” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Via The New York Times : “ Google , in Post-Obama Era, Aggressively Woos Republicans ” – so enjoy that Google Certification, educators. Via Education Week : “ Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy.” ” That’d be Hugo Barra , a former Google exec.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” ” The Verge covers the blog post : “ Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks.”

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