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These schools are leveraging E-Rate for a complete digital transformation

eSchool News

Textbooks and blackboards have become a thing of the past in K-12 schools as educators collaborate with IT teams to shape a full digital core curriculum as part of their educational strategy for 2017 and beyond. To support these initiatives, the Federal Communications Commission’s E-rate program has recently been expanded to provide schools nationwide with subsidies for high-speed broadband and gigabit wireless networks.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

I give the kids access to all the tools pretty much right off the bat,” said Eric Bredder, with a sweeping gesture taking in the computer workstations, 3-D printers, laser cutters and milling machines, plus a bevy of wood and metalworking tools that he uses while teaching computer science, engineering and design classes. On one of these towers, the Albemarle County schools have hung base stations that link to broadband internet beamed up from the roof of a nearby elementary school.

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Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies

EdTech Magazine

That money, combined with federal E-rate funds , enabled St. The systems have had the biggest impact on elementary and middle school students, especially on getting girls more interested in science , says Decker. Like many other districts, University City is transitioning from traditional blackboards to writable digital surfaces. “In In many of our elementary classrooms, we’re shifting to flat-panel screens,” he says.

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Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children, mother claims | Stuff.co.nz → In New Zealand, the shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children without easy access to the internet and who have parents who are not tech-savvy. Squared Online" bridges the gap between the classic classroom experience, where you can’t get scale, and e-learning that can sometimes be a bit dry.

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Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children, mother claims | Stuff.co.nz → In New Zealand, the shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children without easy access to the internet and who have parents who are not tech-savvy. Squared Online" bridges the gap between the classic classroom experience, where you can’t get scale, and e-learning that can sometimes be a bit dry.

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