The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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” 2010 was also the year that the Common Core Standards Initiative was enacted in response to numerous indicators of low student academic performance. Although the Common Core itself elicits mixed feelings , its effect on edtech is unwavering: “Integral to the Common Core was the expectation that they would be tested on computers using online standardized exams. ” 1:1 + Common Core = $$$$$.

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Digital Citizenship: From Compliance to Moral Imperative

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The June 1 deadline is rapidly approaching for school districts to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) so they can receive E-rate funding. The federal government's E-rate program provides discounts to school districts on services including Internet based on their percentage of students with low socio-economic backgrounds. School districts that receive E-rate funding must meet two important stipulations: Filtered Internet.

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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

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It’s happened to all of us– we’re at school trying to access the perfect website for a learning activity at school and… it’s blocked. While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. The guide’s 10 Facts About CIPA and Web Filtering points out that commonly blocked sites such as YouTube are not restricted by CIPA.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

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All three of these priorities are connected and make it clear that data is a district priority — accessing, managing, leveraging and keeping it secure,” the report states. IT leaders say they use funds from the E-rate program and delay replacement or defer maintenance/upgrade contracts as a strategy to overcome budget issues. CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:56.

New Year, New Look for Our Scope and Sequence

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Let’s say you’re a 6th grade teacher, just click on the 6-8 tab: Get Trained: First, if you’re new to Common Sense, take our professional development training, for which you can receive a one-hour certificate. All of our lessons tie to Common Core, AASL, and ISTE standards. Students can take the assessment and then share their table of results with you -- an easy way to document your efforts in regards to E-rate funding.

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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” “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.

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Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Robots hate the Common Core.

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” ” “Scaling Educational Access ” by Mindwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Education Politics.

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. ” “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. Presidential Campaign Politics.