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Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. Samsung, along with other companies, are working with districts across the U.S.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students.

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Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Ask a Tech Teacher

That, of course, usually ends up not in a library but on the Internet. Digital Rights. Digital Responsibilities. But there are two faces to this digital coin: Inalienable or not, they require great responsibilities. Do not access files without the permission of the owner.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

All sessions are recorded so you can access later. They felt like they had a front-row audience with experts that they would not normally have access to, So it’s going to give you… It’s free, first of all. You can take them and travel digitally to other places.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

And they look at that data, every single moment of the day, and they analyze it, and they decide what needs to be done to redirect construction, to regroup, to reteach, to enrich, to enhance – all on the spur of the moment, because they have ready access to the data.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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

NeverEndingSearch

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. CIPA does not enumerate a specific list of sites, and thus the decision-making authority is given to local agencies (school districts, libraries, etc.).

K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring

EdTech Magazine

Some companies that produce monitoring software report sending tens of thousands of alerts about cyberbullying, violence, sexual content and other concerns. MORE FROM EDTECH: Get the top three tips students should know to master digital citizenship.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Websites like Code.org have a great approach to making coding accessible to all kids but still, too few students think they are smart enough to do these jobs. These include Hello Codi, TalkToMe I and I I (Text-to-speech app), Ball Bounce Game, and Digital Doodle (a drawing app).

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

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The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple

Edsurge

And use digital tools to their full potential: Students can do so much more with them than just fill out a worksheet. Company partners like Chevron, Google and Sonic along with individual donors help support teacher projects all over the United States. Most districts go through Movie Licensing USA , a company that provides licensing for K-12 schools for a variety of studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures and DreamWorks Animation.

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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

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These are important tasks and I look forward to working with the company as we move forward with this work both in the UK, and the U.S.” In addition to providing software to schools, Impero is also supports for digital citizenship education in schools.

Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy

Edsurge

With safeguarding students’ online and physical safety as a top priority, schools are leaning on a variety of digital services. Last year, RealNetworks, a Seattle-based company, offered its facial recognition software to schools, and a few have pioneered the tool. To improve these systems, it comes as no surprise to Bill Fitzgerald, a researcher at New Knowledge, that some companies are offering such technology gratis. Think digital demerits and gold stars.)

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Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Sweet Search – Human Reviewed – It is owned by Dulcinea Media, a company committed to supplying students with a search engine that returns results that are accurate, reliable, safe, and understandable. Welcome to this fourth post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom.

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3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers and parents know all this and still, the Literacy Company reports that most teachers in classes of twenty+ students spend only five minutes a day reading, and 46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine. The Talking Library is wonderful.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

Our own Kristina Holzweiss shared the Wakelet on Wakelet she co-presented, as well as her blog post on library uses of the platform. This group is gonna change the info access/experience for kids! We learned at ALA that next year, the two lists will be combined as digital tools.).

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3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mixed in with the scores of digital tools I see every week, I’ve found three that stand above the rest and will quickly become staples in your teaching toolkit: Sonocent–for note-taking and study skills. Audio Notetaker is a robust digital note-taking and study tool.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Hotspots, YouTube, WiFi, Oh My! How Renton Prioritizes Infrastructure Over Devices

Edsurge

Since 2013, close to a third of the US school districts have charged into “one-to-one” digital instruction, putting a computer in the hands of every student—and the number is growing. EdSurge will be hosting hundreds of local teachers and administrators, along with dozens of edtech companies from around the country, at our Summit on Dec. Everyone is saying ‘we are in a digital world,’ so how do we support every student, especially those that might not have WiFi access at home?”

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

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Digital Citizenship. Learn more about the ways students—and teachers—can responsibly access, evaluate and use online resources and social media. Educational software company Vernier , for example, makes finding training opportunities as easy as searching by zip code. You’re bound to find several additions for your professional library.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It’s also an opportunity – surprise, surprise – for lots of folks to try sell us some sort of “digital literacy” product.). It’s the relationship of these companies to information and to education. (A

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

L2g derives from the ongoing Webheads in Action (WiA) community of practice and professional development movement, [link] which has been putting teachers and students in touch with one another digitally, at a distance, since 1998. URL/LINK TO JOIN: [link] Can I get access to Zoom?

Telestream Screenflow: An Podcasters Guide to Creating Professional Screencasts and Tutorials

TeacherCast

Throughout the entire digital media lifecycle, from capture to viewing, for consumers through high-end professionals, Telestream products range from desktop components and cross-platform applications to fully-automated, enterprise-class digital media transcoding and workflow systems.