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Kajeet Announces Launch of 2022 Homework Gap Grant Program for K-12 Schools and Districts, Colleges and Universities, and Public Libraries

eSchool News

This funding opportunity will allow K-12 schools and districts, colleges and universities, and public libraries to connect students to safe, reliable internet outside of the classroom. “At patents in mobile technologies. MCLEAN, VA.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

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Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. A shy, 50-something native to Chicago, she is somewhat new to taking classes at the library, and yet she is proof that CPL’s approach to adult education — using technology as a gateway to academic skills — can be successful with under-skilled adults.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. Accessing a cart is as easy as checking out a library book! The expanded access to resources that support student creativity has contributed to some truly innovative work. This is not a technology initiative.)

OPINION: College in a pandemic is tough enough — without reliable broadband access, it’s nearly impossible

The Hechinger Report

Sadly, though, the reality is that millions of Americans — in rural and urban areas alike, and including many underrepresented minorities — lack the reliable broadband connections needed to access postsecondary and K-12 education in a nation that remains in partial lockdown.

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ). This includes competencies such as using technology for effective communication with others, acquiring and evaluating information, and performing practical tasks. The goal of the assessment was to analyze how technology is implemented in adult education classrooms throughout the city.

OPINION: The biggest danger to U.S. higher education? Losing 20 years’ worth of gains in access for first-generation and minority students

The Hechinger Report

The biggest danger that higher education faces as a sector, though, is the loss of gains that we have made over the past 20 years in access to a college education — with all of the accompanying benefits to individuals and our entire society — for first-generation and minority students.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Faced with these numbers, agencies like RIFLI are rethinking how they do business, creating a noteworthy model based in building up technology and community partnerships. Access. But lending the tablets is only part of the access puzzle.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. A surprising number of families still don’t have computers or access to the internet at home. Do all of my families live in an area that provides the infrastructure necessary to use technology? Yes, use technology.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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Technology Brings All Students to School “Automagically”

edWeb.net

Technology, said Böttger, who is responsible for Workplace Experience Strategy for the Device Technology Group at Cisco, was the bridge to his son’s inclusion in the school environment. Parents worried whether their children would have access to technology.

Free from ALA: Library Technology Reports & more!

NeverEndingSearch

As it migrates to a new platform, using the Open Journal Systems software, ALA Publishing is currently offering a generous deal on its archive of Library Technology Reports. While a staple subscription item in many academic libraries, the series is priced beyond the modest budgets of school and smaller public libraries. Jason Griffey’s 3-D Printers for Libraries. Amanda Goodman’s Digital Media Labs in Libraries.

How Congress and the FCC Could Help Millions of Students Access Remote Learning

Edsurge

With no guaranteed end in sight, we need Congress to take swift and decisive action to empower the federal E-rate funding program to support off-campus learning devices and connectivity, delivered via secure internet access. The technology exists and is available to bridge this gap.

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Here’s What Schools Can Do For the Millions of Students Without Internet Access

Edsurge

According to the most recent federal data, about 14 percent of households with school-age children do not have internet access. And among those who do have access, not all have a broadband connection. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology. “We

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Please also join this Library 2.0 We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Age of Learning launches new mobile app for early learners

Educational Technology Guy

Age of Learning just launched their new mobile app, a comprehensive online learning app for children ages 2 through 6+. Subscriptions to the site are $7.99/ Per Month; however, they do provide ABCmouse free to Schools, Teachers, Libraries, and Foster Families across the US. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. free technology It’s perfect for parents who are looking for that engaging, educational, and fun app for their little one.

Gale brings interactive science tools to libraries

eSchool News

New resources demonstrate libraries’ need for ed-tech partners. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. Our collaboration with Gale on these exciting new science products for academic and school libraries will allow students to learn science concepts online in an interactive environment supported by curriculum-based reference materials in the classroom, at home, and in the library.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. After all, schools are preparing them for their future careers, which will include using some aspect of online technology. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all. More important, states are starting to recognize the need for equitable access off site.

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Refugee Libraries Toolkit, 21Teach

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Refugee Libraries Toolkit Free! Refugee Libraries Toolkit : The Refugee Libraries website self-describes itself as “an attempt to reach across the library community to provide resources to better serve refugee populations.” 21Teach : 21Teach is a directory app of STEM Open Educational Resources —games, apps, videos, and ebooks—that align to the Common Core State Standards and run on mobile devices. Education Technology S'Cool Tools Technology in School

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

From virtual trips with augmented reality to 3D printers for project-based learning and one-to-one device policies that empower student-driven research , new technologies can help bridge the gap between rote learning and long-term retention. . To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services.

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December 17th – 5pm EST: From Library and Learning Space to Learning Commons

EdTechTeacher

In the mobile era, what is the role of physical libraries and learning spaces when every student potentially has a global, virtual library in their pocket? How does ubiquitous access impact literacy and learning? While the fact that students need these skills may not change, the associated tasks certainly evolve and transform when they have access to technology.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. Self-directed learning, the Maker Movement, mobile learning, education technology integration and more are all relatively new, and have a variety of perspectives that can be taken in examining them and what they enable or change. To make them more accessible for you, we’ve decided to create libraries of content, starting with an early collection of the learning models and frameworks we’ve created.

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. In Library 2.0 The answer was four-fold - libraries provide content, services, spaces and skills.

How Education Technology Will Revolutionize Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

The advent of the internet and the popularization of digital devices brought a new context for teachers and school administrators, since students started to bring technology to the school routine. Some educators may think that the rise of technological tools is replacing professionals.

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Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. Today''s blog was inspired by the amazing Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives at Norwich University, columnist for American Libraries, lecturer at San Jose State University’s SLIS program, author, speaker and consultant on social media and managing change. From her slideshare: Why should we care about Mobile Devices? Mobile Libraries!

LenelS2 Announces Strategic Agreement with Bosch Building Technologies

eSchool News

LenelS2 today announced a strategic agreement with Bosch Building Technologies to resell Bosch IP cameras in North America and Europe. As a result of the agreement, end users will have access to the complete Bosch IP camera portfolio through LenelS2’s Value-Added Resellers (VARs).