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. There are many barriers and factors to providing that access.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. You can rely on these high quality study guides.

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Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom


According to a new study by AdvancED that observed 140,000 classrooms, “in 92,190 classrooms (64.6 Some factors that may contribute to this lack of tech use include: access to technology at the school, teacher training, and the availability of technology at home.

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying


5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you. Quizlet Quizlet states it best, "We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free."

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If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources.

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Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

The Hechinger Report

Historically, wealthier students have had greater access to enriching out-of-school experiences, compounding their privilege. Given that goal, the nonprofit commissioned a study of out-of-school programs to see how they use digital media tools and technologies with students.

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National Study: What Apps Work Best?


In a research study into this issue, Dr. Ryan S. Results of the Study Use 1.8 However, the study showed that not all licenses are used. The study also looked at licenses that were employed in classrooms but not used intensively.

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Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new study finds that students are using tech for self-directed learning outside of school. Access Points Bring Your Own Device Classroom Mobility Networking Online Learning

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband internet while at home. The data also makes it evident that low-income households – especially our black and Hispanic families – make up a disproportionate percentage of the 5 million families without access. For more on how your district can support students’ at home access, visit

The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

This is truer than ever in higher education: chronic affordability and access challenges are a byproduct of efforts to make colleges better and more competitive in terms of prestige. The post The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment appeared first on Christensen Institute.

How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever


This technology captures whatever is going on in the classroom and turns it into easily searchable and referenceable video content that students can access anywhere, anytime, on all their devices—which is one piece of the puzzle.

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Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls


Kajeet is proud to announce its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. This Google initiative is designed to transform the school bus into an extension of the classroom by providing students with devices to take home as part of a 1:1 program and filtered Wi-Fi on the school bus powered by the Kajeet SmartBus ™. Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBus

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Small population studies can revolutionize clinical trials

The Christensen Institute

This is a dramatically different model compared to the current standard of large population studies. Today, more researchers are acknowledging the shortcomings of large population studies that often fail to account for variability between patients. They could also reduce cost of drug development by eliminating some of the need for large-scale population studies. This is the final piece that will unlock access and efficacy.

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Join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

The post Join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study! Join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study! YOU are invited to join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study! The Shake Up Learning book was designed for book studies! About the Book Study.

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Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. It’s also worth noting that because many of these schools serve far smaller numbers of students, the decline in percentage of schools offering AP classes does not represent a proportionate decline in the number of overall students able to access AP coursework.

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Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Preschool is most likely to help low-income children if their classmates come from a range of family incomes, according to a new study. The post Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses including a course for history / social studies teachers.

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever


This technology captures whatever is going on in the classroom and turns it into easily searchable and referenceable video content that students can access anywhere, anytime, on all their devices—which is one piece of the puzzle.

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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students


Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students. Accessible gaming.

Apprenticeships could provide a path to the middle class for millions of workers, new study says

The Hechinger Report

A new analysis from Burning Glass Technologies, a software company that studies labor-market data, suggests the answer may be yes. The study also found that the number of jobs filled by apprentices could be expanded eightfold, from 410,000 today to approximately 3.3

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Time to change how we think about early education, international study finds

The Hechinger Report

That’s the conclusion of a comprehensive, multi-year study of six early education systems that are beating the U.S. The study was funded by the National Center on Education and the Economy, a think tank focused on the connection between education and economics.

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3 Ways to use Kami in a Social Studies Classroom


In social studies classrooms around the world, teachers use documents and images as a daily part of their curriculum. Below, we will explore three ways Social Studies teachers can use Kami in their classrooms! Ben Sondgeroth Blog ben Sondgeroth History Kami Social Studies

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New Texas bill would increase access to online courses

The Christensen Institute

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Texas State Senate Education Committee held a public hearing for SB 894, a bill that would expand students’ access to courses through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Disruptive innovation is a term we use to describe how sectors get transformed so that life-improving technologies become more accessible. As we’ve studied the education sector, we’ve found that online learning is an innovation with this kind of transformative potential.

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Top universities could take thousands more low-income students, study says

The Hechinger Report

Far more low-income students are qualified to attend the nation’s most selective colleges and universities than they enroll, despite the fact that most have budget surpluses they could use to subsidize the neediest applicants, a new study contends.

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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes


She used to teach social studies, but is now the K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach at Rock Valley Community Schools in Iowa. ” She put together a list of favorite digital tools for the social studies classroom and shared them during an edWeb webinar.

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New study shows more degrees earned at colleges and universities that serve minorities

The Hechinger Report

For example, the federal graduation rate for four-year public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) was 34 percent, but the study found a rate of 43 percent for students who enrolled in 2007.

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Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

Building Thinking Skills to Help Students Access Their Best Work


An informal study of college syllabi found remarkably similar requirements of college freshman. Urban Maker Assembly Academy serves students from all over New York City, many of whom come in behind grade level.

Student Curated Study Guides via G. Form File Submission

Cycles of Learning

Today in class I leveraged this feature to facilitate the curation of a student generated study guide for an upcoming chemistry assessment. In the case of the activity described, the ability to access the files is ​necessary for students to view the document.

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Study: Half or more of community college students struggle to afford food, housing

The Hechinger Report

The figures reinforce earlier findings of smaller, regional studies, including one by the same research group. The newest, larger study put that proportion at two thirds.

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Study: Schools may have tech, but they’re not using it

eSchool News

The new study, conducted by the accreditation organization AdvancEd, put observers inside U.S. The study didn’t look at classroom access to tech — even though it does cite other research pointing to its prevalence in classrooms.

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A Collection of Some Good Resources for Social Studies Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some helpful resources to use in your social studies class. We have arrnaged these resources into three main categories: websites which you can access across more. Social studies resources

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Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

So when Piedmont is looking for great digital science and social studies programs for its middle school, it’s hard for them to know where to look and what’s out there. Know of a great middle school science or social studies app?

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Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print


[ This is a guest post by Michelle Morgan, who is Assistant Director of Educational Technology at Yale University and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Connecticut College. I made my syllabus accessible , and I’m thinking way more about the forms my materials take.

Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

The Hechinger Report

They actually asked us what is important,” said Nixon, the executive director of the New York-based College and Community Fellowship, which helps women get access to education after incarceration. Advocates had hoped the diversity would be an opportunity to study the differences.

StudySync Launching SyncBlasts for Social Studies and Science


This fall, StudySync® is launching SyncBlasts™ to support social studies and science teachers as they help students build these essential skills. SyncBlasts connects social studies and science curriculum to the daily lives of students.

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4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives


A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. The post 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Black students default on college loans at a higher rate than others, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Among black bachelor’s degree holders, 21 percent defaulted on their student loans within 12 years of entering college, according to a report released this week from The Institute for College Access and Success.

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Study Findings

Connecting 2 the World

As promised, here is the first draft of my study findings. However, with the rise in the use of distributed groups in the workplace, there is the recognition that knowledge that is distributed in the form of distributed cognition, may not be accessed in the same way that traditional organizational structures allowed. Knowledge When asked to define the term knowledge, the study participants defined the term knowledge differently.

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Teachers struggle to find time to use data, study says

eSchool News

While the desire for more data is clear, teachers say time is their biggest obstacle, and it prevents them from using it to support student learning–57 percent say there isn’t enough time during the school day to access and use it.

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