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.

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

EdTech Magazine

That money, combined with federal E-rate funds , enabled St. Like many other districts, University City is transitioning from traditional blackboards to writable digital surfaces. “In Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:36. A frog appears to float in midair. Using a stylus, a seventh-grader wearing “driver glasses” separates the amphibian’s skeleton from its musculature and holds it aloft. .

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

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. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 OIT unveils two-factor authentication for Blackboard log-in | The Princetonian → Princeton University is moving to 2FA authentication for student LMS logins.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

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. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 OIT unveils two-factor authentication for Blackboard log-in | The Princetonian → Princeton University is moving to 2FA authentication for student LMS logins.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

While the federal government awards billions of dollars annually to get schools and libraries online, through its E-rate program, Albemarle’s project is technically ineligible for that because it’s “off campus,” even though it will be an extension of the school network with all its security, filters and firewalls. Textbooks have given way to Google Classroom and the Blackboard Learn management system, and lessons are assigned, submitted and assessed online.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Via Techcrunch : “ Blackboard cofounder Michael Chasen takes CEO reins at PrecisionHawk.” Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. “Call for Diversity in Ed Tech Design” by Jade E.