Case Study: Chicago Connected

Education Superhighway

With the possibility of remote learning returning this fall, the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the philanthropic community, and leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) recognized a historic opportunity to eliminate broadband accessibility as a barrier to digital learning.

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. The district put in a request to their school board to upgrade their network’s bandwidth, and sought out additional support to make their broadband goals a reality. The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway. Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS) is a massive district.

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Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. The district put in a request to their school board to upgrade their network’s bandwidth, and sought out additional support to make their broadband goals a reality. The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway. Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS) is a massive district.

Edtech Reports Recap: Video Is Eating the World, Broadband Fails to Keep Up

Edsurge

The broadband gap isn’t only a problem for remote learning. That Broadband Gap Bar? schools had high-speed broadband connections. A different nonprofit, Connected Nation, has picked up EducationSuperHighway’s broadband baton.

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. Recently, SETDA released State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success , which looks at the current state of broadband access and how states are supporting teachers and students. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

Creating Conditions for Powerful Technology Use

Digital Promise

To support current implementation and to provide insights to shape future implementation, Digital Promise examined teachers’ experiences with technology and professional learning through a series of case studies.

BIOZONE Launches Comprehensive Environmental Science Program

eSchool News

Using engaging, current, and relevant case studies, this includes activities on: COVID-19 pandemic (snapshot up until July 2020). Global climate change – latest scientific data (up to 2019 in some cases). Limited broadband access may be an obstacle for many students.

Schools Turned to Outdoor Learning for Safe, Equitable Instruction in 2020. They Don‘t Have to Go Back.

Edsurge

This year, the fields of outdoor learning and green schoolyards reached a tipping point, as thousands of schools around the country took their chairs, desks and easels—and log stumps, straw bales, picnic blankets and Wi-Fi—outside, to study under leafy tree canopies and shady tents.

A Cross-sector Business Incubator in Taos, New Mexico: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

Digital Promise

Developed by the University of New Mexico-Taos Education and Career Center and local business partners, Taos HIVE was designed to solve challenges unique to rural communities, such as geographic isolation, education deserts , and lack of access to broadband and other services.

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Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

When a book fell apart (a classic case of planned obsolescence), the district didn’t purchase the right to photocopy another student’s book to replace it. In this case, the balance of power and control shifts from the publisher to the school and the school gets to dictate characteristics of the content such as which authors/content creators/publishers they want to work with or how they want to organize the scope and sequence of the curriculum.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

However, school leaders should press providers on research, evidence, and case studies where the device choice and implementation lead to positive student outcomes. Assess and understand current infrastructure and broadband capabilities. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Having worked with almost 500 school districts and 3,000 school leaders over the past year, I’ve often been asked, “What type of devices should we buy?”

Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money

Edsurge

That’s arguably the case for U.S. Recent studies by Deloitte and the Gates Foundation have shed light into how educators engage with edtech. It is also not too surprising, given that for much of this decade businesses and governments have laid the infrastructure needed to support online learning, through enabling better broadband internet access and providing cheap computing devices to schools.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Many of the organizations listed have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation.

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Automation Will Hit Young People Hardest. Can These Nonprofits Prepare Them for It?

Edsurge

We have lots of case studies and examples that really allow them to explore different concepts, such as one about bias that might be on TikTok. And in some cases they’re working hourly as essential employees at grocery stores or hospitals, just to help with household income.

Navigating the Shift to OER

edWeb.net

Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information.

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What If Schools Viewed Outdoor Learning as ‘Plan A’?

Edsurge

They created a sort of how-to manual for outdoor learning, detailing everything from campus site assessments and classroom infrastructure to case studies and curriculum.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

edWeb.net

DeLeón, Education Programs Professional at the Nevada Department of Education, and Alison Harte, Instructional Materials Specialist for the Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support in the Florida Department of Education, presented case studies on how their states are changing the conversation to digital first. School leaders must sit back and wait for a decision, and materials are approved on case-by-case basis.

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Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

After finding a review they want to consider, educators can then focus in on the evaluation, comments, and recommendation regarding the educational material, and in many cases compare that review to a different state’s review of the same resource. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself.

Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

edWeb.net

Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

Dr. Rocco was awarded the K-12 Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018; the 2018 Leadership Award from the Consortium for Public Education; and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Tri-State Study Council and the University of Pittsburgh. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information.

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon consider adopting a new version of its Lifeline program to increase broadband access for the millions of low-income Americans who do not have consistent service. We spent three years studying the research on digital media and literacy, conducted an extensive review of the apps marketplace, observed new programs underway at sites around the country, and visited academic and industry labs looking for breakthrough products and models.

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon consider adopting a new version of its Lifeline program to increase broadband access for the millions of low-income Americans who do not have consistent service. We spent three years studying the research on digital media and literacy, conducted an extensive review of the apps marketplace, observed new programs underway at sites around the country, and visited academic and industry labs looking for breakthrough products and models.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” “Taking action,” in this case, meant releasing some case studies and posting a notice on the Federal Register about how a competitive grant program could provide a more “innovative” way to build assessments. He’s sent FOIA requests to school districts, and in many cases they have been unwilling or unable to share their textbook data. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. But not in the case of our software." " Tagged on: September 13, 2017 Back to school, back to the problem of rural broadband parity | Baltimore Sun → As students return to school, we are all reminded of the challenges created by gaps in broadband access in Maryland’s rural areas and beyond.

EdTech 150

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. But not in the case of our software." " Tagged on: September 13, 2017 Back to school, back to the problem of rural broadband parity | Baltimore Sun → As students return to school, we are all reminded of the challenges created by gaps in broadband access in Maryland’s rural areas and beyond.

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