The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. They’re building their own countywide broadband network.

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

HP Pledges to Invest in Tech to Enhance Education for 100 Million by 2025

EdTech Magazine

By Phil Goldstein Increasingly, tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, see improving internet access for the underserved as part of their corporate social responsibility. Access Points Classroom Digital Citizenship Digital Content Internet Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

Comcast Updates Internet Essentials Connections, Learning Center

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Comcast today announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, a broadband adoption program for low-income families in the U.S. Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Playware Studios

Google recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform. monthly was available to anybody with a broadband connection of over 10 MBPS. At this point you may ask; “What makes Google’s announcement so special?” For beginners, Google service launches with over 10 Tflops of graphics performance. The service is hosted on Google’s high bandwidth, low latency global network.

Coronavirus is poised to inflame inequality in schools

The Hechinger Report

According to the latest survey data from the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of adults have broadband internet at home. Then there are the companies offering free use of their products should crisis hit a school community. PearDeck, Google and GoGuardian are among them.

A Bootcamp Down Under: Trilogy Education Extends University Tech Training Globally

Edsurge

As technology companies from Google to Salesforce plant roots in Australia, government and business leaders down under are trying to figure out ways to train students and workers to keep up with a changing workforce. company thinks it can help prepare the country’s future programmers. In May 2018, the company announced it had raised $50 million to expand to universities around the world. But the company doesn't want to become an online education service provider.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

But computing power, device adoption, pervasive broadband and exponentially networked collaboration platforms of the past decade have already moved us to a world of information abundance. Distance reduction allow companies to compete worldwide.

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Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

To achieve equity and resume coursework for students, Dr. Adams told MIND that Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) began with a district-wide survey to determine each family’s need for computers or a wired home broadband connection.

Q&A: Lea(R)n CEO Karl Rectanus on Lessons Learned From the Top 40 EdTech Tools

EdTech Magazine

Lear(R)n , the company behind the digital LearnPlatform, has recently released its second annual EdTech Top 40 list , which includes everything from assessment tools to operational platforms. . EDTECH: Google really dominates the top of this list.

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K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

As such, modern libraries should be outfitted with robust broadband and plenty of places for students and educators to charge equipment. Libraries may apply annually through the federal Universal Service Administrative Company for eligible components to bolster high-speed internet. . K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

The great irony is that the multimillion-dollar cable was planted in the Arctic by an Anchorage-based telecommunications company thanks, in large part, to global warming. She’s been doing Google Hangouts with us online, which is super convenient,” Tozier said.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. It just isn’t worth the cost to the broadband providers in that area to set up broadband access.

“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

The Hechinger Report

When administrators in Ohio’s Mentor Public Schools were buying MacBooks during the 2015-16 school year, the local Best Buy was offering a lower price than Apple, even after the company’s standard discount for school districts. The company eventually agreed. “No

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

As edtech leaders and stakeholders work to eliminate the homework gap, solutions such as mobile hotspots, low-cost broadband, private LTE networks and even Wifi on buses have the potential to ensure that students have 24/7 access to their education.

Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors

Edsurge

But through learning how to code, she believes that experience offers an even more important lesson to today’s education and technology companies: don’t forget about senior citizens. And while there’s a growing industry around serving adult learners in higher education, companies largely neglect to consider the needs of the elderly. What could education technology companies do to better support senior citizens? “Lifelong learning” may be the latest buzzword in education.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

There are some workaround solutions for those students without home Internet: They can download content onto their laptop’s hard drives, or in the case of Chromebooks and their minimal hard drive space, work offline in Google Drive or load the materials onto a USB flash drive.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

A year later, in their second grade, Google launched the first Chromebooks. However, this lag began to erode when the rise of cloud computing made it possible for edtech startups to flood the market with educational applications, the expansion of broadband internet gave those apps an easy distribution channel into campuses, and an increasing number and variety of mobile devices provided them an in-school abode.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Exposure may be one factor: A Google-sponsored Gallup report ( PDF ) that found that female students are less aware of online and local opportunities to learn computer science. Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Tagged on: April 8, 2017 Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data | Google Research → Fascinating and promising approach.

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Bids to bring fiber internet to schools are denied funding seven times more often than other projects

The Hechinger Report

When students at Woodman School, on the western edge of Montana, are working on research projects in class, they don’t have the option to start their search with Google. Imagine how many customers a company could get running 10 miles of fiber somewhere else.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Tagged on: April 8, 2017 Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data | Google Research → Fascinating and promising approach.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS PROGRAM ( www.internetessentials.com/apply ) Comcast announced it has now connected over six million Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, a comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income families in the U.S.

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How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

eSchool News

The modernization to Lifeline didn’t increase funding overall, but families will have the choice between phone discounts and a credit for broadband at home. We have an upcoming session for Google Expeditions, and all the teachers coming to that are going to be learning with my IT staff.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” Eric Holcomb says Indiana ’s low-rated online charter schools need ‘immediate attention and action’ ” Via Motherboard : “Half of West Virginia has Applied for Broadband Assistance.” ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school company that has been battling Ohio for quite some time now.

Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning

techlearning

Or Google’s Alexa? Today, things are so advanced that there is unlimited growth potential with AI companies designed to support business like yours. In essence, AI is something that can be packaged up and purchased on a monthly basis, like your broadband or phone.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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5 Trends to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the second of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five companies to watch in 2011 Five people to follow in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 201 Reverse Instruction is an innovative instructional strategy that was originally used by chemistry teachers Aaron Sams and Jon Bergman. Microsoft announced the deployment of Office Web Apps as a competitor to Google Apps.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.” is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) Via Techcrunch : “ Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City.” ” From Fast Company : “Amazon’s HQ2 could eliminate 1,500 affordable housing units in NYC.”

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

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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Content is a tyrant.

Learning with 'e's

The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum. In 1996, most pre-Google online searching was done using Yahoo! (a