How 2 states are making school broadband a priority

eSchool News

As digital tools play an increasingly larger role in learning, states are targeting school broadband access for all students. As high-speed broadband internet becomes critical for student success in and beyond the classroom, a number of state education leaders are forging partnerships to strengthen school broadband throughout their districts. In New Mexico, more than 30 percent of state districts lack high-speed school broadband.

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.

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CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. Cybersecurity and broadband/network capacity are tied for the top priorities for IT leaders in 2018, while budget constraints were marked as one of the most pressing challenges for a fourth straight year. Data-driven instruction and decision-making broke into the top three this year, joining broadband and network security, which jumped one place to the top spot, and cybersecurity, which jumped two spots to become No.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Eric Bredder (second from left), a teacher at Monticello High School, confers with students using the CNC milling machine, one of several computer-guided fabrication tools used by his classes. 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.

Broadband is a human right

Learning with 'e's

The 2011 ALT-C Conference is being held at the University of Leeds on a campus that is as convoluted as the maze of arguments and discussions we are enjoying. And we will need these in equal measure throughout the conference, because all of the sessions I have attended so far have sought to go beyond the run-of-the-mill conference papers of old, to challenge preconceptions, problematise old knowledge and generally rattle a few cages along the way.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide.

SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

Edsurge

What was once the premier, must-go conference in the education technology industry is now going away. based membership association will no longer hold its annual education technology conferences, once staple events for industry leaders.

Call for Proposals Now Open - "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide.

Going to a Tech Conference? Make Sure to Focus on What Matters.

Edsurge

Educators often go to professional development events, including technology conferences for a variety of reasons. Before the start of a conference, most conference goers look through the program offerings and make decisions about which sessions to attend based on limited information, such as title and speaker. Conferences like these sessions because they’re popular, but most of the content can be found online, and of course, via word of mouth recommendations from teachers.

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). He is one of TechSoup's primary presenters at conferences in the U.S.

Announcing the Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. MORE INFORMATION: The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor.

"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added information on the accepted sessions for the second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

eSchool News

Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. Broadband and network capacity is school technology leaders’ top priority, according to the results of an annual IT leadership survey from CoSN. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Broadband and network capacity is the top priority for IT leaders.

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Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow is our second Library 2.020 mini-conference! This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries--as well as the many unique challenges that they face.

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference is just one week away! This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries--as well as the many unique challenges that they face.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. MORE INFORMATION: The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor.

Look Into the Future Ready

CUE

Yet today, an estimated 21 million students in the United States still lack the needed broadband for digital learning while at school. Connect with Future Ready’s Tom Murray, one of our spotlight speakers, at the CUE 2017 National Conference ! CUE Conference Future Ready CUE 2017 National Conference Librarians

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards. PLUS we'll immediately send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 10 websites, 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

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Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we'll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year''s conference as a presenter. All submissions must relate directly to the Global Education Conference mission of increasing opportunities for collaboration, developing active global citizens, and ensuring educational opportunities for all. Global Education Conference Keynotes.

Live Education Events Are Back. But if They Host It, Will You Come?

Edsurge

After a grueling and prolonged pandemic, the days of stacked education conference calendars spanning the globe and events pulling in thousands of attendees might almost seem like a relic of bygone era. An annual conference for the Association for Middle Level Education in Louisville, Ky.,

10 tips for a successful virtual school board meeting

eSchool News

A virtual school board meeting could be as simple as a conference call that the public can join or as complex as a video-based meeting or webinar involving dozens of people. Check your broadband connection to ensure your meeting runs smoothly, without interruptions due to a slow connection.

Edtech Networking Conference Wraps Up Year

Edsurge

The last edtech conference of the year kicked off with a series of reflections by some well-known edtech pundits on the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of education and technology, including around how to assess learning, improve accessibility and catalyze procurement reform.

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

Edsurge

And among those who do have access, not all have a broadband connection. If the coronavirus keeps schools shuttered into the fall, it may be better to start improving the country’s physical broadband infrastructure as a way to ensure lasting connectivity. Emergency online teaching.

Laying the Foundation for Distance Learning Success

Digital Promise

We can video conference, we can share resources, we can share our successes.”.

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

These rural districts face the four significant challenges: broadband access, funding, people, and understanding the “why.” Broadband access has become more critical in the last year and a half than ever before.

How a tech director increased digital access

Education Superhighway

She’s a big advocate for expanding broadband access and digital equity, and she has become a key strategic planner for school Internet in Virginia. This diverse group of stakeholders gave us feedback on network infrastructure and broadband to VA school divisions. What were the biggest challenges to expanding broadband in Virginia? Overall, you have helped us be strategic in helping schools think about their broadband.

From Hotspots to School Bus Wi-Fi, Districts Seek Out Solutions to ‘Homework Gap’

Edsurge

boast broadband access these days, and plenty of assignments require the internet, when students head home, their connections are not quite in lockstep with schools. schools to high-speed broadband nears completion. on Thursday, at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition conference. But a holistic approach to the problem could significantly reduce the number of students living without broadband access at home, she added.

Teachers, cafeteria workers and school bus drivers should be next in line for the Covid vaccine

The Hechinger Report

As a working parent of a 10-year-old, I certainly welcome more space at our kitchen/conference/homework table. Opening schools would also free up broadband, computer hardware and time for parents who have had to set up home offices next to their children’s remote learning stations.).

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

FETC Converge

Broadband and network capacity is school technology leaders’ top priority, according to the results of an annual IT leadership survey from CoSN. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security. The survey collected responses from 526 ed-tech leaders, most in public school environments.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock announces partnership to connect every classroom in the state to high-speed Internet

Education Superhighway

The Office of the Governor and the Montana Office of Public Instruction have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to bring high-speed broadband to every school in Montana. In the coming weeks, EducationSuperHighway will work directly with school districts and other stakeholders to assess current broadband status across Montana. September 14, 2015.

How technology can amplify the effects of good teaching

Education Superhighway

What led you to become passionate about expanding broadband access, and what motivates you most about your role as Director of Instructional Policy and State E-rate Coordinator at DESE? And Compare and Connect K-12 shone a light on what districts paid for broadband, giving them leverage to negotiate better rates. Stay tuned for the next installment in our Broadband Leaders series, and feel free to connect with us on social media to celebrate K-12 connectivity leaders in your state.

Blockchain Misconceptions and the Future of Education

Doug Levin

For instance, over the last few months, I’ve had a lot of fun discussing Don and Alex Tapscott’s new book, Blockchain Revolution , with educators associated with the ISTE Games and Simulations Network as part of their book club (and presented on blockchain technology at the 2016 ISTE conference). Blockchain technology may seem magical, but it is not magic.

March 2018

techlearning

Making the Most Of Edtech Conferences ? Free School Broadband Comparison Tool ? FEATURES FUTURE-READY STRATEGIES TO DELIVER HIGH-IMPACT LEARNING EXPERIENCES NOW By Keith McBurnett Burnet (TX) Consolidated Independent School District’s Inspired Classroom project utilizes an infusion of technology, furniture, creativity, and community input.