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How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

Education Superhighway

She is the current Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) and an Illinois State E-rate Coordinator. Moreover, Mindy serves on several state and national associations such as the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and State E-rate Coordinator Alliance (SECA).

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A community broadband approach to closing the connectivity gap

Education Superhighway

Jojo Myers Campos is the state broadband development manager and has been working on the Nevada Connect Kids Initiative for the past two years. After years of research, Jojo and her team proposed solving the problem through community broadband upgrades – bringing together stakeholders across towns to build business cases for upgrades.

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How a tech director increased digital access

Education Superhighway

In 2016, EducationSuperHighway worked with the Virginia Department Of Education (VDOE) to hire an E-rate and school technology specialist. 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.

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How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Libraries Close, Internet Access Ends There have been several studies about how the lack of fast home broadband has hurt kids’ access to online learning during school closures. Runners up to VR, in descending order, were augmented reality, education features on social media, personalized chatbots, and drone delivery of course materials.

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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? They provided free technical assistance to education administrators in navigating the E-rate program.

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Best practices for managing web filtering in a digital learning environment

Hapara

Schools that receive E-rate program discounts for broadband access are required to have internet safety policies with “technology protection measures.” But let’s say there’s a harmful online topic or social media hoax that’s gone viral, and you don’t want kids to search for it at all.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? million Idaho Education Network settlement | Idaho EdNews → After eight years - and with state-issued checks totaling $3.4M - the state has closed the costly and convoluted case of the Idaho Education Network broadband project.

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