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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." Twitter not your thing?

EdTech 150

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." Twitter not your thing?

EdTech 150

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

MindShift

” Sadie’s teacher reminds her that they’ll be using the educational software that she is already familiar with from her face-to-face classes at Ortega Elementary School: “It’s iReady, so we’ve got that.

To Leverage Tech in Writing Instruction, This Superintendent Channeled Justin Bieber

Edsurge

As an educator, Jared Cotton has worn nearly as many hats as Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew Cubbins—elementary math and science teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director of assessment and accountability, assistant superintendent, superintendent. Jared Cotton Twitter: @drjcotton Blog Give students journals, and a chance to fill them Content, Cotton acknowledges, is the fuel for the information economy.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (Probably worth checking out Sara Goldrick-Rab’s comments on Twitter about this one.). Still in its early stages, this ambitious project relies on a little-known public resource – a slice of electromagnetic spectrum the federal government long ago set aside for schools – called the Educational Broadband Service (EBS). Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.”

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Politics and Policies FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced Connect to Compete , a new non-profit initiative that brings private industry and the non-profit sector together to help expand broadband adoption and promote digital literacy. and aims to address some of the obstacles to broadband adoption -- in terms of cost, access, relevance, and digital literacy. The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can also follow us on Twitter for weekly updates, conference schedules and activities. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. Follow us on Twitter #liveclass20. Additional resources include Digital Passport, a suite of games for upper elementary students that teach important digital citizenship fundamentals.