Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls


Kajeet is proud to announce its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. This Google initiative is designed to transform the school bus into an extension of the classroom by providing students with devices to take home as part of a 1:1 program and filtered Wi-Fi on the school bus powered by the Kajeet SmartBus ™. Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBus

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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.

Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report


Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. The post Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report appeared first on the Edthena blog.

3 Google Fiber programs that could help ease the digital divide

eSchool News

Google’s affordable broadband service is already impacting some communities and schools. percent of American households with school-age children currently have broadband access at home. Google Fiber offers a wonderful data package to its home subscribers.

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


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!

Record and Upload Video with One Click: It’s Now Possible within Google Chrome


We’ve developed a one-click video record and upload solution for Google Chrome to support professional development for teachers. Edthena users will have immediate access to the video tool inside Edthena when using Google Chrome.

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School leadership toolkit targets digital equity

eSchool News

Leverage special broadband offerings. The Digital Equity Action Agenda is made possible by Dell, Google Fiber, Kajeet, Qualcomm Education, Inc., Digital Learning and Tools Networking & Broadband News School Administration Top News

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures


And government policy-makers for the most part have stayed out of the economy’s way; it was not a civic issue whether or not you had the money to buy the latest PlayStation, or could afford to advertise your business on Google Ads. Welcome to NEO Blog 2018!

What happens when student hackers shut down a district’s internet?

eSchool News

That instantly created problems in the classroom, where teachers relied on Google Apps for Education tools like Google Classroom for instruction. “It’s Teachers had to scrap their plans for the day—because those plans were in Google—and go to Plan B.”.

When one-to-one goes wrong

eSchool News

The problem related to the student accounts that are auto-generated at the district level for platforms like Google apps for education. Not all implementations are smooth sailing. Here’s what to keep an eye on.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives


A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community. Digital Passport is available on the web, iOS, and on Google Play. The High-Tech Headband That Can Make Your Stressed Brain Happy Again The Moon has faster broadband than some parts of the UK A New Approach To Professional Development Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach? Education Revolution Google+ Community So You''re Looking for New Classroom Technology.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

For example, it’s no good investing in iPads for the school if the broadband bandwidth and Wi-Fi connectivity aren’t up to scratch. Buying resources and tech for your schools can be a big responsibility and choosing the right equipment can be tricky.

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Giza 3D - great, interactive 3D recreation of the Great Pyramids

Educational Technology Guy

A broadband internet connection is also strongly recommended. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Gaza 3D is a very cool project that recreates the Great Pyramids in 3D online to view in your web browser.

E-Rate Improvements Support Easier and Faster IT Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

When Tulare City School District officials wanted to provide Google Chromebooks to every student, they knew the wireless network wasn’t up to the job. E-Rate Improvements Support Easier and Faster IT Upgrades. lora.strum_r7w0. Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:57.

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

EdTech Magazine

Modern classrooms are open and flexible and have writable surfaces, modular furniture, one-to-one devices, hands-on learning with makerspace activities and robust broadband connectivity. Google+. Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:22. A 10th-grader enters her classroom, flips open her Chromebook and then settles into a quiet corner to work. .

Great resources on Digital Equity from CoSN (free)

Educational Technology Guy

Digital Equity Action Toolkit Students without home access to high quality broadband connectivity are at a disadvantage, unable to realize the full power of digital learning. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. David Andrade is a K–12 Strategy Specialist and Google Apps/Chromebooks specialist on the education strategy team for CDW·G, a leading provider of technology solutions and services to education, government and healthcare. K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56.

3 educational technology tools to be thankful for

eSchool News

Google is a familiar platform for most students, so it comes as no surprise that the Chromebook, which uses the Google Chrome browser, is the number one device of choice for more than 58 percent of U.S. Broadband improvements. The three Ts: Thanksgiving, turkey and tech.

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

EdTech Magazine

Since our nation’s beginning, the farm has been a foundation of American society , but too often rural communities do not have broadband access or don’t have access to the digital skills needed on today’s modern farms,” Snapp wrote in a blog post. “As

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

EdTech Magazine

With the ease of use, broadband availability, and rapid analysis visualizations , that has allowed teachers to start to make data-driven decisions about personalizing learning for an individual student or at the classroom level. . EDTECH: Google really dominates the top of this list.

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“If You Build It, They Will Come”: Why and How a Small Colorado District Upgraded its Network

Education Superhighway

Though for many school districts, slow download speeds in classrooms serve as the impetus for a network upgrade, there are many reasons district leaders strive to revamp their broadband infrastructure. The broadband itself was sufficient for the number of devices they had now, but what if they wanted to use more devices? Having a more robust broadband infrastructure has fostered a sense of innovation in Lewis-Palmer’s teachers, and not just in traditional subjects.

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


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. As much as 50 percent of employees in the country could be working in roles that require programming or software skills by 2030, according to estimates in a 2016 report by the National Broadband Network and the Regional Australia Institute.

Digital Divide


According to the Pew Research Center, 75% of American homes have internet and broadband access. How do we assist those students who don’t have internet access to obtain the proper access to broadband? is a Google Certified Educator Level 2 educator and loves to spread his passion of Ed Tech onto others. Is there a digital divide in our schools? This is an important question that has to be addressed by the leaders in school districts throughout the nation.

Targeting the digital divide

eSchool News

But there are some Google Fiber programs that might be well-positioned to tackle the digital divide. Read on for more: 3 Google Fiber programs that could help ease the digital divide. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


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.

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

The Hechinger Report

But faster, more affordable broadband could help students navigate the effects of global warming evident in their own backyards. Eighth-graders Avril Seppilu, 13, right, and Tia Prentice, 13, left, listen during a Google Hangouts Meet video call to students in Hawaii.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap


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.

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


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.

Q&A: How the Virginia DOE and Orange County Leveraged E-rate

Education Superhighway

The Virginia Department of Education’s Learning Infrastructure Coordinator, Susan Clair, spearheads the effort to ensure school leaders are aware of the E-rate program, funding, tools and resources needed for a successful broadband upgrade. We recently went Google two years ago and see a big increase in bandwidth from that.

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


Take the perennially-popular “50 Best Apps” or “How to Make a Google Form” sessions that crop up every year. Does the session require broadband access that is not likely to exist in the homes of many students?

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.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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


Wakamiya: I am part of a nonprofit organization [called the Broadband School Association] that helps older people with learning how to use digital devices and computers, search using Google, this kind of stuff. “Lifelong learning” may be the latest buzzword in education. But for Masako Wakamiya, it’s much more than lip service. Three years ago, at the ripe age of 80, Wakamiya decided to learn how to code.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

This portion is made possible by the Sprint Foundation as a part of its 2014 pledge to provide wireless broadband to 50,000 K-12 students in low-income school districts across the country.

Digital Equity: Who Is Responsible?

Graphite Blog

Next Century Cities , a new effort from the Ford Foundation, focuses on getting mayors to commit their cities to lead Next Generation broadband. Some cities are leveraging home broadband investments by Google Fiber and other telecommunications firms to ensure that all neighborhoods -- especially underserved populations -- benefit from these efforts. This blog is the second in a series on digital equity from CoSN CEO Keith Krueger. Read the first post in the series here.

The E-Rate Aftermath

Gaggle Speaks

What Good is E-Rate Modernization if Schools Can’t Pay for What’s Connected to Broadband? I love this quote from Sarah McManus, a middle school teacher in Tyler Area, Texas, who said via Twitter, “Finally digging into Google Classroom.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 21, 2017 Google search links secret, court-protected names to online coverage | Ottawa Citizen → Computer experts believe it’s an unintended, “mind-boggling” consequence of Google search algorithms. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space. Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold.

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