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Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha

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For those who care about rural education, this is a big disappointment,” says Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking , a nonprofit membership organization for school technology leaders. radio, TV, mobile data, broadband. Education Technology

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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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. After all, schools are preparing them for their future careers, which will include using some aspect of online technology.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

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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.

Free Tool Provides a Roadmap—Literally—For Faster, Cheaper Broadband in Schools

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We live in a very rural state and our fiber connectivity is not comparable to what you would have in some large populous states,” said Tom Hering, Director of Information Technology at Great Falls Public Schools in Montana. “We We were starting to [exceed] our bandwidth capacity… With our goals as a district to move towards mobile technology and online curriculum, we needed to begin focusing on [increasing bandwidth].” Education Technology Nonprofits Edtech Business

Providing free wireless hotspots helps this district close the equity gap

eSchool News

This is the chasm between the homes with and those without access to quality broadband. Broadband and internet Featured on eSchool News internet Mobile and Handheld Technologies Top NewsA new program is helping students connect to devices and internet after the last bell.

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

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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. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 public libraries.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

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Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. Tom Rolfes, education IT manager for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

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Before we start handing out devices, we want to make sure that all of students are on an even playing field; our board was very intent on this,” said Leeann Dooley, K-12 assistant principal and technology coordinator at the district.

Another Cause of Inequality: Slow Internet in Schools

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That was one frustrating situation Jean Tower recalls encountering when she started as director of technology at the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough , Massachusetts, about six years ago. What was the promise of technology that everyone saw in the beginning for education?”

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile, millions of American students trek to public libraries and fast-food restaurants to get online after school, or they go without — a problem known as the “homework gap.”. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007.

Digital divide hits small towns hard

eSchool News

While 96 percent of Americans in urban areas have access to fixed broadband, only 70 percent of New Mexicans have broadband access at home. The Hatch Valley schools receive the FCC’s E-Rate initiative, which reimburses schools and libraries for expenses related to internet access.

What You Need to Know About E-rate

Digital Promise

” This rarely noticed charge helps fund a variety of programs that enable families, libraries, and schools to stay connected. One of those programs is the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries, better known as E-rate. E-rate helps schools and libraries get affordable Internet access by discounting the cost of service based on the school’s location – urban or rural – and the percentage of low-income students served.

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

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monthly was available to anybody with a broadband connection of over 10 MBPS. With beloved titles such as Street Fighter IV, Back to the Future and Toy Story 3 in the launch library. Theoretically, Stadia hosted games could be streamed to tablets, mobiles and headsets directly. Articles Blog Technology Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Mixed Reality Serious Games simulation technology Virtual Reality

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Do all of my families live in an area that provides the infrastructure necessary to use technology? It just isn’t worth the cost to the broadband providers in that area to set up broadband access. Students do need to become fluent in computer and mobile technology use.

Academic Leaders Make Case for Net Neutrality

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In a session at the annual EDUCAUSE conference on Wednesday, three panelists encouraged the audience to advocate for net neutrality, stressing its importance to higher education institutions, libraries and other public service organizations. Under the Obama administration in 2015, the internet went from being categorized as an information service to a utility, said Tracy Mitrano, an attorney who used to be the director of information technology policy at Cornell University.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Faced with these numbers, agencies like RIFLI are rethinking how they do business, creating a noteworthy model based in building up technology and community partnerships.

From Flip Phones and Faxes to Future Focused Learning

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Technology for me in the 1980s was a dodgy microfiche in the university library and then my trusty and often dusty overhead projector in my classroom. They are far more used to technology, having grown up with computers and mobile phones. Discussion School Technology Tip

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

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. 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

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

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An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. Public libraries, community centers, restaurants, coffee shops, and the homes of friends and neighbors are other access possibilities.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

— Inside a high-ceilinged library at Northridge High School here, seniors are typing on 16-year-old laptops donated by a local Rotary Club. million into schoolwide technology upgrades. We literally dumpster-dive for technology.”.

Digital Equity: Who Is Responsible?

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Most educators and policy makers understand that equity is key to ensuring technology narrows rather than widens achievement gaps. "Anytime, anywhere" learning has been core to the vision of education technology leaders since the Internet, laptops, and mobile devices entered the classroom. With insufficient technology funding, the focus of our limited resources has remained on the classroom.

Digital Equity: 5 Steps to Addressing the Homework Gap

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In a sneak peek of the results from the forthcoming CoSN third annual E-Rate & Broadband Survey, which will be available by mid-October, the vast majority of U.S. school districts continue to report they are not currently doing anything to address technology access outside of school; 75 percent reported "no action" vs. 82 percent last year. Step 4: Seek mobile-hot-spot programs. Step 5: Take advantage of special broadband offerings.

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

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This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon consider adopting a new version of its Lifeline program to increase broadband access for the millions of low-income Americans who do not have consistent service. Address the lack of broadband Internet access in many lower-income homes.

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon consider adopting a new version of its Lifeline program to increase broadband access for the millions of low-income Americans who do not have consistent service. Address the lack of broadband Internet access in many lower-income homes.

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

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. AIR was established in order to address the critical need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and training at school level in Ghana. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

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Eleanor Roosevelt The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. link] Digital Wish : Two new videos - The Importance of Technology in American Schools and The Need for a Shift to Mobile.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We''ve just confirmed that we''ll be doing another Connected Librarian Day this year as a pre-conference event for Library 2.014 , and to coincide with Connected Educator Month (which we''re told will be held again this year). How does your library manage digital collections?

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.” The mobile app maker has raised $11.9 million from Morningside Technology Ventures, University Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. ” “ Smart Sparrow Adds Learner Data Analytics,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference is almost here! Huge thanks to the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science , the founding sponsor of the conference. The recordings of recent FutureofEducation.com shows are posted: David Loertscher on Library 2.0 , Gina Bianchini on Mightybell , Tim Wilson on Redirect , Peter Cookson on a Children''s Education Bill of Rights , and an iPads in the Classroom report.