Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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And, that makes access to adequate and reliable broadband even more important as the development of new technologies continues. Broadband’s Big Picture. Marc continues to advocate for and work with several other broadband initiatives in the state and with organizations like SETDA.

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

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They settle in at the computers where Caine teaches coding and software, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, or they head to the back room for the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and robotics kits. That’s why district leaders are eager to pilot an ambitious, statewide broadband initiative.

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5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

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In order to truly meet the needs of students, school decision makers should consider the following factors when investing in edtech: Weigh all options. A version of this post was originally published on April 4th, 2019 on Education Technology.

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3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs. Meet Learners Where They Operate. During a recent trip to the doctor, the office’s affiliate hospital was in the midst of transitioning to a new electronic medical records system.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

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

The Hechinger Report

A $500 round-trip flight to Anchorage or Fairbanks for teacher training, or a robotics tournament, or a college visit, is a hard sell for districts struggling with the impact of a statewide recession. Related: Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for internet speed.

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

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Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. 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.

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The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” Via Education Week : “ FUNecole : Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Extra money has allowed these wealthier districts to invest heavily in Chromebooks and iPads, state-of-the-art robotics programs, computerized blackboards, and high-end 3-D printers. The district held a town hall meeting by phone; 12,000 people listened in.

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” Via The New York Times : “ Kushner ’s Family Business Received Loans After White House Meetings.” Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Alex Usher reviews Robot-Proof : Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

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Pretty sure “meet with Pitbull” and “spend millions on protection services from the Federal Marshals” are not on anyone’s list of education priorities. Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “New Law Nixing Broadband Privacy Protections Stirs K–12 Fears.” ” Via Ars Technica : “ Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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” Inside Higher Ed reports that there’s “confusion over distance education rules”: “Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a.

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Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (Perhaps a starting place would be to be much more skeptical of the claims of IBM Watson and PR about “mind reading robot tutors.”). President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.

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Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” ” Via NPR : “Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “ Aflac ’s toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all.” Via Techcrunch : “ The Root robot teaches kids to code through Spirograph-style drawings.”

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” ” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via CNBC : “Google exec, Mark Cuban agree that these college majors are the most robot-resistant.” Education Politics.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is ‘offensive to fundamental rights of free speech,’ the judge said.” Via The Washington Post : “Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature.” Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies.

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To meet these challenges, educators must teach digital citizenship, an essential digital age skill that students need to become safe, responsible and respectful participants in a digital world. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings.

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Via Edsurge : “Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Meet Caliper , the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy.” The Trump Budget. Via The New York Times : “ Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts.”

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Wednesday, October 22nd at 4pm ISTE Webinar: Global STEMpreneurs , Meet teenage scientists, inventors and designers who are passionate about innovative thinking and entrepreneurship during this interactive panel. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world.