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.

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Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic]

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Frank Smith Mobile devices are more prevalent in K–12 classrooms than ever. A new survey on mobile learning from Project Tomorrow shows that today's schools are relying increasingly on students having experience with devices like smartphones and tablets to engage in modern curriculum.

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

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All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools.

12 States Lead the Pack in the Nationwide School District Bandwidth Race

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Frank Smith Three challenges are holding back school districts from reaching broadband goals. Ethernet Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-Fi

After beefing up broadband, Kentucky upgrades web filtering

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The filtering system lets schools target mobile and stationary devices with customizable policies and drill-down reporting. Customizable filtering system to be installed in every school.

What Net Neutrality Means for the Future of Education

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Bandwidth Management Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Frank Smith Educators applaud the FCC’s move to maintain an open Internet.

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


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].” And today, the organization that helped Hering’s district reach its bandwidth goals released Compare & Connect K-12 , a new free tool that CEO Evan Marwell says will help provide high-speed broadband at lower costs for school leaders looking to amp up students’ digital access. “We

Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds

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Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility NetworkingBy Meg Conlan Nearly 30 states across the country failed to claim E-Rate funding for schools and libraries.

The Road to K–12 Connectivity Begins with State Partnerships

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Frank Smith E-Rate reforms have made it a lot easier to provide broadband to rural schools, but there are still hurdles to overcome. Budgeting Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

Schools Focus on Infrastructure After Securing E-Rate Funding

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Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-FiBy Wylie Wong Districts take advantage of federal funds to upgrade or build out their Wi-Fi networks.

5 ways connected school buses are on the rise

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3, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler asking the FCC to use its authority to help close the homework gap where students still need broadband access in order to complete homework assignments.

Q&A: Looking to the Future of Classroom Tech with Tom Murray

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Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Policies WirelessFrank Smith One of EdTech's 2015 Top 50 K–12 IT bloggers talks about the technologies that are creating sweeping changes in the industry.

President’s 2016 Budget Proposal Could Revive EETT Program

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Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless Frank Smith New funds could help orient public school educators to new educational technology strategies and methods.

E-Rate Funding Applications Total $3.9B for 2015

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Classroom Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Online Learning WirelessFrank Smith 'These requests reflect long pent-up demand' says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

HP Pledges to Invest in Tech to Enhance Education for 100 Million by 2025

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Access Points Classroom Digital Citizenship Digital Content Internet Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking WirelessBy Phil Goldstein Increasingly, tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, see improving internet access for the underserved as part of their corporate social responsibility.

Q&A: CoSN’s Keith Krueger on the Future of K–12 Networks

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By Jena Passut Consortium’s CEO outlines how to achieve digital equity and lays out a strategy for bringing broadband to K–12 education. Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

Learn how this state is expanding off-campus connectivity for students

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The Internet Broadband Expansion for Minnesota Students grants help provide students with the high-speed internet connections needed to complete homework and access other online learning opportunities. Featured on eSchool News IT Management IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband News

5 Tips to Help Get the Most out of E-Rate 2.0

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By Wylie Wong These tips can help schools and districts as they apply for broadband funding. . Budgeting Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Procurement Wi-Fi Wireless

Districts Expand Their Wi-Fi Footprints

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Access Points Bandwidth Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-Fi Wide Area NetworksBy Karen J. Bannan Wi-Fi becomes a necessity as more school districts log on for learning. .

Kajeet: Overcoming the K–12 Digital Divide with Education Broadband

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Classroom Mobility Networking Wi-Fi WirelessBy Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D. Kajeet's modular, wireless solution is a refreshing alternative to overcoming K-12 infrastructure woes.

Looking Inside the E-Rate Overhaul

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By Wylie Wong Changes made in 2014 are intended maximize spending, simplify administration and make sure that schools have affordable broadband. Budgeting Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

How to Maximize Your District's E-Rate Spending

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Classroom Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff E-Rate changes help ensure schools can spend funds effectively.

Schools lend out mobile hotspots to get all students online

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At Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha, students can take the internet home with them using mobile Wi-Fi hotspots from the school library. internet IT Newsletter broadband digital divide hotspots kajeet wi-fiHotspots help bridge digital divide in Wisconsin.

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

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Blended Learning internet IT Newsletter Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband blended learning flipped classroom IT leadership laptop one-to-one school ITFollow these guidelines to create a technology infrastructure that support teachers and students.

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Kajeet honors ‘Action Heroes’ closing the Homework Gap

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Kajeet, a provider of safe mobile student internet connectivity, has launched its 2016 campaign to highlight the “real action heroes” in school districts working to close the Homework Gap for their students. The Homework Gap refers to the number of school-age children who don’t have broadband access at home and cannot complete their school assignments. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband News Top News

How to Plan Smarter for K–12 IT Infrastructure

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Bandwidth Management Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-FiBy Tim Kridel Good project planning lays a solid foundation for tech growth in the future .

Providing free wireless hotspots helps this district close the equity gap

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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.

Alabama district puts wi-fi on buses

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McClatchy Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband News Top NewsPlan for digital conversion prompts district to examine Wi-Fi availability. Because of the need to make sure every student has 24-hour internet access, buses may play a significant role in Decatur City Schools’ (Ala.)

4 Tips for Making Your E-Rate Application Smooth

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Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff When applying for E-Rate, schools and districts should plan ahead.

When one-to-one goes wrong

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Broadband and internet Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Keys to Successful Mobile Learning Making One-to-One Computing a Reality Mobile and Handheld Technologies Top NewsNot all implementations are smooth sailing. Here’s what to keep an eye on.

Texas district upgrades fiber optic network

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CFISD is building a 100G network with the vision of providing students and staff ‘Anytime, Anywhere’ broadband access so they can easily interact and collaborate with peers and engage in distance learning initiatives.

School leadership toolkit targets digital equity

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Seek mobile hotspot and/or affordable LTE programs. Leverage special broadband offerings. Digital Learning and Tools Networking & Broadband News School Administration Top NewsCoSN’s new tools aim to solve ‘homework gap’ and help students benefit from digital learning.

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

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Student athletes, musicians, and other pupils who spend a good portion of their after-school time on the road or at events will also use those mobile devices. Best Practices Blended Learning internet broadband classrooms e-rate home access home internet access schools wi-fi

Streamlining the E-Rate 2.0 Application Process

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Classroom Digital Content Funding Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff Recent changes to E-Rate help to speed your school’s review process.

6 Tips for Maximizing Mobile Hotspots

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By Michael Sheehan Try these six tips for minimizing broadband usage with portable routers. Mobile Broadband Mobile Device Management Mobility

The next generation of wireless services: Super-fast 5G

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The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to clear the way for mobile devices to send and receive signals over high-frequency spectrum that has had only limited uses until recent technological advances. IT Management IT Newsletter McClatchy Networking & Broadband News

Are cables in the classroom a thing of the past? Maybe

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With the advent of mobile technologies, things haven’t changed quite as much as one might expect. Broadband and internet Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Top News cables dongle hdmi iPad miracast smartboard surface pro tablets whiteboard wifi wires

First Future Ready Schools Summit Kicks Off

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Bandwidth Management Funding Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless Frank Smith School leaders gather for orientation on nationwide digital-learning efforts, in conjunction with ConnectED.