Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Broadband’s Big Picture. Links to Local Learning.

7 things supporting broadband best practices

eSchool News

State leadership can have a powerful impact on broadband best practices in K-12 schools–and a new report highlights success stories and strong policies supporting broadband connectivity. ” Key elements in broadband best practices.

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5 priorities for broadband access

eSchool News

Equitable, reliable, and robust broadband access both on and off campus is essential to support digital learning and prepare K-12 students for life and work. Related content: 7 things supporting broadband best practices.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I They’re building their own countywide broadband network.

2019 Report Highlights Best Practices for Driving Broadband Connectivity and Access for Students

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“In order to provide personalized learning experiences for students to best prepare them for college and careers, and to compete in a global economy, all schools need access to reliable, high-speed broadband," said SETDA's incoming Executive Director, Candice Dodson

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Students use this time for school and personal projects where tech might not be required but could add value.

OPINION: The outbreak didn’t need to be this hard on students — we can do better next time by rethinking how and when learning takes place

The Hechinger Report

We have failed to address the persistent inequities in student access to technology, broadband internet social networks, mentors, enrichment activities, community and service learning, and the other elements that comprise learning.

FCC changes its rules, puts educational spectrum up for open auction

The Hechinger Report

In Albemarle County, Virginia, where school officials estimate up to 20 percent of students lack home broadband, radio towers rise above an apple orchard on Carters Mountain, outside Charlottesville. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

The coronavirus has in many ways become an unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships, forcing a readjustment of expectations without daily check-ins and in-person interaction, without tissues for tears, high-fives for a job well done or praise in front of classmates.

98 Percent of U.S. Public School Districts Connected to High-Speed Broadband, But 2.3 Million Students Still Left Behind

Education Superhighway

EducationSuperHighway today released its annual State of the States report highlighting the major progress that has been achieved to connect nearly every public school classroom to high-speed broadband. The fast-paced learning environment must not be slowed by insufficient broadband.”

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. English AI looks like all the other talking heads sitting at a news desk, but the English-speaking anchor isn’t a person.

Which Stories Do the Nations' Education Technology Reporters Want You To Follow?

Edsurge

But when it comes to the biggest stories of the year thus far, what are the writers themselves—education reporters—reading and thinking about? Nichole Dobo (The Hechinger Report): I think there's been a real push in schools to (to use a jargon term) personalize learning. Benjamin Herold: So the school's name was GOAL Academy, and it's an online academic learning academy. Increasingly, that means broadband. What is one thing that you've learned?

More schools are online than ever before – but it’s far from perfect

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Among high schools, only 6 percent nationwide now report that they lack WiFi, according to the CoSN report. Is technology necessary to personalize learning? Read more about Blended Learning. Credit: Getty Images.

How transparent is school data when parents can’t find it or understand it?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jenny Abamu for The Hechinger Report. When Mosi Zuberi learned that his 18-year-old son, Kaja, might not graduate from McClymonds High School in Oakland, he anguished over his parenting missteps, wondering where he had gone wrong. Photo: Jenny Abamu for The Hechinger Report.

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Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Dressed in pastel pink and green for an early spring day, second-grader Katherine Cribbs was learning about energy on a virtual field trip – to her own school. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. I learned that our solar panels rotate,” she said. “So, ARLINGTON, Va.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Sharing student learning with frazzled parents was also the motivation behind the social-media app Seesaw , launched in 2015. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Bids to bring fiber internet to schools are denied funding seven times more often than other projects

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Future of Learning.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. Second, it’s governed by high expectations and high standards, grounded in the belief that all children can (and do) learn regardless of who they are or where they live. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

It depends on your learning goals, according to EducationSuperHighway. Technology has become an integral part of day-to-day classroom activities, used for everything from improving personalized learning initiatives to cutting down on unwanted behavior.

Three Things We Learned at Khan Academy Over the Last Decade

Edsurge

They inform my day-to-day work as well as the important learnings I’ll take forward for years to come. Teachers are the unwavering center of schooling and we should continue to learn from them every day. I was humbled by these early teachers’ feedback and the learnings they shared.

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested. Offering online learning? Be sure to consider the alignment of your strategy and expectations to the broadband internet infrastructure needed to support it.

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

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Lea(R)n CEO Karl Rectanus on Lessons Learned From the Top 40 EdTech Tools. And what does this mean for trends in new learning practices, like individualized learning? I think you're starting to see people are writing their own learning management systems.

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OPINION: Online homework tools trade ‘busy work’ for feedback to help end inequities in schools

The Hechinger Report

Many online homework tools already exist, and they allow students to practice what they learn in school and get immediate and very focused feedback on their work. Those dull, outdated assignments don’t further learning goals and only serve to disengage students. That kind of instructional practice resembles what you see with one-on-one tutoring and can be a powerful lever for improving teaching and learning.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” ” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. Summer.

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OPINION: Why is Trump’s ed secretary ignoring the biggest development in education since the printing press?

The Hechinger Report

A critical difference between the two types of choice is the vastly greater number of options associated with course-based choice, of which so-called personalized learning and blended learning are subsets. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

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. NOTE: Next week’s “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” will be on vacation. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition). It could theoretically enable privacy-first personalized learning without the need to share student data with cloud providers.

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States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. State leaders were less surprised to learn that, on average, there are only about six devices for every 10 Utah students, or that the wireless infrastructure is not adequate in many schools.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

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. NOTE: Next week’s “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” will be on vacation. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition). It could theoretically enable privacy-first personalized learning without the need to share student data with cloud providers.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition).

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Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. 2 priority is broadband and network capacity. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. Learning is not just in the classroom — it comes home with you.”

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What's Happened in North Carolina With Statewide Support for Digital Learning

Edsurge

And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Here’s what we learned. North Carolina has been supporting digital learning longer than many other states. It was among the first in the nation to draft a Digital Learning Plan , published in 2015. “We