Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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.

Broadband expands equitable access to education, workforce prep

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This makes access to adequate and reliable broadband even more important as the development of new technologies continues. Related content: 7 things supporting broadband best practices. Broadband’s big picture.


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When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers


For the first time, many students are learning in classrooms equipped with access to broadband internet and mobile computing devices. It seems that every day we read about newer and better applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Smart appliances that order groceries? No problem. Cars that drive themselves? Need a good movie to watch? Better than your best friend’s last recommendation. Estimates now suggest that up to 47 percent of U.S.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

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Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics, to online platforms and digital whiteboards. 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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How Leveraging Curiosity May Keep Students Engaged From Afar


League, a robotics program created through an alliance between FIRST ? This newfound passion led Bongiorno to transition to teaching general technology in the classroom and, eventually, robotics. We live in a rural area, and our broadband doesn't always hold.

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. And yet, reliable broadband is far from guaranteed in this region of towering plateaus, sagebrush valleys and steep canyons. According to an April 2018 Department of Education report, 18 percent of 5- to 17-year old students in “remote rural” districts have no broadband access at home.

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. Pew research suggests just 24 percent of US adults with less than a high-school diploma have home broadband access, while further Pew research indicates 95 percent of U.S. 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.

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


For example, there is no point spending thousands of dollars on new equipment if you don’t have the required WiFi connectivity, infrastructure or broadband speed for it. Whether it’s an interactive board, robotics resource, parent communications app or a school LMS , ensure that all staff are clued up and understand the benefits to ensure that processes – both in the class and behind the scenes – run as efficiently as possible.

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The cost of not investing rural high speed Internet: Why one school upgraded to fiber

Education Superhighway

The school district must leverage distance education — which requires a strong broadband connection. Jim went on to explain that the lack of affordable broadband moved beyond the school walls — it also hindered the community. A telepresence robot that allowed a senior to participate in classes in real-time so that she could graduate on time, despite an extended absence.

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

EdTech Magazine

The partnership, called “Blue 365,” will focus on some of the most common tech solutions being introduced into the agricultural sphere , including cloud technology, robotics and advanced communications, according to Mary Snapp, corporate vice president and lead for Microsoft Philanthropies. . Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:50.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education


Some call it “The Rise of the Machines” for the convergence of multiple technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, data science, robotics plus virtual and augmented reality. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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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. Like robots on an automotive assembly line, English AI can work 24 hours a day, doesn’t require benefits and can’t threaten its employer with a strike (yet). We are now living in a world in which robots do many of the jobs we once thought the preserve of humans.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

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Jason Innes, Director of Curriculum, Training, and Product Management, KinderLab Robotics. “We GHz frequency of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band.

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This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention


schools accessing high-speed broadband, and devices all but ubiquitous in the classroom, the question is no longer whether teachers and students are using technology, but how. With 99 percent of U.S.

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Equity * Access * Learning: Broadband 2.0. If yes, first provide seamless access to high-speed broadband inside and outside school for all learners -- no exceptions. Hear examples of transformative learning experiences, including robot building and programming, Minecraft gaming in action, and project-based learning experiences enabled by high-speed broadband access

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. But faster, more affordable broadband could help students navigate the effects of global warming evident in their own backyards. New state leadership will likely shape the future of rural broadband, but in what ways is yet to be determined.

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


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.

The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

SCREAM stands for science, computing, robotics, engineering, artificial intelligence, and math. Dr. Thomas shared some strategies to provide digital equity such as: Homework hotspots Have a map of internet hotspots around the community Low-cost broadband programs Search for ones like EveryoneOn that exist in your community Mobile hotspots and devices Search for programs like the 1 Million Project that provide mobile hotspots and devices.

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

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: July 18, 2017 Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids | Bloomberg → This is not a work of satire. Tagged on: July 9, 2017 As the Digital Divide Grows, an Untapped Solution Languishes: Educational Broadband Service (EBS) | Wired → Most EBS license holders don’t actually use their free spectrum. Summer. Summer and transitioning to a new day-to-day computer (Linux laptop).

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Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on DLD that the FCC will double its spending to $2 billion to connect schools and libraries to broadband over the next two years. By Kathleen Costanza.

How Do You Prepare Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Karen Cator Has Some Ideas.


There is a lot of talk these days about robots replacing humans in the workforce, but those conversations remain largely abstract. Making sure that schools are fully connected to broadband, making sure that students have devices that they can use inside of school and outside of school so that they have the opportunities to do their homework, do their research, find ways of solving challenges.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

They had a bee robot that they learned to program to better understand bee behaviors. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself.

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Via Wired : “ Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.” ” “A robot called Bina48 has successfully taken a course in the philosophy of love at Notre Dame de Namur University , in California,” Inside Higher Ed reports. (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

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Eric Holcomb says Indiana ’s low-rated online charter schools need ‘immediate attention and action’ ” Via Motherboard : “Half of West Virginia has Applied for Broadband Assistance.” “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement ,” the Communications of the ACM claims. Kiwicampus : a robot delivery service on campus.

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like


Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. In the past five years, South Fayette has leveraged grant funding, new-school construction and creative scheduling to give nearly 3,000 kids, from kindergarten through 12th grade, dedicated spaces for hands-on projects — coding, 3-D printing, computer-aided design and robotics — as part of their regular curriculum.

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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.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning


In truth, the term AI has (arguably) gained more notoriety for storylines of killer robots (and the occasional Wall-e) hell-bent on destroying mankind than for its practical use and business benefits. In essence, AI is something that can be packaged up and purchased on a monthly basis, like your broadband or phone. Thanks to breakthroughs in computing power, the potential of AI is now starting to be fulfilled.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies. Robots probably won’t take your jobs. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

Why are “virtual assistants,” “learning analytics,” “adaptive learning technologies,” and “robotics” distinct from the overarching category of “artificial intelligence”?). And gone from the horizon, these technologies from last year’s report: learning analytics, augmented reality and VR, makerspaces, affective computing, and robotics.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

11 Ed Tech Developments from Educause Efficient, Useful Blue-Light LED Draws Nobel Prize in Physics Robotics Enters K-12 Classrooms Startup Builds on Wi-Fi Chips for Cheaper Llast Mile'' to Home Broadband Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From MIT Media Lab Conversations Classroom 2.0 The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. “ When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers ,” Edsurge tries to reassure its readers. Robots are coming for your children. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Curating the Best Content for Learning , Spending on education technology is now in the tens of billions dollars as schools push for broadband, computer labs, and 1-to-1 tablets. Do you have students or library users ages 9 - 17 that can answer the questions Do you have what it takes to put a robot on the Moon? The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education.

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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. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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” Via Ars Technica : “Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” From the Udacity blog : “ Your Exclusive Guide To Pursuing A Robotics Career.” (National) Education Politics. “Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools.

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Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” ” Inside Higher Ed on Robot-Proof : “Northeastern president discusses his new book on how higher education can train students for careers where technology cannot make them redundant.” Via Brookings : “Signs of digital distress: Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods.”