EducationSuperHighway & Massachusetts connect residents to affordable broadband

Education Superhighway

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), part of the Infrastructure Law, provides eligible households with a $30 monthly subsidy for affordable broadband at home. The school districts found that the most effective forms of outreach they did were through social media, texting, and robocalls.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. Schools need to get better at telling the story of the good things happening in classrooms,” said Steven Anderson, a former teacher and instructional technology director who now consults with districts about venturing into social media. With Seesaw, a social media app], they get a front row seat.”.

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A community broadband approach to closing the connectivity gap

Education Superhighway

Jojo Myers Campos is the state broadband development manager and has been working on the Nevada Connect Kids Initiative for the past two years. After years of research, Jojo and her team proposed solving the problem through community broadband upgrades – bringing together stakeholders across towns to build business cases for upgrades. What experiences led you to become passionate about expanding broadband access?

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ It’s also vital that school leaders take a hard look at access once students leave the school doors, as five million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while at home according to a Pew Research Center report. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story!

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technology like tablets PCs, apps, and access to broadband internet are lubricating the shift to mobile learning, but a truly immersive mobile learning environment goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner. As planning, thinking, performance, and reflection are both mobile and digital, they gain an immediate audience with both local and global communities through social media platforms from twitter to facebook, edmodo to instagram.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). This means lower costs up-front and lower costs overall when compared to the combined costs of cellular and monthly broadband Internet service to the home. By using Google Drive or Archive.org , media can be made available for students to download offline, when they may be without a WiFi connection as well as for those students with limited data plans.

Why a Maryland CIO Created a Forum to Connect K-12 Students

Education Superhighway

In addition to celebrating school districts nationwide, this year our blog will feature a new Broadband Leaders series. Stay tuned for the next installment in our Broadband Leaders series, and feel free to connect with us on social media to celebrate K-12 connectivity leaders in your state. Success Stories Broadband Leaders

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

eSchool News

However, only 18 percent of teachers reported the majority of students have access to the digital tools they need at home, which left those students without access to broadband at a significant disadvantage. The benefits extend beyond schoolwork, as adults also can go online to find and apply for jobs (more than 90 percent of recruiters use or plan to use social media to find potential employees).

How Tech Enhances Class Performance

Ask a Tech Teacher

California has recently increased state investment in school technology , focusing on better broadband connections and supporting further teaching of computer science. A balanced approach is particularly useful when dealing with the potential negative effects of digital use, and especially social media. In some cases, even after guidance, children may still use social media in questionable ways , and this could indicate other underlying issues or vulnerabilities.

10 tips for a successful virtual school board meeting

eSchool News

Using a combination of a web conferencing platform like Zoom, social media video streaming service similar to Facebook, and a board management system like Simbli , districts can achieve these goals while also creating a positive experience for all attendees.

Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. Brechner is not ignorant of the fact that broadband provision is a necessity for such projects to succeed, indeed he even declared that 'broadband is a human right'. OER computer games social media OLPC

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

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. We typically hear that while most learners own smartphones, they are “only” using them for things like social media and text messaging. 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.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

My students are also in a graduate program that teaches critical understanding of media. Here were the three biggest trends they identified (in no particular order): Tech Addiction Rich media—gaming, VR, mixed reality—can be so powerful that they distract us from the offline world. This theme keyed into addiction concerns, as social media and gaming become ever more effective in giving us dopamine hits.

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Neo LMS

To my untrained statistician’s eye these figures seem moderate, and indicate that the digitization of the classroom is not happening as rapidly as the tech media would have us think. For instance if you only have one laptop with broadband access that requires a teacher sign-in, then look at designing project-based learning modules with teams of students where online research is simply one component of a larger project. Starting a social media account.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

Commissioner Michael O’Reilly met personally with the group and spoke to his belief that schools are purchasing too much broadband and need to be monitored for wasteful spending. The story of San Antonio Elementary’s shared 100 MBs of broadband with four other rural school districts was used to highlight the continued need for investment in the broadband infrastructure for school districts that continue to be underserved.

A Sideways Look at the Future of Higher Education

Edsurge

The bottom line is that consumers gained control of where, when, and what media they consumed. The Federal Communications Commission in 1975 established regulations limiting media cross-ownership.

Savvas Learning Company Teams Up with EveryoneOn to Provide Free WiFi to 100 Families to Support Digital Learning at Home

eSchool News

This year, more than ever, teachers deserve to be recognized for the impactful role they serve in the lives of students, not only in educating our nation’s children and inspiring them to learn, but also supporting their social and emotional well-being.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. John Windhausen Jr. ( @SHLBCoalition ) Executive Director, Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition John Windhausen Jr.

Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

For a time when we are physically social distancing, it has been beautiful to see how people are coming together to take care of our nation’s children. I am inspired and encouraged by the innovations I’m seeing in schools and homes across the country.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference - Registrations and Call for Proposals Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. As executive director, he spearheads SHLB's membership growth and shapes its broadband policy recommendations.

Call for Proposals Now Open - "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. As executive director, he spearheads SHLB's membership growth and shapes its broadband policy recommendations.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. As executive director, he spearheads SHLB's membership growth and shapes its broadband policy recommendations.

OPINION: The truth about returning to school? There’s no easy answer

The Hechinger Report

The debate is raging on social media, school email chains, and even around the dinner table. But, of course, keeping kids at home will also result in some deaths, as would driving them to soccer practice or keeping them socially isolated for months.

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How a tech director increased digital access

Education Superhighway

She’s a big advocate for expanding broadband access and digital equity, and she has become a key strategic planner for school Internet in Virginia. This diverse group of stakeholders gave us feedback on network infrastructure and broadband to VA school divisions. What were the biggest challenges to expanding broadband in Virginia? Overall, you have helped us be strategic in helping schools think about their broadband.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

” To help increase digital literacy awareness in underserved communities, Broadband Rhode Island , a partner with RIFLI, created a curriculum in 2011 for adult education teachers to promote digital literacy among adult learners. To address these different learning levels, RIFLI uses the Northstar Digital Literacy assessment exam as the basis for a curriculum that teaches how to use a computer to using Microsoft Excel and Word as well as social media, specifically Facebook.

Schedule for Thursday's "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0) - Register Now

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. John Windhausen Jr. ( @SHLBCoalition ) Executive Director, Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition John Windhausen Jr.

TODAY: "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. John Windhausen Jr. ( @SHLBCoalition ) Executive Director, Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition John Windhausen Jr.

Sessions Announced for "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. John Windhausen Jr. ( @SHLBCoalition ) Executive Director, Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition John Windhausen Jr.

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

The Hechinger Report

The message, from Zach Leverenz, founder of the nonprofit EveryoneOn, attacked the Educational Broadband Service (EBS), which long ago granted school districts and education nonprofits thousands of free licenses to use a slice of spectrum — the range of frequencies that carry everything from radio to GPS navigation to mobile internet. This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return.

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

The Innovative Educator

Dr. Curran explained that she and her son have a joint social media account. They use social media side by side so that when he turns 13 he will have the tools and guidance necessary to be successful. Dr. Curran explained that what should be trending in social media is the learning that happens in the classroom. Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens grew and I became aware of more organizations, as well as some of their supporting tools and resources. Such opportunity requires high-speed broadband in every school and Education SuperHighway is working to make that opportunity a reality.

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How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Libraries Close, Internet Access Ends There have been several studies about how the lack of fast home broadband has hurt kids’ access to online learning during school closures.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

Commissioner Michael O’Reilly met personally with the group and spoke to his belief that schools are purchasing too much broadband and need to be monitored for wasteful spending. The story of San Antonio Elementary’s shared 100 MBs of broadband with four other rural school districts was used to highlight the continued need for investment in the broadband infrastructure for school districts that continue to be underserved.

Announcing the Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryopendata on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. As part of the California State Library’s Executive team, she is co-director a Knight Foundation grant to support open data literacy in public libraries and communities and serves on the board of CENIC, California’s research and education broadband network.

Education Is the New Healthcare, and Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing

Edsurge

As adoption of these products and services increases around the world, so too does the opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs to generate positive social and economic impact alongside financial returns. hours on social media.

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

While their peers who have access to high speed internet and tech spend an awful lot of time practicing digital fluency in social media (and yes, that is definitely practice), the tech-less kids spend their free time away from a keyboard. It just isn’t worth the cost to the broadband providers in that area to set up broadband access. Technology in the workforce and socially is only going to become more prevalent.

How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

Education Superhighway

We spoke with her about the challenges and triumphs she’s seen in advocating for broadband access across the state for the second installment in our new Broadband Leaders series. . I’m a very social and collaborative person, so my approach to handling that stress and confusion was to join everyone together to tackle applications as a group. You’ve driven thousands of miles across the state to meet with school district leaders about their broadband upgrades.

The Power of Delayed Gratification

EdSense

The best example is the advertisement of MTS Internet Broadband where the moment a baby is born, he is internet-ready and far ahead of the grown ups around. The researchers found that children who were able to wait longer for the preferred rewards tended to have better life outcomes, as measured by scores in standardized tests, ability to handle stress, social skills and other life measures. better stress management and social skills and other life measures.

Addressing Technology Addiction In Your Kids

Georgia Test Prep

All of this wonderful technology—smartphones, broadband internet, social media, and so on—came to us at a time when we were already relatively mature. Kids these days have it way different from how we had it.

Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World

edWeb.net

When asked about the hurdles that happened due to schools closing on March 13th, 2020, all four presenters agreed that broadband, not devices, challenged their districts to provide equitable access to learning no matter their districts’ geographic location or demographics. By Eileen Belastock.