How Leveraging Curiosity May Keep Students Engaged From Afar

Edsurge

Being one educator that engages 30 kids online effectively is a challenge. And, just like other educators, she’s been working hard to keep kids in the program engaged and safe from afar. Bongiorno: The first is engagement. NASA STEM @ Home For Students Grades K-4.

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. million students across the nation who lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning. million more students to next-generation broadband and, 21,600 more schools to fiber infrastructure. million students and 2.6 million students and 2.6

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New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

eSchool News

Students would receive more opportunity to connect to the internet after school under proposed legislation. Senate would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms. would support pilot initiatives that increase student access to digital resources, increase student, parent, and educator engagement, and improve students’ chances to participate in new learning models.

Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses

eSchool News

“Boot camp” sessions introduce students to new blended learning platform. Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) is launching an Advanced Placement (AP) Blended Learning program, and wireless provider Kajeet will provide students with mobile hotspots to support the district’s efforts. The sessions will guide students in how to best work in this setting—one with a state-of-the-art learning platform where teachers will facilitate student engagement with online course materials.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

The increasing digitalization of education has put even more emphasis on internet access in K–12 schools , leading more school districts, nonprofits and government agencies to invest in programs and services to ensure each student is connected. . Tools like interactive smartboards are helping teachers engage their students, enticing students to be more actively involved in their education. This level calls for bandwidth of 1Mbps per student and 1.2

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Rather than simply buying the latest and greatest technology because they look exciting or are the latest fad, staff members are focusing on what will really cater to their specific requirements and provide value to both the school and students. Schools will inevitably want to invest in edtech that will be both beneficial and effective when it comes to enhancing students’ learning experiences and opportunities. Keep students engaged. Keep students engaged.

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How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

eSchool News

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21st century learning or are left behind.

Net Neutrality: What's Happening in DC?

Leadership Lounge

The method to achieve uninhibited access means that broadband Internet access providers are not allowed to block, impair, or establish fast/slow lanes to lawful content. There is a concern that without net neutrality, broadband providers would give fast speeds to companies that can pay for it, and slow speeds for those who can’t. Background: What is it?

Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

Supporting Students and Families. For underserved students and rural communities, the impact is even greater. There is nothing black-and-white about how to best support our students and families,” said Dr. Barbara Adams, principal at Findley Elementary School in Des Moines, IA.

Net Neutrality: What's Happening in DC?

Leadership Lounge

The method to achieve uninhibited access means that broadband Internet access providers are not allowed to block, impair, or establish fast/slow lanes to lawful content. There is a concern that without net neutrality, broadband providers would give fast speeds to companies that can pay for it, and slow speeds for those who can’t. Background: What is it?

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind. a managing member of the Broadband Law Group, said there is “a lot going on at the state level with digital equity and getting the right connectivity.”

Net Neutrality: What's Happening in DC?

Leadership Lounge

The method to achieve uninhibited access means that broadband Internet access providers are not allowed to block, impair, or establish fast/slow lanes to lawful content. There is a concern that without net neutrality, broadband providers would give fast speeds to companies that can pay for it, and slow speeds for those who can’t. Background: What is it?

Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

The number of American teachers using games in classrooms–particularly with younger students–has doubled over the past six years, according to a large survey released last week that measures national ed-tech use. This year’s report draws from an online questionnaire of more than 500,000 students, teachers, educators and parents. The full report offered a variety of reasons for why students grade 6-12 see value in online educational videos.

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29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Here’s what they had to say: As many school districts remain virtual or use a hybrid model, teachers are doing everything they can to help students succeed in a distance learning environment, but at some point they will hit a wall and need help.

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A Call to Action: How Governors Can Solve the School Connection Crisis

Education Superhighway

A new school year means new opportunities, ambitious learning goals, and heightened prospects for kids, but for millions of our nation’s students, those opportunities come with an asterisk. Lack of high-speed Internet prevents teachers and students from taking full advantage of the transformational power of digital learning and leaves millions of kids on the wrong side of the digital divide. High-speed broadband equalizes educational opportunity and accelerates learning.

Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

There also was only one dominant business model in the market: districts purchased one textbook per subject per grade per student from approved publishers. That same textbook would be used for anywhere from 5-10 years or more – passed from one student to the next – depending on a variety of factors including how well the book held up under student use. Update the examples and sample questions to improve student engagement or the quality of instruction?

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country. Each student learned how to create brushes from words related to their subject matter.

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Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099

Shake Up Learning

I’m breaking it all down so you understand what’s coming, and how it affects you and your students. They are already used by millions of students in schools around the world. Related: Get the FREE Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students.

How a passion for policy helped an educator get more funding for technology in schools

Education Superhighway

This broadband leader has always had a passion for policy – especially when it came to funding for technology in schools. Here’s more about her journey to connect all Texas students to digital learning opportunities, and her top tips to help educators invest in technology funding to improve student engagement. One of the students came into class and wanted to play a cool “nuclear war” game that he had played in the computer lab.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Between 30 and 40 percent of students enter kindergarten not ready for school. Once they start their education, those students have a wider variety of social and emotional needs and receive less educational enrichment outside of school.

Navigating the Shift to OER

edWeb.net

In addition, Dr. Michael Nelson, Director of Curriculum and Assessments for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools (ID), explained in the presentation, “ Navigating the Digital Shift: Leveraging Quality Instructional Materials for Learning,” how his schools are shifting to an OER (open educational resources) environment as part of their overall plan to improve individual student achievement. This allows students to delve deeper into concepts and their individual interests.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Between 30 and 40 percent of students enter kindergarten not ready for school. Once they start their education, those students have a wider variety of social and emotional needs and receive less educational enrichment outside of school.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. According to the Brookings Institution there is strong evidence that the choice of instructional materials has large effects on student learning. They are now in their fifth year of 1:1 with iPads for grades K-12, and have designed learning environments to create student engagement.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit : Amazing Series + Final Early-Bird Pricing #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MORE ABOUT THE EMERGENCY HOME LEARNING SUMMIT: Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. This free event is for everyone interested in helping students to learn.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. We have asked our speakers to answer this question in their presentations: "What do you know about learning that could dramatically help or change the lives of students, parents, teachers, librarians, or others at this moment?" Engagement ? Practical Student Tools (Email / Calendars / Organizers) ? Student 2.0 ? Student Entrepreneurship ?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Washington Post : “ After a high-drama vote, here’s what the Senate tax bill means for schools, parents and students.” ” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. But now “ House Republicans May Be Backing Away From Taxing Grad-Student Tuition Waivers ,” Harris says. Just what ever college student wanted.

Seeking asylum in a time of Covid

The Hechinger Report

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected immigrant students and, more generally, English learners, who have struggled with hurdles such as language barriers, subpar broadband and limited at-home learning support, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Trump and Chief Strategist Pick Bannon Disagreed on Foreign Student Policy,” says Inside Higher Ed. That is, Trump thought foreign students who graduate from “top” universities should get to stay in the US. I’ve been urging people to watch the private student loan market for a while now. Via Bloomberg : “Under Trump, Student Lenders Get a Chance to Cut Loose.” ’ Foreign Students Consider College in Donald Trump’s U.S.”