States, Schools Work Together to Bring Broadband to K–12 Districts

EdTech Magazine

States, Schools Work Together to Bring Broadband to K–12 Districts. Then the school began to run up against its 200-megabit-per-second broadband limit. Twitter. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:27. During the past school year, IT officials at Wachusett Regional High School in Massachusetts began what would later become a one-to-one Chromebook rollout, deploying five technology carts holding 25 laptops each. .

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. In places like Albemarle County, where school officials estimate up to 20 percent of students lack home broadband, all the latest education-technology tools meant to narrow opportunity and achievement gaps can widen them instead. They’re building their own countywide broadband network.

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Governor Mary Fallin announces initiative to bring high-speed broadband to all Oklahoma schools

Education Superhighway

Today we joined Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin as she announced the Oklahoma Connect and Learn Initiative , a coordinated effort to bring high-speed broadband and digital learning opportunities to schools across the state. The initiative is a voluntary program that works with schools to use existing funding efficiently and effectively to maximize opportunities to provide high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi access to students across Oklahoma. Image source: @GovMaryFallin Twitter.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband internet while at home. This initiative works to join communities, the private sector, and the federal government to expand high-speed broadband to more than 275,000 low-income households; in an effort to support nearly 200,000 of our nation’s children living in HUD-assisted housing across the nation.

IT leadership: Key facts to advance ed tech in America

FETC Converge

Like the Twitter and news cycle, it’s hard to keep up and make sense of what statistics matter most to help address the needs of districts today. Uncategorized administrators broadband networks CoSN cybersecurity IT leadershipIn the last few months, there has been no shortage of new data surrounding education. Learn about the top priorities of school leaders from CoSN’s annual leadership survey. Read more at The Journal.

5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 40 of #10MT Interviews Daisy Dyer Duerr From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Additionally, only 55% of rural America has broadband access versus 94% of urban America. ” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Promoting more broadband access. Twitter handle: @DaisyDyerDuerr. Rural Broadband Stats: [link]. as an advocate for Rural Broadband.

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.

5 Ways to Get All Students Connected for Distance Learning

Graphite Blog

This shift to technology-mediated teaching and learning puts a spotlight on the homework gap -- the divide between students who have home broadband access and those who do not. Send us a video or tweet at us @CommonSenseEd on Twitter and Instagram With nearly all schools in the U.S.

Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide

Edsurge

Senate introduced a bill that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to expand broadband access in communities that currently lack it. Nearly a dozen education organizations have endorsed the bill, including the American Library Association; the Consortium for School Networking; the International Society for Technology in Education; the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).

School Districts Take Advantage of E-Rate’s Category One Funding

EdTech Magazine

billion annually to K–12 school districts to help pay for access to high-speed broadband. Today, most districts take advantage of E-rate’s Category One funds, which help pay for broadband from internet service providers, and for WAN services to connect schools so districts can distribute broadband to every school. Twitter. School Districts Take Advantage of E-Rate’s Category One Funding. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/26/2018 - 09:47.

E-rate 101

Alaska Governor Bill Walker Announces Partnership with EducationSuperHighway

Education Superhighway

We are thrilled to share that Governor Bill Walker and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) launched the Alaska K-12 Broadband Initiative today. Following Alaska’s commitment to modernizing their education system through Alaska’s Education Challenge, this Initiative will focus on increasing broadband access for public schools so that all Alaskan students have the opportunity to learn and succeed.

Kajeet Announces Launch of 2021 Digital Inclusion Grant Program

eSchool News

While much work has been done to help close the digital divide, according to the FCC’s Eighth Broadband Report, an estimated 19 million American citizens still lack reliable broadband internet access at home. To learn more, visit kajeet.com and follow on Twitter at @Kajeet.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

For more on how K–12 districts are improving broadband access in schools, check out States, Schools Work Together to Bring Broadband to K–12 Districts. Twitter. 3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:35.

Developing a Video Solution for Low-Bandwidth Classrooms

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

It suggests that the vast majority of students have access to broadband capabilities. The goal of Obama’s ConnectED initiative is to equip every school in the country with high-speed broadband by 2018 at speeds greater than 100 Mbps. That leaves us with at least five more years of classrooms with insufficient broadband. For more information, visit @playposit on Twitter. By Swaroop Raju, Co-founder of PlayPosit (fka eduCanon). The Challenge.

Three actions that helped Darby School District go digital

Education Superhighway

Last May, EducationSuperHighway partnered with Darby School District to connect all students to high-speed broadband so they can take advantage of digital learning in school year 2017. Calculated their bandwidth requirements with digital learning goals in mind, and completed a cost analysis for all bids through the Broadband Upgrade Consulting Program. For more district stories, follow us on Twitter and Facebook and make sure to subscribe below.

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

EdTech Magazine

Modern classrooms are open and flexible and have writable surfaces, modular furniture, one-to-one devices, hands-on learning with makerspace activities and robust broadband connectivity. Twitter. Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:22. A 10th-grader enters her classroom, flips open her Chromebook and then settles into a quiet corner to work. .

Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Tracy Smith, Parkland’s assistant to the superintendent for operations, spoke with EdTech about the district’s strategies and best practices for improving digital equity and shared her hopes for bringing broadband to every home in the Lehigh Valley region. . Twitter. Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity. keara.dowd_i47Z. Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:34.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

As such, modern libraries should be outfitted with robust broadband and plenty of places for students and educators to charge equipment. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag. Twitter. K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented.

Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Kajeet ’s ConnectEdNow campaign , announced in June, aims to make broadband access more affordable by providing students with portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices, a $200 mobile device subsidy and discounted data plans from Verizon , T-Mobile and other LTE providers. Broadband access still is limited in some rural areas. Twitter. Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap? eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:15.

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. Twitter | @centerdigitaled | @shoing | @keciaray. Background: What is it?

Successful 1:1 Device Programs Help Students Get Online at Home

EdTech Magazine

For the past decade, bringing digital equity and broadband access to U.S. families with school-aged children — most of them low-income — lack broadband access at home, reports the Pew Research Center. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag. Successful 1:1 Device Programs Help Students Get Online at Home. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:13. schools has been a main focus for educators and administrators.

Three actions that helped Darby School District go digital

Education Superhighway

Last May, EducationSuperHighway partnered with Darby School District to connect all students to high-speed broadband so they can take advantage of digital learning in school year 2017. Keeping digital learning goals in mind, Darby completed a cost analysis for all bids through the Broadband Upgrade Consulting Program. For more district stories, follow us on Twitter and Facebook and make sure to subscribe below.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. Incentivizing state support for “last-mile” broadband connections. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. Incentivizing state support for “last-mile” broadband connections. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag.

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. Twitter | @centerdigitaled | @shoing | @keciaray. Background: What is it?

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. Incentivizing state support for “last-mile” broadband connections. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. Incentivizing state support for “last-mile” broadband connections. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag.

Giza 3D - great, interactive 3D recreation of the Great Pyramids

Educational Technology Guy

A broadband internet connection is also strongly recommended. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Gaza 3D is a very cool project that recreates the Great Pyramids in 3D online to view in your web browser. It is a collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Harvard University, and Dassault Systems (who make lots of great products including CATIA CAD systems). The project is historically accurate and based on scholarly data.

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. Twitter | @centerdigitaled | @shoing | @keciaray. Background: What is it?

Virtual Classrooms and VR Help Schools Get Qualified Teachers

EdTech Magazine

Using videoconferencing systems, cloud-based collaboration learning platforms and satellite-based broadband communications , district leaders have given students access to better teachers and more diverse classes, EdTech reports. Twitter. Virtual Classrooms and VR Help Schools Get Qualified Teachers. meghan.bogardu…. Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:00.

Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

According to the Pew Research Center, 75% of American homes have internet and broadband access. How do we assist those students who don’t have internet access to obtain the proper access to broadband? Terence can be reached on Twitter @terencewhite23 or email at terence_white@ipsd.org. Is there a digital divide in our schools? This is an important question that has to be addressed by the leaders in school districts throughout the nation.

Nonprofits, Schools Can Receive Free AT&T Wireless Internet Service, Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots for At-Risk K-12 Students

eSchool News

About Connected Nation: Our mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand access to and increase the adoption and use of broadband (high-speed internet) and its related technologies for all people.

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.

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. This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Nova Launches National Youth Science Communication Initiative: Nova Science Studio

eSchool News

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