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E-rate Sparks Low-Cost Connectivity, Better Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Once schools receive E-rate funding, innovating learning can develop. Access Points Classroom Digital Content Funding Management Networking Personalized Learning

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E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects

EdTech Magazine

ERate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects. Recent updates to E-rate, which put more focus on funding high-speed internet and network protection tools , have helped K–12 schools reallocate resources to improve other focus areas. . When E-rate 2.0 MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out everything you need to know about E-rate. E-Rate Opens Local Resources for Other K–12 Projects.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Bringing Personalized Learning Into Rural Schools

Edsurge

Could personalized learning and the use of technology fundamentally change rural student outcomes? In rural districts, children and youth face profound obstacles—geographic isolation and long bus rides to school, frustratingly slow internet connections, limited course options, and low college-going rates. Could personalized learning and the use of technology fundamentally change rural student outcomes?

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

Doug Levin

To that end, I recently had the pleasure of addressing a cross-section of state board of education members from across the nation – working together under the umbrella of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) – on the opportunities and challenges that ESSA provides with respect to digital learning and technology for states. Be explicit with districts about expectations for access to technology in schools and classrooms. Offering online learning?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). It offers a more experiential learning experience. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). It offers a more experiential learning experience. EdTech News News news OER

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. Students can access learning materials outside of school.

3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative

EdTech Magazine

After deliberation, they determined their goal was to shift to smaller, more personalized learning. . SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Other organizations, such as the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and the State Educational Technology Directors Association , are collaborating to provide districts with guides to determine what strategies work best for them.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Schools leader asks for $10 million budget increase | Cambridge Chronicle & Tab → The proposed budget calls for $200,000 to fund a pilot of the department's "one-to-one" technology initiative, which would provide Chromebook laptops to all ninth- and 10th-grade classrooms, and the equivalent of one full-time staff member. Blog EdTech News News news

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Finally, somewhat for the sake of brevity, I have excluded consideration of the role of the E-rate (which is overseen by the Federal Communications Commission and not the U.S. On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

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

Edsurge

From Apple, Google and Microsoft battling to take over the classroom, to random acts in both K-12 and higher education compromising the private information of millions of vulnerable students, 2017 has been no short of edtech news. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via Ozy.com : “How High Schools Are Demolishing the Classroom.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. ” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter.

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Hack Education

” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates. Perhaps, instead of tying “ personalized learning ” to special ed policies of the 1970s, you could read some Rousseau?