4 Lessons Educators Can Teach Companies Amid Remote-Learning Shift

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In this new instructional environment caused by the coronavirus outbreak, educators are worried about screen time, the digital divide and more. The post 4 Lessons Educators Can Teach Companies Amid Remote-Learning Shift appeared first on Market Brief.

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

eSchool News

The digital divide is a reality for three out of four American families, meaning approximately eight million individuals under the age of 18 are living without internet access. Bridging this divide expands the customer base for their services and the rest of the digital economy.

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Ray Allen Foundation Gifts Computer Lab to Miami-Dade Middle School to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

Ray Allen Foundation Gifts Computer Lab to Miami-Dade Middle School to Help Bridge the Digital Divide. I want to say thank you for your accomplishments and your efforts to close the digital divide,” Bulnes told Allen. Acer isn’t stopping at touch screens — the company is looking ahead to emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality for the education market. “We He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy

A Tale of Two American Education Systems: An Edtech Investor’s Perspective

Edsurge

It’s a longstanding national crisis, often referred to as the “digital divide,” which at Kapor Capital we identify as one of the cumulative barriers across The Leaky Tech Pipeline. And it means funding companies and founders who are committed to closing the digital divide.

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Education in the Era of COVID-19: Why Connection Matters

Digital Promise

With digital learning likely to stretch into the fall due to COVID-19, how can we ensure every student has equitable access to powerful learning opportunities? The Equity Gap and Digital Divide Creates a Disconnect for School Districts.

Closing the Communication Chasm for Schools and Families

Edsurge

But a staggering number of families lack access to the digital tools required for learning at home. For schools across the country, there is a digital chasm. Source: Pew Research Center Companies like ours are currently experiencing unprecedented demand.

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

This quick move to emergency remote teaching has left educators scrambling to figure out how to use digital tools, online resources, and apps to continue their teaching at a distance. Butash is right in pointing out the risks involved in this quick shift to using digital technologies.

Closing the homework gap for 1 million students

eSchool News

“Education is the foundation for our society to prosper, and the internet is an incredibly powerful tool for learning,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said in the company’s announcement Tuesday. Sprint Corp.

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

Students who haven’t had access to technology since mid-March could face significant problems, said Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, a nonprofit that works for innovation in schools. “If Karen Cator, CEO of the nonprofit Digital Promise.

COVID-19 Education Innovations Solution Spotlights in California, Pennsylvania and Louisiana

ExcelinEd

Cross-Sector Partnership to Bridge the Digital Divide in California . To address inequities in student access to computers, technology tools and connectivity, companies, business leaders and philanthropists in California are providing internet access and C hromebooks to hundreds of thousands of households across the state. N on-digital purchases, such as paper, postage or transportation of materials; and .

Partnerships Highlight: Cox Communications and STEM Education

MIND Research Institute

As a technology company, we know the value of STEM education, and are thrilled to support MIND and the 2016 Math Fair. Collaboration. Community. Social Responsibility.

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COVID-19 Education Innovations Solution Spotlight in New York, Florida and Free Internet Access

ExcelinEd

Bridging the Digital Divide. Also, many communities , including Palm Beach in Florida , are partnering with local companies to get more than 11,000 digital devices into the hands of students who need them to participate in online classes, as reported by WPEC on March 20. .

5G for Education Is Finally Here. First Stop? Cleveland.

Edsurge

By supporting schools in low-incomes areas and helping them access high-quality learning technology, the program aims to increase equity and close the digital divide in education. The company’s goal is to connect 100 U.S.

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

When Howard-Suamico School District went digital, giving every student in grades 3 and up tablets or laptops, the change was immediate and dramatic. That’s where it really exacerbates the divide.” In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company. The following three resources can help students and families realize the powering of digital learning at home.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side. These divides, in turn, can lead to unequal educational access.

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Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

For schools considering 1:1 initiatives, Bring Your Own Device or other digital rollouts, ensuring that students have access to a high-speed internet connection outside of the school building is key. Access to the internet and digital resources is now easier than than just a few years ago.

Nearly all American classrooms can now connect to high-speed internet, effectively closing the “connectivity divide”

The Hechinger Report

The nonprofit launched in 2012, and when it explored school connectivity data the following year, it found that just 30 percent of school districts had sufficient bandwidth to support digital learning, or 100 kbps per student.

Every student needs summer school this year to combat coronavirus learning loss

The Hechinger Report

While a pandemic shouldn’t be the impetus for giving students what they need, we can take advantage of the fact that the crisis is forcing districts to finally close the digital divide.

Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

Unfortunately, school closures have meant a step backward for many when it comes to the digital divide. I am inspired and encouraged by the innovations I’m seeing in schools and homes across the country.

My Brother’s Keeper turns to tech

The Christensen Institute

According to Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure, the company aims to complete distribution to 1 million low income young people within five years. On the one hand, the program marks an encouraging effort to close stubborn digital divides between rich and poor students.

The role of parents to a successful BYOD program

Neo LMS

There is also a concern that BYOD creates digital divides in the classroom between well-resourced students and those from families that simply cannot afford to give their children devices.

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Grant bridges educational divide in Ga.

eSchool News

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service, computers and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans.

Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha

Edsurge

After a license is obtained, schools can partner with a telecom company to provide broadband service to homes. He points to Desert Sands Unified, a rural California district that used its license to partner with a local telecom company to provide home service.

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The sharing culture that marks the maker movement carries over into maker technology companies in that they often make their software and hardware open source. Originally published at [link].

From Hotspots to School Bus Wi-Fi, Districts Seek Out Solutions to ‘Homework Gap’

Edsurge

Thus, there is a homework gap—the problem created when students who use digital learning in class can’t get online at home to finish up their schoolwork. Many schools are left with two options: keep moving forward with digital learning—and risk leaving some students behind—or keep homework assignments offline, holding back the students who might otherwise benefit from software and tools available on the internet. While most schools in the U.S.

Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

A digital divide between teachers hurts students. So if the system doesn’t work as planned, the company can be held accountable to make it right. Teachers adopting tools willy-nilly don’t have any clout individually with software companies.

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Three Things to Think About Now that Net Neutrality Rules Are Reversed

Leadership Lounge

Many providers lately have been heavily involved in the fight to close the digital divide. If these companies are truly dedicated to ensuring access for all students, they might be willing to work with districts to give them the fast lanes for discounted prices.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

Kids from black and Latino communities — who are often already on the wrong side of the digital divide — will face greater inequalities if we go too far toward digitizing education without considering how to check the inherent biases of the (mostly white) developers who create AI systems.

Teachers use high and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis

The Hechinger Report

Administrators at Dorchester School District Two in suburban Summerville, South Carolina, were well aware of the digital divide when they decided to give students both paper and online resources after shuttering schools because of coronavirus.

Net Neutrality: What's Happening in DC?

Leadership Lounge

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. CONNECT WITH US: Website | Center for Digital Education. Facebook | Center for Digital Education

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The sharing culture that marks the maker movement carries over into maker technology companies in that they often make their software and hardware open source. Originally published at [link]. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/575147870160683008.

What does the Net Neutrality Ruling Mean for Schools?

My Paperless Classroom

With the ruling this week from the US supreme courts we could see ISPs charging companies and content providers more to have upload access to the Internet. No one knows for sure, but I would bet this is really bad news for that digital divide we are always fretting about.

2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan

TeacherCast

The company has developed a number of sophisticated software programs and mobile apps designed to encourage greater customization in education. Widespread public interest surrounds new technologies in the classroom.

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Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model

Edsurge

As textbook giants shift to all-digital products that integrate homework, students are essentially forced to buy digital materials from publishers to turn in their assignments. Students Seek Workarounds Some students have sought ways around buying digital homework systems.

ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

Successful classroom technology should challenge and support every type of learner without widening the digital divide that’s often found in low-income and rural districts.