eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

eSchool News

The November Guide, the eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide , offers expert insight on the reasons digital and mobile learning support students’ academic achievement and build the skills they’ll carry with them into the global economy.

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

eSchool News

Consider this gap: some 99 percent of K-12 public schools and libraries in some form or fashion (thanks in large part to the E-Rate program) yet 30 percent of Americans. Best Practices Blended Learning internet broadband classrooms e-rate home access home internet access schools wi-fi

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer

EdTech Magazine

Because the district’s phone system used Primary Rate Interface voice lines, it would no longer qualify for federal assistance by the end of 2019 due to changes in the FCC’s E-rate program. Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

“If you didn’t have Internet access outside of school, you could learn in my class, but boy would it be at a different pace and rate and difficulty,” he says. In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company. The funds will go toward purchasing MiFi devices, which provide mobile broadband access, so that 15 percent can connect at home for free.

10 Questions That Must Be Answered When Going 1:1

The Mobile Native

What types of mobile learning initiatives have other school districts started? Image Credit: www.securedgenetwork.com While planning a mobile initiative, start by looking at what has already been done. Many districts give up on mobile learning initiatives before they even gets started due to lack of funds. School districts can look into E-Rate funding, local and national grants, local company contributions and help from their PTO.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Shaping a digital marketplace that puts consumers first | Ford Foundation → The 'Digital Standard' aims to help consumers understand how a range of digital products measure up when it comes to security and privacy, so they can make educated choices about what to buy and use—and to help guide companies in building and designing products that take consumer privacy and security seriously.

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Executive Briefs

techlearning

Some of the newer mobile app-based technology can also be used in other emergency situations where schools need to be evacuated immediately, such as during gas leaks or natural disasters.

Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

I asked if the mobile world offers a partial way to address inequality of access, since we know poorer Americans, plus blacks and hispanics, tend to use mobile devices more often and for more purposes than wealthy and white people.

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

Prior to my arrival, they had been contracting with a local tech services company for their onsite break/fix tech needs. While local IT services companies may do an ok job of break/fix, contracting with them is a ticket to status quo at best and sometimes serious frustration at worst.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.

Digital Equity: 5 Steps to Addressing the Homework Gap

Graphite Blog

In a sneak peek of the results from the forthcoming CoSN third annual E-Rate & Broadband Survey, which will be available by mid-October, the vast majority of U.S. In Coachella Valley School District in California, Superintendent Darryl Adams has placed Wi-Fi on all buses and then parks a bus overnight by low-income households, such as in trailer parks, transforming the buses into mobile hot spots for families. Step 4: Seek mobile-hot-spot programs.

A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

In a nutshell, CIPA requires that schools and libraries receiving E-Rate funding “block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).” AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day is coming up on September 30th. Many thanks to the AASL Banned Websites Awareness Committee for this important guest post.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. The Wall Street Journal predicts “The End of Typing: The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice.” The company has $8.3

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

No doubt, Udacity, Coursera, and edX have been moving away from “free” and “open” online education for a while now , charging fees for courses and certificates and acting much more like online program management companies – third party vendors for Internet-based courses and degree programs. For its part, Udacity has fully rebranded itself as a high-tech job training company, a topic I’ll cover in more detail in a forthcoming article in this series.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“A clause in the contract could, in the future, allow Nike to harvest personal data from Michigan athletes through the use of wearable technology like heart-rate monitors, GPS trackers and other devices that log myriad biological activities.” – to the New York-based company Cyndx. Founded by former Pearson exec Larry Singer , the company will offer openly licensed resources to schools. The company has raised $7.45 Education Politics.

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