Alabama Leaders in Ed Tech Offer a Model for Professional Development

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For nearly two decades, our organization has served 137 school districts in our stat e. We’re probably best known for our conferences: We hold three per year, where members can attend educational sessions, meet with technology vendors and network. Recent webinars explored the Google Admin console, how to prepare a technology plan for the Alabama State Department of Education, E-rate support, SQL Server database scripts and anti-virus support.

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FETC 2019: 10 Steps to Develop a Successful K–12 Bus Wi-Fi Program

EdTech Magazine

Two years ago, Google and the Consortium for School Networking launched a pilot connected school bus program, Rolling Study Halls , after districts voiced interest in helping rural students use their long bus rides effectively toward their education. What we are really trying to do with Rolling Study Halls is to extend learning time,” said Alex Sanchez, a senior analyst for public policy and government affairs at Google, in a Jan.

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TCEA 2018: Tech Upgrades Begin with Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

With the help of a local bond and E-rate funding , the Texas public school district serving more than 67,000 students and covering portions of Houston and Harris County, embarked on an ambitious three-year technology plan to put devices into the hands of every student, teacher and administrator. As a result of Innovate Academy and Level Up, Aldine now has more than 93,000 active Google accounts and 37,582 Chromebooks in use, he said.

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CoSN 2018: 10 Tips for Running IT in a Small School District

EdTech Magazine

Small districts also can resell equipment, take advantage of E-rate funds and evaluate systems yearly for redundancies or other unnecessary spending. Battaglia said she often visits schools and offers tips on Google Chrome or Microsoft Word while chatting with staff or teachers. “ Catch all of our coverage of CoSN 2018 on EdTech ’s conference landing page. CoSN 2018: 10 Tips for Running IT in a Small School District. juliet.vanwage…. Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:49.

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Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

Google Apps for Education. How do we get reliable bandwidth at a decent rate? We are now working on an e-rate application to double it again. He’s always just a Google Hangout away from support if he needs it, but by reducing the complexity of the network down to a few key components, the level of troubleshooting required when things don’t work is greatly reduced. Google Apps for Education. Going Google is a no-brainer for a small district.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Eric Bredder (second from left), a teacher at Monticello High School, confers with students using the CNC milling machine, one of several computer-guided fabrication tools used by his classes. The Corcoran superintendent, Rich Merlo, credits the off-campus broadband with fueling an ed-tech transformation that’s coincided with a drop in suspensions, fewer failed classes, better standardized test scores and higher graduation rates. “We

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

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids | CNET → "We don't want kids thinking Google has built spyware.,"

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Edsurge : “Why the FCC ’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl.” “The Saga of Ohio ’s Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End,” writes Education Week’s Ben Herold. Google has updated its pseudo-LMS, Classroom. Google blogs ; tech publications help market the news. More Google PR, this time from The Verge : “ Google is adding ARCore support to the Chromebook Tab 10 with Classroom updates.”

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’” ( In related self-driving car regulation news : “ Google ’s ‘Cozy’ Relationship With Driverless-Car Regulators.” ” The Atlantic Coast Conference also announced it would move all of its championship games out of North Carolina , a response to the HB2 “bathroom bill.” Education Politics.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The federal government is set to release data reports designed to help measure the performance of accrediting agencies , with metrics such as the graduation rates, debt, earnings and loan repayment rates of students who attended the colleges the accreditors oversee.”

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” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Via The New York Times : “ Google , in Post-Obama Era, Aggressively Woos Republicans ” – so enjoy that Google Certification, educators. Via Education Week : “ Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy.” ” That’d be Hugo Barra , a former Google exec.

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Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” It’s one of a number of departures from Edsurge recently: Mary Jo Madda is now at Google. Some of the details of this spending: First, although we will no longer invest directly in new initiatives based on teacher evaluations and ratings , we will continue to gather data on the impact of these systems and encourage the use of these systems to improve instruction at the local level.