How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

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She is the current Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) and an Illinois State E-rate Coordinator. Moreover, Mindy serves on several state and national associations such as the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and State E-rate Coordinator Alliance (SECA). From facilitating E-rate workshops, I gained more knowledge about the program. Meet Melinda (“Mindy”) Fiscus.

Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old

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Web filtering is required by law, as long as schools wish to receive e-rate funding to supply their digital classrooms. Some schools leave social media open, some schools restrict access, etc.

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How a tech director increased digital access

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In 2016, EducationSuperHighway worked with the Virginia Department Of Education (VDOE) to hire an E-rate and school technology specialist. But we wanted schools to think bigger than just E-rate.

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

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Augmented data analysis, blended digital tools and connected networks will reign among technology innovations in the coming year, according to IT analyst group Gartner’s top 10 tech trends of 2019. . Artificial Intelligence Will Augment Data-Driven Initiatives.

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CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Commissioners Ajit Pai, and Mignon Clyburn sent representatives who shared their support of E-rate and Lifeline.

A community broadband approach to closing the connectivity gap

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We closed that gap by contracting with a team of E-rate experts from E-rate Central and a network design engineer from Mighty River. Through the federal funding mechanism called E-rate we are closing the connectivity gap.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Commissioners Ajit Pai, and Mignon Clyburn sent representatives who shared their support of E-rate and Lifeline.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details. Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines.

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

EdTech Magazine

They also create a monthly flyer for the community and hold quarterly meetings with parents where they talk about technical issues such as social media, data privacy and innovations. Small districts also can resell equipment, take advantage of E-rate funds and evaluate systems yearly for redundancies or other unnecessary spending. CoSN 2018: 10 Tips for Running IT in a Small School District. juliet.vanwage…. Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:49.

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

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In addition, I’ve begun to do some cursory analyses of the data set underlying the map in an attempt to identify patterns that may be useful in responding via policy and practice. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. collects and sells user data while helping you clean up your inbox.

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details. Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines.

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

Doug Levin

In addition, I’ve begun to do some cursory analyses of the data set underlying the map in an attempt to identify patterns that may be useful in responding via policy and practice. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. collects and sells user data while helping you clean up your inbox.

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

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Its purpose is to raise awareness of how overly restrictive Internet filtering can impede student learning by blocking access to legitimate educational websites and participatory learning tools (including social media). 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).”

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

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. This from the school district that is still reeling from a major student data privacy breach.

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

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“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 19, 2017 The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 2017) | Future of Privacy Forum → If you care about student data privacy, worth the read and worth signing up for the email newsletter. Census data, and the divide among states in internet accessibility is apparent.

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’s use of earnings data investigated.” Via Edsurge : “After Net Neutrality , Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate.” There’s data about distance education enrollments in the US in the research section below. The Atlantic on Logan Paul : “The Social-Media Star and the Suicide.” Via NPR : “Many Large Public Universities Don’t Collect Data On Suicides , Report Finds.”

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Via Edsurge : “Data is Good – But Not Enough – to Improve Education, Says Baltimore City Public Schools CEO.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The State Department is proposing to ask additional questions of visa applicants regarding their social media usage.”

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Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. ” Via The Tennessean : “ Belmont University ousted a student Tuesday after he made a social media post using the N-word to describe black NFL football players, who he said needed a ‘bullet in their head.’” The social-collaboration-software-for-schools startup has previously raised $1 million.

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As if applying for financial aid wasn’t difficult enough already, it appears that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which pulls tax information into the FAFSA app, “ will be unavailable for several weeks.” Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. Via BlackburnNews.com : “Data Breach At Public School Board.”

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” The website: Victory Media. Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” Two different opinions on WIkipedia : “How Social Media Endangers Knowledge” by Hossein Derakhshan in Wired. Second, we will focus on locally-driven solutions identified by networks of schools , and support their efforts to use data-driven continuous learning and evidence-based interventions to improve student achievement.

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. ” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.”

The Politics of Education Technology

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Privacy overlaps with “personalization,” and surveillance overlaps with data collection and analytics and algorithmic decision-making. “ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us. million in E-Rate rebates.).

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” Via The Detroit Free Press : “ Betsy DeVos ’ trouble with data.” Wheeler supported e-Rate reform and “ net neutrality.” ” “A Gadsden City Schools principal has been suspended after coming under fire for a social media post he made following Trump ’s election,” the AP reports. The startup uses “real-time student data to improve teacher instruction.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.

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Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates. Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.