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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How a Wi-Fi network upgrade can pave the way for digital learning

Education Superhighway

In addition, teachers were adding more devices and the instructional technologists were planning to integrate new technology for digital learning. Kim and the district leadership team began strategically using E-rate Category 2 funds for the Wi-Fi network upgrade.

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Edtech in Rural Education

eSpark

Many teachers worry that they will need to spend hours learning how to use new technology before being able to successfully implement it in the classroom. So, why is edtech so slow to catch on in rural education? Edtech is a necessity for rural education.

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

Doug Levin

Now, Title IV is a complex, layered program and marks a significant departure in structure and operation from past federal edtech investments. Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested.

Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains

EdTech Magazine

According to the group, 98 percent of public schools have next-generation fiber infrastructure, and 96 percent have enough connectivity to support online and digital learning. . MORE FROM EDTECH : Find the information you need to prepare for your E-Rate application.

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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. Students can access learning materials outside of school.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

This is the third post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The Alliance also has run Digital Learning Day for the past five years.

Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries

EdTech Magazine

In education, software programs lend a helping hand just about everywhere, from device ­management to digital learning. MORE FROM EDTECH: Read more about how web filters keep students safe! Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space.

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. 3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative.

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CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space.

10 Big Ideas for Technology Integration

Learning in Hand

Jonathan Wylie is a Digital Learning Consultant at Grand Wood AEA. Big Idea #1 Technology is integrated well when it is used as a tool to enhance teaching and learning. “If Teachers can learn a lot from lessons and activities that fail.

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. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week. Via Edsurge : “How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors” – “ A Win for Edtech Vendors.” The learning games startup has raised $4.04

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” (National) Education Politics.