6 ways the E-rate supports digital and mobile learning

eSchool News

Education leaders expect school internet needs to increase over the next several years, highlighting the need for increased bandwidth and resources to support growing digital learning demands on school networks. The ninth annual E-Rate Trends Report from Funds For Learning shows that the federal E-rate program is still critical in establishing broadband connectivity for schools and libraries. Related content: 5 school and library applicants weigh in on E-rate.

A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day. This day, however, was not really much different than any other day at NMHS as we have made a commitment to integrate digital learning into school culture for some time now. Below I have summarized some of the pre-planned activities that my teachers planned and had their students engaged in on Digital Learning Day.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following: Ubiquitous connectivity. Powerful learning devices. High-quality digital learning content. but it is a necessity if the goal is to support learning.

Annotation with Digital Devices Motivates Learners to Dive Deeper

Teacher Reboot Camp

Getting students to care about seeking and spreading the truth is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally mark up, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. My students annotate every reading in our class so that their brains learn the process.

30 Apps to Spread and Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer

Teacher Reboot Camp

To motivate them tie their learning into activities where they get to send some holiday cheer or celebrate the holidays. You can tie reading, writing, and digital skills to any of these activities. Find ideas for activities in my slide presentation, Mobile Holiday Apps for Spreading Cheer. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Mobile Holiday Apps for Spreading Cheer from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

Digital divide hits small towns hard

eSchool News

In New Mexico, educators and policymakers are working to close the digital opportunity gap. Unfortunately, the digital divide is a very real barrier to success in our community,” said Audra Bluehouse, an English teacher at Hatch Valley High. “We The Hatch Valley schools receive the FCC’s E-Rate initiative, which reimburses schools and libraries for expenses related to internet access. Next page: What policymakers are doing to close the digital divide.

What You Need to Know About E-rate

Digital Promise

” This rarely noticed charge helps fund a variety of programs that enable families, libraries, and schools to stay connected. One of those programs is the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries, better known as E-rate. E-rate helps schools and libraries get affordable Internet access by discounting the cost of service based on the school’s location – urban or rural – and the percentage of low-income students served.

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34+ Nonsense Apps, Web Tools and Resources to Wake Up the Brain Cells!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Humor also engages students and keeps their minds open to the learning when implemented appropriately! Using Humor to Enhance Student Learning. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Try expressing it with a gif or learn with gifs. Teachers can use Giphy or Bitmoji to easily create gifs or find gifs to integrate in learning materials. Children love to learn with Toca!

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30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

"Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education , simply, differentiation ) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas ; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability."

iTunes U Unleashed! #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Education Trends Near and Dear to Apple User Created Content Mobility Learning Communities Digital Learning Environments: - A new sequence of learning Create Access Distribute The 21st Century Learning Environment Provides Access to Numerous "Knowledge Points" - Places where students can find the information they need. Add the ePub to your iTunes library, sync to iPad or iPod Touch, and Presto! Notes from SWSWedu 2011 breakout session.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

MindShift

Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. Luhtala sees school policies banning phones as a disconnect between school and the real world, where mobile devices are aiding productivity more than ever. The real promise of education technology is to redefine how students learn.

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Learning at the Speed of Technology - David Jakes

EdTechSandyK

The emerging model in business today is BYO3 - Bring Your Own Laptop/Tablet/Phone We are coming to a price point where schools can provide small tablets and allow students to bring their own devices for learning as well. Richard Halverson: "Digital media provides a path to personalizing and customizing learning.this has meant that digitally literate young people have come to understand that there are at least two living channels for learning 1.

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The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like the Library 2.011 and GlobalEdCon conferences, I''m planning on holding a (free) worldwide virtual Future of Education: Learning 2.0 So, here''s my tentative Learning 2.0 I''ve purposely left out the library and global education categories because of the other two conference. 1:1 Programs: laptops, netbooks, iPads, and tablets "Flipped" learning Rethinking Homeworl School 2.0

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The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is [link]. Mortenson Creating a 24/7 Professional Development Model by Josh Allen Creating a Library Website to Support Information Literacy Needs by Luann Edwards Creating ePortfolios using Weebly by Valerie R.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

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While these are becoming more common, I like the trend of having a weekly student “guest author” write up the ideas and learning objectives discussed in class. Have a class twitter or Instagram account to post about the day’s learning Just like a blog only smaller. She vets and reviews all their images and blog entries before posting, but it’s an effective way for students to learn appropriate posting behaviors before they dive into the middle school world of social media.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. Eliot The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. National Library Week. Library 2.0

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