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On Altering the Public Record on E-Rate

Doug Levin

Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program’s Success.” Levin, a consultant with EdTech Strategies and the former head of the State Educational Technology Directors Association. But even during a switch in administration, rescinding a public report is an unusual decision that “looks awful,” Levin said. Blog News Policy Ajit Pai E-rate FCCAs quoted in: Herold, Benjamin.

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Count of FY18 E-Rate RFPs show progress.

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Count of FY18 E-Rate RFPs show progress. Save the Children releases report on edtech and emergencies. The purpose of this report is to build an understanding of ‘what works’ in EdTech to ensure that children can learn in crisis or displaced settings. East Bay Edtech Symposium sees Record Breaking Participation. Diablo Unified School District’s East Bay CUE’s STEM and EdTech Symposium Feb.

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

Benjamin Herold of Education Week has put together a real cracker of a series on the challenges of ensuring school broadband access in rural communities – and how E-rate (pre- and post-modernization) is helping to address the situation.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

Which Stories Do the Nations' Education Technology Reporters Want You To Follow?

Edsurge

From Apple, Google and Microsoft battling to take over the classroom, to random acts in both K-12 and higher education compromising the private information of millions of vulnerable students, 2017 has been no short of edtech news. But when it comes to the biggest stories of the year thus far, what are the writers themselves—education reporters—reading and thinking about? And your latest story, Benjamin, focuses on the Federal Communications Commission, and you talk about E-Rate.

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

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Blog EdTech News News news OE

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

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. EdTech News News news OER

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

Doug Levin

Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). fund to boost technology for kids | Belgrade News → The idea behind the initiative is to set up every student in the district with their own computing device.

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Technology used to target UAE’s cheating students | The National → "We were saying technology helps students cheat, now, we’d say it’s helping them understand unethical behaviour better than ever."

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

Doug Levin

While opportunities to advance technology-enabled or -enhanced school reform and improvement efforts appear throughout ESSA (and are in no way precluded as a strategy anywhere in the bill), it is Title IV that presents the most direct opportunity for state leadership.

Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains

EdTech Magazine

Teachers and students are well on their way to fulfilling the mission of seeing 99 percent of all schools connected to next-generation broadband, according to the “2018 State of States Report” from EducationSuperHighway. Tips for Moving Forward on E-Learning.

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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. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

Penn State Holds Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Leadership Lounge

Penn State holds symposium for teaching and learning with technology. It’s not a fight over what students learn but over the technology that teachers use.

?34.9 Million US Students—Up 10.4 Million since 2015—Now Connected Online

Edsurge

The San Francisco-based nonprofit’s most recent report, 2016 State of the States , is one part of that process. million more students than in last year’s report, and a staggering 30.9 E-Rate , an FCC program that provides funding to help schools and libraries build fiber infrastructure and expand their wi-fi and broadband networks. With more E-Rate data comes a more detailed picture for the state of internet connectivity.

How to Protect K–12 Networks From Student Hackers

EdTech Magazine

As reports of students improperly accessing school administrative systems become more common, many districts remain vulnerable to such insider attacks , despite their best overall security efforts. How to Protect K–12 Networks From Student Hackers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:35.

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Free Tool Provides a Roadmap—Literally—For Faster, Cheaper Broadband in Schools

Edsurge

We live in a very rural state and our fiber connectivity is not comparable to what you would have in some large populous states,” said Tom Hering, Director of Information Technology at Great Falls Public Schools in Montana. “We We were starting to [exceed] our bandwidth capacity… With our goals as a district to move towards mobile technology and online curriculum, we needed to begin focusing on [increasing bandwidth].” They turned to E-rate, the $3.9

K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors

EdTech Magazine

As the technology director at Harpeth Hall School , an independent all-girls school in Nashville, Tenn., MORE FROM EDTECH: Find out how K-12 schools can balance privacy and security protocols. Monitoring Technologies Alert Harpeth Hall When Students Are at Risk.

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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. CIPA also requires schools to monitor student online activity and provide training for responsible technology use.

K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring

EdTech Magazine

Technology allows school and district leaders to keep a closer pulse on it all and intervene if necessary. What’s scary, Technology Director Trent Jordan says, is that type of communication had happened before and school officials had no idea. .

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

EdTech Magazine

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. . Immersive Technologies. What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education.

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

EdTech Magazine

Reports went to an assistant principal or dean at each school, on to the child’s counselor, and then the parents were contacted, all very rapidly,” says Lenon Harvey, PCSD’s director of information services. “We MORE FROM EDTECH: Read more about how web filters keep students safe!

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Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Find out how one-to-one computing programs are boosting digital equity for K–12 students. MORE FROM EDTECH: Read about how K–12 schools are addressing digital equity with curriculum framework. Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap? eli.zimmerman_9856.

3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative

EdTech Magazine

SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Smart Technologies suggests using ADDIE — analyze, design, develop, implement, evaluate — as a formula for identifying meaningful ed-tech solutions. . Schools that used the ADDIE model before integrating ed tech reported vast improvement. 3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:27.

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Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

Edsurge

Back in late 2013, Barack Obama and the White House launched the ConnectED Initiative , an effort to bring almost $2 billion worth of high-quality broadband, technology and professional development to schools and districts across the U.S. In February of 2014, Obama rounded up technology donations worth more than a $1 billion from U.S. As EdSurge reported, to be part of the initiative, companies “had to commit to providing goods or services worth at least $100 million.”

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Bringing Personalized Learning Into Rural Schools

Edsurge

Could personalized learning and the use of technology fundamentally change rural student outcomes? In rural districts, children and youth face profound obstacles—geographic isolation and long bus rides to school, frustratingly slow internet connections, limited course options, and low college-going rates. Could personalized learning and the use of technology fundamentally change rural student outcomes? Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Those were among the 10 key findings highlighted in the Consortium for School Networking’s fourth K–12 IT Leadership Survey Report , which was released on Monday in conjunction with the opening of CoSN’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. All three of these priorities are connected and make it clear that data is a district priority — accessing, managing, leveraging and keeping it secure,” the report states. Others plan to use grants or reduce their technology purchases.

How to Avoid Making Data Center Mistakes

EdTech Magazine

SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Technology is in constant flux and data centers must evolve at the same rate. In Indiana, Technology Director David Snyder realized an open door and floor fan were not sufficient to relieve the 95-degree Fahrenheit temperature in Goshen Community Schools’ data center room. How to Avoid Making Data Center Mistakes. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:12.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“The Trump Administration Has Revoked A Federal Directive On Campus Rape ,” Buzzfeed reports. ” “The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities – despite findings that its metrics predicted only half of institutional closures in recent years,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The New York Times : “ Harvard Endowment Reports ‘Disappointing’ 8.1

Hack Education Weekly News

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Senate ’s education committee on a party-line vote Wednesday advanced the nomination of Carlos Muñiz for general counsel at the Department of Education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via The Hechinger Report : “ India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy.” Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Remind me again, all you fans of VR in education, how this technology is going to promote empathy? ” “ 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. Facebook’s entry into the education technology market will be pure and good.

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” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. ” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. ” asks The Hechinger Report.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” More on the teacher prep law from The Hechinger Report. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. “ DeVry University Reaches Settlement Deal With Education Department,” reports Buzzfeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” A copy of the report has been archived on Doug Levin’s website.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. University of Texas at Austin , related to features unique to that university,“ Inside Higher Ed reports. ” As Vox reports, “The Court announced Thursday that it was unable to reach a decision in the case United States v. ” asks The Hechinger Report. Education Politics.