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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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The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

After an extended period in limbo, there is more clarity about the federal E-Rate program and what K–12 districts need to know when submitting forms for the next application period and planning future networking needs. 3, the Federal Communications Commission released its Report and Order, which includes important changes. The FCC approved the last five-year E-Rate budget in 2014, which was also the first year of the program modernization.

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The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

After an extended period in limbo, there is more clarity about the federal E-Rate program and what K–12 districts need to know when submitting forms for the next application period and planning future networking needs. 3, the Federal Communications Commission released its Report and Order, which includes important changes. The FCC approved the last five-year E-Rate budget in 2014, which was also the first year of the program modernization.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

After an extended period in limbo, there is more clarity about the federal E-Rate program and what K–12 districts need to know when submitting forms for the next application period and planning future networking needs. 3, the Federal Communications Commission released its Report and Order, which includes important changes. The FCC approved the last five-year E-Rate budget in 2014, which was also the first year of the program modernization.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

After an extended period in limbo, there is more clarity about the federal E-Rate program and what K–12 districts need to know when submitting forms for the next application period and planning future networking needs. 3, the Federal Communications Commission released its Report and Order, which includes important changes. The FCC approved the last five-year E-Rate budget in 2014, which was also the first year of the program modernization.

Count of FY18 E-Rate RFPs show progress.

Leadership Lounge

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.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

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.

Edtech in Rural Education

eSpark

Integrating new technology into a classroom can be intimidating. 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?

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

?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.

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

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

Securly

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.

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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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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Simplifying School Safety and Regulatory Compliance

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. PublicSchoolWORKS became possible in the late ’90s when the government launched the E-Rate Program.

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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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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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. .

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.

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!

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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CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

Educational technology is on a fast path of continuous change, but leaders’ mindsets don’t always follow. One key shift is that educational technology leaders need to adopt a more strategic focus instead of a break/fix approach. MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. We selected Amber Case, author of Calm Technology : Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design, to address this theme as one of our keynote speakers.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

Educational technology is on a fast path of continuous change, but leaders’ mindsets don’t always follow. One key shift is that educational technology leaders need to adopt a more strategic focus instead of a break/fix approach. MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. We selected Amber Case, author of Calm Technology : Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design, to address this theme as one of our keynote speakers.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

Educational technology is on a fast path of continuous change, but leaders’ mindsets don’t always follow. One key shift is that educational technology leaders need to adopt a more strategic focus instead of a break/fix approach. MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. We selected Amber Case, author of Calm Technology : Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design, to address this theme as one of our keynote speakers.

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.