Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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E-rate is complicated. But complying with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) -- a requirement of E-rate -- doesn't have to be. What is E-rate? Who is eligible to receive E-rate support? What is E-rate?

Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer

EdTech Magazine

Because the district’s phone system used Primary Rate Interface voice lines, it would no longer qualify for federal assistance by the end of 2019 due to changes in the FCC’s E-rate program. The company offered discounted rates on low-use lines, like those found inside classrooms, and provided more than 1,000 new handsets at no charge, Zamudio says. Google+. Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

eSchool News

Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. After lesson guides for the elementary, middle, and high schools were created, Theresa presented the information to all the principals for input and adjustments. She found in a school survey that nearly 90 percent of the elementary teachers weren’t aware that the district was teaching digital citizenship, despite the fact that every student was receiving instruction on it.

Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies

EdTech Magazine

That money, combined with federal E-rate funds , enabled St. The systems have had the biggest impact on elementary and middle school students, especially on getting girls more interested in science , says Decker. In many of our elementary classrooms, we’re shifting to flat-panel screens,” he says. Google+. Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:36. A frog appears to float in midair.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. After lesson guides for the elementary, middle, and high schools were created, Theresa presented the information to all the principals for input and adjustments. She found in a school survey that nearly 90% of the elementary teachers weren’t aware that the district was teaching digital citizenship, despite the fact that every student was receiving instruction on it.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Is It Time to Break Up Google? | New York Times → Could it be that Google has become a natural monopoly by supplying an entire market’s demand for a service, at a price lower than what would be offered by two competing firms? Tagged on: April 22, 2017 Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor | PCWorld → Google’s Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks have quickly insinuated themselves into American classrooms.

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Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

I was their first full time “IT Guy” And when I say full time, I’m stretching a bit, as I was actually farmed out to one of the feeder elementary schools for 2 days a week. Google Apps for Education. How do we get reliable bandwidth at a decent rate? We are now working on an e-rate application to double it again. Google Apps for Education. For our small school, we moved all users off of AD and into Google Apps for Education.

“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

The Hechinger Report

A student in New York uses Google Docs on her classroom iPad to discuss themes in the class’s latest book with her group. To buy Chromebooks, the most-purchased device on the ed tech market , school districts can check prices from Google, Acer, Samsung, HP and others. That’s all part of Google’s strategy to get into as many classrooms as possible. A first-grader at Maywood Elementary, in Maywood, California, uses her iPad to complete a chart separating nouns and verbs.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

On one of these towers, the Albemarle County schools have hung base stations that link to broadband internet beamed up from the roof of a nearby elementary school. While the federal government awards billions of dollars annually to get schools and libraries online, through its E-rate program, Albemarle’s project is technically ineligible for that because it’s “off campus,” even though it will be an extension of the school network with all its security, filters and firewalls.

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

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids | CNET → "We don't want kids thinking Google has built spyware.,"

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Edsurge : “After Net Neutrality , Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate.” Via The Guardian : “ Google faces new discrimination charge : paying female teachers less than men.” Via The New York Times : “How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches.” (National) Education Politics.

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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “​Chromageddon Comedown: Educators Are Wary,” says Edsurge , “After Thousands of Google Devices Fail.”

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Wheeler supported e-Rate reform and “ net neutrality.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Google Effect Rubs Off on Schools in One Rural Oklahoma Town.” This week marked the fourth anniversary of the shootings at the Newton elementary school. The BBC reports that “ Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content.” ” Think again if you believe Google supports “ net neutrality.”

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” “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. ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates. ” Via NSBA’s Legal Clips blog : “ Satanic Temple withdraws request to start after school club at Washington state elementary school.”