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?

Discover Ways to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

Gaggle Speaks

The launch of Google Classroom along with changes to E-Rate funding have led school districts, perhaps more than ever, to consider a move to Google Apps for Education. Last week, Stephanie Jones-Franklin, an instructional technology specialist, joined Tracy Duncan, Gaggle’s training manager, and Tim Lee, CEO of Amplified IT, to present an engaging and interactive webcast entitled, “How to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School.”

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Alabama Leaders in Ed Tech Offer a Model for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

That’s what we’re trying to focus on here in Alabama: meeting and supporting classroom needs. For nearly two decades, our organization has served 137 school districts in our stat e. We’re probably best known for our conferences: We hold three per year, where members can attend educational sessions, meet with technology vendors and network. We see many questions about E-rate. Alabama Leaders in Ed Tech Offer a Model for Professional Development.

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Bids to bring fiber internet to schools are denied funding seven times more often than other projects

The Hechinger Report

When students at Woodman School, on the western edge of Montana, are working on research projects in class, they don’t have the option to start their search with Google. It is perhaps unsurprising, then, to learn that Woodman is part of the 6 percent of public school districts that still don’t meet federal connectivity benchmarks. Related: Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for internet speed.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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CIPA requires schools and libraries to install measures to protect children from obscene or harmful content in exchange for discounts offered by the E-rate program. Many schools employ the use of a web filter to meet these requirements; however, administrators required new solutions that extended protection to school-owned devices at home. The proposal must meet Florida Department of Education criteria.

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K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

With so many school districts going one-to-one with tablets or laptops , libraries are the new meeting space for tech-enabled teamwork. Because wireless networking can be an expensive endeavor, schools can use E-rate funding to pay for these upgrades. David Andrade is a K–12 Strategy Specialist and Google Apps/Chromebooks specialist on the education strategy team for CDW·G, a leading provider of technology solutions and services to education, government and healthcare.

CoSN 2018: 10 Tips for Running IT in a Small School District

EdTech Magazine

School District 68, to offer advice to other small IT shops in K–12 school districts during the third day of CoSN’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. They also create a monthly flyer for the community and hold quarterly meetings with parents where they talk about technical issues such as social media, data privacy and innovations. Small districts also can resell equipment, take advantage of E-rate funds and evaluate systems yearly for redundancies or other unnecessary spending.

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Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

Yet Alaska ranks last in the nation in the percent of its school districts meeting the minimum internet-speed targets set by the Federal Communications Commission, according to the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway. Related: Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for internet speed. Eighth-graders Avril Seppilu, 13, right, and Tia Prentice, 13, left, listen during a Google Hangouts Meet video call to students in Hawaii.

“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. Related: Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for internet speed. “It’s

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

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. Would 20 hours of one student logged into Google Classroom, or 20 students logged in for one hour, suffice?

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]. Also, this week, thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge , I published a new post “ How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools? " says Google Family Link manager Saurabh Sharma.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Edsurge : “Why the FCC ’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl.” “The Saga of Ohio ’s Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End,” writes Education Week’s Ben Herold. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Office led by President Trump’s son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.” Google has updated its pseudo-LMS, Classroom.

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Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. ” The Google Memo. Via Motherboard : “ Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’ ” Via Wired : “Internal Messages Show Some Googlers Supported Fired Engineer’s Manifesto.” Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?”

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Via NPR on Sunday : “ President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities.” ” Via NPR on Tuesday : “ Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting.” The non-speakers: James Damore, the fired Google engineer, and Lucian Wintrich, a journalist with Gateway Pundit. ” Edsurge writes up the latest report from EducationSuperhighway on e-rate connectivity at public schools.

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

Doug Levin

But.truth is, the US government isn't the early adopter here; Amazon, Google and Facebook are really the front-line developers of the surveillance state." He anticipates needing to purchase around 2,000 to meet that goal. Tagged on: March 8, 2017 The History of the Future of E-rate | Audrey Watters → The decision by the new FCC to rescind its report on E-rate raises plenty of questions about the future of the program under President Trump.

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’” ( In related self-driving car regulation news : “ Google ’s ‘Cozy’ Relationship With Driverless-Car Regulators.” ” “ Roger Ailes ’ name will be removed from a WOUB newsroom, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis announced Monday during a Faculty Senate meeting,” the Post Athens reports. Education Politics.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company. E-Rate has been, since the origin of the fund in 1996, the main way in which schools and libraries were supposedly guaranteed “reasonable rates” on telecommunications services. million in E-Rate rebates.). This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle.