FETC 2019: 10 Steps to Develop a Successful K–12 Bus Wi-Fi Program

EdTech Magazine

Two years ago, Google and the Consortium for School Networking launched a pilot connected school bus program, Rolling Study Halls , after districts voiced interest in helping rural students use their long bus rides effectively toward their education.

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

EdTech Magazine

In education, software programs lend a helping hand just about everywhere, from device ­management to digital learning. Some schools even rely on ­software to save lives. Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?

Educational Technology Guy

There are lots of servers and a left hand setup for files and databases, along with appliances for different types of software. Google Apps, Evernote, Edmodo, and more are all web based. E-rate no longer pays for servers either. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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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. It's a full-time online charter school with the idea that students would be spending about 90% of their time online via software. And your latest story, Benjamin, focuses on the Federal Communications Commission, and you talk about E-Rate.

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

EdTech Magazine

Two schools also ­feature interactive touch LED panels running SMART Notebook software. That money, combined with federal E-rate funds , enabled St. 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. Using a stylus, a seventh-grader wearing “driver glasses” separates the amphibian’s skeleton from its musculature and holds it aloft. .

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. She also created a system through Google Classroom for them to easily submit materials and documentation electronically. “It’s

McMinn County School System Makes Boxlight’sProColor Interactive Flat Panels the New Classroom Standard

techlearning

Users also have access to a wealth of applications in Office 365 & Google Classroom via an Android OS built-in browser. McMinn County School System in Athens, Tenn.,

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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Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

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. billion was spent on devices by K-12 schools in 2015, and the Software and Information Industry Association estimates that nearly $8.4 billion was spent on software.

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. Google has updated its pseudo-LMS, Classroom. Google blogs ; tech publications help market the news. More Google PR, this time from The Verge : “ Google is adding ARCore support to the Chromebook Tab 10 with Classroom updates.”

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Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. ” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. ” 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.” (National) Education Politics.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The Corcoran superintendent, Rich Merlo, credits the off-campus broadband with fueling an ed-tech transformation that’s coincided with a drop in suspensions, fewer failed classes, better standardized test scores and higher graduation rates. “We

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Marc Andreessen famously said that “software is eating the world,” but it’s far more accurate to say that the neoliberal values of software tycoons are eating the world. Every industry uses computers, software, and internet services. But it’s more likely that “technology” has become so overused, and so carelessly associated with Silicon Valley-style computer software and hardware startups, that the term has lost all meaning.

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The non-speakers: James Damore, the fired Google engineer, and Lucian Wintrich, a journalist with Gateway Pundit. The literacy software company has raised $14.8 ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A survey by e-textbook provider VitalSource has found that 50 percent of students who delayed buying textbooks because of high prices saw their grades suffer as a result.” (National) Education Politics.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The federal government is set to release data reports designed to help measure the performance of accrediting agencies , with metrics such as the graduation rates, debt, earnings and loan repayment rates of students who attended the colleges the accreditors oversee.”

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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.” The BBC reports that “ Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content.” ” Think again if you believe Google supports “ net neutrality.” Google search is fundamentally broken if this is the first result you get. The Trump Administration.

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Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” It’s one of a number of departures from Edsurge recently: Mary Jo Madda is now at Google. (National) Education Politics. From the White House Press Office : “ President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 15 through October 21, 2017, as National Character Counts Week.”

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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 The Washington Post : “ Facebook-backed school software shows promise – and raises privacy concerns.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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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 Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.”