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. What we are really trying to do with Rolling Study Halls is to extend learning time,” said Alex Sanchez, a senior analyst for public policy and government affairs at Google, in a Jan.

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Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

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Early results from pilots Google conducted of its Rolling Study Halls program , which supplies school buses in North Carolina and South Carolina with mobile Wi-Fi routers and an onboard educator to help with assignments, suggest providing internet access during the school commute can result in reading and math proficiency and digital fluency gains. Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap? eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:15.

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

The Hechinger Report

NOME, Alaska — Before they got down to business for the day, students in Devin Tatro’s social studies class were offered a quiet moment of self-reflection: On this golden fall afternoon at Nome-Beltz Junior/Senior High School, were they feeling chipper, distressed or somewhere in between? Middle-schoolers in Colleen Johnson’s social studies class participate in a Skype “field trip” with a guest lecturer located in Virginia (shown on the screen).

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 Doubts about whether internet filters protect teenagers online | University of Oxford → A new study casts doubt on whether such technologies shield young teenagers after finding no link between homes with internet filters and the likelihood of the teenagers in those households being better protected.

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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.” ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Rival studies shed light on the merits of a Montessori education.” (National) Education Politics.

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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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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. “ How Not to Study Donald Trump ” – “To make sense of Trumpism, and to put Trump in his historical context, The Chronicle of Higher Education asked a mostly white group of scholars to suggest readings for a syllabus for a mock course in Trump Studies. Education Politics.

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’” ( In related self-driving car regulation news : “ Google ’s ‘Cozy’ Relationship With Driverless-Car Regulators.” “A clause in the contract could, in the future, allow Nike to harvest personal data from Michigan athletes through the use of wearable technology like heart-rate monitors, GPS trackers and other devices that log myriad biological activities.” Education Politics.

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Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” It’s one of a number of departures from Edsurge recently: Mary Jo Madda is now at Google. Some of the details of this spending: First, although we will no longer invest directly in new initiatives based on teacher evaluations and ratings , we will continue to gather data on the impact of these systems and encourage the use of these systems to improve instruction at the local level.

The Politics of Education Technology

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“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. 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 Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Via The New York Times : “ Google , in Post-Obama Era, Aggressively Woos Republicans ” – so enjoy that Google Certification, educators. Via Education Week : “ Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy.” ” That’d be Hugo Barra , a former Google exec.

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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 The Outline : “ Google ’s featured snippets are worse than fake news.” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle. Education Politics.

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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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” “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 Mic : “Crime-prediction tool PredPol amplifies racially biased policing , study shows.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” ” The Verge covers the blog post : “ Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks.” 9 things to know from the state’s first study.”

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