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?

Q&A: How the Virginia DOE and Orange County Leveraged E-rate

Education Superhighway

The Virginia Department of Education’s Learning Infrastructure Coordinator, Susan Clair, spearheads the effort to ensure school leaders are aware of the E-rate program, funding, tools and resources needed for a successful broadband upgrade. I’m trying to get teachers to get there so they can use Discovery Education, IXL, Youtube Videos and more. We recently went Google two years ago and see a big increase in bandwidth from that.

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

EdTech Magazine

The advantages they provide — ease of mass notifications, the ability to deliver video as well as voice, greater redundancy and reliability — are simply too compelling to ignore. 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. Google+. Next-Gen Voice and Presence Technology Keep K–12 Districts Safer. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors

EdTech Magazine

Anything they do on the internet is recorded: the videos that they’re watching, their queries on Google or Bing, the sites they tried to see but couldn’t because they were stopped,” he says. CIPA mandates that schools participating in the federal E-rate program have internet safety policies that include filtering and monitoring technologies. K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors. Andrew.Steger_zKQu. Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:12.

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

EdTech Magazine

Administrators considering housing a makerspace in a library should make sure the library has a proper power supply for large equipment such as printers and audio/video infrastructure for games like “ Minecraft.”. Because wireless networking can be an expensive endeavor, schools can use E-rate funding to pay for these upgrades. K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56.

#Internet4schools: Make Your Voice Heard

A Principal's Reflections

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering expanding Internet access in schools and we need your help telling them to vote “YES” to expanding E-rate in order to provide the nation’s students with the tools they need. Please take just a few minutes to create a 15 second video explaining why all students across the country deserve Internet access in their schools. I made the video above quickly using Instagram.

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

Doug Levin

This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. This initial traunch of 21 videos help convey additional details about the incidents, provide insights and advice on how schools (and law enforcement) respond to incidents, and also convey some of the emotional toll on those affected. As I identify new incidents, I’ll also add new video clips to the catalog.

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

The Hechinger Report

At that time, a YouTube video took two minutes to buffer. And forget a long-distance video call, one of the few ways kids in this remote district not far from the Arctic Circle can interact with students outside their own school building. Given this challenging landscape, it’s a matter of consensus here that robust, video-based distance-learning programs are critical to preparing students for college and careers.

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

Doug Levin

This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. This initial traunch of 21 videos help convey additional details about the incidents, provide insights and advice on how schools (and law enforcement) respond to incidents, and also convey some of the emotional toll on those affected. As I identify new incidents, I’ll also add new video clips to the catalog.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Whether it’s used for homework-assignment web searches, streamed video tutorials, educational apps or collaborative multimedia projects, fast internet at home is rapidly turning into a necessity for America’s students. 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

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

Hack Education

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 ?”

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." Tagged on: March 9, 2017 Move Fast and Break Trust | Slate → Google’s alternative facts and Uber’s self-driving accidents are symptoms of a deeper problem that is only going to get worse: we are beta-testing the future - with increasingly serious consequences.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’” ( 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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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 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. ” “Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order,” reports Inside Higher Ed. Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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. I’m going with the full NY Daily News headline here (because, you know, NY Daily News): “EXCLUSIVE: Shocking Facebook videos reveal brutal ‘ Fight Club ’ run by Bronx High School of Science students (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT).”

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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 Chicago Tribune : “Video captures University of Chicago police officer shooting student near campus; charges filed against student.” ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.”

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