E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects

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ERate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects. Recent updates to E-rate, which put more focus on funding high-speed internet and network protection tools , have helped K–12 schools reallocate resources to improve other focus areas. . When E-rate 2.0 Technology Services Coordinator Jim Branton. “We MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out everything you need to know about E-rate.

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Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. For many schools, incorporating technology is a journey that’s been years in the making—and there are still plenty of uncharted changes to come. In 2008, the high school graduation rate at Winterboro High School was 63 percent. What do we make of this 18th birthday of the E-Rate program?

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The cost of not investing rural high speed Internet: Why one school upgraded to fiber

Education Superhighway

The school district couldn’t cover the cost of non-recurring construction to build fiber to their most rural school with just E-rate. Jim worked with his E-rate consultant at VST Services to release a Form 470 and RFP for lit fiber. Their Internet bill decreased (slightly), and the combination of E-rate and state matching funds covered 100% of the construction costs.

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

The Hechinger Report

But the future of educational technology here is starting to emerge from a pixelated past. A $500 round-trip flight to Anchorage or Fairbanks for teacher training, or a robotics tournament, or a college visit, is a hard sell for districts struggling with the impact of a statewide recession. Jacob Phillips, Nome Public Schools’ director of technology, stands at the site on the edge of town where Quintillion’s new fiber-optic cable is buried.

Increasing digital equity in rural areas

Education Superhighway

They created a community survey to obtain the necessary financial information to receive an E-rate discount and released a Form 470 and RFP requesting increased bandwidth. Next, they shared their vision for educational technology with their local school board.

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Technology used to target UAE’s cheating students | The National → "We were saying technology helps students cheat, now, we’d say it’s helping them understand unethical behaviour better than ever."

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Via Edsurge : “After Net Neutrality , Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate.” Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. You know it’s amazing news when The Guardian publishes it one minute after midnight in the new year: “ Toby Young to help lead government’s new universities regulator.” ” Happy New Year, England !

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Times published teachers’ ratings.

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Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Imagine how great universities could be without all those human teachers ,” says Quartz , lauding the fantasy that robots will replace teachers. ” Via Campus Technology : “BYU Researchers Aim to Stop Robots from Eating Tables with Wikipedia.” Via Campus Technology : “ Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017.” (National) Education Politics.

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” The school in question: Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. “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.” Via Campus Technology : “The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2

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Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. ” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Impero Software has been acquired by Investment Technology Partners which paid $36.3 Via Campus Technology : “Report: VR and AR to Double Each Year Through 2021.”

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” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “For $14,000, a Weeklong Firehose of Silicon Valley Kool-Aid.” Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?”

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Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering some students the option to be awarded tamper-free digital degree certificates when they graduate, in partnership with Learning Machine. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via MIT Technology Review : “ Andrew Ng Has a Chatbot That Can Help with Depression.” (National) Education Politics.

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But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education 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. ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

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” Remind me again, all you fans of VR in education, how this technology is going to promote empathy? ” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week. Facebook’s entry into the education technology market will be pure and good.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via The MIT Technology Review : “ MIT severs ties to company promoting fatal brain uploading.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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