Education technology

Facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources

FCC Delays are Keeping Broadband from Rural School Kids

Under the Trump administration, rural schools requesting funding for broadband expansion have faced record delays and denials, according to the non-profit EducationSuperHighway, which works to get schools connected to the internet.

Technology Counts 2018

Results of a survey focused on screen-time, personalized learning, social media, cyber-bullying, media literacy, sexting, and the Computer Science for All movement.Highlights of the survey findings include:

OLPC's $100 Laptop was going to Change the World -- Then It All Went Wrong

One Laptop Per Child wasn’t just a laptop, it was a philosophy. After announcing “the $100 Laptop,” OLPC had one job to do: make a laptop that cost $100.

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program Application Window

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),  announces its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program application window for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks

Google announced an expansion of its Rolling Study Halls initiative to over 16 additional school districts, giving “thousands” of students access to Wi-Fi and Chromebooks on their buses.

The internet must remain free and open

[Op-ed] National debates too often miss the reality on the ground in Alaska, and that reality is at the forefront of my mind when I’m considering the current debate about Net Neutrality. I strongly support a free and open internet and agree with t

Gigabit Coming to Every School in North Dakota, Thanks to New 100 Gig Backbone Network

North Dakota is somewhat of an anomaly in today’s broadband world, where so many lack access to high quality broadband. The largely rural state has some of the best, if not the best, state-wide fiber connectivity in the country.

Date/Location Details: 

Senate Broadband Caucus

Date: 
Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:00 to 10:30

A panel of experts will discuss how closing the digital divide can help advance education priorities

Opening Remarks from Senate Broadband Caucus Co-Chairs and Special Guest Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission

Moderator
Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA)

Panelists



Closing the School Broadband Gap

[Commentary] Two-hundred forty-five days. School districts are waiting this long for the Federal Communications Commission to make decisions on the fate of funding to bring fiber connectivity to their classrooms.

Advocates for school internet access sound alarm over FCC program

A federal program intended to help school districts attain better access to the internet is under fire. Advocates for connectivity say the Federal Communications Commission is leaving many rural districts in limbo with long delays and denials.