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By Benjamin Herold July 20, 2015 at 12:32 PM The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing. By Sean Cavanagh July 17, 2015 at 1:17 PM Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded. By Benjamin Herold July 17, 2015 at 9:47 AM Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition. By Benjamin Herold July 16, 2015 at 11:36 AM The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission. By Sara Gilgore July 13, 2015 at 12:35 PM By Audrey Armitage July 8, 2015 at 3:35 PM By Benjamin Herold July 8, 2015 at 9:45 AM By Audrey Armitage July 6, 2015 at 11:12 AM

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Teaching for the 21st Century:How to Lear "Class, it's time for your test on our study of Africa. Number a paper from 1 to 50. I am projecting a map of Africa on the screen. One Economy Rollout National Digital Connectors Program in 22 Lo One Economy and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced the rollout of a major technology learning initiative that teaches teens and young adults about broadband technologies and how to put that knowledge to work in a wide range of community service activities. With a $1.2 million commitment from the Comcast Foundation, the Comcast Digital Connectors program will be rolled out in at least 22 locations across the United States. In each location, groups of young people, ages 14 to 21 from diverse, low-income backgrounds will learn digital literacy skills over one year in both after-school and summer training programs. Participants will work in teams two to three times per week at their local school, community center or affordable housing development.

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning–math drilling and phonics, for example–while others are RSS readers, social media platforms, and the like.

100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration (Part 1) by Ozge Karaoglu 0 Comments January 5, 2010 By: Tech Learning Blog Staff Jan 5 Written by: 1/5/2010 8:48 AM ShareThis TLs, expand your field of vision « Brave new world Everything has changed since information became available to all on the internet. Not so much changed as exploded. When something explodes, it shatters into countless pieces which means the whole we used to know needs to be re-examined. What is Educational Technology? References to educational technology, learning technologies, and instructional technology pervade professional journals and magazines throughout education. Yet no single, acceptable definition for these terms serves the field, and there is uncertainty even about the origins of the terms (Reiser & Dempsey, 2006). Educational technology historian Paul Saettler (1990) says that the earliest reference to educational technology seems to have been made by radio instruction pioneer W W Charters in 1948, and instructional technology was first used by audiovisual expert James Finn in 1963. Even in those early days, definitions of these terms focused on more than just devices and materials. Saettler notes that a 1970 Commission on Instructional Technology defined it as both "the media born of the communication revolution which can be used for instructional purposes ... " (p. 6) and "a systematic way of designing, carrying out, and evaluating the total process of learning and teaching. . ."

Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ideas has become commonplace. Our students’ needs have shifted and they require digital citizenship skills. We’ve seen all sorts of creative use cases, but here are the most common forms: Teachers and students use Twitter for communication and conversation so they can keep the in-class discussion going after class! Twitter is a great way to add context to content especially when students need to study a topic and find experts in the field and ask them questions on Twitter! Digital Literacy The future of libraries, if they have any Idescat — the Catalan national statistics institute — published in late 2013, the update to the 2012 Library Statistics where it stated, among other things, that in 2012, “the number of users grew up to 4.5 million [the Catalan population is calculated to be 7.5 million], 18.3% more than two years ago”. Almost a month later, Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martin stated at the national television that “when the Internet comes, librarians lose their jobs”.

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Tom Daccord, Director of EdTechTeacher (MA) Justin Reich Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher (MA) Greg Kulowiec, Instructor & Presenter (MA) Beth Holland, Communications & Instruction (RI) Shawn McCusker, Instructor & Presenter, (IL) From a Digital Economy to a Digital Society: A Response to the C I started in the ICT game around 30 years ago (of course it wasn’t called that back then) by working as a 3 day a week consultant for Bell Canada. My job there was to do a review of Bell Canada’s proposed new developments from the perspective of their likely or possible social impact. Basic to the activity was the statistic provided by the CRTC (the Canadian telecoms regulator) that 92% of the Canadian population had direct in home POTS (plain old telephone service). This figure was widely known and discussed as a sign of Canada’s significant development in the telecommunications sphere and not incidentally as a consequence of being a cold country occupying a lot of territory. In an attempt to reduce that 8% and to ensure that the figure didn’t, Bell Canada spent a considerable amount of resources and management attention on developing low cost basic telephone service (limited calling and restricted long distance). Capacity to Innovate Using Digital Technologies

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