Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.
FCC Chairman Wheeler held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the benefits of his E-rate modernization proposals — in part, we suspect, to put additional pressure on a couple of Commissioners who are balking at some of the proposed provisions. He provided the attached report to describe his proposals to increase funding for Wi-Fi. The report includes state-by-state projections of Wi-Fi funding expected to be provided over the next 5 years vs. a comparison of how much (or little) Internal Connections funding had been awarded over the past 5 years
Tune in to NH Chronicle tonight, June 4th, at 7:00 PM to hear how Hillside Middle School language arts teacher Sue Hannan is using technology in her classroom. Read more: http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle/wednesday-june-4th-innovative-teacher-sue-hannan/26229112#ixzz33gAICkVc
Mrs. Hannan was named a State Winner in the 2014 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Her entry was chosen for its innovative approach to advancing interest in STEM among her students as well as making an impact in the Manchester community. In response to Samsung’s award notification, Mrs. Hannan, stated, “This is a unique opportunity for a Manchester school. We will be collaborating with students, colleagues, parents, community members and the media to create a project that spotlights the salmon release project, and will spotlight the health of the Merrimack River as well. While this will be a very involved project, it will assist students in concentrating their writing efforts into producing data analysis, integrating all subjects, and including many local and state standards for education. Students and community members will be involved in a service project that serves everyone.”
As a state winner, Ms. Hannan has earned $20,000 in Samsung technology for Hillside Middle School. Students in her classroom are already using their Samsung Chromebooks on a daily basis. They also received tablets, a document camera, and a large screen television.
This series from Marketplace is called Learning Curve and "Over the next year, we will explore the expanding role of technology in education; how the digital revolution is transforming teaching, learning and the business of the classroom, for better and for worse."
It seems technology has been going to change teaching for about the last hundred years, http://www.marketplace.org/learningcurve.
Afraid your tech-savvy students are outpacing their teachers? Don't be. Let them lead the way to excellence.
The FCC released its Public Notice on E-Rate Modernization today. Initial comments are due April 7th. A copy of the notice is on our website at http://www.e-ratecentral.com/archive/bulletin_archive/2014-03-06-E-rate-Public-Notice.pdf.
Here’s a basic outline of the notice:
A more detailed analysis will be provided in next Monday’s newsletter.
Here's what happened at the Student Film Festival
Last Friday, Washington hosted the first-ever White House Student Film Festival.
Students from all across the country created more than 2,500 short films illustrating the role that technology plays in their classrooms, why it's so important, and how it will change the educational experience for kids in the future.
More than 60 of the young filmmakers went to the White House for the festival, where they screened the 16 official selections. And, as the President said himself, "these movies are awesome."
President Barack Obama speaks with students in the State Dining Room prior to the White House Student Film Festival in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school.
Today Google and the state of Maryland announced in a blog post that all 54,000 state employees will be transitioning to the Google Apps for Government platform as a replacement for old Microsoft Exchange and Novell mail servers:
WHAT: Digital Learning Day is about engaging students and recognizing great teachers who use digital tools to enhance student learning.
WHEN: February 5, 2014
WHO: You and your students, anyone can participate! Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to plan an activity. Plan big or start small - add your "event" to the Digital Learning Day web site.
RESOURCES: Look for tools, ideas and lesson plans on the Digital Learning Day web site at http://www.digitallearningday.org/. Look for local NH resources on the NH Dept. of Education Office of Educational Technology web site at http://www.nheon.org/digitallearningday/
Let us know if you plan on participating:
Have a look at this slideshow for more information on great ideas for
staff and students on how to participate including: