Posts Tagged ‘Ed Tech’

A Big Picture Look at E-rate Changes for 2015 (Center for Digital Education)

Posted on October 16th, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made some major changes to its discount program for school and library technology that are expected to connect 10 million students a year to digital tools. Traditionally, the E-rate program provided discounts on telecommunications and Internet access for K-12 schools and libraries based on the poverty...

Cool Tool ABC-CLIO Solutions (EdTech Digest)

Posted on October 14th, 2014

A comprehensive online textbook that integrates social studies, science and language arts instruction, ABC-CLIO Solutions comprise 15 online databases updated daily with vetted content that can be accessed at any time. With databases built from the Common Core and more than 1 million primary sources and images, the content guides students in inquiry...

Funds For Learning Launches E-Rate Survival Kit for Funding Year 2015 (Tech & Learning)

Posted on October 10th, 2014

Funds For Learning launches its E-Rate Filing Window Survival Kits for Funding Year 2015.  New rules for the E-rate program went into effect on Sept. 18, providing the first major overhaul since its inception. Survival Kits include a free copy of GuideMarks™—Fostering Shared Growth, the new book by Harrington. The book highlights the facets...

She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community (EdNET Insight)

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Brad Baird has joined RoboKind as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Brad is responsible for leading all operational aspects of the company. One key focus will be growing Robots4Autism, a program that features humanoid robots built to teach children with autism. A long-standing member of the education technology industry, Brad brings to RoboKind extensive...

New Discount Method Could Help, or Hurt, eRate Applicants (eSchool News)

Posted on September 11th, 2014

The FCC’s new eRate rules include important changes in how school districts must calculate their discount percentage. Some districts stand to benefit from these changes, while others could see their eRate funding reduced. In this report, you’ll learn what these changes are—and how they’ll affect your schools. The eRate provides discounts ranging from 20...

E-Rate Changes Prompt New Voice Options for Schools (eSchool News)

Posted on August 27th, 2014

If the Federal Communications Commission has its way, the eRate no longer will support voice services within the next five years, including plain old telephone service, toll-free service, and even voice over IP (VoIP). This change could have a dramatic effect on school district budgets—and it likely will force school business and...

Robots and Humans (Connections+)

Posted on August 25th, 2014

The traditional vision of a robot has not changed much in generations. Humanoid-looking beings with various combinations of heads, torsos, arms, legs, flashing lights and synthesized voices have long dominated the images we see in popular culture. Because life imitates art, it is what we have been seeing in the real world,...

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