Posts Tagged ‘Ed Tech’

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,...

Cool Tool | 901 Wireless Headphone (EdTech Digest)

Posted on August 14th, 2014

A new wireless headphone from Califone connects multiple users with a single transmitter to help meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards. The rechargeable device connects students to listening activities on computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices. With a 20’ wireless listening range and no limit on how many users...

10 Sites for Online/Educational Tutorials (Tech & Learning)

Posted on August 14th, 2014

Online tutorials or walk-throughs are great for self-paced learning.  People have been using Google and YouTube to learn how to do things for a long time.  However, there are also sites specifically dedicated to online learning and helping people learn all kinds of subjects.  This list is in alphabetical order. Atomic Learning -...

A $5 Billion Bounty: How to Use eRate Support for Wi-Fi (eSchool News)

Posted on August 13th, 2014

The FCC’s new eRate rules set aside $5 billion over the next five years for the equipment needed to extend broadband access within schools and libraries, including routers, switches, wireless access points, wireless controllers, and other Wi-Fi equipment. The new rules include changes that will spread this funding to a large number of applicants,...

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