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As we progress toward a deeply digital world of connectivity the issue of broadband deployment and projects is very important
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We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses?

We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
When my 4-year-old told me the other day that she was “ready for princesses,” part of me died. Not just because the day had finally arrived when that virulent meme had infected her, but also because of how utterly powerless I was to contain it. Let me be clear: These...
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Imaginary Friends - Bring Stories to Life for your Kids!

Imaginary Friends - Bring Stories to Life for your Kids! | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Bring Stories to Life for your Kids! Adventure Kits that feature chapter books, games, puzzles, activities & a little magic from you!
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Technology Breaks Silence For Nonverbal Students

Technology Breaks Silence For Nonverbal Students | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
For years, educators and parents have reported promising results with iPads among kids with special needs. Now, the technology is proving useful for older students with disabilities too.

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Not just students with disabilities but the kind of non competitive student who may have talent but who is silent about it.

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How 3D Printers Work (Infographic)

How 3D Printers Work (Infographic) | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The process of creating 3D solid objects from a digital computer model.
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Not in school, not working: Millions of young people worldwide are disengaged

Not in school, not working: Millions of young people worldwide are disengaged | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Many students are graduating without basic literacy and math skills and other skills they need to know to get a job.
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Adobe Education Exchange - An Excellent Educational Platform for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Adobe Education Exchange - An Excellent Educational Platform for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic)

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic) | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post. So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The majority of the 30 Apps I've chosen are ones I ...

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Dixie Binford's curator insight, Today, 10:36 AM

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Pam Jimison's curator insight, Today, 11:19 AM

Love seeing that I have tried out all of these! :)

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Can Mozilla Halt Firefox’s Slide and Break Up the Mobile Internet Duopoly? | MIT Technology Review

Can Mozilla Halt Firefox’s Slide and Break Up the Mobile Internet Duopoly? | MIT Technology Review | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Mozilla helped an open Web flourish in the 2000s. Now it’s struggling to play a meaningful role on mobile devices.
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iPads & Google Classroom - Multi-User Device

iPads & Google Classroom - Multi-User Device | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
  By Jon Corippo iPads in general are not multi-user devices. Using the Google Classroom app an iPad can be shared amongst students. Sign Out The key to using Google Classroom on an iPad with ...

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The Fellowship Program | Code for America

The Fellowship Program | Code for America | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Fellows have developed digital tools and inspired creativity, collaboration, and new approaches to problem solving in local governments across the country.
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25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film

25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film

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Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique

Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
By Arina Bokas & Rod Rock - Every learner is unique, and adopting a growth mindset in education is important, the authors argue. One size doesn't fit all.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 10:20 PM

This has been known for some time. What is with the gears in the brain? That is not how it works.

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 26, 10:55 AM

Yup, we now have the ability to get rid of the mass education concept and really teach to the child's ability through what is often called individualized education.  -Lon

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Great List of EdTech Tools

Great List of EdTech Tools | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Alice Keeler is sharing a Google Doc of favorite educator tech tools. It's crowdsourced, so view, add to it, come away richer thanks to your online colleagues: Link to the crowdsourced list. More t...

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, May 26, 12:41 PM

Very useful list, thank you :)

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Educators, Administrators and PTA Leaders Break Down the Common Core in New Video Series | The Hunt Institute

Educators, Administrators and PTA Leaders Break Down the Common Core in New Video Series | The Hunt Institute | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
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How To Use Social Media to Build a Better Brand.

How To Use Social Media to Build a Better Brand. | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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'Deep Web' Searching in the Name of Science

'Deep Web' Searching in the Name of Science | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The Internet contains a vast trove of information - sometimes called the "Deep Web" - that isn't indexed by search engines: information that would be useful for tracking criminals, terrorist activities, sex trafficking and the spread of diseases. Scientists could also use it to search for images and data from spacecraft. 
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How Big is Minecraft? Really, Really, Really Big | WIRED

How Big is Minecraft? Really, Really, Really Big | WIRED | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Which is bigger, 'Minecraft' or Godzilla? Or Earth itself? Watch this video to find out.
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Teaching is dead, long live the teacher!

Teaching is dead, long live the teacher! | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Teaching is dead, long live the teacher!
Technology is creeping into every classroom. I say 'creeping' because a large part of a typical student's day at many schools can still be defined by activiti

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Cool Tool | PlatinuMath

Cool Tool | PlatinuMath | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Here’s a professional development solution in the form of a suite of Web-based games designed to strengthen the mathematics knowledge of preservice and in-service elementary teachers.

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Two Awesome Apps for Creating Educational Shows with Students

Two Awesome Apps for Creating Educational Shows with Students | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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Google Doodle salutes Sally Ride, the first American woman in space

We don't often draw attention to Google Doodles, but today's is well worth highlighting. The five GIFs on Google's homepage (refresh to see them all) celebrate the life of Sally Ride, who became...
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Ultimate Student Guide To Using Microsoft Surface 3 - YouTube

In this video, I show my favorite classroom uses for the Surface! I show how to have the Surface read your reading assignments to you out loud, my favorite P...

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Excel vs. Google Sheets: Which One Is Better for You?

Excel vs. Google Sheets: Which One Is Better for You? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The desktop version of Excel has long been the king of the hill when it comes to spreadsheet apps, but Google is making a challenge for the title with Sheets, the spreadsheet tool included in Google Apps. Does it have a viable claim to the throne? Or is it a hollow imitation of Excel? Both…

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Google Slashes Cloud Computing Prices, Introduces Pre-emptible Virtual Machine

Google Slashes Cloud Computing Prices, Introduces Pre-emptible Virtual Machine | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Google has reduced prices of its Compute Engine hosted infrastructure service and also launched the Pre-emptible Virtual Machine.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, May 25, 5:30 PM

“We are reducing prices of all Google Compute Engine Instance types as well as introducing a new class of preemptible virtual machines that delivers short-term capacity for a very low, fixed cost. When combined with our automatic discounts, per minute billing, no penalties for changing machine types, and no need to enter into long-term fixed-price commitments,” Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President, ....

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The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?

The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator?

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 25, 7:13 PM

An opinion piece that is light, but accurate.