One of my favorite things about iPads and the web in general is the ease with which anyone can create a multimedia product. Teachers can create and organize multimedia reference materials for students and students can create multimedia products to show off their ideas. The following three iPad apps allow you and your students to create multimedia ebooks.
Frontier Communications is ready to serve rural school districts with its own last mile services but says the FCC should not extend funding to other competitors to overbuild where they already provide service.
Last July, the FCC voted in favor of modernizing the 18-year-old subsidy program that brings Internet services to schools and libraries.
In an FCC filing, Frontier said that the regulator should take advantage of the fact that Frontier and other ILECs serving "rural areas have already deployed fiber deep into rural America."
"The Commission should not waste scarce E-rate funding to overbuild existing middle-mile fiber when companies like Frontier have already invested the intensive capital necessary to provide it," wrote Frontier in an FCC filing. "Instead, the Commission should focus its efforts on determining how the existing fiber facilities that Frontier and other ILECs have in place today can bring the desired services to all schools and libraries, including those in rural areas."
Being a provider that's focused primarily on rural markets, the company has a mix of both fiber and copper-based facilities that can support high-speed Ethernet services for schools.
In its territory, Frontier currently has 17,260 schools and libraries that are located in 2,242 of its 2,662 total wire centers.
It added that 95 percent of these schools and libraries are located in wire centers that can provide a fiber-based Ethernet connection. As long as each school has a last mile fiber connection, they can get a 1 Gbps speed.
Students are compelled to interact online — and to get by in the digital age, they need the skills to do so. Rather than giving in to fears of what might happen when students connect over the internet, educators should bust the myths of online student privacy and use them as teachable moments to turn their students into capable digital citizens.
Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors I tested. Read on to find out why the Explain Everything app’s educational focus, adaptability, and user engagement make it the best its kind.
Are you looking for curriculum that will allow your school to meet the "requirements associated with receiving E-rate funding"? If so, check out these resources from Common Sense Media. They will help you "turn your students into safe, smart, responsible digital citizens and help your school keep valuable federal support for technology at the same time!"
Lessons are provided for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 as are teacher verification documents. They provide an overview tutorial plus lessons with handouts, videos, assessments and parent tip sheets.
“ After the list of the web based tools for concept mapping, we went ahead and compiled another list for iPad users. We have included the best apps out there for brainstorming and concept mapping which you can use on the go . We hope you like this selection and if you have other good suggestions to add to this list, please share with us in the comment form below. Enjoy”
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