Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:47pm
The schools that currently lack broadband access are usually ones operating with critically strained budgets. They are generally schools located in underserved, low-income communities. Without an E-Rate intervention, we run the risk of delivering the best education technology to only the very wealthiest students, and of denying it to those who likely need it the most.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:39pm
Plenty of low-opportunity young people are waiting to live out their own success story. We just need to give them the opportunity. Imagine urban youth who are not just downloading apps, but uploading them. And when they succeed, they will change a lot more than the workplace diversity numbers in Silicon Valley.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:24am
Rural schools that don’t have the ability to build or maintain a wireless network may have another option that gives students internet access in class and at home. LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a wireless technology that offers fast data download and upload speeds for cell phones and tablets.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:14am
If the promise of mobile technology in classrooms has been to equalize opportunities for all students through access to the internet, that potential has yet to be realized.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:10am
Philadelphia’s String Theory Schools has launched a new kind of incubator, where startups exchange their expertise and mentorship for free office space and access to state-of-the-art facilities. In addition to its first tenant, PHL Collective, the arts- and science-focused charter school is looking for tech, biotech and life sciences companies to join the incubator.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:05am
Michele Orner has submitted her resignation letter from the job of director of the Center for Careers and Technology at Carlisle High School. The Halifax Area School Board has appointed Orner as the new superintendent of that northern Dauphin County school district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:00am
Petersburg City Public Schools has named Nancy Alvarez as its new director of technology. Alvarez comes to the district from Norfolk Public Schools, where she served as a network engineer.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:53am
Young women's perception of technology is generally viewed as a major obstacle in getting them interested in the first place. Trying to make tech seem cool and relevant to women, some attach names such as "tech divas" to young female technologists. But "pinkification" can have the opposite result.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:38am
November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:36am
October 15-18, 2014