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Broadband Testing and Digital Literacy Teaching

Stan Freeda in 2009
Broadband Testing and Digital Literacy Teaching
by Stan Freeda - Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 2:50 PM


On September 10th EducationSuperHighway will launch a National School Broadband Test in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education to take an inventory of the state of Internet access in America's K-12 schools. Our objective is to have one million teachers, librarians, technology coordinators, administrators or students take one minute of their time to test their school's Internet access. That's 10 tests from each of our 100,000 public schools. The information we gather will be used to raise awareness of the need to upgrade the Internet access in our schools as a prerequisite to digital learning. It will also help guide the allocation of $2.5 billion in annual funding for school Internet access upgrades. Taking the Test is as simple as coming to our web site, selecting your school and hitting GO. So sign up today to be a digital learning champion for your school. Fill out our form or like us on Facebook - and don't forget to tell your friends and colleagues too!


The Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical is awarded annually by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. It provides an opportunity for one New Hampshire teacher to explore new ways to enhance classroom teaching through a self-designed project, the results from which may be used to help enrich the teaching profession statewide. David Hobbs, an English teacher at Winnacunnet High School, received the award for his proposed project ‘Digitalliteracynh.’ He will spend the sabbatical year working with teachers around the state gathering how they promote 21st century reading and writing skills and sharing his research via a website and blog.