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Internet Offers Nevada Students Alternative Schooling Options

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Kristina Silla Virtual learning is our focus this week as we mark education month across Nevada. Virtual or online academies are an alternative to traditional public schooling. They give children access to a high quality public school in a home-based learning environment. Students are still given the state standardized K-12 curriculum, but are able to learn at their own pace. What many don’t realize is that, since these schools are still public schools, they are free! Families are usually provided with a loaner computer, a printer, and are stipend for high-speed Internet access. This type of schooling is believed to be best for...

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We're Celebrating Education Month At Connected Nation!

By Connected Nation

We're excited to announce the kick-off of Connected Nation’s Education Month. We’re working with partners across the nation on efforts and initiatives to connect more classrooms and bring better technology to students and educators. Recently, we launched our Edified program. The initiative seeks to increase the deployment of the latest mobile technology, robust wireless connectivity, education apps, and twenty-first century teaching practice in America’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. The Edified program builds partnerships with technology companies, education research organizations, broadband providers, and...

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New Technology Stirs Passion for Learning in Esmeralda County

By Jeremy Thacker

Students and teachers are enjoying an increased passion for learning thanks to new technology being used in the Esmeralda County School District! iPads and iPod Touch devices are now in the hands of every single student in the district and teacher John Scates says they’re making a big impact. “We are a rural school district with small class sizes and have multi-grade classrooms. iPads help students develop their independence because it’s possible for nearly all students to operate with little instruction. This is very helpful teaching important skills, such as math facts. And student engagement is much higherusing the iPad than using pencil...

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Educating Nevada at high-speed through GIS

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Ashley Hitt, GIS Services Manager September is Education Month at Connected Nation. In addition to objectives of expanding broadband and technology awareness and adoption throughout local communities, CN is also working to enhance knowledge and broadband connectivity in schools. Part of a growing trend in education at all levels is an increase in teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to students to provide a better understanding of the world around them. With nearly two out of three jobs requiring at least some college education by 2018, advances in technology and geospatial analysis will continue to accelerate;...

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