Huffman Academy distributes technology bundles to students during virtual learning

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One of the biggest concerns many families have with virtual learning is reliable Internet access for the student. Educators within the Birmingham City Schools system are doing their best to make sure no child goes without the necessary technology during the first nine weeks at home amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.In the video above, WVTM 13’s Jared Oliver tells you what all comes in the learning kit for students enrolled at Huffman Academy, a pilot school for the distribution program.TRACKING THE CURVEWVTM 13 is tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Alabama. Click here to see the latest data.Get the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on the pandemic.More news and coverage can be found at www.wvtm13.com/coronavirus.

One of the biggest concerns many families have with virtual learning is reliable Internet access for the student.

Educators within the Birmingham City

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Maryland virtual learning in internet dead zones COVID-19

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Most of the households in the town of Nanjemoy, Maryland, have no internet access, making distance learning a difficult reality.

WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced schools that reopen safely to in-person learning will receive “incentives” saying the state has an additional $345 Million in educational funds. So, will counties with spotty internet access take the Governor up on his offer? The answer is “no” in Charles County.

Katherine O’Malley Simpson, communication director for Charles County Public Schools, said the county will stick to virtual learning with a slow phased-in approach to in-person instruction starting with special education students, those who are homeless, and those with poor internet access.

One community in Charles County with poor internet access is Nanjemoy.

The small rural community is about a 40-minute drive from Waldorf, with a population of just under 3,300, according to Censusreport.org.

Vincent Scott reached out to WUSA9 saying most

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Chiropractor Naples Launches New Website for Essential Chiropractic

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NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Essential Chiropractic in Naples has launched a new website to make appointment setting easier, and faster, than ever and to allow patients to be better informed during their first appointment. The website offers a list of services, a chance to get to know the staff, and other important information.

Online Appointments for Chiropractor Naples

The website allows for quick and easy appointment scheduling for new and returning patients alike. Instead of calling the office during standard hours of operation, patients can now simply go online to schedule their appointment at their convenience.

Care Options Outlined

The website outlines the many care options offered by Essential Chiropractic Naples.

Spinal Alignment: Aligning your spine helps alleviate discomfort, helps heal injuries, and makes your entire body feel better. Regardless of where the problem originates in the body,

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CCISD technology department working with students and parents

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Teachers and students may have experienced some issues with getting connected to their classes since going online. The CCISD technology department has been working hard to ensure that students, parents and teachers know who to contact and how to stay connected.

Director of instructional technology for CCISD Cary Perales says her department works with providing guidance and support to the teachers that are integrating technology in their curriculum and with helping students stay connected.

Some common issues that they have found are some parents have to take their technology with them to work and then students have to wait until the end of the day to log in to canvas. Giving them less time to do the same amount of work. Some teachers have been working around this, by assigning work that students can do throughout the day without a computer.

Another issue was some students

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How We Ran a Student Hackathon Online — THE Journal

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Coding

How We Ran a Student Hackathon Online

This education provider that teaches students to code ran its first hackathon virtually and drew more than a hundred young participants in a two-day event.

The
Coronavirus-induced lockdown has not only made the classroom go
digital, but also onsite events too, such as hackathons that are
adapting to the situation and switching to an online format.
YoungWonks’
recent kids’ hackathon — its first and entirely online version —
shows how this can be achieved.

YoungWonks, an
after-school coding program headquartered out of California, has
always used technology to come up with solutions for real-life
problems. That approach isn’t just part of the curriculum being
taught to the students who go through the program, but it has become
a motto of sorts for the staff as well. Which explains why YoungWonks
didn’t hesitate to shift during the pandemic to entirely online
events.

In

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Free high-speed internet available for K-12 students who qualify | Mobile County Alabama News

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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has committed CARES Act funding to deliver free internet access to eligible K-12 students in their homes this fall, according to the Mobile County Public School System.

School officials say families of eligible students will receive a letter after Aug. 24 which will include a prepaid voucher number and a list of service providers to contact to set up free high-speed internet service through Dec. 30, 2020.

MCPSS officials say this is perfect timing for the district’s remote learning plan.

“If your student does not have reliable internet access, be on the lookout for this letter. If you qualify, contact one of the listed service providers as soon as you can; the sooner you call the sooner your student will be ready for a successful remote learning experience,” MCPSS said. 

For further assistance and more information, contact the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for

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Over 58,000 secondary school students in Prayagraj lack gadgets for online studies – education

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With schools closed and education being imparted only through online and on-air modes in the wake of the corona pandemic, a whopping 58,000 plus students enrolled in Class 9 to 12 in intermediate colleges of the Sangam city had no access to a smart phone, laptop, tablet or a TV, revealed a recent survey undertaken by the office of the district inspector of schools (DIoS).

These students accounted for 19% of the total enrolments in government-run, government-aided and unaided intermediate schools of the district, conceded officials.

The findings of the survey also indicated that a large number of students enrolled in these institutions were unable to benefit from academic content being provided online through YouTube as well as on-air through Swayam Prabha— a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programmes 24X7, using the GSAT-15 satellite.

“These primary facts have emerged in the survey undertaken in the

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VELO Launches Adult Nicotine Consumer-Focused E-Commerce Website, shop.velo.com

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WINSTON SALEM, N.C., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company (“RJRVC”) today announced its new consumer-focused e-commerce website for the VELO brand, https://shop.velo.com. The platform is designed to enable age 21+ adult nicotine consumers (ANCs) to identify and purchase the modern oral products they are looking for. The new https://shop.velo.com site is designed to be engaging and informative.

Through the site, age 21+ adult nicotine consumers will have the opportunity to learn about VELO products; interact with the brand and engage across channels; and now shop online to purchase their ideal modern oral product. As part of VELO’s continued commitment to responsibility, the site will continue to require robust third-party age verification prior to purchase.

“Today’s adult nicotine consumers are looking for unique products that fit their modern-day lives, so VELO offers a portfolio of product options with adult nicotine consumer moments in mind,” said Amy

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Teachers have concerns about technology for the new school year

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) –

Tuesday Mid-Michigan teachers telling News 10 how they’re preparing for their first day of virtual learning.

Lansing teachers say their biggest obstacle will be the technology.

“The technology has definitely been, you know the biggest challenge for all of us I think it’s new,” said Connie Larson, 8th Grade teacher at Gardner International Magnet School.

Less than a week from their first day teachers say even though they’re concerned that won’t stop them from having a successful year.

“Patience with us and patience with you. We all have to know that this is new and different for all of us,” said Larson.

“Lansing schools district teachers rock! We’re ready to go were ready to support our kids and our families and be there for them,” added Larson.

Some teachers plan to teach from their classroom and say they will teach as if they are actually together.

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NLESD says computers ordered for students delayed ahead of start to school year

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a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Terry Hall, CFO and Assistant Director of Education with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, says computers ordered for students this year are delayed. He's hoping to have the full delivery by the end of the fall.


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Terry Hall, CFO and Assistant Director of Education with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, says computers ordered for students this year are delayed. He’s hoping to have the full delivery by the end of the fall.

Students in the K-12 system will receive new Chromebooks this year to assist in digital learning, but the order is delayed and the school year is just over two weeks away from starting. 

The delay was expected, as written in the return-to-school plan dated Aug. 17, but the computers were to be distributed to all junior high and high school students — bought through the $20 million the province allocated to support digital learning.

Now, the computers will be distributed as they become available, with priority given to Grade 12 students currently without one. 

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“We have ordered all the Chromebooks based on the financing that was provided

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