After six months, tech for Manchester students a work in progress | Education

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The shift to remote learning over a weekend in March meant Manchester had to make sure every student had a computer to use for schoolwork.

Six months later, it’s still a work in progress, said Stephen Cross, the school district’s chief information officer.

At the beginning of 2020, Manchester was a “two-to-one” district — two students to one computer, he said. Cross had replaced thousands of outdated laptops before the pandemic and has purchased thousands more, but some students are still waiting.

“We have 3,100 Chromebooks on order, and we have no idea when we’re going to get those,” he said.

Some schools had a surplus of Chromebooks, so Cross engineered a way to loan some of those schools’ devices to other schools.

“That’s how we’ve been getting devices into the hands of families, moving things around,” Cross said. “We had to scrounge. It was ‘do whatever we can,’ to

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Racial stereotypes color how teachers view tech in class

Schools that rely on remote learning during the pandemic are trying to ensure that all kids have the devices and internet bandwidth they need. While important, it takes more than everyone having comparable equipment and working Wi-Fi for all children to get an equal shot.

In my new book based on the sociological research I conducted at three middle schools before the COVID-19 pandemic, I explain how even if all students could get the same hardware and software, it would fail to even the academic playing field.

I saw many technologies used in unequal ways. And I observed teachers responding differently to students’ digital skills depending on the race or ethnicity and economic status of most of their students.

Learning from digital play

Previous research by a team of University of California researchers found that young people gain basic digital skills just from playing with friends online. This includes the

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After six months of remote learning, tech for students still a work in progress, limited by funding | Education

The shift to remote learning over a weekend in March meant Manchester had to make sure every student had a computer to use for schoolwork.

Six months later, it’s still a work in progress, said Stephen Cross, the school district’s chief information officer.

At the beginning of 2020, Manchester was a “two-to-one” district — two students to one computer, he said. Cross had replaced thousands of outdated laptops before the pandemic and has purchased thousands more, but some students are still waiting.

“We have 3,100 Chromebooks on order, and we have no idea when we’re going to get those,” he said. 

Some schools had a surplus of Chromebooks, so Cross engineered a way to loan some of those schools’ devices to other schools.

“That’s how we’ve been getting devices into the hands of families, moving things around,” Cross said. “We had to scrounge. It was ‘do whatever we can,’ to

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Tech company Asurion offers free tech support hotline for Rutherford students, teachers doing virtual learning

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With thousands of students and teachers online this semester, technology problems can quickly lead to a host of issues for students trying to access academic instruction and teachers leading classrooms.

Rutherford County Schools Director Bill Spurlock talks about distance learning

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Nashville-based global tech company Asurion launched its own “Tech Sanity Hotline” this week to help ensure teachers, students and parents can stay connected.

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Many students in Rutherford County have been learning remotely from home since the school year began.

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Back to school: From home schooling to co-ops, students are learning in new ways

Roughly 48% of Murfreesboro City Schools students are participating in distance learning until October. Grades 3-6 were required to learn from home unless an exemption was approved. For Rutherford County Schools, about 20,000 students in

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The Internet of Everything Will Impact Everything, Including Your Next Tech Job

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The Internet of Everything (IoE) is having an enormous impact on business. This phenomenon is completely reinventing the way businesses operate. It is bringing  productivity and competitiveness to higher levels along with opening up many doors to new and exciting opportunities. Companies that are more recently harnessing the power of IoE are excited to realize that it will impact their overall business strategy, not just their technology.

When it comes to IoE, it is important to think transformationally in order to understand what the connected devices involved will be and what business opportunities they will create. A major change to the tech job landscape is just one big aspect of these new business opportunities materializing. In fact, 86% of 1,400 business leaders surveyed by Accenture think that the industrial Internet of Everything will be a net creator of jobs. As IoE takes center stage, a host of new jobs will

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Online Gadget Stores for Your Tech and Gaming Needs

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Online Gadget Stores in the Philippines | Moneymax

Electronic devices may not be as essential as food and medicines, but we need them to survive the lockdown nonetheless.

Gadgets enable us to work from home and keep us busy or entertained while on quarantine. More importantly, they help us stay connected to loved ones who are away from us.

You don’t have to wait for what seems like forever to get a replacement for your broken laptop or mobile phone. You can order from an online gadget store and have the item delivered or pick it up directly at the shop.

For your home office or gaming needs, take your pick from this list of legitimate online gadget stores in the Philippines that let you shop from home during the quarantine.

Where to Buy a Smartphone, Laptop, or Any Gadget Online

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Fathers of Technology: 10 Men Who Invented and Innovated in Tech

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His impact on technology:
Gerald Lawson created the first cartridge-based video game system, the Fairchild Channel F. That invention pushed the video game industry forward into a flexible, diverse future — a world in which games were no longer married to their hardware (think Pong). Once players could switch games on a whim, game developers and software companies flourished.

The Atari 2600, the original Nintendo Entertainment System, the Sega Master System and many other classic video game systems owe their fortunes in part to Lawson’s vision.

And yet, Lawson is not a well-known name in video game history — or tech history, for that matter. This, despite the fact that he was one of the few black members of the historic Homebrew Computer Club, which counted Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as members.

 

Where is he now?
Lawson died last year of complications from diabetes.  After spending eight years with

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WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums

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Must-have tech gadgets to start 2020

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It’s easy for technology to turn into digital shackles that keep us tied to work by throwing at us a blizzard of popups, chimes, dings, and other annoyances. But, with a little bit of thought and planning, it’s possible to get technology to work for us and allow us to get more done, have more downtime, and feel less stressed.

Must read: Best gifts: IT pro toolbox and Tech gadgets for non-techies

Here is a small list of my top tech items to kick-off 2020. I have tested everything on this list under real-world conditions, and nothing has found its way on this list based on a snazzy press release. Everything featured here is the tech that I use and rely on daily.

20-pin USB-C magnetic breakaway connector

20-pin USB-C magnetic breakaway connector

A 20-pin USB-C magnetic breakaway connector

Oh, how this has revolutionized my life. And so did the MacBook MagSafe connectors from

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