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Getting Connected

The “EveryoneOn” public awarenesscampaign launched by theConnect2Compete program will offerconsumers access to the followingprograms:
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The “EveryoneOn” public awareness campaign launched by the Connect2Compete program will offer consumers access to the following programs:

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Low/No-Cost Internet Access: Through partnerships with local Internet providers such as Freedom Pop, Comcast, and Cox Communications, Connect2Compete will connect millions of lowincome citizens to programs that offer free and low-cost Internet services.

Affordable Computers: Through a host of hardware and software partners, including GoodPC and Microsoft, Connect2Compete will provide the opportunity to purchase new and refurbished computers for less than $200.

Digital Skills Training: Through a nationwide network of partners, Connect2Compete will offer access to free digital literacy programs in more than 21,000 libraries and training centers.

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Getting ConnectED

President Obama’s new initiative,ConnectED, aims to connect 99 percent ofAmerica’s students to the Internet throughhigh-speed broadband and high-speedwireless within five years.

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Global Connections

The Global Ed program at the Springside/ Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia is composed of 5th- and 6th-grade girls who meet at lunch and recess to work on various iEARN projects.

Getting Results With Laptops

Despite a growing number of mobile computing initiatives across the country, including dramatic statewide adoptions in Maine and Michigan, laptop programs continue to breed controversy. For instance, critics of Maine's laptop program point to a $28 million per year price tag that hasn't yet yielded higher scores on

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Get Smart About Phones

Although most schools ban smartphones, a handful of innovators have realized that these pocketsized tools are a powerful addition to the classroom.

Getting Connected

Explore videoconferencing for your classroom. Interactive videoconferencing (IVC) combines live two-way audio with full-motion video to provide exciting opportunities for K-12 content delivery. To learn more about what IVC can do for teaching and learning, visit the following Web sites. Easy Videoconferencing in

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Back-Office Business: How Schools Get It Done: July 2010

Michigan approves statewide K–12 public cyberschool CHALLENGE Michigan wanted to give students the option of completing their public school education online. SOLUTION The state approved a new statewide charter school, Michigan Connections Academy. MICA is expected to serve a wide