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From Washington Post: More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch.

More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch. This is a great article from the Washington Post from back in February. It highlights parent concerns over schools and their technology decisions.  Many schools struggle in this area for many reasons, but parents are now asking

By |2020-10-16T14:20:25+00:00October 16th, 2020|Featured, National News, Technology|Comments Off on From Washington Post: More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch.

New Documentary : Childhood 2.0 from Bark

A Look At Growing Up In A 21st Century Digital World For the first time in history, mental illness and suicide have become one of the greatest threats to school-aged children. Many parents still view dangers as primarily physical and external, but they’re missing the real danger: kids spending more time online and less time

By |2020-10-16T14:01:28+00:00October 16th, 2020|Featured, National News, News|Comments Off on New Documentary : Childhood 2.0 from Bark

Former state official named new leader at Center for Innovative Technology

Article from Richmond-Times Dispatch Bob Stolle, a former top state commerce official and member of a prominent Virginia political family, has been named the new president and CEO of the Center for Innovative Technology. Stolle, who previously has served as senior vice president of policy and regional initiatives at CIT, will succeed Ed Albrigo, who

By |2020-09-17T19:40:30+00:00September 17th, 2020|Celebration, Featured, News|Comments Off on Former state official named new leader at Center for Innovative Technology

T-Mobile Project 10 Million

Innovate Lynchburg is excited to champion this new program from T-Mobile in our region.  Because of COVID-19, many schools are completely online or are hybrid. In an effort to help close the homework gap, T-Mobile is giving school districts free internet access and mobile hotspots for 10 million eligible households. In addition to this,

By |2020-09-08T19:40:03+00:00September 4th, 2020|Featured, News, Technology|Comments Off on T-Mobile Project 10 Million

Lynchburg City School Decision Update

On Tuesday, August 4, the Lynchburg City School Board voted to begin the 2020-2021 school year under the Remote Only model for all LCS students for the first nine weeks. Remote learning is the instructional practice that includes learning out of the LCS building. The first day of school is Monday, August 24, 2020.

By |2020-09-08T19:46:27+00:00August 4th, 2020|Lynchburg Regional News|Comments Off on Lynchburg City School Decision Update

RANDOLPH ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO FALL SEMESTER PLAN

Since March, Randolph’s Coronavirus Task Force has met almost daily, each week grappling with the newest curveball thrown at us by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have spent countless hours this summer making plans and putting precautions into place on campus to ensure that our community members were safe for the return to school this fall.

By |2020-08-09T21:17:49+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Lynchburg Regional News, National News, News|Comments Off on RANDOLPH ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO FALL SEMESTER PLAN

Virginia Wifi Hotspot Map | Free, Publicly Available Wifi Hotspots

The Commonwealth Connect Team, in conjunction with Virginia Tech, have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access. This is a great resource and we are asking that you please share this map with anyone who many need access to the internet. Updates will be done weekly they we

By |2020-09-08T19:55:48+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Lynchburg Regional News, Tech Council News|Comments Off on Virginia Wifi Hotspot Map | Free, Publicly Available Wifi Hotspots

Microsoft Teams Integration with LMS

To manage an online classroom, educators need a set of tools that work well together to enable them to help them teach as effectively as they would in person. A lot of educators out there already use learning management systems (LMS) to distribute and accept class assignments. With so many schools and universities moving

By |2020-09-08T20:03:44+00:00March 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams Integration with LMS
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