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Blog // Connect South Carolina

Partnership Between Private Business, Public School District Brings Wi-Fi, New Technology to Chester County

By Erin Kleinlein

The Chester County School District announced an exciting and innovative new partnership  this month between the public school district and TruVista Communications, a private telecommunications company.  TruVista Communications, with the support of an anonymous donor, has made a commitment to place free Wi-Fi hotspots, designed to work solely with district-issued devices, in predetermined locations across the entire county.  The Chester County School District is the only rural school district in South Carolina to partner with a private business to ensure high school students and teachers will have Internet access at these...

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Two New Tech High Schools Open in SC

By Erin Kleinlein

Cougar New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy in Walterboro and Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton became part of the network of 130 cutting-edge New Tech Network schools across the country at the beginning of this school year. Funding for the schools came through a $2.9 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, matched by local and national funders. New Tech Network, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks, uses project-based learning as the primary method of instruction.  Students collaborate on meaningful projects that instill deeper learning skills like critical thinking, creativity, and communication...

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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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Internet Impacts College Course Composition

By CSC Staff

Online lectures provide more time for in-class interaction We just completed a month that focused on education technology but here’s another story that is relevant to the subject: A growing number of college instructors are now “flipping” their courses by lecturing their students virtually, through audio or video outside of class, and utilizing class time for interactive learning through debate, group work, presenting, or problem solving. This teaching format is just another example of how technology is redeveloping teaching and learning methods in colleges and universities throughout the nation. Below is a portion of an article in the Star...

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