While this may be old news for many, you might be interested to learn more about the White House’s latest proposal to support ConnectED, the digital transition taking place in classrooms across the country. Through this initiative, President Obama sets a country-wide goal of connecting 99% of classrooms with broadband and high-speed Internet access over the next five years through upgrading connectivity in existing educational programs, training teachers in educational technology tools, and encouraging private technology companies to participate in creating educational devices.
ConnectED uses the example of the Moorseville Graded School District, which distributes a lap top with broadband and high speed internet access to every student in grades 3-12, as a template for the future of education—keeping costs low while achieving better results. Especially in rural areas, the ConnectED initiative has the potential to break education barriers as students engage in digitally rich educational media that enhances skills, classroom interactions, and improves student learning at large.
To learn more, you can read the most recent blog post from the White House here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/06/what-connected
In addition, to learn more about the specific aims of ConnectED check out the link below: