e-Vermont Final Report: Putting Broadband to Work for Vermont – 2012

In 2009, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project, announced their Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) grants program. The e-Vermont partners came together to apply for these funds to increase rural broadband adoption rates using an approach built around community. This community focus meant two principal things: E-Vermont listened to a community’s needs,…

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Research data shows improvements in student engagement through 1:1 computing initiative

Digital Wish’s School Modernization Initiative (through VCRD’s e-Vermont Community Broadband Program) put one-computer-per-child programs into 24 e-Vermont schools. Through the program they conducted surveys of the participating teachers and students who report a wide range of gains including increased engagement in learning, technological proficiency, and dramatic improvements in the understanding of internet safety issues. The…

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Hardwick Students

Communication and Consistency on the Rise

(Hardwick, VT) Sixth grade students at Hardwick Elementary classrooms are getting more connected with their teachers when it comes to organizing their homework and getting up to speed on classwork when absent. Through the e-Vermont initiative, Hardwick Elementary School was able to improve their wireless Internet connection. Additionally, each sixth grade student received a Dell…

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