How a Utah School is Bridging the Digital Divide with New Technology for Students

South Jordan, UT (December 29, 2019) – Last month, The Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) partnered with Connected Nation to inventory all of the technology throughout Utah schools. This data helps schools assess what changes need to be made in the classroom involving technology. As part of the inventory process, Wes Kerr, Connected Nation Director of Community Solutions, visited …

The Changing Classroom in Utah: The Importance of Tracking Technology in Our Schools

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Salt Lake City, UT (December 3, 2019) – For the last two months, Utah school administrators, technology directors, teachers, and other key staff members have been taking part in an effort to inventory technology in both charter and public schools across the state. It may sound like a routine part of what school districts must …

The Changing Classroom in Utah: Innovating Technology in Juab School District

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Nephi, UT (November 26, 2019) – Technology is not just part of the classroom in Juab School District. It’s integrated into every aspect of learning. “We’re giving each student a voice and choice in their own learning,” said Ken Rowley, Principal, Juab Junior High School. “Each student sets his or her own personal …

USDA Invests $5.1 Million in Rural Broadband for Utah and Western Colorado

LAKE POINT, Utah, Nov. 25, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe announced USDA has invested $5.13 million in two separate high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 675 rural households in Utah and western Colorado. This is one of many funding announcements in the first …

The Changing Classroom in Utah: Technology’s Role in Alpine School District

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation American Fork, UT (November 19, 2019) – According to Blaine Edman, we’re living in a vastly different world than just 10 or 20 years ago—and it’s impacting how Utah school districts approach education. “Technology now plays such a vital and important role in the world, so we need to teach students how to …

The Changing Classroom in Utah: Technology in Weber School District – From Chalkboards to Chromebooks

Ogden, UT (November 12, 2019)– Alyssa Boydston is your typical sixth-grader. She attends Lomond View Elementary School located in Pleasant View and is really into sports. Boydston wants to be either a soccer player or engineer when she grows up, and she’s super excited about the upcoming sixth-grade dance—a 1950s-themed event. Boydston also has never known school without technology in …

The Changing Classroom in Utah: Why Digital Teaching Matters

“I think learning is not just on the campus anymore, but it’s everywhere the student goes.” by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Beaver, UT (November 5, 2019) – David Long, Superintendent of Beaver County Schools, remembers clearly the moment he realized just how powerful a tool technology could be for student learning. “I was working at Logan County School …

Taking Inventory: Utah Education Network Asks School Districts to Track Technology in Classrooms

Salt Lake City, Utah (October 3, 2019) – The Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN), in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), just launched a new portal that will inventory technology within Utah’s public and charter schools. In 2015, UETN began tracking how technology is used in the classroom and the access teachers and students have to digital materials, devices, and …

Utah Education Network Releases Results of Second School Technology Inventory

Salt Lake City, Utah (March 1, 2018) – The Utah Education and Telehealth Network,  (UETN) in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), has released a follow-up report tracking technology in Utah’s public and charter schools. Among the key findings—Utah’s students and teachers have become more connected to digital teaching and learning through increased distribution of computing devices and newer wireless networking …