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Every week we like to look back at everything we have read to bring you more information about the digital divide, digital inclusion and technology trends from around the web. Today on The Weekly Plug we look at how smartphones are replacing home internet, using deep learning with technology in the classroom and the impact of internet privacy from recent FCC changes.

Can Smartphones Replace The Internet?

Home internet has increased dramatically over the past 10 years, but there still are a large number of people without it. Smartphones have increased their share of home internet use, but is this enough to get people online? “A new Field Poll shows 9 percent more Californians have broadband internet access at home than in 2014, with the total now up to 84 percent. Sounds good, right? Well, not so fast, because that increase is largely due to smartphones, which doesn’t bridge the digital divide.”

Deep Learning Info-graphic

A new infogrpahic from Deep  Learning 4 All shows how essential critical thinking combined with technology can impact a students ability to learn. Click the link above to find out more!

Is internet privacy at risk? 

Recent changes from the new FCC Chairman is having people worried about their private date being hacked. “Internet users won a significant victory last year when the FCC issued its Broadband Privacy Rules. As part of these rules, ISPs would be required to protect their customers’ sensitive information” ” By suspending the FCC’s proposed data security rules for ISPs, Pai is pitting Internet users against the very companies we trust to get us online.” Click the link above to read more!

Technology Donation To Citizens of The World Charter School

We recently made a technology donation to the Citizens of The World Charter School, where students received essential devices for their classrooms. We’re extremely happy to help our a wonderful school and working with the National Cristina Foundation to make this possible as well.

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