What if true broadband speed and capability went, by whatever means, to every desktop and mobile device, everywhere in the USA? What great things would that make possible in education? Jot down the first things that come to your mind!
It would be the best of worlds and the the worst. Unlimited access to information to information in all its forms, and unlimited opportunities for fraud, misinformation and hoaxes. It makes the case for information literacy.
The most important thing that we need to address immediately is the gap in access due to poverty. We are aggregating tools and resources that require online connectivity and yet many of our kids are disconnected once they leave the school. If the project needs to occur in phases, please begin with low-income areas.
If we did have universal connectivity and we discontinued the archaic practice of excessive filtering we would see amazing user-created content from the students. What would emerge would exceed our expectations.