Author: Jack Frey

States with High Voter Turnout Have More Internet Access

  Whether you’re living on Planet Trump or firmly planted in Camp Hillary, voting in the next election could be vital to bridging the digital divide. In the 2012 presidential election, it was estimated that only 57.5% of the eligible U.S. population came out to vote. States that have a high voter participation rate also have a higher number of internet users, and while internet access does not fully depend on voter turnout, elected officials could help areas that need broadband access the most. HSI has created a map that estimates the percentage of 2016 internet users, using data from Internet World Stats, to see the correlation with the voter participation rate from 2012.   Top 5 States: Highest voter turnout, highest % of Internet users Wisconsin Voter Turnout: 72.9% Internet Users: 94.3% New Hampshire Voter Turnout: 70.9% Internet Users: 99.9% Maine Voter Turnout: 69.3% Internet Users: 94.1% Massachusetts Voter Turnout: 66.2% Internet Users: 98% Washington Voter Turnout: 65.8% Internet Users: 97.4% Bottom 5 States: Lowest voter turnout, lowest % of Internet users West Virginia Voter Turnout: 46.3% Internet Users: 80.1% Oklahoma Voter Turnout: 49.2% Internet Users: 77.2% Texas Voter Turnout: 49.6% Internet Users: 78% Arkansas Voter Turnout: 51.1% Internet User: 75.9% New Mexico Voter Turnout: 54.8% Internet Users: 77.3%   States that Need Internet Access the Most Places with high poverty and unemployment rates need help bridging the digital...

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4 Ways to Stream MLB Games for the 2016 Season

MLB season is upon us, and the cord-cutting trend means more people than ever are looking for ways to watch games outside of their normal cable subscription. There are several ways to catch your favorite team on the diamond this year, and we are here to help you choose the best solution for you.   MLB.tv MLB.tv has a lot to offer avid MLB fans with several subscription levels available, the highest tier being a $110 yearly subscription, with an optional $10 Follow Your Team add-on coming in the near future. They also are making it possible to stream...

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Web Watching: Your Guide to Watching TV Online

There’s nothing quite as thrilling as watching the winning shot of a live game or experiencing groundbreaking news as it’s happening. And if you’re already paying an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for an Internet connection, you may be able to stream some of those thrilling live TV moments to any Wi-Fi enabled device. If you want to watch live TV online, you’ve actually got a few options. However, the method won’t be the same across the board — it depends on the show, the channel, and even your Internet connection. Here’s our roundup of how to stream live TV...

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A Guide to Classroom Technologies that Increase Learning: An Educator’s Resource

There are many compelling reasons to incorporate technology into your classroom. As Edutopia points out, technology touches every aspect of modern life, including homes and communities. Of course, technology integration is about more than a few sessions in the school computer lab to learn basic computer and software skills – much more, in fact. According to Edutopia, “Effective tech integration must happen across the curriculum in ways that research shows deepen and enhance the learning process. In particular, it must support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world...

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