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Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science
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march 2017
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"Falls in Asian high-flyers' math scores could simply be down to switch to computer tests” h/t
edtech  from twitter
march 2017
Doxed by Microsoft’s Docs.com: Users unwittingly shared sensitive docs publicly | Ars Technica
Thousands of docs with sensitive data still reachable from search engines, including health data. A quick search suggests student data, too.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017
Untitled (http://Docs.com)
A quick search suggests docs shared included some w/ student data, too: Doxed by Microsoft’s
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march 2017
Schools collect reams of data, inspiring a move to make sense of it all | The Hechinger Report
Every school collects and stores information on how students perform, but many struggle to understand and use it.
edtechstrategies  2017w13 
march 2017
Twitter
On issues of privacy and surveillance in schools, who speaks for the students?
edtech  from twitter
march 2017
Twitter
RT : What keeps cybersecurity experts up at night?
The last Influencers poll was open-ended:…
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march 2017
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RT : WRONG: "There is simply no that are as flexible, reliable or impactful as the newest generation of education r…
OER  from twitter
march 2017
Colleges should focus on keeping students in college, not free textbooks (essay)
UNSURPRISING: "The author is chair of the McGraw-Hill Education Learning Science Research Advisory Council."
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march 2017
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RT : . says 'spying on people' is the 'volcano about to erupt under adtech’s floor', brands should 'fire' it now…
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march 2017
Pearson PLC facing enduring headwinds in key US education business
Pearson facing enduring headwinds in key US education business
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march 2017
This free game puts you in the shoes of a fake news peddler | Rappler
'Fake It to Make It' is inspired by real teenagers, and shows the mindset of someone who wants to start their own fake news empire.
medialiteracy  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017
NPS teachers receive laptops in one-to-one initiative | The Norman Transcript
Funded by a 2014 bond issue, the first laptops were handed out to teachers over the weekend as Norman Public Schools begins to implement its one-to-one program.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017
Four schools in Pulaski County Special School District seek 'innovation' status | Arkansas Online
"Blended learning, mastery of content, adaptive technology, content aligned to Arkansas standards, and school-to-career connections are among the terms used to describe the Pulaski County Special district's school of innovation model." But, wait, there's more...
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017
Colleges should focus on keeping students in college, not free textbooks (essay)
TFW a professor rails against but only cites publisher advocacy as evidence
OER  from twitter
march 2017
Twitter
Nope. Not at all it isn't.
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march 2017
I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into | Wired
Facebook is now organizing formal classes and longterm research internships in an effort to build new deep learning talent and spread it across the company.
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017
Ottawa Hills recruits paying students - The Blade
Ottawa Hills (OH) Public Schools recruits paying students; working with ad agency, Hart
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march 2017
Deleting data like ‘book burning’ | InnovationsAus.com
It's a challenge: “We can’t access data for health or education purposes, due to regulation intended to protect us, the sources of that data. And yet survey after survey says that we expect that this data is being used to obtain medical or educational breakthroughs.”
edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017
Hackathon aims to improve Boston school bus times | The Boston Globe
The problem: getting about 30,000 students who are assigned to ride 642 school buses to and from school — on time — each day in a city with notoriously congested streets. The solution: to be determined.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017
Guppy A WYSIWYG Mathematics Editor
Enter mathematical expressions. Click the buttons to render the expression in various plaintext formats. Seems like it could be useful
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w13  from twitter
march 2017
Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education
So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. Worth the long read.
edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter_favs
march 2017
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RT : I don't know how many times we have to kill this idea before it dies. No crypto backdoors, full stop.
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march 2017
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“Compelling companies to put backdoors into encrypted services would make millions of ordinary people less secure.”…
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march 2017
Are computers teachers? Tennessee court might weigh in | The Tennessean
Do the rights of Tennessee students to a public education extend into the right to have a teacher, and if so, does a computer program count?
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com
“Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. “Rural Arizona keeps falling behind. What this does is level the playing field.”
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
Embracing online education for the benefit of students | Gallipolis Daily Tribune
While there are many online schooling options in the state of Ohio, a program that is locally based and operated by a public school district is rather unique.
eLearning  onlinelearning  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
Schools told compulsory 'BYO device' policies are illegal | NZ Herald
"We will be reminding all schools that boards of trustees can ask, but can't compel, families to bring their own digital devices because schools can't deny a child's access to learning if their parents can't provide them one," she said. "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device.
BYOD  edtechchat  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
Twitter
RT : When the numbered tweets start
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march 2017
Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld
Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) after its repeated mistakes with issuing TLS certificates.
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
Puzzling out TSA's laptop travel ban | CNN
Says Bruce Schneier: "In the end, national security measures based on secret information require us to trust the government. That trust is at historic low levels right now, so people both in the US and other countries are rightly skeptical of the official unsatisfying explanations. The new laptop ban highlights this mistrust."
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
What Americans Knows About Cybersecurity | Pew Research Center
Despite the risk-reducing impact of good cybersecurity habits and the prevalence of cyberattacks on institutions and individuals alike, a Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans are unclear about key cybersecurity topics, terms and concepts.
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz | Pew Research Center
This is not easy (though I did get 10/10). Take it and see how you do!
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
Who’s logging your face? | The Washington Post
The scope of facial recognition technology is massive and unregulated. You may brush off modern privacy invasions. Perhaps you have nothing to hide. But do you resemble someone who does?
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
Visualizing the network that connects mainstream and extremist news | Kris Shaffer
As long as the pay-per-click advertising model rules the roost, and news sites continue to be the largest users of data-collecting adtech, online, data-driven propaganda will be a real possibility, not to mention a lucrative business opportunity. This is ALSO true for edtech.
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
Lower-income Americans still lag in tech adoption | Pew Research Center
Even as many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
Psychological surveillance and psycho-informatics in the classroom | code acts in education
New technologies of psychological surveillance, affective computing, and big data-driven psycho-informatics are being developed to conduct new forms of mood-monitoring and psychological experimentation within the classroom, supported by policy agendas that emphasize the emotional aspects of schooling.
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
ICO highlights that GDPR requires businesses to understand and explain the rationale of decisions taken by machines | Out-Law.com
Many businesses will have to understand and explain the rationale behind the decisions taken by machine learning algorithms they use to comply with new EU data protection laws, a UK watchdog has said.
edtechstrategies  2017w12 
march 2017
District 66 OKs 1:1 elementary program - News - Canton Daily Ledger - Canton, IL - Canton, IL
District 66 (IL) OKs 1:1 elementary program; plans to pay for it with federal Title I funds
edtech  from twitter
march 2017
Untitled (https://www.law360.com/articles/905855/education-tech-co-seeks-to-revive-fca-suit-coverage-bid)
HotChalk remains in hot water for offering incentives to employees for student recruitment
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march 2017
Why America’s current approach to cybersecurity is so dangerous | Slate
It treats users like they are the problem, when they should be part of the solution.
edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
Twitter
Today was my final event in this role and I am feeling all the feels. It has been an incredible year leading…
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march 2017
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RT : Job-finder database used by 10 states suffers breach, exposing millions of SSNs via…
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march 2017
Up to 4.8 million Social Security numbers compromised in 10-state breach | StateScoop
Ten states subscribed to a job-matching and workforce development service called America's Job Link Alliance that had user account data compromised.
edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
K-12 Administrators and Teachers Speak Up about Open Education Resources
K-12 Administrators and Teachers Speak Up about Open Education Resources via
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march 2017
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RT : It all comes down to this. SPLC's 2017 FERPA Four showdown...
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march 2017
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Google Talk + more is being discontinued
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march 2017
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RT : TL;DR: , but if you can deal with the setup, (which offers better security).
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march 2017
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march 2017
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One has to wonder about the framing of this.
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march 2017
Phishing 101 at the School of Hard Knocks | Krebs on Security
A recent, massive spike in sophisticated and successful phishing attacks is prompting many universities to speed up timetables for deploying mandatory two-factor authentication (2FA) for access to student and faculty services online. This is the story of Bowling Green State University.
cybersecurity  infosec  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
EdNET Insight | Chipotle Partners with Discovery Education
TFW an ed publisher that touts instructional quality partners w/ a fast food chain to teach health and nutrition
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march 2017
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RT : It's on, folks. House will vote next week 2 strip you of your protections. Go here & say NO.…
broadbandprivacy  from twitter_favs
march 2017
Untitled (https://www.wired.com/2017/03/congress-give-away-online-privacy/)
RT : It was a tough day for privacy yesterday. Best article on why the rollback of FCC privacy rules is bad for consumers
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march 2017
Twitter
Securing assessment questions - while important - is NOT a student privacy issue.
from twitter
march 2017
Senate Republicans Just Sold You Out to Advertisers
Note that "Senate Republicans Just Sold You Out to Advertisers” already; heads to the House next:
from twitter
march 2017
Plymouth University computer experts create device to tackle internet groomers | Plymouth Herald
Pitched as a good thing, but not so sure: Computer experts at the University of Plymouth have created a new device that provides round-the-clock monitoring against online child abuse and radicalisation for primary and secondary schools.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
Navigating The Growing Pains Of Advertising To The Education Market | Forbes
WTF? “The real beneficiaries of a more sophisticated education advertising system will be the world’s learners.”
edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
Chromebook invasion continues at WFISD
Chromebook ‘invasion' continues at Wichita Falls ISD
edtech  from twitter
march 2017
$1M wasted in questionable practices by Dallas ISD's IT and procurement departments, report finds | DallasNews
A questionable software purchase has led to the discovery of over $1 million in waste in Dallas ISD's information technology and procurement departments.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
School district to retain IT department | The Sentinel
Several members of the IT department were present at Thursday’s meeting to urge the board not to outsource IT services to a company that proposed to do so.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w12  from twitter
march 2017
Some Ohio educators question fairness of computer-required testing | The Columbus Dispatch
This school year, Ohio law required all schools to switch to computer-based testing on state assessments. A few school administrators have questioned whether state testing in 2017 boils down to a situation of the haves vs. the have-nots.
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march 2017
Twitter
Blockchain technology may seem magical, but it is not magic
edtech  from twitter
march 2017
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