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Could a different kind of transcript revitalize high-school learning? | CSMonitor.com
A consortium of more than 100 of America's best preparatory schools think a competency-based transcript can relieve the pressure on students. And education reformers say the clout of this group could be strong enough to bring about this change nationwide.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
What WannaCry [should have] taught schools | domnorrish.com
The malware threat is very real, infection is somewhat inevitable, and schools’ resilience to this will be dictated by the systemic actions school leaders put in place.
edtech  ransomware  WannaCry  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Kamehameha's 'most promising computer science student' set off alarms at first |Hawaii News Now
When Kamehameha Schools confiscated a student's laptop after he set of several IT alarms, they never imagined they'd discover a teen who's already being called the school's "most promising computer science student."
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Twitter
A reminder that Joe Lieberman introduced Betsy DeVos at her now infamous confirmation hearing
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may 2017
(In Light of Net Neutrality Changes) Which ISPs Are Investing in Ed-Tech?
(In Light of Net Neutrality Changes) Which ISPs Are Investing in Ed-Tech?
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may 2017
District wants to spend $2 million on security | WGRZ.com
NY’s $2B "Smart Schools" Program: District wants to spend $2 million on security - not
edtech  from twitter
may 2017
Arkansas Virtual Academy gets panel OK for more kids
AR Charter Authorizing Panel approved a 1,000-student increase to 3,000 for the Arkansas Virtual Academy
edtech  from twitter
may 2017
Verizon wants to build new cell tower on Hampton school site - Daily Press
Trying to keep up with demand, Verizon wants to build new cell tower on Hampton school site
edtech  from twitter
may 2017
Brewer schools didn’t have to pay that ‘ransom’ after all | BDN Maine
You read it here first: ME district first U.S. K-12 school affected by the WannaCry ransomware to be reported on by the media.
ransomware  WannaCry  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Twitter
Excited to hear how Tulsa Public Schools and are using open source data standards
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may 2017
Workshop on Big Data in Education: Balancing Research Needs and Student Privacy | National Academy of Education
This report, based upon a workshop, reviewed the benefits of educational research using modern data systems, the risks to the privacy of families and children, and technical and political solutions for maximizing benefits and minimizing risks.
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may 2017
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FYI: First report I’ve seen (so far) of ransomware affecting a US K-12 school
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may 2017
Twitter
Q: asks, “Is the Edmodo data breach related to the WannaCry ransomware worm?”

A. No.…
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may 2017
Phish bait: As kids get laptops, how do schools keep them safe in cyberspace? | The Modesto Bee
Security matters as schools move toward computers for all, bringing tens of thousands more laptops online. Worse, those thousands of devices are in the hands of the most inexperienced, curious and utterly fearless among us. What could go wrong?
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may 2017
Twitter
Confounding privacy and security issues (like this piece does) makes it harder to sort through the tradeoffs and op…
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may 2017
Arizona Education IT Leader Quits After Years Of Uncertain Funding | KJZZ
The head of the Arizona Department of Education’s Information Technology Department is leaving the organization after it received less than half of its state budget request.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Georgia aims to make its websites accessible for all | Marketplace
"States at this point are not really required to be accessible or to meet any standard like the federal websites are," said Nikhil Deshpande, director of GeorgiaGov Interactive, which oversees Georgia’s website and publishing platforms. "But this is something within Georgia we decided we wanted to do.”
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may 2017
Twitter
Self-provisioning was and remains a core issue for Commissioner O’Reilly …
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may 2017
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Self-provisioning was and remains a core issue for Commissioner O’Reilly …
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may 2017
Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise More Worries About E-Rate's Future | Education Week
In recent weeks, according to school-broadband advocates, more than 100 school districts have received letters questioning their plans to use federal E-rate funds to support construction of fiber-optic networks. The plans in some cases had already been approved. The new inquiries, however, have prompted more uncertainty on top of delays that have already lasted months.
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may 2017
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Edmodo confirms hackers breached its education platform, stole user data and hashed passwords…
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may 2017
Alpine School District preparing student data privacy policy | Daily Herald
“I do appreciate what we are doing here, and I wish we’d done it five years ago."
privacy  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
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Key lessons from 's extraordinary, definitive new report on Media Manipulation and Disinformation Onlin…
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may 2017
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Worth the 17 min listen: extended interview with NYTimes reporter who recently penned piece on Google i…
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may 2017
Digital Learning Threatens To Leave Some Students Behind | WUNC
North Carolina lawmakers are banking on the benefits of digital learning. Four years ago they passed legislation requiring that state funding for textbooks be replaced by funds for digital materials. The deadline is this summer. But educators and student advocates say the transition threatens to leave behind the many kids who can’t access high-speed internet at home.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Python Meets Plato: Why Stanford Should Require Computer Science Students to Study Ethics | The Stanford Review
Ethical questions inevitably arise with innovation. But they are often an afterthought. Simplistic justifications can often replace serious ethical consideration....Schools like Stanford should work to change this mindset by including an ethical requirement for engineering degrees. Stanford should require Computer Science majors to take a course on computer and information ethics.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Virus hero Marcus Hutchins was accused of school hack | Daily Mail Online
"Cyber geek" who halted global computer attack was suspended after being accused of hacking school's system
edtech  from twitter
may 2017
Schools more vulnerable to cyber-attack due to 'budget pressures' | tes
Budget pressures are "likely" to have left schools more vulnerable to a major cyber-attack, according to a senior figure representing school business managers [in the UK]. As true in the UK, as it is here in the US.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Twitter
RT : France just fined Facebook for continuing to track users across the Web without their consent…
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may 2017
Rotherham: Why Won’t Betsy DeVos Answer Hard Questions? | The 74
Her team may think they are protecting her with this approach. They’re not. It’s undermining her credibility and her agency’s role on a critical issue for Americans in a changing world. DeVos’s supporters are obviously right that she will not get a fair shake in the public debate....But, so what? That’s the job.
edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter_favs
may 2017
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" In most confirmable cases today, stage one is a malicious phishing email."…
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may 2017
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What makes it dangerous is that it infects machines directly connected to the internet…
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may 2017
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Disappointed, however, that they have the facts of how it propagates wrong. Correct details here:…
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may 2017
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Meh. The chart goes up and to the right. All good. Bet it woul…
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may 2017
Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times
China, Addicted to Bootleg Software, Reels From Ransomware Attack
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may 2017
The Thinning Line Between Commercial and Government Surveillance | The Atlantic
The satirical website The Onion once ran a story with this headline: “CIA's ‘Facebook’ Program Dramatically Cut Agency's Costs.” Reality isn’t far off.
edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times
A 51% attack on public education by an internet advertising company? Discuss.
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may 2017
Twitter
I’ve compiled a dataset of recent (2016 to present) cyber threats facing US K-12 schools, inc
ransomware  phishing  from twitter
may 2017
USAC chief resigns after sharp criticism from FCC chairman about E-rate rollout | edscoop
Chris Henderson, who was appointed to the post in 2014, will be replaced by Acting CEO Vicki Robinson.
USAC  edtech  Erate  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
North Denver Students Win with DPS 1:1 Technology | North Denver Tribune
Close to 9,000 students will benefit from the district’s investment of $10 million in mill levy funds on an initiative called MyTech. The program will provide DPS students in 14 schools with one-to-one personal computers beginning in fall 2017.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
It’s a Breakout: Capital Flows In the Learning and Talent Technology Market: Spring 2017 | GSV Acceleration
A bullish report [PDF] on the investment outcomes and outlook of learning/training technology companies.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Editorial: New testing approach will give teachers better data | Omaha World-Herald
Awfully high hopes for usefulness of results of adaptive testing: "A state contractor is designing computerized statewide tests that adapt the questions to each student’s academic abilities, more quickly and accurately assessing a student’s understanding."
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Prosecutor's office had inkling of Columbus schools' data scandal | Columbus CEO
Four years before the public learned that Columbus City Schools administrators were routinely changing student records to make the schools and district look better, the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office got a glimpse of what came to be called “data scrubbing.”
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w20  from twitter
may 2017
Groups Call on Facebook to Disclose and Explain Its Collection of Psychological Insights About Its Youngest Users | Public Citizen
"Facebook, Inc. should immediately release all documents describing how it collected and analyzed psychological information it recently collected about its youngest users, some as young as 14, and college students, Public Citizen and a coalition of 26 groups said in a letter to the corporation today."
edtechstrategies  2017w19 
may 2017
The Hard Truths and False Starts About Edtech Efficacy Research | EdSurge News
We can't and won’t make progress on building a knowledge base about edtech evidence, efficacy, and effectiveness until we know how and why these tools work.
edtechstrategies  2017w19 
may 2017
Inside Microsoft's AI ambitions | Mashable
When AI is influencing user interactions and choices in Office, this could (will) have massive implications for education and student learning.
edtechstrategies  2017w19 
may 2017
Twitter
And if Bill hadn't written about this?

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may 2017
Teachers: IT in schools not fit for 21st Century - Sunday Post
In Scotland, teachers say IT in schools not fit for 21st Century
edtech  from twitter
may 2017
Gov. Mary Fallin signs digital learning legislation into law | Altus Times
"Republican Governor Mary Fallin recently signed HB 1576 — digital learning legislation, into law."
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w19  from twitter
may 2017
Untitled (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/technology/google-education-chromebooks-schools.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1)
There's a profound shift happening in American education and schools may be giving Google more than they are getting
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may 2017
Twitter
"Some minority students were told to shine more light on themselves."
edtech  from twitter
may 2017
Online Exam Proctoring Catches Cheaters, Raises Concerns | Inside HigherEducation
"Some Texas Tech test takers were asked by live proctors to remove pictures from their surroundings and some minority students were told to shine more light on themselves."
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may 2017
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RT : The internet of ransomware things…
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may 2017
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100% agree. OS X and Win both viable alternatives at time. iOS (really, whole tablet market) s…
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may 2017
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VA delayed updating TestNav bc it required them to redo their test bank; old item formats were…
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may 2017
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Note: VA was an outlier in terms of support for Chromebooks. A victim of being early adopter o…
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may 2017
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