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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."
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may 2017 by douglevin
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.
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may 2017 by douglevin
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.
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may 2017 by douglevin
Gov. Mary Fallin signs digital learning legislation into law | Altus Times
"Republican Governor Mary Fallin recently signed HB 1576 — digital learning legislation, into law."
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may 2017 by douglevin
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 by douglevin
More kids could go to school online under Texas bills to expand virtual learning | DallasNews
"Texas could greatly expand the reach of virtual charter schools even after the digital campuses have faltered across the state and nation."
onlinelearning  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w19  from twitter
may 2017 by douglevin
Tracking of Teachers and Students in Edmodo | FunnyMonkey
"As documented in this post, the presence of ad trackers for both teachers and students can be observed when we inspect traffic via an intercepting proxy."
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may 2017 by douglevin
How Google Took Over the Classroom | New York Times
"The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting." If you read one story about the state of technology in U.S. K-12 schools, let this be the one. Pleased to be able to share my perspective in the piece and very interested to see the rest of this series.
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may 2017 by douglevin
Broken Technology Hurts Democracy | The Atlantic
"We can help improve our democratic processes by using technology to improve schools. I don’t mean that we should put iPads into every school, or give every child a laptop. I mean something more fundamental: We should use technology to make sure every public school in America has all of the books, supplies, and learning materials that they need."
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may 2017 by douglevin
Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable | The Dish
"Congressional representatives from around the country gathered at Stanford Graduate School of Education this week for a meeting with a small group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Stanford faculty, where they talked about the future of educational technology and its role in sustaining a vital American workforce."
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may 2017 by douglevin
Hacker Steals Millions of User Account Details from Education Platform Edmodo | Motherboard
"A hacker has stolen millions of user account details from popular education platform Edmodo, and the data is apparently for sale on the so-called dark web."
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may 2017 by douglevin
PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV | TechCrunch
"The company...announced the launch of its own streaming stick, called the PBS KIDS Plug & Play, which delivers a combination of on-demand video, sing-alongs, and games, as well as access to the PBS KIDS’ live stream when connected to Wi-Fi."
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may 2017 by douglevin
Tech’s Frightful Five: They’ve Got Us | New York Times
"This is the most glaring and underappreciated fact of internet-age capitalism: We are, all of us, in inescapable thrall to one of the handful of American technology companies that now dominate much of the global economy. I speak, of course, of my old friends the Frightful Five: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet, the parent company of Google."
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may 2017 by douglevin
Google Is as Close to a Natural Monopoly as the Bell System Was in 1956 | ProMarket
"The rise of digital platforms has had profound political, economic, and social effects, not least of which on the creators of content. While the internet brought immense benefits to consumers of content, the so-called “creative class”—authors, journalists, filmmakers, musicians, artists—has been particularly ravaged by the digital economy."
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may 2017 by douglevin
Pared down school websites re-launched | Richmond-Times Dispatch
"The various websites run by Powhatan County Public Schools have been successfully re-launched following an investigation by the Office for Civil Rights, but what is left is far less than what school staff wanted."
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w19  from twitter
may 2017 by douglevin
Efforts underway to expand access to virtual education, despite cut in state funding | Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News
Insights into the current status, issues, and funding of the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program, founded in 2007.
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may 2017 by douglevin
Heart rate monitor grades students’ activity | Fort Madison Daily Democrat
"The software allows the teachers to collect information about the fitness level of each individual student."
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may 2017 by douglevin
Intel's AMT Flaw: Worse Than Feared | BankInfo Security
The critical Active Management Technology - AMT - flaw present on many Intel chips since 2010 is worse than feared, security researchers warn. In particular, the flaw can be easily exploited to allow a remote attacker to take control of vulnerable systems without even having to enter a password.
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may 2017 by douglevin
How Privacy Became a Commodity for the Rich and Powerful | New York Times
"We’ve arrived at a place where public institutions and figures can be precious about their privacy in ways we’re continually deciding individual people can’t." That's a problem.
edtechstrategies  2017w19  from twitter
may 2017 by douglevin
The ‘S’ in Smart Cities really stands for ‘Surveillance’ | Discours.es
Doug Belshaw has found perhaps the creepiest vision of the future of surveillance I've yet seen, courtesy of NVIDIA. Worth the 2 minutes of your time to watch the video and decide for yourself.
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may 2017 by douglevin
Department of Education Announces Five Finalists in EdSim Challenge | U.S. Department of Education
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of computer simulations that strengthen career and technical education.
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may 2017 by douglevin
Thanks to the startup Desmos, the reign of the Texas Instruments $100 graphing calculator in schools is finally ending | Quartz
"If you took a math class at some point in the US, there is likely a bulky $100 calculator gathering dust somewhere in your closet." I say, good riddance.
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may 2017 by douglevin
U of Georgia adopts iris recognition for hands-free authentication | Inside HigherEd
"Such a system could be beneficial from a marketing perspective, Miller said, since it would enable a college to send students targeted information based on their behavior rather than blanket the campus with emails. Of course, that data would be also highly attractive to companies looking to sell products or services based on student behavior. While the capability to collect data from facilities all across campus is still far from becoming reality, the university is already stressing it has 'no plans' to sell data."
privacy  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w19  from twitter
may 2017 by douglevin
Madison students required to disconnect from social media apps in pilot program | Wisconsin State Journal
"Four Madison public schools are blocking student access (over WiFi) to a host of popular social media apps during the school day to test whether student behavior, school safety and grades improve with fewer online distractions."
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w19  from twitter
may 2017 by douglevin
A Taxpayer-Supported Version of Facebook | The Atlantic
"We might well end up hating it. But we probably need it. And, either way, the stakes are too high not to attempt to find out."
internet  tech  socialmedia  ethics  business  Facebook  edtechstrategies  2017w19  from twitter
may 2017 by douglevin

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