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Microsoft says 'no known ransomware' runs on Windows 10 S — so we tried to hack it | ZDNet
We asked Matthew Hickey, a security researcher and co-founder of cybersecurity firm Hacker House, a simple enough question: Will ransomware install on this operating system? It took him a little over three hours to bust the operating system's various layers of security, but he got there. "I'm honestly surprised it was this easy," he said in a call after his attack. "When I looked at the branding and the marketing for the new operating system, I thought they had further enhanced it. I would've wanted more restrictions on trying to run privileged processes instead of it being such a short process."
edtechstrategies  2017w25 
june 2017 by douglevin
iPads for seventh graders at Sweetwater school district MIA | inewsource.org
Five years after the Sweetwater Union High School District board spent $4.5 million to put iPads in the hands of seventh graders, nearly all of the Apple tablets are classified as out of inventory, lost or stolen.
edtechstrategies  2017w25 
june 2017 by douglevin
XPRIZE Announces Teams Advancing in $15M Global Learning XPRIZE at EdTechXEurope | BusinessWire
Today, XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced 11 semi-finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. “Finalists will be required to open source both their code and their content, which will be free and available for anyone to build on."
edtechstrategies  2017w25 
june 2017 by douglevin
Why EdTech Sucks | Learning {Re}imagined
Graham Brown-Martin writes, "So my point is that the Edtech bubble has burst and that’s a good thing because it had got rinsed by dumb money in the hands of even dumber people making bad bets to reinforce a status quo in education that should have been killed off last century."
EdTech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
The history of Open Education – a timeline and bibliography | shift+refresh
Toward a comprehensive timeline of key papers in the history of Open Education.
oer  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Laptop program hasn’t closed technology skills gap for rural schools | Bangor Daily News
Researcher Bernadette Doykos surveyed Maine’s schools and found that even though every district receives devices, the way they’re used tends to be different in high-income and low-income areas. And rural schools face special challenges.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide' | NPR
But, there is no research yet to show whether device distribution cuts back on summer slide, the learning losses most acutely experienced by lower income students during the summer when lessons from the school year are forgotten. And, no one seems to be tracking which schools across the country are implementing the lending programs.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
3 things your school should know about Missouri State Auditor’s emphasis of cybersecurity | Thomas Coburn LLP
This is an ad, but offers some useful content. Lessons for school districts include: (1) You must address cybersecurity. (2) Cybersecurity is NOT just an IT issue. (3) Litigants are waiting and watching.
cybersecurity  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
#DigCiz Week 4 – Big Data Big Dreams: waking up about data collection in edtech | Is a Liminal Space
Autumm Caines writes: "I was questioning the framing around the professional development I was getting and now, after hearing other colleagues similar concerns, it just feels so relevant that I can’t hold back."
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june 2017 by douglevin
Make Servers Dumb Again | Hapgood
Mike Caulfield quotes Klint Finley’s list of the "freedoms people actually want: (1) Freedom to run software that I’ve paid for on any device I want without hardware dongles or persistent online verification schemes. (2) Freedom from the prying eyes of government and corporations. (3) Freedom to move my data from one application to another. (4) Freedom to move an application from one hosting provider to another. (5) Freedom from contracts that lock me in to expensive monthly or annual plans. (6) Freedom from terms and conditions that offer a binary “my way or the highway” decision."
digciz  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter_favs
june 2017 by douglevin
Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report | U.S. Department of Education
The Regulatory Reform Task Force has been tasked with providing recommendations on which regulations to repeal, modify or keep in an effort to ensure those that remain "adequately protect students while giving states, institutions, teachers, parents and students the flexibility needed to improve student achievement." On the list of regulations to be modified: FERPA and PPRA.
edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Has Maine’s 15-Year School Technology Initiative Enhanced Learning? | Maine Public
Head into any 7th- or 8th-grade classroom in Maine, and you’ll see something you won’t see in any other state: every student holding a laptop. The free laptops, provided under Maine’s Learning Technology Initiative over the past 15 years, have been expanded to most high schools, as well. But has it changed learning?
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
ECOT laying off quarter of its staff so school can repay $60 million to state | The Columbus Dispatch
Facing the need to repay $60.4 million from the 2015-16 school year and potentially millions more from last school year, ECOT says it will lay off 350 workers within weeks, about a quarter of its workforce.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Former MDCPS Students Suing School Board Over Publishing Of Private Info | CBS Miami
Two former Miami-Dade school students claim the Miami-Dade County School Board was reckless and negligent for publishing students’ private information on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) website. "Information such as social security number, developmental scale score, whether they passed or failed the FCAT, achievement levels and other test scores."
147  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Before You Hit 'Submit,' This Company Has Already Logged Your Personal Data | Gizmodo
Businesses seem to be doing all they can to strip away consumers’ ability to anonymously browse the Web, sacrificing privacy at the altar of commerce. And it’s illustrative of the way your sense of control online can be an illusion, the “submit” feature becoming just another placebo button.
edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Debian 9 Edu (Skolelinux) Released - A Complete Linux Distro For Students And Schools | FOSSBYTES
After Debian 9 release, the Debian Edu distribution, which is also called Skolelinux, has released its new version, i.e., Debian 9 Edu. It’s focused on students and schools who wish to install servers, workstations, and laptops for collaborative working.
Debian  Education  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates try opposite paths to education tech in India | ETtech
One approach is to offer educational content free, available to anyone with an internet connection and to impose no financial requirements on students. The other seeks to Disney-fy education for a fee.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Schools are watching students' social media, raising questions about free speech | PBS NewsHour
Schools are paying a lot more attention to what students post online, and that can have severe consequences for students and schools. But monitoring online behavior is difficult, and civil rights groups are watching. Says the ACLU's Chad Marlow, "Once you start policing and punishing thoughts, you are into very, very dangerous territory."
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
How to install Linux on a Chromebook (and why you should) | Ars Technica
Google tightly controls the hardware and software, and "does a great job of integrating security features (verified boot, immutable OS images, encrypted filesystems, etc) in default configuration." However, "if you include ‘privacy’ in the topic of security, then Chrome OS/Google presents a unique set of challenges." So there’s the choice in black and white: privacy, or security, but not both.
edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Sends You Letters about Your Medical Condition | Gizmodo
If you’re suddenly thinking back on all of the things you’ve browsed for online in your life and feeling horrified, you’re not alone.
edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
As Government Retrenches, Philanthropy Booms | The New York Times
Philanthropy is increasingly sliding into the driver’s seat of public life, with private funders tackling problems that government can’t or won’t. Yet as a deluge of new wealth pours into civil society, we should also be asking who gets heard.
edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin
Personalized learning and equity: The means or the end? | Brookings
Is it just me or is this piece - and I am being kind here - ‘convoluted'?
edtechstrategies  2017w25  from twitter
june 2017 by douglevin

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