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Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network
Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. For over 40 years the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) ran a program to support this vulnerable student population, but that has come to an end - in part because of student data privacy concerns.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Experts Say Mass Adoption of Augmented and Virtual Reality is Many Years Away | SiliconHills
It’s going to take the mass consumer market years to catch up to all the innovation in the augmented reality and virtual reality marketplace, according to a panel of experts at the University of Texas at Austin. Nonetheless, they contend that its killer app will be education.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Do Perks for Teachers Compromise Their Integrity? | Education Week Teacher
Nancy Flanagan writes: "It's easy to bend your principles, when you're trying to please someone powerful. Someone with a high-profile brand, who's promising you a whole range of benefits and admiration that will never come your way in the classroom. Beware. There's no such thing as free."
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september 2017 by douglevin
So easy, a child can do it: 15% of Americans think a grade-schooler can hack a school | Radware
According to cybersecurity vendor Radware, the education sector is among the least ready of any industry to withstand a cyber-attack.
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september 2017 by douglevin
When can schools punish students for racist social media posts? | Watertown Daily Times
An independent school’s plans to discipline a group of students who exchanged racial and sexual slurs in leaked private Snapchat messages have raised issues of digital privacy and questions about how much schools can regulate student social media use.
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september 2017 by douglevin
The Future of AI Depends on a Huge Workforce of Human Teachers | Bloomberg Business Week
VCs are investing heavily in startups that tap people to make artificial intelligence better at speaking, seeing, and driving.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Teachers Warn Students 'Can Hack Into School Servers' | Silicon
A cybersecurity vendor survey finds: "Almost half (47 percent) of teachers in the UK believe their students know more about IT than they do, and 18 percent revealed their students are able to hack into their school’s server to take or change data."
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september 2017 by douglevin
Coming South Park game is harder for black characters | Ars Technica
At a recent preview event, the site captured footage showing difficulty levels ranging from "easy" for a light-skinned character to "very difficult" for the darkest skin option. "Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat," character Eric Cartman says as you operate the slider. "Just every other aspect of your whole life."
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september 2017 by douglevin
More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company
Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. The real issue is the process of learning."
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september 2017 by douglevin
The Cruel Irony of the DACA Database | The Ringer
The Obama administration convinced hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to submit their personal information to the government for protection from deportation. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Texas Legislature Passes Student Privacy Act | JDSupra
The Student Privacy Act, which took affect on September 1, 2017, protects students’ personally identifiable information used in connection with websites, online services, online applications, or mobile applications for a school purpose. It is directed at “operators” meaning the operators of websites, online services, online applications, or mobile applications who have actual knowledge that the platform is used primarily for a school purpose and was designed and marketed for a school purpose.
privacy  FERPA  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w36  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms | Hack Education
Audrey Watters writes: "We should ask what it means when these people are selected by ed-tech companies to be “brand ambassadors”? What does it reveal about how these companies imagine teaching and learning. teachers and students? What does it say about how these companies view “influence” and decision-making power in public schools?"
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september 2017 by douglevin
Mozilla and the Washington Post Are Reinventing Online Comments | The Mozilla Blog
To engage readers, build community, and strengthen journalism, Mozilla’s open-source commenting platform will be integrated across washingtonpost.com this summer. I eagerly await reports of whether the technology lives up to its claims, because it sure sounds promising.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Cory Doctorow: Demon-Haunted World | Locus Online Perspectives
Cory Doctorow writes: "Making better computers won’t solve the world’s problems, but none of the world’s problems are ours to solve for so long as the computers we rely on are sneaking around behind our backs, treating us as their enemies."
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september 2017 by douglevin
Toronto District School Board Continues Ban On Snapchat, Instagram, Netflix | HuffPost
The Toronto District School Board says it is extending its ban on Snapchat, Instagram and Netflix in an effort to alleviate the strain on its network.
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september 2017 by douglevin
I Tried Shoplifting in a Store without Cashiers and Here’s What Happened | MIT Technology Review
“I think nobody these days would suggest that becoming a supermarket point-of-sale clerk is a growth industry, but they’ve proven remarkably resistant to going away."
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september 2017 by douglevin
The Privacy Battle Over Aadhaar, India's Huge Biometric Database | The Atlantic
In 2009, with little attention from abroad, the government of India launched a new identification program that has gone on to become the largest biometric database in the world. The program, known as Aadhaar, has collected the names, addresses, phone numbers—and perhaps more significantly, fingerprints, photographs, and iris scans—of more than 1 billion people.
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september 2017 by douglevin
IBM pitched Watson as a revolution in cancer care. It's nowhere close. | Stat
But three years after IBM began selling Watson to recommend the best cancer treatments to doctors around the world, a STAT investigation has found that the supercomputer isn’t living up to the lofty expectations IBM created for it. It is still struggling with the basic step of learning about different forms of cancer....And at foreign hospitals, physicians complained its advice is biased toward American patients and methods of care.
edtechstrategies  2017w36  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Invitation to Join: CC Open Education Platform | Creative Commons
Creative Commons invites you to join the CC Global Network Open Education Platform.
oep  edtech  oer  edtechstrategies  2017w36  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Internet connectivity a challenge in increasingly tech-heavy school curriculums | Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
More and more schools are moving to a model where students have access to computing devices both in school and out – but that effort can be hampered if a student arrives home and tries to do their school work with sub-par internet service.
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september 2017 by douglevin
What’s the point of “digital education”? Education, citizenship and sustainable digital lives | LSE Media Policy Project
Visiting Fellows Jonny Shipp and Dr Ioanna Noula discuss how education is responding to digitalization. They argue that relevant skills and a familiarity with the digital ecosystem are essential, but that a third outcome is also vital for a better digital life: to create citizens who are inspired, motivated and equipped to challenge institutional power and reshape the world.
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september 2017 by douglevin
The Dilemma of Entrepreneurial Teachers with Brand Names | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
After reading the New York Times story on edtech brand ambassadors, Larry Cuban asked himself: "What larger issues does the story of Kayla Delzer illustrate?"
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september 2017 by douglevin
The FTC’s Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking | Federal Trade Commission
Answers to questions people are asking about the FTC’s Endorsement Guides, including information about disclosing material connections between advertisers and endorsers.
edtechstrategies  2017w36  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Under-30s are taking over tech funds, frustrating some founders | Deal Street Asia
“Having somebody talking down your business without asking any questions to understand it is a little bit patronizing,” she says. “And when it comes from a 25-year-old with no experience, that doesn’t tend to go down that well.”
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september 2017 by douglevin
Microsoft says every enterprise should have a plan for when cybersecurity fails | TechRepublic
Every business enterprise using information technology and benefiting from the networking power of the internet, regardless of industry or size, has a major headache to contend with that can't be ignored or avoided: security. More specifically, cybersecurity.
edtechstrategies  2017w36  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin

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