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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
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
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
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."
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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
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."
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may 2017 by douglevin

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