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Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com
Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. The 1-percent interest loan is paid back over a five-year period. For Lake Central this means that at the same time each new loan is approved, an old one is being paid off. So there is no increase in cost to taxpayers. The money is used to buy SMART boards, Chromebook carts, iPad carts and replace old desktop computers.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch
Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. The investment du jour? Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” While most of us can appreciate the wordplay, comparing edtech to fintech, or other “hot” industries, is a dangerous game — one that can severely damage the mission of education.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Leapfrogging Toward Success in Education | Stanford Social Innovation Review
The authors write: "We define leapfrogging as any practices, new or old, that enable skills inequality to be far more quickly addressed than the current 100-year time frame would suggest. The term also describes practices that enable us to address skills uncertainty in a rapidly changing world. We argue that this progress is achievable only if we make room for new approaches in education—that is, if we innovate."
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september 2017 by douglevin
State board won’t check if all ECOT claims are accurate | The Columbus Dispatch
After overpaying ECOT more than $60 million in a single school year because the school submitted attendance claims it couldn’t prove, the state Department of Education now will trust the besieged e-school and its sponsor that it meets criteria to now become a drop-out recovery school.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group
Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).
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september 2017 by douglevin
Hampton school making do without stolen laptops | Daily Press
After 100 laptops were stolen from George P. Phenix PreK-8 School over the summer, the students who were supposed to use them are making do.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Education inspector general wants to pull student aid from a popular online university | The Washington Post
The Education Department’s Office of Inspector General wants the agency to claw back $713 million in loans and grants from Western Governors University, claiming that the limited role of faculty in courses makes the online university ineligible for federal student aid.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows | EdScoop
The fellows will serve directly with White House offices and bring backgrounds in one-to-one and blended learning programs.
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september 2017 by douglevin
District first in Missouri to be certified 'Cyber Aware' | Daily Journal Online
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway visited the Fredericktown School District Tuesday and commended officials on their efforts to be a 'Cyber Aware School.'
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september 2017 by douglevin
Hackers Lock Down Entire School District With Threats: 'We Are Savage Creatures' | Gizmodo
As I've reported on the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, an entire school district in Montana shut down for three days following a data breach of student and faculty records. Investigators say that parents received “extremely graphic threats via text messages” and that hackers sent the school board a ransom note demanding bitcoin payments in exchange for the destruction of hacked data.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week
Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway."
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september 2017 by douglevin
Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools? | Arkansas Matters
Arkansas lawmakers want to take a closer look at technology in schools and ask if it's really helping- not hurting- students. Representative Stephen Meeks (R-Greenbrier) proposed a study to see when elementary schools should introduce computers, tablets and other technology to their students.
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september 2017 by douglevin
How Arkansas Is Teaming Up With Teachers, Facebook & Other Tech Titans to Rethink Computer Science Education | The 74
AR Governor Hutchinson’s ambitious but unproven agenda has stoked both optimism and skepticism among researchers about the potential benefits that technology and computer science education can have in a state where the majority of third-graders are not competent readers.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Consolidation on tap as investors seek an Amazon for online education | PE Hub
Private equity investors are looking for someone to take an Amazon approach to online education.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Possibly Elon Musk's Biggest Idea Yet - Revolutionizing Education | Forbes
Elon Musk provided $15 million to the Global Learning XPRIZE, the goal of whichis to develop methods to teach the 250 million children who do not have access to primary or secondary education the means to teach themselves to read, write, and do math within 15 months.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Straight Up Conversation: Teach to One CEO Joel Rose | AEI
Rick Hess interviews Joel Rose, the co-founder and CEO of Teach to One (nee School of One), a venture that helps schools redesign classrooms and curricula in order to customize teaching and learning.
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september 2017 by douglevin
How colleges aggressively use big data to target potential students | MarketWatch
“It’s like the hardest of hard core direct marketing for any weight loss product or any cooking device,” said Andy Lockwood, a Long Island-based financial aid counselor.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Interest in Wireless Data Technology Soars | School Transportation News
Whether school districts and transportation contractors are on their first, second or even third-generation wireless system, demand for data from the school bus is likely to continue growing exponentially as its value increases with real-time delivery.
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september 2017 by douglevin
A principal's 'extreme' experiment works in paying kids to unplug | Sentinel Source
Smith, principal at the Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., challenged her 8th- and 9th-grade students to put down their phones, laptops, tablets and video game consoles for the 11 Tuesdays of summer. Whoever gave ‘em up successfully, confirmed in writing by two adult testimonies, would get $100.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Pearson India set to launch K-12 online private school | Business Line
Educational services firm Pearson India will launch virtual international school for K-12, International Connections Academy, in India soon. The curriculum will follow the accredited US education and graduates will be awarded a US-recognized diploma. The project will be launched on Monday.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Education Technology: An Evidence-Based Review | NBER
This review paper synthesizes and discusses experimental evidence on the effectiveness of technology-based approaches in education and outlines areas for future inquiry. (N.B. paywalled).
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september 2017 by douglevin
Could an App Help Teachers Recognize Their Own Biases? | Education Week
A Michigan State University professor has designed an app that (he believes) helps teachers recognize their implicit biases using data collected from their own classrooms. YMMV.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Gen Z Students Ditch Lockers in the Age of Digital Learning | WUNZ
"The district's Director of Instructional Technology Services Vanessa Wrenn sees the trend of students not using lockers as a good sign of the school district’s progress with its digital initiative. She’d even like to see the high school some day remove all of its lockers and put charging stations in their place."
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september 2017 by douglevin
The moral panic over student cheating must end | Times Higher Education
"Students are not even trusted any more to learn without being kept under constant surveillance."
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september 2017 by douglevin
Ohio Supreme Court to take up online charter school case | WHIO
Ohio's high court has agreed to consider an enrollment dispute the state's largest online charter school says could determine the fate of the entire industry.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Raptor software will scan Easton school visitors’ licenses | Easton Journal
Visitors and parents to the Easton public schools will now be asked provide their driver’s licenses for electronic scanning as part of a new security software system called Raptor.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Is Learning 'How To Code' Still Worth It For Millennials? | Forbes
Rajat Bhageria writes: "But now it seems like the very fact that these coding bootcamps even exist prove that software engineering as we know it is quickly becoming commoditized….After all, if a non-engineer can learn software engineering in three months, why can’t that work be offshored or even automated?"
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september 2017 by douglevin
Step inside a brain surgery with this VR film | Wired
The first brain surgery on an aneurysm has been recorded in virtual reality.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Can Techie Parents Reinvent School For Everyone–Or Just Their Rich Kids? | Fast Company
Silicon Valley veterans are ditching fast-track careers and going all-in with their time and money as they reimagine education for their children.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Tim Cook on How Apple Champions the Environment, Education, and Health Care | Fortune
Tim Cook: "Our major thrust is in coding because we think that coding is the sort of the second language for everyone in the world. And that’s regardless of whether they’re in technology or not. I think that you don’t have to be in technology for coding to be very important."
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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
Invitation to Join: CC Open Education Platform | Creative Commons
Creative Commons invites you to join the CC Global Network Open Education Platform.
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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
Coding school closes after 4 years | Miami Herald
The Iron Yard announced in July that the coding school which once boasted between 20 and 25 campuses stretching across the United States would cease operations by the year's end.
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september 2017 by douglevin
NYS schools have $700M in unspent money | WGRZ.com
In 2014, New York voters approved the Smart Schools Bond Act: A plan to borrow $2 billion to purchase technological equipment, boost network and WiFi connectivity and fund high-tech security upgrades in the state's schools. Today, school districts across New York are sitting on $700 million in unspent state money.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues | The New York Times
Another in the series 'Education Disrupted' by Natasha Singer. She writes, "More than two dozen education start-ups have enlisted teachers as brand ambassadors." And that raises (or should) serious ethical questions.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Zero-rating educational content on the Internet | The World Bank
Michael Trucano writes: "As my economist colleagues at the World Bank are never hesitant to remind me, however, there is no such thing as a free lunch. All decisions carry with them ‘opportunity costs’, or trade-offs – even if those making related decisions might be unaware of what these might be at the time these decisions are made. Education policymakers might do well to participate in related discussions – and to educate themselves on some of the related larger debates, so that they go into them as well informed as possible."
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august 2017 by douglevin
Wisconsin District Denies Some Students Enrollment in Virtual Schools | Education Week
A Wisconsin school district is under fire from virtual-school proponents for not allowing its students to enroll in full-time online schools outside the open-enrollment window required by state law.
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august 2017 by douglevin
This Google Move Could Torment Apple | Market Realist
Alphabet’s Google recently made a move that could complicate the playing field for rivals such as Apple and Microsoft in the race to dominate the education technology sector. The move includes adding Google Earth as a service under Google for Education and enabling students to go on virtual tours of the Earth. For the virtual tours, Google has rolled out a new feature, Voyager, which is designed to make Google Earth more useful for classroom application.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Flagstaff schools balance digital distractions and learning | Arizona Daily Sun
Each school in Flagstaff Unified School District has its own policy on the use of digital devices in the classroom.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Nearly 2,500 students have left NC's online charter schools: Why did they leave? Where did they go? | WRAL.com
Tracking how many students leave the schools has been a complex and controversial topic since lawmakers granted the schools four-year pilot programs beginning in 2015.
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august 2017 by douglevin
The rise in personalised story books and what it means for children’s privacy | The Conversation
Personalizing books means that how children’s publishers work is now changing. Because as well as producing books, they are now also data managers – responsible for the privacy and confidentiality of children’s data.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Social Media isn't for Learning | Long View on Education
Benjamin Doxtdator writes: "I’ve have learned many things on social media and connected with many people, so I’m not denying those potentials. But we need to think through the purposes of social media, like all purposes in education, in a deeper way. What should we learn? Whom should we connect with?"
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august 2017 by douglevin
Are you a student? Your personal data is there for the asking | Naked Security
Figueroa said the bottom line is that the risks from handing out that information to whoever asks is more of a threat than students, or even their parents, realize. “It’s a treasure trove of PII that you can use to do all kinds of things,” she said.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on | News-Sentinel.com
As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward. But experts caution that this approach still needs more scrutiny and warn schools and parents against being overly reliant on computers.
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august 2017 by douglevin
A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? | The Hechinger Report
Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions? The answer from researchers is a qualified yes.
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august 2017 by douglevin
How tech helped blind students 'watch' the solar eclipse | CNET
A revolutionary device called Graphiti displays tactile images in near real time. It helped students and adults who are blind or visually impaired experience the recent solar eclipse in near real time. That's never been done before.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Singapore Schools to Connect Student Accounts to Fingerprints | FindBiometrics
Starting next year, students at schools in Singapore will be able to buy lunch and other goods using just their fingerprints, thanks to a biometric payments system announced by the Minister for Education.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Children’s Learning With Tablet Technology is Often Too Passive | UT News
Joan Hughes writes: "Can tablets teach children basic math and reading skills? As a professor who studies technology integration in K-12 schools, I can say the answer is yes but with some critical caveats."
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august 2017 by douglevin
​Denver Public Schools push for smarter data-sharing approach | edscoop
Data interoperability between districts and vendors can be chaotic and messy. Denver’s director of technology would like to change that.
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august 2017 by douglevin
There Will be Blood – GDPR and EdTech | Eylan Ezekiel
"New EU regulations look set to bring some light into the often shady ‘Oil Rush’ in EdTech, drilling for data from our schools. Individuals will have new and powerful rights to their personal data, and organisations will have to show what use that information has been put to."
GDPR  privacy  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w34  from twitter
august 2017 by douglevin
GDPR: A Data Regulation to Watch | Educause Review
If your school/institution serves international students, it is time to get to know the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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august 2017 by douglevin
Schools begin online NAPLAN trials amid concerns | The Educator
Australia gears up for large-scale computer-based student testing: "Hundreds of Australian schools have begun trialing the online version of NAPLAN this week following major upgrades of their ICT systems."
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august 2017 by douglevin
Should Professors Ban Laptops? | Education Next
"We do not claim that all computer use in the classroom is harmful. Exercises where computers or tablets are deliberately used may, in fact, improve student performance. Rather, our results relate to classes where using computers or tablets for note-taking is optional. Further, it was beyond the scope of our study to identify how computer and tablet access lowered test scores."
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august 2017 by douglevin
State official: Lack of tech should be no hindrance | The Daily Item
The lack of technology in the form of computers, tablets and other devices should not be a hindrance to learning, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Mobile devices drive student suspensions | The West Australian
In Australia, public school students were handed more than 2000 suspensions last year for offences such as cyber bullying, using mobile phones to film fights or sharing hateful or inappropriate material online.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Omaha area schools' high-tech football helmets monitor hits but don't diagnose, prevent injury | Live Well Nebraska
Should trainers perform a full concussion check every time an alert sounds? Will schools that use the helmets be in jeopardy of any legal liability if an athlete does get hurt or a concussion goes undetected? And what kind of impact data should they be tracking over the course of a season?
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august 2017 by douglevin
The Value of Bringing Drones to the Classroom | The Atlantic
As drone-related employment opportunities expand, a Kentucky educational cooperative is finding ways to offer students the relevant training.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Is classroom technology good for learning or wasting time? | Dallas News
Writes Joan Hughes: "Can tablets teach children basic math and reading skills? As a professor who studies technology integration in K-12 schools, I can say the answer is yes, but there are some critical caveats."
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august 2017 by douglevin
CT education tech plan sets new five-year goals | HartfordBusiness.com
The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology has revealed a five-year plan to promote digital learning, technology infrastructure and data and privacy in the state. Initiatives cover: open education resources, education innovation, technology standards, maximizing federal funding, digital equity, educational technology best practices, privacy compliance and privacy best practices.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program | Peoria Public Radio
After a decade and a half, and at a cost of about $12 million annually (around one percent of the state's education budget), Maine has yet to see any measurable increases on statewide standardized test scores.
MLTI  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w33  from twitter
august 2017 by douglevin
Alexa goes to college: Amazon and Arizona State putting 1,600 Echo Dots in dorm rooms | GeekWire
In a “first-of-its-kind” partnership, Amazon is working with Arizona State University to create a voice technology engineering program, which includes an option for students to get customized Alexa-powered Echo Dots in their dorm rooms.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Dunce’s App | Audrey Watters
The apps come with the assurance of making schools operate more efficiently. But such management technologies don’t simply reflect Taylorism, schoolwork monitored and fine-tuned; they are part of a resurgence of behaviorism in education, and in education technology in particular.
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august 2017 by douglevin
Student Privacy Tips for Parents | EFF
The start of the school year can mean new privacy concerns and new chances to advocate for student privacy.
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august 2017 by douglevin
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