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How Facebook figures out everyone you’ve ever met | Gizmodo
RT : Tech twitter already knows this but normal people don’t seem to: How Facebook figures out everyone you’ve ever met.
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5 weeks ago by douglevin
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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11 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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).
oer  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w38  from twitter
12 weeks ago by douglevin
Google search links secret, court-protected names to online coverage | Ottawa Citizen
Computer experts believe it’s an unintended, “mind-boggling” consequence of Google search algorithms.
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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago by douglevin
Apple makes it harder to track you online, ad industry has an aneurysm | Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow writes: "Safari has blocked third-party cookies (used to track your behavior across multiple websites) since 2010, but the ad-tech industry has fired back with a bunch of covert tracking tools that watch you even if you've adopted privacy countermeasures; the latest version of Safari goes one better, deploying machine-learning to selectively block even more tracking technologies, while still preserving useful third-party cookies that help you stay logged in and do useful work across different sites. In response, the ad-tech industry has staged a(nother) tantrum, claiming that Apple is 'destroying the Internet's economic model.'"
edtechstrategies  2017w38  from twitter
12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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.'
CyberSecurity  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w38  from twitter
12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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."
edtech  erate  edtechstrategies  2017w38  from twitter
12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago by douglevin
The NYPD Will Neither Confirm, Nor Deny, the Stories Behind This Story | WNYC
If you suspected that the cops spied on you, do you have the right to know about it? If you think the cops infiltrated a protest you organized and sifted through your Twitter feed, do you have a right to know about that?
edtechstrategies  2017w38  from twitter
12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago 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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12 weeks ago by douglevin
The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education: Playing with Numbers | Routledge
By Alice Bradbury and Guy Roberts-Holmes, "The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education" explores and critically analyses the growing dominance of data in schools and early childhood education settings.
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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
Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters | WRAL
An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records.
FOIA  edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
We've failed: Pirate black open access is trumping green and gold and we must change our approach | Learned Publishing
Sci-Hub has made nearly all articles freely available using a black open access model, leaving green and gold models in its dust.
OA  openaccess  edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Schools Must Adhere to Cybersecurity Regulations or Risk Losing Title IV Eligibility | Lexology
The Department of Education has taken several actions that make it abundantly clear that Title IV schools must comply with cybersecurity regulations, including the GLBA and Safeguards Rule. Would that ED have any leverage over K-12 data security practices...but they don't.
Cybersecurity  edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Cognition Builders: Extreme Parenting For The One Percent | The Cut
Armed with 24/7 surveillance, one company promises to fix even the most dysfunctional child — for a price.
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
You Are Already Living Inside a Computer | The Atlantic
Ian Bogost writes: "Futurists predict a rapture of machines, but reality beat them to it by turning computing into a way of life."
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Alphabet Continues to Have Highest Cash Holding in Internet Industry | Market Realist
Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Alibaba (BABA), Amazon (AMZN), and Baidu (BIDU) have the largest cash holdings among their peers in the Internet sector. A large amount of cash on hand means a lot for these companies given the dynamic nature of their industry. (Alphabet was sitting on $94.7 billion in cash and short-term investments as of the end of 2Q17.)
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Researchers Have Linked a Human Brain to the Internet for the First Time Ever | Futurism
Researchers from Wits University have linked a brain directly to the internet. Data gathered from this project could help fuel the next steps in machine learning and brain-computer interfaces.
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
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).
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Verizon gives away cool freebies, as long as you give away your privacy | LA Times
The telecom giant has unveiled a new loyalty program that it says will provide customers with “experiences you won't stop talking about” and “rewards you really, really want.” All you have to do is spend at least $300 on your wireless bill or some other Verizon service. Oh, and one other teensy-weensy thing.
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Software is a Long Con | emptywheel
Quinn Norton writes: "Computer systems are poorly built, badly maintained, and often locked in a maze of vendor contracts and outdated spaghetti code that amounts to a death spiral. This is true of nothing else we buy. Our food cannot routinely poison us. Our electronics cannot blow up, and burn down our houses. If they did, we could sue the pants off whomever sold us the flawed product. But not in the case of our software."
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’ | ProPublica
After being contacted by ProPublica, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring.
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september 2017 by douglevin
Foothill High School's Twitter account hacked, obscene images posted | KTNV.
The hacked account was live for over 40 hours, while the media continued to publicize it and draw new viewers. Amongst other offensive posts, the individual responsible posted a digitally altered picture of the female principal superimposed on a nude porn image. Lots more to say about what happened here, but schools would do well to ensure that they remain in control of their social media accounts.
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
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
Facebook's Ad Platform Is Easily Gamed And Your Privacy Is Cheaply Bought | Forbes
The level and extent to which Facebook profits from every single time you login to the website is hard to underestimate.
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Nope - Webcam Cover + Sound Blocker | Kickstarter
Guess some folks are excited by FaceID. Me? I'm excited the Nope Sound Blocker got funded. Way too excited...
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Apple's Portrait Lighting uses AI to color our memories | Engadget
Its talent for altering a photo's setting and lighting will bother purists.
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
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
Back to school, back to the problem of rural broadband parity | Baltimore Sun
As students return to school, we are all reminded of the challenges created by gaps in broadband access in Maryland’s rural areas and beyond. The issue is not only important as we try to educate our students and future workforce but as we try to close the prosperity gap among our rural and urban communities.
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
The Equifax hacks are a case study in why we need better data breach laws | Vox
Equifax handled a disastrous hack poorly. But the core of their behavior isn’t unusual.
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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
Suicide of teen who made sex video shows dilemma for schools | WOAI
Staff at a suburban Chicago high school called a 16-year-old boy to the dean's office to ask about a video he made of himself having sex with a classmate. A few hours later, the teen walked to the top of a five-story parking deck and jumped.
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Gippsland university students angry after classes are replaced with online tutorials | ABC News
"If I wanted to do an online course I would've enrolled in one, and I'm not pleased that I don't get a choice."
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
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
Don't waste your breath complaining to Equifax about data breach | CNN
Bruce Schneier writes: "The market can't fix this. Markets work because buyers choose between sellers, and sellers compete for buyers. In case you didn't notice, you're not Equifax's customer. You're its product."
edtechstrategies  2017w37  from twitter
september 2017 by douglevin
Equifax’s Maddening Unaccountability | The New York Times
Zeynep Tufekci writes: "There are technical factors that explain why cybersecurity is so weak, but the underlying reason is political, and it’s pretty simple: Big corporations have poured large amounts of money into our political system, helping to create a regulatory environment in which consumers shoulder more and more of the risk, and companies less and less."
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september 2017 by douglevin
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
A rare look inside LAPD's use of data | CNN
Since 2011, Silicon Valley-based software firm Palantir has helped the Los Angeles Police Department analyze data, ranging from license plates photos, to rap sheets, traffic tickets, listings of foreclosed properties and more.
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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
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.
edtechstrategies  2017w36  from twitter
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
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