“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

The Hechinger Report

A student in New York uses Google Docs on her classroom iPad to discuss themes in the class’s latest book with her group. To buy Chromebooks, the most-purchased device on the ed tech market , school districts can check prices from Google, Acer, Samsung, HP and others. That’s all part of Google’s strategy to get into as many classrooms as possible.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. " Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Technology switch leaves some upset | Columbia Daily Tribune → Battle High School students and teachers have had iPads since the school opened in 2013. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The federal government is set to release data reports designed to help measure the performance of accrediting agencies , with metrics such as the graduation rates, debt, earnings and loan repayment rates of students who attended the colleges the accreditors oversee.”

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company. E-Rate has been, since the origin of the fund in 1996, the main way in which schools and libraries were supposedly guaranteed “reasonable rates” on telecommunications services. million in E-Rate rebates.). This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. ” That’s Rohit Agarwal, founder of TenMarks, a math startup that Amazon acquired in 2013. Via The Outline : “ Google ’s featured snippets are worse than fake news.” Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle. Education Politics.