A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017.

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The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

Software allows interactivity and perhaps other functions, depending on the package. Additionally, the display can easily connect with FLUX HPC and offers many common software packages for researchers, designers, and programmers.

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9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Venngage is an easy to use infographic maker and graphic design software with drag and drop. Check out this Google Draw template for creating infographics by John Calvert. “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.”

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Google Classroom: Exploring the Benefits for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez We take a deep dive into the advantages of this popular Google tool. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Learning Management Software

Classroom Device Management Empowers Teachers to Integrate Tech

EdTech Magazine

By Joe McAllister Educators can keep students on task with tools from Google and GoGuardian. Classroom Digital Content Management Mobile Device Management Mobility Software

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017.

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Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software TrainingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com → “Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz | Pew Research Center → This is not easy (though I did get 10/10).

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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]. Doug Levin (@douglevin) March 17, 2017. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). " says Google Family Link manager Saurabh Sharma.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tagged on: March 12, 2017 WikiLeaks CIA cache: Fool me once | Engadget → "It should make you uncomfortable - and angry - as hell that the CIA can use your smart toaster to spy on you. Tagged on: March 10, 2017 State reaches $3.5

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Absent a political movement to put in place a new regulatory regime (which is ultimately our only real remedy), much of the existing writing about common sense steps that individuals can take to reduce their exposure to digital and online threats is focused on minimizing disclosures, blocking and/or quickly remediating potential vulnerabilities, using password managers/ better securing accounts , and choosing more privacy-conscious software and services.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Absent a political movement to put in place a new regulatory regime (which is ultimately our only real remedy), much of the existing writing about common sense steps that individuals can take to reduce their exposure to digital and online threats is focused on minimizing disclosures, blocking and/or quickly remediating potential vulnerabilities, using password managers/ better securing accounts , and choosing more privacy-conscious software and services.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). " Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Postmortem: What to Do After a Security Incident | Linux Journal → Incidents happen.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Sonos says users must accept new privacy policy or devices may "cease to function" | ZDNet → "The customer can choose to acknowledge the policy, or can accept that over time their product may cease to function," the spokesperson said.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Sonos says users must accept new privacy policy or devices may "cease to function" | ZDNet → "The customer can choose to acknowledge the policy, or can accept that over time their product may cease to function," the spokesperson said.

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. It is one to watch for in 2017.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com → “Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz | Pew Research Center → This is not easy (though I did get 10/10).

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Google Outpaces Other Tech Companies as the Most Trusted Brand

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Hardware PCs Productivity Suites SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new survey shows efficacy in the tech giant’s domination of the market.

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

” Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. Hear NASSP 2017 Digital Principal of the Year David Geurin talk about helping teachers find their blind spots from episode 4. Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017.

?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

Edsurge

After making a few rounds in the behemoth expo hall, we’ve rounded up the ones that made our ears perk up and what edtechies should look out for: Big news from the blue chips OGLING GOOGLE UPDATES: With over 70 million G Suite for Education users, Google’s education tools dominate U.S. Google also announced Cast for Education, a Chrome application that allows teachers and students to wirelessly share their screens with the class.

Review: Google Management Console Helps Keep Control Over Small or Large Fleet of Devices

EdTech Magazine

Cloud Cloud apps Mobility SoftwareBy Buzz Garwood Administrators can regulate applications and extensions, and even view specific device activity.

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4 Take Aways from ATLIS 2017

Indiana Jen

I returned from ATLIS 2017 last Wednesday invigorated and, to be honest, a little exhausted. He was also sure to point out that children can often learn coding on their own (with the self-directed software today).

3 Ways to Use G Suite for Education to Teach Storytelling

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Google tools can assist students with exploring creative writing. Cloud Cloud apps Productivity Suites Software

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Google Suite Alternative: sandstorm.io

ProfHacker

I love Google Docs. I’m composing this blog post in a google doc. But, given the economics of google and questions of privacy, as well as Slack’s new Terms of Service , more and more institutions are turning to alternatives. And I love Slack (I wrote about it here first! ).

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server.

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3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

How Great is MS Office Mix

Ask a Tech Teacher

To set up educator accounts through Office for Education (which requires a school sign-up), all students need is a Google or Microsoft account, or just an email. OneNote–the all-in-one digital notetaking, classroom app for educators — coming up June 30, 2017.

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

Edsurge

based edtech startups in 2017 saw a resurgence of investment capital. Yet at 126 deals, the number of fundraises in 2017 is also at its lowest since 2011. We counted five such deals, and if we took their funding into account, the 2017 total would be close to $1.8 In 2017, three companies—EverFi ($190 million), Hero K12 ($150 million) and Grammarly ($110 million)—accounted for 37.5 million in 2017. million in 2017, according to EdSurge’s count.

Three Lessons from the Google Docs Phishing Scam: K-12 Education Edition

Doug Levin

Earlier this week, an unknown person or persons launched a short-lived, but clever cyber attack against Google Docs’ users. Here is Google’s description of the incident and their response: “ Protecting you against phishing.” From the time the exploit was launched until it was addressed, users’ Google accounts – including student accounts – could have been fully [h/t Jim Siegel ] accessible by the attacker.

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Google Management Console Helps Keep Control Over Small or Large Fleet of Devices

EdTech Magazine

Cloud Cloud apps Mobility SoftwareBy Buzz Garwood Administrators can regulate applications and extensions, and even view specific device activity.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

Edsurge

Michael Seibel (@mwseibel) August 21, 2017. Lambda School allows students to pay nothing upfront, in return for 17 percent of their salary for two years once they get a software-related job that pays more than $50,000. The company currently offers two live, online and interactive 6-month programs in software engineering and machine learning. Investor pitch events are a dime a dozen, but no one does it with the flair and furor of Y Combinator.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017. We were trying out Google Expedition with a full classroom kit. What’s the difference between web VR and Google Expedition?

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The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

Software allows interactivity and perhaps other functions, depending on the package. Additionally, the display can easily connect with FLUX HPC and offers many common software packages for researchers, designers, and programmers. That software I mentioned isn’t a trivial matter.

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