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When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers

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How can we prepare a generation of students to adapt and evolve, learn (and un-learn), in an era where technological advances are transforming the world of work, traditional educational pathways are under fire—and the half-life of skills hovers around five years ? For the first time, many students are learning in classrooms equipped with access to broadband internet and mobile computing devices. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics, to online platforms and digital whiteboards. Before you invest in any technology, it’s important to check your IT infrastructure.

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Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. Tom Rolfes, education IT manager for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Blatantly audible complaints by employees (“We have ‘this new system…’”) made it clear staff were neither trained adequately nor on board with the new technology. So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Some call it “The Rise of the Machines” for the convergence of multiple technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, data science, robotics plus virtual and augmented reality.

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The cost of not investing rural high speed Internet: Why one school upgraded to fiber

Education Superhighway

The school district must leverage distance education — which requires a strong broadband connection. Jim knew that Llano paid a high price for the existing Internet, but once he visited Compare & Connect K-12 , he had the data to prove it.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

This year, the Horizon Report’s Higher Education Edition does include graphics with some historical data, demonstrating how some technologies and topics appear and reappear and how some simply disappear altogether from the horizon. Adaptive Learning Technologies.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Education Department is asking schools and districts to take measures to protect data and reinforce IT systems, and if any schools were victimized, to contact the agency’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center for help. Summer.

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Vote for Common Sense Education's SXSWedu Panels

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This unique data offers valuable, industry-leading insights on what's good and what's not in edtech, including the key gaps and blind spots in the market, points of oversaturation, usage trends, and what teachers really want. As the technologies behind digital tools rapidly evolve, this session is a place to share, collaborate, and generate new ideas and best practices around using digital tools in ELL classrooms. Equity * Access * Learning: Broadband 2.0.

Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning

techlearning

As emerging technologies go, artificial intelligence (AI) has certainly taken its time in making its presence felt on the world. Since then, AI has experienced a largely stop-start existence, principally due to sporadic funding and below-par technology. Data is the new oil.

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Department of Education this week released new federal loan data showing that 4.6 Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. They started incubating coding, robotics and other computational project classes in after-school programs and summer clubs.

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” Via Ars Technica : “Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards.” ” Via the Tennessean : “ Nashville school district sends families opt-out form as student data battle with state rages on.” ” The districts are protesting a new law that dictates they hand over student directory data to charter school operators. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Campus Technology : “2.1

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Eric Holcomb says Indiana ’s low-rated online charter schools need ‘immediate attention and action’ ” Via Motherboard : “Half of West Virginia has Applied for Broadband Assistance.” “As lawsuits mount over access to learning technologies for people with disabilities , universities consider banding together to share accessibility reviews of vendor products,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.” There’s more data about online education down in the “research” section at the bottom. ” (Waiting for folks in education technology to respond similarly… but I won’t hold my breath.).

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” “ Education Technology Under Trump : A Syllabus.” ” “How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?” ” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Via KPCC : “ LAUSD board: If Trump administration asks for student data , district will resist.” ” And from MIT Technology Review : “Is the Gig Economy Rigged?”).

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ ACE and Credly Building Transcript for Digital Credentials.” “ Ethereum ’s smart contracts are full of holes,” says The MIT Technology Review.

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” In other financial aid news – via Buzzfeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy : “Hackers Had Access To Tax Data For Up To 100,000 FAFSA Users.” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “New Law Nixing Broadband Privacy Protections Stirs K–12 Fears.” ” Via Ars Technica : “ Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Apple , as always, helps us see how criticism-free technology journalism can be. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. ” From GeekWire : “For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace.” ” Via The Washington Post : “Battle over college course material is a textbook example of technological change.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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danah boyd has announced that she’ll be stepping down from running her research organization Data & Society. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” ” Inside Higher Ed on Robot-Proof : “Northeastern president discusses his new book on how higher education can train students for careers where technology cannot make them redundant.” “Blame Big Data.”

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But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband.”

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Senators Introduce Bill to Keep Government Research Data Publicly Available (Preserving Data in Government Act).” ” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” For what it’s worth, according to the latest data from the NCES , the number of post-secondary institutions in the US has increased since 2011. Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.”

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From the Department of Education press release : “To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced today the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. Testing, Testing… “How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students – and what the College Board does with it,” by The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform,” says Campus Technology. ” Perhaps protest Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab ? Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “In a Fight Against Depression , UCLA Relies on Technology.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Education Technology Venture Fund?

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” ” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” A ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union raises interesting questions about the ownership of student data : “Exam scripts and examiner’s corrections are personal data of the exam candidate.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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“ The Office of Educational Technology Under DeVos” by Doug Levin. Via Edsurge : “Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending.” And more on data and research on student loan debt in the research section below. A report from VC firm GSV Acceleration : “It’s a Breakout: Capital Flows In the Learning and Talent Technology Market.” ” (Note what happens to the data.).

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. “technologizing” the government. Here’s a sponsored article , paid for by the Gates Foundation and published by Edsurge promoting the school and its technology.). Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think.” (National) Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” “ Stackable Credentials May Not Boost Earnings,” says Campus Technology. Is advertorial content really something education technology journalism should foster? Via The New York Times : “ Apple Investors Warn iPhones and Other Technology May Be Hurting Children.”

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Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” ” “Two assessment companies – Educational Testing Service and Data Recognition Corp. Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Unizin Partners with edX , Cengage.” “This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’,” Edsurge writes. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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