6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ It’s also vital that school leaders take a hard look at access once students leave the school doors, as five million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while at home according to a Pew Research Center report. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story!

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. OER computer games social media OLPC

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Via Wired : “ Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband.” The New Media Consortium announced in an email to its members that it would be immediately shutting down. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Student blasts Georgia Tech for monitoring his social media accounts, including details about his travel plans and activist work on campus.” (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions.

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

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? million Idaho Education Network settlement | Idaho EdNews → After eight years - and with state-issued checks totaling $3.4M - the state has closed the costly and convoluted case of the Idaho Education Network broadband project. Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology.

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Meanwhile on Campus… The New York Times on “How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media ” – a really important corrective, I’d argue, to that “digital native” silliness. Edsurge on the business of OER. “ Edsurge also weighs in on boyd’s SXSWedu keynote: ”danah boyd: How Critical Thinking and Media Literacy Efforts Are ‘Backfiring’ Today."

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IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. Just a reminder that Twitter does not care about your school’s social media initiative. Via Brookings : “Signs of digital distress: Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods.” (National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a “rethink schools” tour.