The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

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Chegg appears to have borrowed a page from Duolingo’s previous shenanigan for the Osmosis Pillow , which takes “memory foam” to another level. We will use some arcane technology called “blockchain” and distributed ledgers to validate that education software works. SWISH AND CLICK: Last week saw fresh announcements from Apple and Google that emphasize the use of a stylus instead of a keyboard. He asks others to search on Google—in incognito mode—on his behalf.

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Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. Remember: the biases of engineers and managers get baked into the software you use. Enjoy your Google for Education products ! Speaking of Google, “ Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online.

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. ” The Google Memo. Via Motherboard : “ Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’ ” Via Wired : “Internal Messages Show Some Googlers Supported Fired Engineer’s Manifesto.” ” Via The Guardian’s Julie Carrie Wong : “Segregated Valley: the ugly truth about Google and diversity in tech.”

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Via EdScoop : “ Google adds new terms to comply with Connecticut student data privacy laws.” Speaking of unaccredited programs that seem to get lauded in the press, here’s The Chronicle of Higher Education on Runchero University , an unaccredited “utopian community based on cooperative living and practical skills”: “This Software Millionaire Is Building the Low-Tech College of His Dreams.” Chegg has acquired WriteLab for $15 million.

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In other Google and edu news, via The Verge : “White nationalists seem to have manipulated Google search results for ‘Boasian anthropology’ ” Via Education Week : “‘Fake News,’ Media Literacy Become Business Opportunities in Rush to Educate Students.” ” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. Education Politics.

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