The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” In 2012, Chromebooks accounted for only 1% of the devices sold to US classrooms; now, they make up more than half of the edtech market. ” 1:1 + Common Core = $$$$$. All Common Core testing will be done online.

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Discover Ways to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

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The launch of Google Classroom along with changes to E-Rate funding have led school districts, perhaps more than ever, to consider a move to Google Apps for Education. ” The webcast provided both teachers and administrators with new skills and knowledge of how to use these tools to help students excel inside and outside the classroom.

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CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

IT leaders say they use funds from the E-rate program and delay replacement or defer maintenance/upgrade contracts as a strategy to overcome budget issues. Integrating technology into the classroom continues to be the most understaffed IT function. Significant progress has been made in the transition to digital assessments , with 80 percent ready or almost ready to conduct Common Core or statewide high-stakes online assessments.

A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

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While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. In a nutshell, CIPA requires that schools and libraries receiving E-Rate funding “block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).” The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (Annenberg Classroom).

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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. ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Robots hate the Common Core.

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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 NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via Ozy.com : “How High Schools Are Demolishing the Classroom.”

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