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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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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. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated the Wednesday of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD, pronounced bee-wad ). The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (Annenberg Classroom).

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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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