Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

As the site increased in popularity it caught the eye of Bill Gates and Google with an end result being over 4 million in funding. While attending the NSBA Annual Conference this past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Sal Kahn’s keynote on Sunday. Khan is the creator of Khan Academy.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,

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Hack Education Weekly News

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And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. Education Politics.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly. Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” Education Technology and Digital Polarization.

Week of March 28, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EDUCATION''S 3GS: GPS, GEOCACHING, AND GOOGLE EARTH AND MAPS ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Wed 30 Mar 08:00PM New York / Thu 31 Mar 12:00AM GMT / Thu 31 Mar 12:00PM Sydney Rushton Hurley. Integrating GPS technology, geocaching, and Google Earth into all subject areas is one way to meet many students'' needs all at once. tools that can be used to assist teachers and schools in closing the digital-divide and most importantly, the achievement gap.

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Humphrey testified that he hired Hubbard on a $7,500-per-month consulting contract to connect him to legislative leaders in other states, as Edgenuity tried to sell digital courses.” According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” The New York Times on “The Challenges of Closing the Digital Divide.” Education Politics.

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Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” Education Politics.

The Politics of Education Technology

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Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company. Before I turn to the President-Elect’s campaign promises and potential education and computer technology policies, I want to note that this Presidential election was influenced by digital technologies in ways that make the “ digital masterminds ” who supposedly helped Obama win re-election pale by comparison: Hacks – perhaps by Russia – of the Democratic National Committee. The Common Core.