Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols.

How Crowdfunding Is Matching Teacher Requests to District Tech Policies

Edsurge

Policies, technical guidelines and even legal fine print can occasionally throw monkey wrenches into school requests for resources, particularly on the technology side (imagine requesting a Windows tablet only to find the district doesn’t support that operating system). Far from the bustle of bake sales and car washes, crowdfunding sites have made it easy for teachers, schools and even district officials to ask for donations of school supplies.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools

eSchool News

The e-books will be readable on e-readers, tablets, smartphones, laptops and other devices. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Panel for Educational Policy approved the three-year contract on Wednesday for the Department of Education, who could spend as much as $4.3

10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

6 – Get the Perfect Stylus for your Tablet. Sketchnoting and drawing on tablets are becoming very popular. Whether you need an Apple pen or want to use one of the student styluses, Staples can get you ready to draw and sketch on your iPad, Surface, or another tablet device.

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3 Steps to Leveraging the Power of Technology to Disrupt Your School or District

The 21st Century Principal

He states, “When companies adopt new technology, they do old things in new ways. When companies internalize technology, they find entirely new disruptive things to do.” A student using a tablet to read a novel using e-reader software.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

This type of data can help educators, parents, or policy makers better understand how students interact with technology, particularly how to create a healthy relationship with it. Nowadays, very young children can have their own tablets. The media loves sensational tech stories.

The 21st Century Principal Blog Anniversary and 1 Millionth Page View

The 21st Century Principal

I have purposefully tried to share my own ideas about technology, teaching, and education policy, and I think I was successful. We must question these ideas and policies, and my job as an educator is not to blindly accept everything that comes down from the US Department of Education, nor the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If an idea or policy can''t stand up to scrutiny or criticism, it should die a quiet death, no matter who supports it.

The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way Schools Are Keeping Students Off Tech

Edsurge

Founded in 2014, the San Francisco-based company says that it has leased pouches to more than 1,000 schools across the country, including a handful of colleges and universities. So it’s understandable that some students were unhappy about the new policy (to put it mildly).

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Some entrepreneurs were drawn to the sector after reading it—and made the paper part of their company’s onboarding practice. The company was renamed “Amplify.” We left behind the tablets and spun out a few adjacent businesses.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why.

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Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan’s Educational Future Could Include

Edsurge

At a morning session on Sunday, Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab , shared how a robot his company has developed is helping people with disabilities connect with friends, family and teachers when it’s difficult or near impossible for them to be physically present with peers. This creation traced its origins to Life is Tech , a company that runs after-school and summer camps that teach students digital skills to create games, apps and other multimedia projects.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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Free Lesson Plans from Study.com

Ask a Tech Teacher

Debate –one-two hours outlining the procedures for debate and demonstrating different styles such as parliamentary and policy debate. Students and you can watch the videos and access the lessons from a desktop, a tablet, or a smartphone. **.

I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

Edsurge

He held in his hand a tablet and I watched as it recorded my brainwaves. As I repeated “up, up, up” in my mind, I watched the tablet map my thoughts, converting my brainwaves into an algorithm. The drone was part of a demonstration of the powerful technology that the neuroinfomatics company EMOTIV offered at a conference on the power of technology and education. I recently moved a drone with my mind.

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

We are seeing more and more teachers, conferences, and companies embrace QR as another way to engage students, audiences and customers. Tablets- It''s going to be tough to find anyone who would argue that Tablet did not increase in use in education this year.

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The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Dallas News → Writes Joan Hughes: "Can tablets teach children basic math and reading skills?

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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work. Because Vivi works with any device or platform, Gunn’s students are free to use their Apple laptops, Chrome tablets or Android smartphones.

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Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?

Edsurge

Mercier, who’s starting his second year studying business management at City, University of London’s Cass Business School in a couple of weeks, found three of them on a new service called Perlego , a UK-based company which wants to be the Netflix of academic content. So far the company has won participation by major textbook publishers, including Palgrave, Wiley and Pearson. And users can only access the service on three devices—mobile, tablet and desktop.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Chromebooks, Laptops and Tablets: Lids up or lids down. Make sure your photo policy fits with your school policy. The company who sponsored it, EdTech Software, maker of Shelfit , compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

The Hechinger Report

The program, called UPSTART, was developed by a nonprofit company and advertises itself as a kindergarten-readiness program. But most kindergarten-readiness and online preschool software is offered by for-profit companies.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. It is a massive innovative market with supportive government policies and strong market demand.

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?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

After three years of utilizing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy with my classes at Nassau Community College, I have seen how tools like tablets and laptops can lead to better academic engagement. Access to connectivity is vital to a successful classroom BYOD policy, so these issues are largely taken care of by an institution. But companies might not be attuned enough to how the user experience shifts from one device to another.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

How strong is the company’s K-12 track record? What are the vendor’s security and data privacy policies? Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round

MindShift

Three students, paid as interns, used digital tablets to process orders, while peers handed out free samples of a pasta salad featuring produce from the farm.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System”

TeachThought - Learn better.

Many LMSes were originally developed for higher education and later adapted for K-12, but Edsby is designed specifically for the unique needs of a K-12 school district, integrating with legacy systems like the district’s SIS and leveraging existing data and security policies.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet. Seventy-two percent believe that tech companies manipulate users to spend more time on their devices.

The Omidyar Network and the (Neoliberal) Future of Education

Hack Education

” The grant is just one of a slew of recent investments by the Omidyar Network in companies and organizations that work in and around education technology, including Khan Academy, Hypothes.is, and Edsurge. LearnZillion (instructional content and professional development company in the US) – investment amount unknown. ” Nor can the Omidyar Network’s investment policy – in microfinance and beyond – be separated from its explicitly neoliberal agenda.

Jessie Woolley-Wilson: How ‘Benevolent Friction’ Guides DreamBox

Edsurge

For the past six and half years, she has led DreamBox Learning , growing the company from a startup into one of the leading providers of online math tools for elementary school children. Her steady but firm discipline of the company is a case study in how to grow an organization, especially in a complex industry such as education. One example happened years ago, when were thinking about how to begin our work with tablets. At first, we thought: Well, we're a software company.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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