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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

TeacherCast

About Company. Students and parents can check grades, attendance, homework and more from a web browser, tablet or mobile phone. Company website: [link]. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edsby.

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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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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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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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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.

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. **.

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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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.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? Presidential Campaign Politics.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

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.

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.

?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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

More federal stuff: Inside Higher Ed on restructuring at the US Department of Education : “Proposed reorganization would eliminate office of under secretary, which oversaw higher ed policy for much of the Obama and George W. Stories about the Department of Education and its policies regarding student loans are in “the business of financial aid” section below. Via Standard Digital : “School abandons computer lessons as tablets remains unpowered.”

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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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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A For-Profit School Startup Where Kids Are Beta Testers

NPR Learning and Tech

It's a tech company, but it's also a private, for-profit middle school: a unique, hybrid venture called AltSchool. The company calls these microschools. And the company is prototyping wearable devices for students with a radio frequency ID tag that can track their movements.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” It’s pretty terrible to report on how a “ President Oprah ” would shape education policy and not talk about how she has actively promoted pseudoscience. But maybe a lot of education policy is based on pseudoscience, so that’s why we can just let that slide… Via Chalkbeat : “President Winfrey? awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center.