The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

I believe that if we are to fully apprehend the many issues and nuances of our relationship with future technologies, we first need to begin to appreciate the complexity of human intelligence(s) and the problems associated with trying to model these digitally.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

BYOD deepens the digital divide. Even when schools provide for these students — like making them beneficiaries of a BYOD funding program, or letting them check out a device from the school’s library — the digital divide doesn’t disappear completely.

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Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

Should individual teachers have to assess the pros and cons for themselves of systems like Edsby , Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology or Moodle? Google Classroom for assignment submission, Twitter for homework notification. A digital divide between teachers hurts students.

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Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program

EdTech Magazine

Each student has a brand-new laptop and has easily mastered Google Classroom and the other educational apps you carefully chose for them. Like other K–12 school districts around the country, you’re closing the digital divide — making sure your students have access to technology that paves the way for their future successes. Do the same for apps and software. Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:28.

Deep learning

Learning with 'e's

This week I read an article that documented the recent partnership between futurist Ray Kurzweil and Google''s Larry Page. What will happen to the social and cultural divides that currently separate us across the globe?

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

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions. The partnership aims to bridge the digital divide in Pittsburg by offering parents refurbished computers free of charge. " says Google Family Link manager Saurabh Sharma.

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Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

In addition to using Yahoo doodle, he began writing quiz software in 2006. 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.

School districts are going into debt to keep up with technology

The Hechinger Report

In this school on the eastern edge of Silicon Valley, just a 20-minute drive from Google’s Mountain View headquarters, the district has put these laptops into students’ hands by going into debt, authorizing a $16.2 The divide we still have is in the three Rs,” he acknowledges.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. 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

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But a few pioneering districts have shown that it’s possible, and Albemarle County has joined a nascent trend of districts trying to build their own bridges across the digital divide. Related: Not all towns are created equal, digitally. Read more about the Digital Divide.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Schools told compulsory 'BYO device' policies are illegal | NZ Herald → "We will be reminding all schools that boards of trustees can ask, but can't compel, families to bring their own digital devices because schools can't deny a child's access to learning if their parents can't provide them one," she said. "In I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Schools told compulsory 'BYO device' policies are illegal | NZ Herald → "We will be reminding all schools that boards of trustees can ask, but can't compel, families to bring their own digital devices because schools can't deny a child's access to learning if their parents can't provide them one," she said. "In I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. Remember: the biases of engineers and managers get baked into the software you use. Enjoy your Google for Education products ! Speaking of Google, “ Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via e-Literate : “Experience Economy: Enterprise software view into persistence and future of LMS market.” Google has acquired lesson-provider Workbench. ” Via The New York Times : “ Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library

The Daring Librarian

Through “scanning” the code by way of photographing it, and installing a a FREE APP or simple piece of software to your smartphone, anyone can access the information behind the QR which might contain images, easily launched website links, and text. QR Codes are popping up everywhere!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Google profiles Niji Collins , a winner in the latest Google Code-In contest. Edsurge profiles “ personalized learning ” software used in a virtual school that has some 450 incarcerated students. The software in question, Odysseyware , is featured in a recent series of articles in Slate , chronicling the worst online classes , particularly those used for credit recovery programs. ” Google responds. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Also off campus, not on-: “ Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide.” The Common Core aligned reading software maker had raised $1.8 Education Politics.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Marc Andreessen famously said that “software is eating the world,” but it’s far more accurate to say that the neoliberal values of software tycoons are eating the world. Every industry uses computers, software, and internet services. But it’s more likely that “technology” has become so overused, and so carelessly associated with Silicon Valley-style computer software and hardware startups, that the term has lost all meaning.

Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

The Daring Librarian

No software needed! Yet you can go so much further with this digital duct tape." One of my AWESOME former 8th graders, Lillian, started a Makey-Makey Made Simple-Simple Crowdsourced Google Doc Tutorial. Link on profile or Twitter Or Google: The Daring Librarian-Cheers!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” ” From the story: “Online education company Udacity plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers in areas such as banking and the car industry, its co-founder told Reuters as the company launched in Germany.”

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

AIR works with local communities to address this detriment through an integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher training directed at schools and community centers especially in less privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. Yet participating in the digital world is essential for learning, career, and life.