A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Tagged on: April 21, 2017 Making Student Data More Usable: What Innovation Theory Tells Us About Interoperability | Education Next → Interoperability is an issue in the market of edtech devices, apps and services. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Tagged on: April 21, 2017 Making Student Data More Usable: What Innovation Theory Tells Us About Interoperability | Education Next → Interoperability is an issue in the market of edtech devices, apps and services. EdTech News News news OER

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Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old

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Web filtering is required by law, as long as schools wish to receive e-rate funding to supply their digital classrooms. Most students find web filtering to be unnecessarily inhibitive, citing that it blocks perfectly acceptable web pages due to one keyword or denies access to social media pages. Some schools leave social media open, some schools restrict access, etc.

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

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Meet the West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics | Quartz Media → To upend the perceived shortage of talent, tech companies have begun to evangelize for open-source AI code, or software that’s free to use, modify, and improve upon. Blog EdTech News News news

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How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

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Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000, tying E-rate program discounts to a school’s internet safety policy. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out 5 best practices for adhering to federal privacy laws. School districts now must contend with an i ncreasingly mobile device-focused student body , a plethora of social media and other web apps , stealth attacks over encrypted traffic, as well as cloud-based SaaS applications,” notes Brian Patch of SonicWall.

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

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As K–12 schools continue their E-rate processes for 2019, districts should be considering what tools are worth investing in to provide their students with the best outcomes in the coming year. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out what administrators should consider when integrating new education technology! Digital transformation in schools is already happening at a rapid rate, and there seems to be no sign of slowing down.

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How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

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And kids double down on digital reading—all in this Edtech Reports Recap. Runners up to VR, in descending order, were augmented reality, education features on social media, personalized chatbots, and drone delivery of course materials.

CoSN 2018: 10 Tips for Running IT in a Small School District

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They also create a monthly flyer for the community and hold quarterly meetings with parents where they talk about technical issues such as social media, data privacy and innovations. Small districts also can resell equipment, take advantage of E-rate funds and evaluate systems yearly for redundancies or other unnecessary spending. Catch all of our coverage of CoSN 2018 on EdTech ’s conference landing page.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. Blog EdTech News News new

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” Via Edsurge : “How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors” – “ A Win for Edtech Vendors.” tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. ” Via Edsurge : “Life After Merger: When Edtech Acquisitions Go Sour.” The social-collaboration-software-for-schools startup has previously raised $1 million.

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” The website: Victory Media. Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” Two different opinions on WIkipedia : “How Social Media Endangers Knowledge” by Hossein Derakhshan in Wired. (National) Education Politics. From the White House Press Office : “ President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 15 through October 21, 2017, as National Character Counts Week.” ” The irony. “The U.S.

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Education Politics.

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” ” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. “Call for Diversity in Ed Tech Design” by Jade E.

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Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates.