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

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. EdTech News News news OER

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Secretary of Education – the first time that a Vice President has had to break a tie in the Senate for this sort of vote. See also, via Market Watch : “ K12 ’s stock rallies after DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education.” Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” Via WaPo : “ Federal website for special education is down. Education in the Courts.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Many in higher education opposed a British exit, or Brexit, from the union, arguing that membership in the E.U. ” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “With two executive orders, Gov. That’s what former Department of Education folks, Arne Duncan and Jim Shelton, have done.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. The vote for Betsy DeVos , Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education , has been delayed. Franken : No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary – and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her.” Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. ” Education in the Courts.

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

It’s now time to get down to brass tacks and figure out how the implementation of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) can best be leveraged by state and local officials to improve educational outcomes for children and youth. The glasses have been raised.

Here’s how districts stand out from the crowd

eSchool News

With technology at the forefront of education, classrooms are ever-evolving, and educators have begun to adapt and change their teaching approach to better suit 21st century classrooms filled with 21st century learners. billion increase in E-rate funding over the last 18 months.

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How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

eSchool News

Joining Soumakian were Stuart Burt, chief technology officer for Royse City ISD; Doug Brubaker, an assistant superintendent at Garland ISD; and Tom Murray, a former educator and tech director who now helps coordinate the Future Ready Schools project for the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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

Doug Levin

Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar , Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director of SETDA, offered highlights from the report, and Ryan Kocsondy, Director of Connecticut Education Network (CEN), gave an inside look at why Connecticut schools don’t worry about running out of bandwidth.

Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

” Casey’s response: we have more information and expanded access to educational materials, but no increase in faculty productivity and no decrease in costs. Community colleges are much more interested in OER than other sectors.