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Which Stories Do the Nations' Education Technology Reporters Want You To Follow?

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From Apple, Google and Microsoft battling to take over the classroom, to random acts in both K-12 and higher education compromising the private information of millions of vulnerable students, 2017 has been no short of edtech news. But when it comes to the biggest stories of the year thus far, what are the writers themselves—education reporters—reading and thinking about? And your latest story, Benjamin, focuses on the Federal Communications Commission, and you talk about E-Rate.

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FETC 2019: 10 Steps to Develop a Successful K–12 Bus Wi-Fi Program

EdTech Magazine

Two years ago, Google and the Consortium for School Networking launched a pilot connected school bus program, Rolling Study Halls , after districts voiced interest in helping rural students use their long bus rides effectively toward their education.

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Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries

EdTech Magazine

In education, software programs lend a helping hand just about everywhere, from device ­management to digital learning. Some schools even rely on ­software to save lives. What responsibility do you have to report students’ online behavior to parents?

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

Doug Levin

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. But.truth is, the US government isn't the early adopter here; Amazon, Google and Facebook are really the front-line developers of the surveillance state." Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected?

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McMinn County School System Makes Boxlight’sProColor Interactive Flat Panels the New Classroom Standard

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Users also have access to a wealth of applications in Office 365 & Google Classroom via an Android OS built-in browser. According to Pierce, many students in already-outfitted classrooms are reporting being better able to see and hear front-of-classroom work from their seats. “It’s

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]. 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. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions.

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Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. ” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. “ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. “ Iowa State University seeks 7 percent annual tuition hike for each of next 5 years,” The Des Moines Register reports. ” The Google Memo. (National) Education Politics.

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Via Edsurge : “Why the FCC ’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl.” “The Saga of Ohio ’s Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End,” writes Education Week’s Ben Herold. ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Panicked universities in search of students are adding thousands of new majors.” Google has updated its pseudo-LMS, Classroom. Google blogs ; tech publications help market the news.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The Corcoran superintendent, Rich Merlo, credits the off-campus broadband with fueling an ed-tech transformation that’s coincided with a drop in suspensions, fewer failed classes, better standardized test scores and higher graduation rates. “We

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“The Trump Administration Has Revoked A Federal Directive On Campus Rape ,” Buzzfeed reports. ” “The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities – despite findings that its metrics predicted only half of institutional closures in recent years,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The New York Times : “ Harvard Endowment Reports ‘Disappointing’ 8.1

The Politics of Education Technology

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One of the flaws, I think, of much of the reporting on education technology is that it treats “ed-tech” as a product without a politics and without a practice. This reporting treats “ed-tech” as a product built in and by Silicon Valley, not as something built in and by public institutions around the world. Every industry uses computers, software, and internet services. Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company.

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” “ Elon Musk and the chief executive of Uber are now advising Donald Trump ,” The Washington Post reports. ” “ Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will step down next month, leaving a significant legacy on issues of concern to K–12 educators and creating uncertainty about what direction the commission might take under new Republican leadership,” Education Week reports. The Trump Administration.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. University of Texas at Austin , related to features unique to that university,“ Inside Higher Ed reports. ” As Vox reports, “The Court announced Thursday that it was unable to reach a decision in the case United States v. From Course Report : “the 2016 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Study.”

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Senate ’s education committee on a party-line vote Wednesday advanced the nomination of Carlos Muñiz for general counsel at the Department of Education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via The Hechinger Report : “ India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy.” Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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” More on the teacher prep law from The Hechinger Report. ” “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. “ DeVry University Reaches Settlement Deal With Education Department,” reports Buzzfeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” The Hechinger Report asks , “What can Betsy DeVos really do?” 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. Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle.