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Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). In 2008, the high school graduation rate at Winterboro High School was 63 percent.

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

Doug Levin

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. Technology used to target UAE’s cheating students | The National → "We were saying technology helps students cheat, now, we’d say it’s helping them understand unethical behaviour better than ever."

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Via Edsurge : “After Net Neutrality , Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate.” Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto.” The Atlantic on Logan Paul : “The Social-Media Star and the Suicide.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via The 74 : “How One Program Is Closing the College Persistence Gap for Needy Students With Financial Aid, Social Supports, and a Powerful Data Tracker.”

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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. ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

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” Remind me again, all you fans of VR in education, how this technology is going to promote empathy? Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” ” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week.

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. ” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The State Department is proposing to ask additional questions of visa applicants regarding their social media usage.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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