In the News: On Sony Pursuing Blockchain Applications for Education

Doug Levin

Sony Vows to Bring ‘Blockchain’ Tech to Education. Conceivably, if blockchain were to help students keep track of and share records of their academic experiences – in brick-and-mortar schools, virtual classes, from other sources – it could add detail and sophistication to efforts to “personalize” education, said Doug Levin, the president of EdTech Strategies LLC, a consulting organization, in an interview. As quoted in: Cavanagh, Sean.

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New Sony Digital Tools Will Help Promote Active Learning

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Classroom Collaboration Hardware Management Personalized Learning Projectors Team CollaborationBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Projectors and a new collaboration tool could add flexibility to K–12 classrooms.

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Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?

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Sony Global Education Inc. Sony Global Education , a company affiliated with the Japanese electronics corporation, defines blockchain as a decentralized network technology in which the same data are recorded and maintained on multiple nodes–computers connected to a network–that are geographically isolated. In its announcement, Sony argues that blockchain technology could have broad application by giving students more control over the transmission of their test results.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The Playground Advocate

It''s an easy topic to approach (having to do with both personal experience and recent memory), it can easily fall into several organizational strategies (chronological, most to least, comparison), and it is universal (in that we all experienced "Summer" in one form or another). I spent my Summer doing what many of my colleagues do: I learned new things and prepared for the year to come. What a gift to have had the chance to learn with so many passionate educators.

Android Apps Anyone?

A Principal's Reflections

I was able to deal with the ridicule from my tweeps, but it wasn''t until my wife got sick of the fact that I still had a common flip phone that I used for personal calls that a major shift occurred. Over the years I have become quite proficient and knowledgeable about iOS apps that I rely on to increase productivity and to grow professionally through my Personal Learning Network (PLN). Ever since becoming connected in March 2009 I have relied on two primary mobile devices.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.” She has been covering inspirational educators and technology in the K–12 arena for Tech & Learning for the past eight years. Google Classroom —Digital learning management system using Google apps ?

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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year

The Daring Librarian

At first I thought I could leave out the password comic & tip and then the Sony thing happened. It was recently released that some Sony employees had a password of s0ny123 and the worst, "password!" The only person you can rely on to keep your password secure is yourself. The reason: Your special lump of letters, numbers, and symbols are likely spread over too many sites, are not long enough, and are probably too personal. Happy New Year!

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WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. It includes a variety of assessments, multiple-choice and claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, along with extensive support for teachers such as embedded professional development and instructional resources to support a differentiated learning experience for each student.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. The 74 interviewed Sal Khan on personalized learning and his goal to create a “ global diploma ,” which he says his company can “uniquely” do.

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” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ISTE has hired Joseph South as its Chief Learning Officer. Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.” ” “In the push to expand ‘earn-while-you-learn’ programs, what lessons can the U.S. Larry Cuban on personalized learning : part 1 and part 2.

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“In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.” “Why the Best Personalized Learning Programs Start Way Before High School,” according to Edsurge.

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