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

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Sony Global Education Inc. says it has developed a system to bring “blockchain” technology–meant to serve as a decentralized-yet-secure system for transmitting data–to education, as the concept slowly begins to attract attention in the K-12 space. Bitcoin uses blockchain technology as a type of public ledger that contains every transaction processed. Blockchain technology isn’t well understood, in education or society at large, Levin said.

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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.

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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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Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The format is informal and the goal is for you to meet and get to know some of your online heroes, as well as to recap learnings from the day’s events and to look ahead to what’s next in CEM. Learning. Kathy Schrock : Educational Technologist, DEN Guru, Adobe Ed Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Sony Ed Ambassador ( kathy@kathyschrock.net ) Shannon Miller : Teacher Librarian, Mom & Wife who loves connecting, creating, collaborating & change.

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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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” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” ” 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.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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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