Smart strategies for ed-tech leaders, December 19, 2013. View as web page.
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Districts' Use of Cloud Computing Brings Privacy Risks, Study Says
More school districts are relying on cloud-computing services, but they have not put in place safeguards for protecting students' personal information, a study finds. Read more.
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The Powerful Computer in Your Pocket: Using Smartphones in the Classroom
Two middle school teachers contend that smartphones, like computers, are useful tools for instruction that should be harnessed rather than feared. Read more.
(Teacher)
Tech. Compatibility Certification Set Up for Common-Core Testing
One of the groups building common-core assessments is enacting a process to ensure that tech products are compatible with the tests, including certification of devices in exchange for an annual fee. Read more.
(Education Week)
Q&A: Why School Leaders Should Embrace Social Networking
Eric Sheninger, the principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, is known for his innovative use of social networking in education. His new book for education leaders on the topic, "Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times," comes out Jan. 14. Read more.
(Digital Education)
Student Persistence Low in MOOCs With Higher Workloads, Study Finds
Rates of student completions of "MOOCs" offered through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera ranged from 2 percent to 14 percent, research shows. Read more.
(Digital Education)
Dell Jumps Into the Chromebook Education Market
Dell has announced the launch of its Chromebook 11 laptop, joining Chromebooks produced by Acer and Samsung, among others. Read more.
(Marketplace K-12)
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Life Skills, Cloud Technology, and Branding: K-12 Trends for 2014, Part I
(Education Futures)
BYOD, Customized Learning, and Virtual Academics: K-12 Trends for 2014, Part II
(Education Futures)
There Are No Long-Term Relationships in Ed Tech
(Teaching Toward Tomorrow)
Computer Programming: A New Frontier (Reimagining K-12)
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