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Classroom Technology Like Police Officers, Educators Have Been Caught on Camera Behaving Badly
Several recent incidents show how students and parents can use their cellphones to capture abusive or racist behavior by some educators.
Alyson Klein, June 2, 2021
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Classroom Technology Are Smartphones Hurting Kids' Thinking Skills?
Looking homework answers up on a smartphone makes it harder for students to retain information ,a new study finds.
Alyson Klein, August 19, 2020
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Privacy & Security School Reopenings Bring Wave of COVID-19 Student-Data-Privacy Concerns
Safely storing videos of classroom lessons and protecting sensitive health information will be a challenge.
Benjamin Herold, August 11, 2020
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Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Privacy & Security What Educators Really Need to Know About TikTok
Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security.
Benjamin Herold, July 29, 2020
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Infrastructure Schools Handed Out Millions of Digital Devices Under COVID-19. Now, Thousands Are Missing
Some districts are scrambling to account for thousands of devices—a task made more urgent by the uncertainty over when students will be able to return to school buildings full-time.
Benjamin Herold, July 23, 2020
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Classroom Technology Why Principals Worry About How Mobile Devices Affect Students' Social Skills, Attention Spans
An EdWeek Research Center national survey of educators and interviews with school principals reveal big concerns about how the proliferation of digital devices is affecting K-12 education.
Alyson Klein, June 2, 2020
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Classroom Technology Delivery Delays Likely for Chromebooks, iPads Under COVID-19, Analyst Predicts
Analyst predicts that a frustrating stretch could continue for district officials desperate to acquire devices such as Chromebooks and iPads during coronavirus closures.
David Rauf, April 27, 2020
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School & District Management K-12 Device 'Arms Race': Philly School District's 'Heaven Sent' Chromebooks For Coronavirus Closures
The Philly School District's story of how it acquired 40,000 new devices underscores a new reality: districts across the country are competing for every device available during the coronavirus-induced remote learning movement.
David Rauf, April 14, 2020
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The New York City school system has been handing out laptops and other digital devices for students to use at home. Recently, it moved quickly to purchase 300,000 new iPads for remote learning.
The New York City school system has been handing out laptops and other digital devices for students to use at home. Recently, it moved quickly to purchase 300,000 new iPads for remote learning.
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Meeting District Needs Coronavirus Squeezes Supply of Chromebooks, iPads, and Other Digital Learning Devices
School districts are competing against each other for purchases of digital devices as remote learning expands to schools across the country.
David Rauf, April 1, 2020
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Privacy & Security Massive Shift to Remote Learning Prompts Big Data Privacy Concerns
An unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.
Mark Lieberman, March 26, 2020
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School & District Management How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack: Lessons Learned
The Flagstaff schools in Arizona suffered a ransomware attack that forced district officials to close schools for two days. Here’s what the district learned from that experience.
Alyson Klein, March 17, 2020
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Privacy & Security 5 Steps to Curb Cyberattacks in 1-to-1 Computing Schools
The proliferation of school-issued digital devices can open schools up to all kinds of cybersecurity problems, especially in schools with 1-to-1 computing programs.
Mark Lieberman, March 17, 2020
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School & District Management Coronavirus Compounds K-12 Cybersecurity Problems: 5 Areas to Watch
Cybersecurity experts have warned about coronavirus pandemic-related phishing scams targeting many sectors of the economy. Now, schools are being warned to be extra vigilant too.
Jake Maher, March 17, 2020
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Classroom Technology How Voice Tech Could Enhance the Classroom, and Problems to Avoid
Two educators who use voice technologies in their classrooms offer tips for how to use the devices for teaching and learning and the steps necessary for avoiding privacy pitfalls.
Mark Lieberman, February 20, 2020
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