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This Week in Education Technology: 10/10/2014

Posted by The LearnBop Team

Oct 10, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Why Education Tech needs To Get Student Privacy Right

 
 
 
Every digital move they make in school, on homework websites, and apps can be tracked. And it's not always clear where that information is going or how companies are using it. Read more.
 

 

You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology

 

Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the one industry that hasn’t embraced the technologies of the 21st Century.” The world has changed–so the story goes–and while business has adapted, school hasn’t. Read more.

 

Education professor uses SMART Slates, Google Docs to better prepare students

 

 

In August 2012, Walpole received a UD Transformation Grant, a grant program sponsored by UD Information Technologies (IT) and UD's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTAL) designed to help faculty add instructional models not currently in use at UD, eliminate barriers faculty have identified in their teaching, and help define the next generation of educational technology. Read more.

 

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

 

At a New York state elementary school, teachers can use a behavior-monitoring app to compile information on which children have positive attitudes and which act out. In Georgia, some high school cafeterias are using a biometric identification system to let students pay for lunch by scanning the palms of their hands at the checkout line. And across the country, school sports teams are using social media sites for athletes to exchange contact information and game locations. Read more.

 

 

Blackboard Interested in K-12 Education Tech Firms: CEO


 
 
Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt discusses the company's acquisition strategy and the future of education technology with Trish Regan on "Street Smart." More.
 
 

 

 

 

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