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This Week In Education Technology: 10/17/2014

Posted by The LearnBop Team

Oct 17, 2014 8:00:00 AM

1980’s Planning in 2014: A State-by-State Look at Ed Tech Planning


It was no surprise to recently read Ed Week’s look-back post about the absence of smart education technology planning in 1989. According to an article from Ed Week’s archives, a survey that year of 773 districts with 10,000 students or more showed that “technology planning is clearly a weak area of endeavor.” Read more.

MIT to offer free online courses in game design, ed tech  


The place where the video game was invented more than 50 years ago now wants to teach teachers, entrepreneurs and students how to design games for learning — and it is hoping that the end result will be a new kind of tech tool for the classroom. Read more.

Microsoft and Other Firms Pledge to Protect Student Data


School districts across US struggle with digital education

With the tenure of L.A. Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy in doubt, school officials across the United States say they already have learned one major lesson from the city’s botched iPad rollout: Classroom technology is here to stay, but it is important to choose wisely. Read more.


NYS’ Push For More Tech In Classrooms Fuels Further Debate

The agency, known as the Smart Schools Commission, convened in New York City Sept. 29 to discuss and weigh the best approaches to community and school connectivity and decide the most effective ways to implement technology-enabled education and learning. Two members—Geoffrey Canada, president of anti-child poverty nonprofit Harlem Children’s Zone, and Constance Evelyn, superintendent of the Auburn School District in Cayuga County—posed questions to a panel of eight tech and education experts. Read more.



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