1980’s Planning in 2014: A State-by-State Look at Ed Tech Planning
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
A week after California enacted a landmark law restricting the ways education technology companies can use the information they collect about elementary through high school students, a group of leading industry players is pledging to adopt similar data protections nationwide. Read more.
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.