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This Week In Education Technology: 11/7/2014

Posted by The LearnBop Team

Nov 7, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Late debate over Cuomo's $2 billion school-tech plan


n the final days before Election Day, supporters and critics of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $2 billion bond act to fund school technology are stepping forward to sway voters. Read more.

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'


District leaders and other advocates of personalized learning frequently say that the approach isn't about technology. But that’s easy for an administrator to say when every child in his or her district has a school-provided computer. Read more.

What Digital Literacy Looks Like in a Classroom


If students are “glued” 24/7 to their mobile devices, why is it necessary for schools to teach digital literacy? Who should teach it? And wait … what does it even mean to be “digitally literate”? Read more. 

10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education


The annual EDUCAUSE conference is where innovative higher education CIOs go to learn about new industry trends and compare notes on the latest breakthroughs. This year was no exception as 7,300 IT leaders from more than 50 countries gathered in Orlando along with 260 educational technology exhibitors. Discussions took place in session rooms, on the exhibition floor, after the keynotes, and throughout the hallways. These are the common threads that permeated those discussions; the ten hottest topics for CIOs in higher education. Read more. 

For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step Toward Greater Equity


Women and girls continue to benefit from dramatically increased educational opportunities. Due in large part to the success of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, more than half of the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees awarded by U.S. colleges today are earned by women. Yet despite this progress, large gender-based disparities and inequities in education and employment persist. In particular, girls of color and girls from low-income backgrounds underperform academically compared with their white, higher-income peers. Read more. 





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