Sunday, September 18, 2016

Here's a post on introducing technology to students. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How should schools approach edtech?

Joseph South, director of educational technology for the US Department of Education, says if he could make one change to how schools use technology, then schools would think of students as "digital creators, not digital consumers." In this interview, he fields six questions about technology in schools.
Chalkbeat/New York (9/14)  Bookmark and Share

Monday, September 12, 2016

Here is a great article on the upcoming changes for technology in the schools. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

SETDA: Schools should prepare to increase bandwidth

The average school should be prepared to triple its internet bandwidth in the next three years, according to a report by the State Educational Technology Directors Association. The report also calls on schools to ensure students have equal access to technology outside of school.
T.H.E. Journal (9/8),  Education Week (tiered subscription model) (9/8)  Bookmark and Share

Saturday, September 3, 2016

This looks like a promising app, but needs to be considered carefully before being used in the classroom. Take a look. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

New Facebook video app has some experts concerned
Some experts are concerned about Facebook's new app, called Lifestage, which is aimed at teens. The app lets teens create video profiles and connect with peers at their schools, but some question its lack of privacy settings, including no way to restrict viewing.
BBC (8/22)  Bookmark and Share