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Hack Education Weekly News: Happy 25th Anniversary, World Wide Web

Happy 25th anniversary to the great piece of ed-tech ever invented, the World Wide Web. But in other ed-tech news, well... Microsoft partners with Knewton. Microsoft partners with Pearson. North Carolina wants its money back because it says that its statewide implementation of Pearson's PowerSchool isn't working properly. Microsoft partners with the CK-12 Foundation. Students in a class at Harvard were told not to ask questions as the lecture material was being used in a MOOC. Ed-reform funder Reed Hastings doesn't like democratically elected school boards.

Hack Education Weekly News: MOOC Research and More

In this week's news: MOOCs. MOOCs. MOOCs. Research about MOOCs. Research about Facebook. School shootings. Ridiculous statements from California Governor Jerry Brown about online education. Ridiculous suspension of email privileges at CSU Pueblo. No more formaldehyde in Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. And other things that make you say, "Wait, what?"

Hack Education Weekly News: A Temporary Reprieve for City College of San Francisco in Accreditation Fight

For being the week between Christmas and New Year's, there was a surprising amount of news - and it wasn't all "let's bury this news at the end of the year while everyone's on holiday" either. News includes: a reprieve for CCSF in its accreditation woes, the release into the public domain of the Peeragogy Handbook, a pivot for Kaggle, a patent for Jaron Lanier, and more.

On Windows Mobile? Consider #AppSocial To Socialize How You Find Apps

On Windows Mobile? Consider #AppSocial To Socialize How You Find Apps Full disclosure: Nokia contracted TeachThought to help them spread the word about a new app they developed for Windows Mobile that is designed to...The post On Windows Mobile? Consider #AppSocial To Socialize How You Find Apps appeared first on TeachThought.

Want A Free Windows Surface Tablet? ISTE 2013 Has You Covered

Apparently the first 10,000 registrants to ISTE 2013 get a free Microsoft tablet, which is incredible no matter how much of an Apple or Android fan boy or girl you might be. While Microsoft has...The post Want A Free Windows Surface Tablet? ISTE 2013 Has You Covered appeared first on TeachThought.

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Data, Surveillance, and Teaching Machines


Sorry for the light posting here, but I’m immersed in writing my book – Teaching Machines – which is due out late 2013/early 2014 (I hope).

Why I don’t support 1:1 tech programs

I recently shared why Anthony Salcito said he didn’t support 1:1 tech. Some people didn’t read past the headline and responded with reactions like this:

@anthonysalcito As a principal in a 1:1 school, I am concerned about the message you are sending. Would love to talk more.
— catherine poling (@catherinepoling) December 2, 2012

@catherinepoling I am absolutely in favor of 1:1. All I said is

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