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'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. How come? Lots to think about here!
 

1 to 1 Schools

http://1to1schools.net

This blog by Scott McLeod provides resources, success stories, videos, news, and more relating to 1:1 computing programs. Whether you are interested in a laptop, netbook, or handheld program, this is a great place to start gathering information about ubiquitous computing.
 

Advancing Digital Equity and Closing the Homework Gap

http://cosn.org/sites/default/files/Digital_Equity_Homework_Gap_5.11.17.pdf

CoSN is responsible for this brief which takes a close look at the new Digital Divide - students who have limited or no online access away from school.
 

Based on a Review of Relevant Research

http://www.portical.org/research.html

Looking for a quick path to relevant research on technology and education? Here is a shortlist of excellent research summaries. You'll find this very helpful in updating or creating a technology plan to meet requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation or applying for grants (e.g. EETT).
 

Campus Technology

https://campustechnology.com/Home.aspx

Campus Technology is a higher education technology magazine that provides updated information about the use of technology including latest trends, best practices, product reviews and opinions. Current and relevant topics include online learning, cloud computing and timely articles on current trends in electronic learning.
 

Center for Applied Special Technology

http://www.cast.org/

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development and innovative uses of technology. Based upon Universal Design Learning (UDL), this site provides models, research-based articles and white papers, as well as other information about making curriculum available to all students.
 

Connecting California’s Children: A Status of Connectivity to California Schools 2005

http://www.k12hsn.org/files/publications/ccc2005.pdf

Connecting California’s Children: A Status of Connectivity to California Schools 2005 focuses on current connectivity data for California schools and a variety of related issues that must be addressed to move forward. Published by the K-12 High Speed Network (HSN) the report provides useful background information for reports to school boards, parents, and other policy makers.
 

Cyber Safety for Children

http://oag.ca.gov/cybersafety

The Department of Consumer Affairs and the California Coalition for Children’s Internet Safety have partnered to bring this web site to California Citizens, especially parents. The nature of this web site is dynamic and offers ongoing information. The Coalition also sponsors an annual summit on cyber safety. This site is California friendly! It is also supported by the Governor’s office.
 

Did You Know 2.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U

This PowerPoint-esque movie is an excellent resource for sharing the changing world we live in and the influences of technology on today's youth. The full version is a little long (8 minutes) for most audiences but sharing this video with a school district leadership team can create a very impactful conversation about the role of technology and education in the K-12 environment.Developed by Karl Fisch as a "conversation" among K-12 students and staff. Also called "Shift Happens."
 

Edmodo’s Tracking of Students and Teachers Revives Skepticism Surrounding ‘Free’ Edtech Tools

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-05-15-edmodo-s-tracking-of-students-and-teachers-revives-skepticism-surrounding-free-edtech-tools?utm_source=EdSurgeTeachers

A cautionary tale about 'free' online tools, collection of student data, and how things can go terribly wrong. Very timely given recent concerns about protecting student data privacy in schools.
 
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