Monthly Archives: January 2015

White House Launches Nationwide Superintendent Summits

Back in the fall, U.S. district superintendents took big steps towards making their districts “future ready.” First, more than a thousand lent their signatures to the Future Ready Pledge, a list of blended learning stipulations that included transitioning to high-speed internet and … Continue reading

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Obama’s Privacy Proposal: Who’s Game, and Who’s Crying ‘Foul’?

Student privacy is a front and center topic these days. Yesterday, in his January 12th address on American privacy, President Barack Obama highlighted the Student Privacy Pledge, calling for all edtech companies to join in on efforts to protect and … Continue reading

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Meet The Classroom Of The Future

The classroom of the future probably won’t be led by a robot with arms and legs, but it may be guided by a digital brain. It may look like this: one room, about the size of a basketball court; more … Continue reading

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The Globalized Classroom: 18 Key Resources for 2015

All humans are citizens of the world, and teaching that fact to children in school can make them more sensitive to global issues and inspire them to look outside their own walls. A globalized classroom helps students to see the … Continue reading

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FCC to define broadband as minimum 25Mbps

Summary: The Federal Communications Commission will likely raise the requirement for the definition of broadband up from 4 megabits per second download speeds to 25Mbps. The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing to raise the minimum speeds allowed … Continue reading

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Next Gen Learning Is Gaining Traction

Don’t look now, but… next generation learning is gaining traction. Students in schools across the country are experiencing learning that is personalized, competency-based, blended, student-centered, project-based, and driving towards deeper, 21st-century skills. The school designs are raw, the technology still … Continue reading

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FCC Schedules Net Neutrality Vote for February 26

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a new and updated version of Net neutrality rules at its February monthly meeting, currently scheduled for February 26. In Friday’s Washington Post, Brian Fung reported: “President Obama’s top telecom regulator, Tom … Continue reading

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