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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
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Battle over college course material is a textbook example of technological change
Washington Post • Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says
Education Week • Benjamin Herold
This Copyright Dispute Is at the Center of an Education Policy Controversy
Pacific Standard • Lindsey Tepe
YouTube Accused of Targeting Children With Ads, Violating Federal Privacy Law
Education Week • Sarah Schwartz
Hack Education Weekly News
Hack Education
9 Lessons from Brain Science from Melina Uncapher
Getting Smart • Tom Vander Ark
Why Designing for Disability Leads to Better Solutions for Everyone
KQED • Mindshift
Pockets of Innovation - The Quest for Inspired Learning
Education Week • Beth Holland
Averting a strike, teachers reach tentative agreement on contract with California’s largest online charter school
EdSource • Louis Freedberg
4 Tools for Teaching Teamwork and Collaboration in the Classroom
KQED • Mindshift
 
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Digital Textbooks, EdTech
Battle over college course material is a textbook example of technological change
Washington PostDanielle Douglas-Gabriel
There are traditional books, electronic books, digital codes. What’s best for students?
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Android (operating system), Data Privacy
Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says
Education WeekBenjamin Herold
Thousands of free apps available in the Google Play store are potentially violating a major federal data-privacy law intended to protect children from online tracking, according to a new study published by researchers affiliated with the International Computer Science Institute. "These problems...
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Copyright, Education
This Copyright Dispute Is at the Center of an Education Policy Controversy
Pacific StandardLindsey Tepe
It might not be clear from the name, but Great Minds v. FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc., a copyright infringement lawsuit that recently went before the Second Circuit Court in New York, has the potential to upend how students learn math....
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Advertising Industry, EdTech
YouTube Accused of Targeting Children With Ads, Violating Federal Privacy Law
Education WeekSarah Schwartz
In the midst of Facebook's data privacy scandal, another tech giant popular with children and teenagers has been challenged over its collection and use of consumers' information. More than 20 consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission this...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Hack Education Weekly News
Hack Education
Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (National) Education Politics Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg...
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EdTech, Education
9 Lessons from Brain Science from Melina Uncapher
Getting SmartTom Vander Ark
A high school chemistry teacher and a grandmother with Parkinson’s disease spurred Melina Uncapher’s interest in science. She earned her Ph.D. in neurobiology at UC Irvine. Her doctoral work, completed a decade ago at the beginning of the smartphone revolution, was on...
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EdTech
Why Designing for Disability Leads to Better Solutions for Everyone
KQEDMindshift
Designing tools and learning environments for people with disabilities from the start not only creates an inclusive environment, but often results in a better experience for everyone. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content,...
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EdTech, Education
Pockets of Innovation - The Quest for Inspired Learning
Education WeekBeth Holland
In the first article of this series, I introduced the idea of innovation as inspired learning. By using this construct as a foundation for discussion, the focus lies on the actions of the students instead of the tenets or structures of the...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Averting a strike, teachers reach tentative agreement on contract with California’s largest online charter school
EdSourceLouis Freedberg
Screenshot from CAVA Website In a first for online charter schools, the union representing hundreds of teachers at California’s largest online charter, the California Virtual Academies, has reached a tentative agreement with school management on a range of issues, including wage increases...
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EdTech, Education
4 Tools for Teaching Teamwork and Collaboration in the Classroom
KQEDMindshift
Common Sense's Danny Wagner has a list of helpful tools that can help students better collaborate with one another while learning important skills. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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