SETDA in the News: August 2014 Round Up
The summer months offer a bit of a respite to the education policy and practice world and many of us on the SETDA staff took some time off to recharge our batteries for what promises to be an exciting 2014-15 school year. Nonetheless, in this 24/7 world of new media publishing, SETDA news and views remained in the headlines on a wide range of topics: from perennial stories about inequities in technology and broadband access in schools and implementation best practices to more nuanced and complex issues related to student data privacy and the need for enhanced metadata to describe learning standards.
- Brookings: ConnectED Could be a Game Changer for Technology in Schools
- timesunion.com: Technology in the 2014 Classroom
- Getting Smart: EdTech 10: From Mindsets to Minecraft
- The Kernel: When Privacy Hysteria Cripples Education
- T.H.E. Journal: 7 IT Best Practices for 1-to-1 Districts
- KQED Mind/Shift: For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital
- EdCentral: The Revenge of the Textbook: Why Ed Tech Enthusiasts Need to Understand Textbook Adoption Policy
- The Hechinger Report: Are iPads or Chromebooks Better for Schools?
- School Library Journal: E-Rate’s New Era: A Triple Win in the Effort To Close the Connectivity Gap |Editorial
- Education Week: Teachers Deserve Better Tools for Tracking Subskills
In addition, be sure to check out a sampling of SETDA Says blog posts and our Press Releases from the month of August.
- Idaho Technology Pilot Project written by SETDA Member Alex MacDonald, ID
- Hawaii’s Access Learning 1:1 Pilot – Year One Successes written by SETDA Member Steaphaine Shipton, HI
For an up-to-date archive and chronicle of notable SETDA mentions online and in the press, be sure to visit the In the News section of our website.