Why is Google Tracking Students’ Location, Voice Activity, Web & App Activity, Device Info, YouTubes Searched and Watched? Here's how to check your student's school issued GSuite account.

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations-Reuters With mounting concerns about school safety, screen addiction,  screen time's known health and brain effects, increase in internet crimes against…
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Kids are being bombarded with online ads (sometimes graphic)––in school. Time to STOP online ads to students? This petition says online ads have no place in school. We agree. Do you?

Students are often presented with distracting, sometimes very inappropriate online ads while using school issued computers and software.  These ads pop up or appear as side-bar recommendations to click here,…
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If a Teacher Doesn’t Praise All Students, Is it an Example of Bullying? And Should this Action Lead to an Edict that the Teacher "Leave the Building and Never Come Back"?

  A Facebook posting of a substitute teacher's remarks at a Parkway School District School Board meeting on November 14, 2018 has garnered quite a bit of attention.  Listen to…
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Data Interoperability: Is it the next phase of Common Core? CCSSO says data interoperability is necessary for online personalized learning.

photo: You may recall when teacher Peter Greene asked a brilliant question years ago, "Are Common Core Standards Actually Data Tags?"  Greene said, "We’ve been saying that CCSS are limited…
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A Millionaire’s Quest to Reign in Facebook and Google And some of the lessons learned while battling Silicon Valley

-- graphic: EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax   An article written by  Nicholas Confessore in the New York Times Magazine entitled The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley…
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Competency-Based Education: is it really “Correspondence Education” in disguise? If yes, it might not be eligible for federal funding. Congress largely eliminated Title IV aid for correspondence courses because of widespread abuse.

In December 2017 The Huffington Post  published this piece, Risks Of Fraud In Competency-Based Education, written by David Halperin, where he reviews the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General…
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Google’s Economic Intelligence Report. “Driving the Skills Agenda: Preparing students for the future” Merging Education and Workforce Pathways

Who knew Google played a role in the ed-workforce 21st Century Skills (data) pipeline?    Google for Education commissioned this 2015 study entitled, Driving the skills agenda: Preparing students for the…
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