JaKell Sullivan: Intel helped draft a federal privacy bil, but there is ample evidence that what Intel wants is data interoperability, not data privacy.
Mary Byrne and Cheri Kiesecker: Invisible analytics, profiling, sharing or selling of data collected without consent or knowledge makes every Internet user vulnerable.
What have you done to limit your child’s/children’s screen time at home and at school? What are you experiencing in your child’s school?
Shane Vander Hart: Parents and schools will need to decide if the negative impact of education tech is worth the outcome of students emailing their teachers more.
Allison McDowell wrote a series of questions for parents to ask their children’s schools about the digital curriculum they use.
How will the digital age impact the reading habits of young students? Probably in more ways than we realize.
An Educational Psychology study showed that dividing attention in the classroom through the use of electronic devices reduced student exam performance.
A study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that notes a link between loads of screentime and ADHD symptoms in teenagers.
Denis Ian: This round of technological “upgrades” might well begin a scary deconstruction of a universal institution … the collapse of education as we’ve known it for … for thousands of years.
Betty Peters: Years ago, I said that it appears No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had through Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) been replaced with No Vendor Left Behind (NVLB) eventually called the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). Looks like we’re stuck with this forever regardless of the name used.