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.
A teacher writing for EdSurge recognizes the flaws with personalized learning and its use of education tech, but he’s caught between two competing education trends.
John Dvorak at PC Magazine points out what should be common sense, students don’t need computers in the classroom. Money spent on education tech is better spent elsewhere.
Shane Vander Hart: The Associated Press reports that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg will team up for an education initiative focused on kids who have trouble learning. What could possibly go wrong?
Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty: The politicians vented their outrage about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, censorship of conservative content, etc., but Michelle Malkin points out, “not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.”
Shane Vander Hart: Education Week published an article this week about how Google has taken over the classroom over the last five years. This raises student data privacy concerns.
J.R. Wilson: The education system has changed so much so rapidly in the last fifteen to twenty years that it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen in the future. Here are a few of my guesses for 2018.
The Atlantic featured a sponsored post called “The K-12 Classroom Experience in the Age of Personalized Learning” and it is rather eye-opening (in a disturbing way).