Episode 107- Groundhog Day

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Tony, Tim and Patrick get together and babble about some great ed tech issues. Check out the talking points below and happy Groundhog day.

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The Future of Big Data Analytics in K-12 Education by Benjamin Herold of Education Week
a. Link: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/01/13/the-future-of-big-data-and-analytics.html?qs=ALTSCHOOL
b. This is a LOT more data that is being “captured”
c. altschool – https://www.altschool.com/
d. A lot more going on there than just gathering data
e. Year long projects – each project is different from child to child based on data collected
f. How much of this will be adopted by mainstream education?
g. Apple acquires LearnSprout –http://www.macrumors.com/2016/01/28/apple-acquires-education-company-learnsprout/ by Juli Clover of MacRumors
h. Link: http://www.learnsprout.com/
i. Newsela – https://newsela.com/

Microsoft says it’s not the Surface’s fault your team lost
a. Link: http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/26/10835238/microsoft-surface-nfl-network-issues-response
b. Is the NFL a good place to road-test tech for schools?
c. As an IT director, how do you budget in damages to school devices?
d. Should students, teachers or parents be responsible?
e. Microsoft said the network was the issue here, not the Surface itself. How many learning hours do we loose each week thanks to inconsistent networks? Is it always worth it?

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