The first draft of Getting Smart was written three years ago and a lot has changed since then. I reread the book on a plane recently and it holds up reasonably well, but there are things I wanted to provide in an update. Below are the top 10 developments I've seen since writing Getting Smart.
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January 01, 2014
December 11, 2013
Tech giants like Google and Microsoft have issued a call for global government surveillance reform, marking quite publicly that we live in a world where technological advancement has accelerated passed our cultural capacity to regulate it. Fears of spying and data ownership have negatively affected K-12, but the advancement has also created new industries for career paths, and with them the need for new educational focus areas.
December 11, 2013
Science Leadership Academy Principal Christopher Lehmann argues that new Chromebooks are a cost-effective solution to going 1-to-1 and supporting project-based learning.
November 27, 2013
Following major problems in Los Angeles and North Carolina, Miami-Dade is reconsidering plans to give tablet computing devices to each student.
November 06, 2013
By the end of 2013, 3.5 million tablets will have been shipped to the education marketplace, 94% of which will have been iPads, according to new research.
November 05, 2013
Industry and government officials attending a forum in the nation's capital described improved broadband access as a key to reducing inequities in education.
October 28, 2013
Children ages birth to age 8 have "dramatically higher" access to mobile devices and use them far more often than children did just two years ago, a new national survey reports.
October 14, 2013
Common Sense Media, an organization that rates educational products for their quality, has written a letter to industry groups asking them to take steps to ensure student privacy, the New York Times reports.
October 03, 2013
The Consortium for School Networking, an association of K-12 technology officials, has seven recommendations for bringing digital improvements to districts.
September 24, 2013
Hundreds of Indiana students circumvented security filters on new district-issued iPads, highlighting a major challenge with device deployments.