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Welcome to the social media graveyard. Joining the ranks of Gilbert Gottfried, Pax Dickinson, Mike Bacsik, as well as lesser known workers, we can now make room for college applicants.
In case you missed the ACS Hangout on October 22, you can catch up with your colleagues when it’s convenient.
Interested in using Twitter or other social media in the classroom? This semester the Associated Colleges of the South kicked off a series of Google Hangouts related to pedagogy and technology.
In “Turning Education Upside Down,” Tina Rosenberg writes about how the entire school moved to flipped classes and the outcome it had on student learning.
Last weekend, the New York Times ran a story “Deciding Who Sees Students’ Data,” which focused on the non-profit, inBloom. For those not familiar with inBloom, it’s a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-backed enterprise that aims to streamline and connect management of student data and the data itself via cloud services. According to their website:
inBloom is a non-profit organization created in response to a request from states and school districts to simplify how they record student information, administer tests, analyze performance, train teachers, and share lesson plans to support personalized learning. Personalized learning means that students’ learning experiences are tailored to their individual developmental needs, skill levels, and interests.
Parents in the Jefferson County, Colorado school district pushed back against the district’s plan to join with inBloom, mainly over questions about how student data would be used, how it would be protected, and concerns regarding privacy. In the age of Edward Snowden, how seriously can one take the promise of an organization when the NSA can’t even protect its data?
Written by Mark Sample and published by Profhacker.
Written by Jordan Shapiro and published by Forbes.