(Mostly) back from my August hiatus, I’m pleased to offer up the next edition of A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News. In the absence of the weekly news round-ups, I took the time away to do some further writing and analysis:

And speaking of cyber incidents, the month of August so far has seen 14 (!) additions to the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, including a couple of new TV news reports of the same.

Finally, I also recently contributed my views to a story on the copyright propaganda that made its way into ESSA. To be clear, I absolutely support the teaching of intellectual property issues to students and educators (including information about open licensing). Yet, the language in ESSA is decidedly not about that.

ICYMI: Cloudflare relies on the randomness of lava lamps to encrypt communications on the internet. This strikes me as both awesome and terrifying – and a stark reminder of the limits of computing.

lava lamps

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. No endorsements; no sponsored content; no apologies for my eclectic tastes.

Strong opinions may be weakly held.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

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