Loyal readers may notice that the weekly round-up of news stories and commentary – A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News – has been on a hiatus for a few weeks. I’ve turned my attention to a new (and eye-opening) research project, which is being released in parts. You can follow along here or wait for announcements of its completion. I’ll surely have much more to say about it over time.
The Reason for a Hiatus
- Education Websites Face Pending ‘Mark of Shame’ — HTTPS is important. Implementing HTTPS – in many cases – is easy. Not implementing it by a deadline that has been years in coming is a mark of shame and deserves to be called out as [...]
- Scholastic Makes Misleading Privacy, Security Claims in Services Directed to Children — Scholastic, one of the most beloved of all education brands, fails to provide even rudimentary security protections for some of its publicly available digital products directed to children under [...]
- In the News: Student Hackings Highlight Weak K-12 Cybersecurity — The adults have to take responsibility, [...]
- Do We Need New Regulations to Govern the Use of EdTech? — Largely unexamined in the large-scale shift to digital learning in education are the accompanying ethical considerations. Indeed, the issues and tradeoffs that school leaders and teachers face in using technology in schools and for education — whether free or for a fee — are more complex than they have ever been. [...]
- Announcing the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center — I'm pleased to announce the beta launch of the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center at: https://www.k12cybersecure.com. The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center website will be the new home of the K-12 Cyber Incident Map and related cybersecurity resources and commentary. [...]