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.
In the News: Student hacker shows holes in K-12 cybersecurityOctober 4, 2018
It started with a yellow sticky note stuck to a student computer. It ended with a hacked IT system and the expulsion of two students.
In the News: Lurking on School SitesAugust 4, 2018
The price of getting information about your child’s school should not be losing your privacy to online ad brokers.
Education Websites Face Pending ‘Mark of Shame’July 7, 2018
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 such.