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Category Archives: Ed Tech

The scoop on Seattle School Board Candidates Chelsea Byers and Omar Vasquez: Buyer Beware

Beginning in 2008, many of us saw the tsunami of charter schools and the complete privatization of school districts coming our way in Seattle with the appearance of former Broad-trained … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Seattle Public Schools IT Head John Krull answers our questions…well, sort of

John Krull agreed to answer our questions about what is happening in terms of technology and software programs planned for Seattle Public Schools. As Krull states in his letter of … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Serious student privacy concerns with new Summit/Facebook platform

Summit charter schools  opened a location in Seattle last year. The school calls what they do “blended” or “personalized” learning which means placing a student in front of a computer during most, … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Automated Education + Chasing Skills + Debt = Social Control

Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears. I posted the scenario below in November of 2015 as a Facebook note. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve come across a number of … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ten questions for Seattle Public Schools’ IT Lead John Krull re: EdTech in schools and student privacy

John Krull has agreed to answer some questions about what is happening in terms of technology and software programs planned for Seattle Public Schools. As Krull states in his letter … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Ugly Facts About Ed-Reform, Partisan Bickering and the Resistance

I find it disturbing how quickly basic facts are flushed down the memory hole. Yes, Betsy Devos is the extreme example of the type of privatizer destroying public education, but … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

24 Graduation Credits, OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and the Push for Competency-Based Learning

After an exhausting presidential election, those in power expect us to checkout and stop paying attention. Here’s a few good reason to stay vigilant. In Washington State, the race for … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

ELO’s: How Community-Based Learning Advances the Cyber Education Agenda, Part 1

  Editor’s note: Post republished with permission from Wrench in the Gears. ELOs: How Community-Based Learning Advances the Cyber Education Agenda ELO’s are learning experiences that by definition happen OUTSIDE the classroom. … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

The US Department of Education’s Digital Promise to advance the ed-tech field and online learning in public schools

Editor’s note: Cheri Kiesecker was a panelists for the Webinar: Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut hosted by Parents Across America. Click here for links to the video recording and slides from the program. -Carolyn Leith … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut: A Parents Across America Webinar

Members of Parents Across America (PAA) have spent extensive time looking into quantities of writing and research that raise red flags about the impact of the EdTech explosion on our … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Questions We Should Be Asking About “Future Ready” Schools

  How far are we from the day we’ll be forced to rely on online education modules to inspire and excite the minds of young people; where badge collections replace … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Our Children at Risk: Parents Across America reports dangers of too much ed tech

Members of Parents Across America (PAA) have spent extensive time looking into quantities of writing and research that raise red flags about the impact of the EdTech explosion on our … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 4 Comments