What’s Stored in your School Google Drive Account? You Might be Surprised

What’s Stored in your School Google Drive Account? You Might be Surprised

auto-synching, COPPA, FERPA, G-Suite, Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Student Accounts, HIPPA What’s Stored in your School Google Drive Account? You Might be Surprised. Date: September 9, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 0 Comments Reposted with permission from Missouri Education Watchdog. If you or your child have a Google account through school, you are going to

Digital Curriculum: Questions Parents Should be Asking

Digital Curriculum: Questions Parents Should be Asking

1:1 device initiatives, “training” or “education”, Blended learning, digital curricula, PII (personally identifiable information), screen time Digital Curriculum: Questions Parents Should be Asking Date: September 8, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 2 Comments Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears I have laid out a set of ten questions that parents should be asking their child’s teachers and school

Manufacturing Consent: How to Engineer an Education Activist

Manufacturing Consent: How to Engineer an Education Activist

activism, adaptive management systems, Advocacy, Excellent Schools Now, Facebook, League of Education Voters, Stand for Children Manufacturing Consent: How to Engineer an Education Activist Date: July 22, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 2 Comments If social media platforms can predict your behavior, advocacy groups can buy access to it. They also have the power to manipulate your actions –

Why Turning Our Schools into a Workforce Development Pipeline is Bad for Democracy

Why Turning Our Schools into a Workforce Development Pipeline is Bad for Democracy

Career Pathways, civics, corporate unionism, Lily Eskelsen Garcia – NEA, National Education Association (NEA), Ted Dintersmith, workforce development Why Turning Our Schools into a Workforce Development Pipeline is Bad for Democracy Date: July 15, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 3 Comments Being a worker means taking orders, citizenship means being an independent thinker. The two aren’t compatible. One demands

Digital Nudging: Data, Devices & Social Control

AI and education, Angela Duckworth, app-ified “solutions”, Atlantic Philanthropies, Automated Drones, “evidence-based” approaches, behavioral economics, big data and the surveillance state, Bill Gates, Blockchain, Bloomberg, Callsign (digital identity authentication), Cambridge Analytica, Cass Sunstein, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Characterlab / Grit, Choice Architects, Citi Group’s “Living Cities” program, Cornell-Technion’s Small Data Lab, criminal justice reform, Daniel Kaheneman

No Thank You to Naviance

No Thank You to Naviance

Caleb Perkins and Krista Rillo, SPS College and Career Readiness Team, Clever, College and Career Ready, High School and Beyond Plans (HSBP), Hobsons’ Naviance, Naviance, Naviance Career Interest Profiler, opt out, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), Student Data Dashboards, The Source No Thank You to Naviance Date: September 25, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 4 Comments Reposted with permission

Soft Corruption

Soft Corruption

Corruption, Ed Tech, Naviance, school hierarchy, Standardized testing Soft Corruption Date: September 27, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 3 Comments Reposted with permission from Anarchoeducator. When it comes to schools and morality, no one wants to call out decisions made by school administrators as corrupt. There is something fundamentally wrong with the balance of power in our schools.

Saying No To Naviance: Active Non-Cooperation Is The Best Form of Resistance

Saying No To Naviance: Active Non-Cooperation Is The Best Form of Resistance

Achieve Works, Career Keys, gatekeeper college admission, Hobsons’ Naviance, John Trudell, Knowledgeworks, Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, Student Data Dashboards, whole child – data collection Saying No To Naviance: Active Non-Cooperation Is The Best Form of Resistance Date: September 30, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 2 Comments Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears. Of course the point of Naviance

School Choice and Segregation: New Name, Same Game

School Choice and Segregation: New Name, Same Game

A Better Way, Charter schools, School Choice, School Vouchers, Tax credits School Choice and Segregation: New Name, Same Game Date: April 4, 2020Author: seattleducation2010 0 Comments This article was originally published at The Progressive: Why ‘School Choice’ is Rooted in White Supremacy A new book highlights how the movement to privatize education started with the effort

Architecture 101 for Kids and Teens Online

Architecture 101 for Kids and Teens Online

A Better Way Architecture 101 for Kids and Teens Online Date: March 16, 2020Author: seattleducation2010 0 Comments Hello to all, With COVID-19 creating havoc in many ways on our lives, I may be of value to some parents who, while their students are out of school, may want additional academic support. I have been teaching Architecture

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