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Mathieu Plourde

Wichita Co.: Drastic Change in IT Usage - Story - 0 views

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    "Phones are ringing off the hook for the four-man IT department at the Wichita County courthouse after hundreds of employees discovered Monday their Internet use during work hours is being monitored."
Mathieu Plourde

Classroom tech may become question of what to wear - 0 views

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    "New research suggests wearable technology may grow by 46% in the next four years, and that colleges and universities may be among the largest consumer group for the technology in an effort to bolster student living and learning experiences. "
Mathieu Plourde

Personalized Learning: Toward a Grand Unifying Theory - 0 views

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    "the same student being tracked and evaluated while using an adaptive courseware product has a digital footprint and legacy that extends well beyond the parameters of a singularly focused electronic learning environment."
Mathieu Plourde

Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons - 0 views

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    "Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding."
Mathieu Plourde

Our Policy on Cookies and Tracking -e-Literate - 0 views

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    "In the wake of the Pearson social media monitoring controversy, edubloggers like Audrey Watters and D'arcy Norman have announced their policies regarding code that can potentially track users on their blogs. This is a good idea, so we are following their example."
Mathieu Plourde

A Face-Tracking Google+ App That'll Make You a Better Conversationalist - 0 views

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    "The app was created by artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald. Combining some rough linguistic and facial expression analysis, US+ monitors video chats in real time. You can see how hostile you're being; how positive; or how honest. At certain intervals, the application will give you suggestions, telling you you're talking too much or noting that your interlocutor looks sad."
Mathieu Plourde

Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor With Educators - 0 views

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    Now ability grouping has re-emerged in classrooms all over the country - a trend that has surprised education experts who believed the outcry had all but ended its use. A new analysis from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a Census-like agency for school statistics, shows that of the fourth-grade teachers surveyed, 71 percent said they had grouped students by reading ability in 2009, up from 28 percent in 1998. In math, 61 percent of fourth-grade teachers reported ability grouping in 2011, up from 40 percent in 1996. "These practices were essentially stigmatized,"
Mathieu Plourde

Texas Schools Tracking Student Location with RFID - 0 views

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    "In "whoa buddy, I'm not so sure about that" news, one Texas school district is in the process of implementing a new way to ensure student safety and make sure that kids are where they need to be while on campus. At least, that's what they say. Others may call it a giant mandatory student tracking program."
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