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  • Editor’s Note: Balancing Personalization and Privacy
  • Tech Update: New Chromebooks, apps and more
  • Innovator: Mark Hammons, Educational Technology Coordinator, Fresno County Office of Education (CA); and Kirsten Wright, Educational Technology Teacher, Desert Sands Unified School District, La Quinta, CA

April/May 2015 | vol. 45 no. 8

The Power of Small Data
Security and privacy concerns have made some parents reflexively opposed to any collection of their children’s information, but in order to deliver personalized education, districts have to gather and share students’ statistics. Here’s how the strategic use of data can boost teaching and learning.
Ed Tech Must Embrace Stronger Student Privacy Laws
Our legal expert explains why districts (and vendors) would benefit from more robust protection of educational data.
Is There a Moore’s Law of Network Capacity Growth?
Digital transformations can tax networks to the breaking point. Here’s how to make sure your infrastructure is ready for the demands of new devices and digital curriculum.
WiFi on Wheels
Internet-enabled school buses keep students connected on the road, in school parking lots and in their own neighborhoods.
Should You Upgrade to 802.11ac?
The latest WiFi specification promises speed and capacity advantages, but the performance it delivers will depend on your district’s devices and infrastructure.
3 Reasons Chromebooks Are Shining in Education
For districts looking to get the most bang for their ed tech buck, devices that fall somewhere between tablets and traditional laptops can be just the right fit.
5 Ways to Extend Tablets Beyond the Screen
Here’s how creative educators are using hardware and software to build a bridge between the digital and physical worlds.
Sharing Screens All Over the Classroom
Val Verde Unified School District uses mobile hardware and software to keep students and teachers on the same page.
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