EdTech Strategies

Insights into current events and issues at the intersection of education, public policy, technology, and innovation. Authored by Douglas Levin, founder and president of EdTech Strategies, LLC. A trusted adviser to federal and state policymakers and education leaders, Mr. Levin has conducted high-profile empirical research that has informed and shaped the field, helped build unique online tools for educators and school leaders, and written and spoken widely about the trends shaping the future of education.

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Posts by EdTech Strategies

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 20 Edition)

The choice by education leaders to obfuscate and excuse the trading away of our children's communications and information (about their social lives, emotions, and behaviors) […]

The Office of Educational Technology Under DeVos

Does a shift in the U.S. Department of Education organizational chart presage a coming shift in the role for and priority of educational technology under […]

In the News: A Possible Restructuring of the Office of Educational Technology?

An update to the official U.S. Department of Education organizational chart suggests changes underway at the Office of Educational Technology.

In the News: Title IV A (SSAEG) on the Ropes? What it Means for EdTech

It is no secret that I have been quite skeptical of Title IV A (SSAEG)'s potential impact on technology-enabled innovation and school improvement. As such, […]

In the News: How Google Took Over the Classroom

Companies are exploiting the education space for sales and public good will, and parents and educators should be questioning how those in the public sector […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 19 Edition)

If you read one story this week about the state of technology in U.S. K-12 schools, let the New York Times piece by Natasha Singer […]

In the News: On EdTech Leadership (so far) in the Trump Administration

The Obama administration championed Future Ready, #GoOpen, and ConnectED (among other edtech-related campaigns). Who will set the agenda for edtech leadership for the foreseeable future? […]

Three Lessons from the Google Docs Phishing Scam: K-12 Education Edition

Earlier this week, an unknown person or persons launched a short-lived, but clever cyber attack against Google Docs' users. While apparently not targeted toward schools, […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 18 Edition)

We have a choice to make about the future of instructional materials in a digital age. As physical books are replaced by digital replicas and […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 17 Edition)

Absent an ethical framework to guide our decisions, I am increasingly of the mind that the answers to the important questions about educational technology are […]

Should We Be Sending Students Who Hack Their Schools to Jail?

Some trends are emerging in reviewing the data assembled for the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. One trend involves how K-12 students caught being involved in and/or instigating […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. As […]