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 24 Edition)

The NEA covers personalized learning in its membership magazine. BoingBoing's Cory Doctorow covers student privacy in parent agreements for school-issued laptops. Richard Colvin takes on […]

Are We On Track?

Published in 2008, "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns" predicted that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 23 Edition)

In which I implore us to move beyond claims of "hit jobs" and "fear mongering" to fact based discussions of whether and where new guardrails […]

There Can Be No Privacy without Security

If there is an Achilles' heel to a future of robust personalized learning for all K-12 students, it is the uneven attention to the cybersecurity […]

Five EdTech Story Ideas for Education Reporters

This week, education reporters from across the nation are gathering at the 2017 Education Writers Association National Seminar (#EWA17) in Washington, DC. Among the topics […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 22 Edition)

What privacy rights should K-12 students be entitled to when using school-owned/-leased devices, if any? What privacy rights should they have when that use happens at […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 21 Edition)

You are not attentive.

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 […]