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 14 Edition)

Another week, two more incidents added to the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. One involved a high school student who incapacitated his own school’s network (and […]

Introducing the K-12 Cyber Incident Map

There remains much folklore about the practice, promise, and potential of using technology in K-12 education. With our eyes trained to the digital heavens, it […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. It […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast. While there are inconveniences to air travel, the upside for me is […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye […]

How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

Thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, I thought I’d take the opportunity […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Filter bubbles […]

The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing (Redux)

About a year and a half ago, I launched a ‘reading list’ feature on this site in an effort to expand folks’ perspectives on technology […]

In the News: Hackers Are Targeting Schools

As quoted in: Cox, Joseph. “Hackers Are Targeting Schools in a Wave of Tax Info Phishing Attacks.” Motherboard. 13 February 2017. “There is a pretty […]

IRS Official to Schools: “One of the Most Dangerous Email Phishing Scams We’ve Seen”

“This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time. It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive […]

Archived: E‐rate Modernization Progress Report (Jan 2017)

On February 3, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rescinded a report issued two weeks earlier that examined the progress of E‐rate since the modernization orders of […]