Weekly News Round-up: 3.21.2014

By Alex Honeysett 03.21.2014 blog

Here’s a round-up of some of the biggest stories in the edtech trades this week:

A Primer on What ‘Big Data’ Really Means
Our friends at EdSurge break down a report from MindCET, an Israeli edtech accelerator and research group, about what can actually be achieved with education data – and what cannot.

Why You Should Use Video In Education
We admit, we may be a little biased on this one. But this article and infographic from Edudemic gives a great overview of the benefits of incorporating video in the classroom.

20+ #EdTech Lovers Worth Following On Twitter
If you’re on Twitter and still trying to figure out who in the industry to follow, check out this list from Edudemic.

Inside the High School Hackathon Scene
If you’re curious about what happens at a hackathon full of high school students, read this EdSurge journalist’s account of her experience at last week’s HighSchoolHacks event.

Conference of Mayors Urges E-Rate Reform
According to T.H.E. Journal, the United States Conference of Mayors sent a letter to the FCC urging E-rate reform. Read what they said here.

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