Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 03/02/2012

  • Auto-Correct Blunder Causes High School Lockdown – ABC News

    Oh dear! Autocorrect caused a major problem today. This isn’t funny but it is something to be aware of. We are all extremely sensitive after the tragedy at West Hall High School this week.

    ““Gunna be at West Hall Today” was what a student at Lanier Technical College meant to type and send, but auto-correct changed the first word to “gunman.” The message went out as: ”Gunman be at West Hall Today.””

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  • Project Share

    Texas is using project share to deliver PD to their teachers.

    “Introducing a global online learning community where educators collaborate, share resources, and showcase accomplishments. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is proud to announce a new initiative that will explore the development and delivery of high-quality professional development in an interactive and engaging learning environment. Project Share™ utilizes a collection of Web 2.0 tools and applications to provide professional development resources for teachers across the state and to build professional learning communities where educators can collaborate and participate in online learning opportunities.

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  • Google Privacy Changes Labeled ‘Unfair And Unwise’ By Consumer Groups

    A coalition of American and European advocacy groups sent a joint letter to Google on Wednesday, calling on the search giant to suspend its controversial plan to revamp its privacy policy.

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