Are schools being Googlified? Don’t believe it | Joanne

In How Google Took Over the Classroom, a front-page New York Times story, Natasha Singer “implies something deeply sinister is occurring in our public schools,” writes Richard Lee Colvin on The Grade. “A nearly ubiquitous, enormously powerful company had staged a secret coup and is changing education in profound and, apparently, harmful ways,” the May 13 story suggests. “Earnest but naïve educators are being unknowingly drafted to participate in the behemoth’s onslaught.”

Colvin is skeptical that Google is beating education technology competitors  by sinister means or that it’s transforming…

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