*Starred titles are groups to worry about. The rest are good guys.
*Aurora Institute new name for iNacol. They are about transforming schools to online learning and making students accountability through technology.
Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood campaign against the overuse of technology with children in and out of schools. They provide a Screens in School Action Kit to help educators, parents, and the community better understand the threats. They include resources and research to better understand the concerns posed by too much technology.
Children’s Screen Time Action Network from the group above. Its Action Network is a coalition of practitioners, educators, and advocates working to promote a healthy childhood by reducing the amount of time kids spend with digital devices.
Do-It website through the University of Washington that provides information about assistive living through technology to those with disabilities.
Hack Audrey Watter is a technology journalist and the most recognized reviewer of the technology takeover in schools today.
Gary S. Stager education technology consultant who once provided workshops pertaining to software development, online learning, and planning. Archived information.
*International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) presents corporate policy positions involving the global/digital world.
Save Maine Schools a teacher describes the technology takeover of public schools. What is happening in Maine is happening across the country.
Screens and Kids: “Information and advocacy for classroom screen safety in Maryland schools.” The subtitle says it all. Maryland’s largest school district is Montgomery County, and they are watching everything about tech.
Missouri Education Watchdog: Activist moms cover information about school reform, especially technology.
Technology and Media division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children works to assist students with disabilities through technology. The topics are relevant to tech use in today’s classrooms.
Wrench in the Gears describes the troubling school-tech connections and what it will mean to the future of learning and living for students.
Online Learning: What Every Parent Should Know. A Network for Public Education Report. This report clearly lays out the online threat to teachers and public schools. It packs a lot into 20 pages. If you’re confused about the meaning of “Future Ready” start reading about it here.
“Online K-12 Schooling in the U.S.: Uncertain Private Ventures in Need of Public Regulation.” by Gene V. Glass and Kevin G. Welner. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. October 2011.
“Knowledge Universe and Virtual Schools: Educational Breakthrough or Digital Raid on the Public Treasury. by Gerald Bracey. George Mason University. Through the Educational Policy Research Unit (EPRU). Arizona State University. April 2004.
Our Children @ Risk. EdTech Position Paper by Parents Across America. There is much background and documentation for parents and educators here. 2016.
“The K-12 Virtual Primary School History Curriculum.” by Susan Ohanian. Independent Researcher. Education Policy Research Unit. Arizona State University. April 2004.
A Place Called School by John I Goodlad
Disrupting Class: How Innovation will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Curtis W. Johnson
Failure to Connect by Jane M. Healy
The Flickering Mind: The False Promise of Technology in the Classroom and How Learning Can Be Saved by Todd Oppenheimer
Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids – and How to Break the Trance by Nicholas Kardaras
Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary Stager, Ph.D.