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THE Journal: Are you going to continue the push for E-rate and net neutrality in 2018? Are you joining up in any national efforts?
Corippo: Yes we will continue pushing
on E-Rate and net neutrality — these are huge issues for education in 2018. We’ll continue working with SETDA and CoSN on these campaigns. The outlook on these are both very dire — it looks as if the feds are locked in on denying or limiting the current funding and discounts, as well
as rolling back connectivity speeds for education at a time when we need more bandwidth than ever.
THE Journal: Do you also see student data privacy as a growing issue? What are the peculiarities of student privacy in California?
Corippo: We think awareness of the loss of student privacy is a major issue —
whether the student data is vulnerable
in systems like a district SIS, or the awareness we need to share with teachers when selecting tools for their classrooms and how they can balance innovation and protection for students’ rights.
THE Journal: What are some of the special features at this year’s national conference?
Corippo: The amazing keynote lineup (, including: Matt Miller (author of Ditch That Textbook), Meredith Walker (co- founder and executive director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls), Peter and Paul Reynolds (award-winning authors
and renowned children’s publishers) and wrapping up with Erin Klein, a classroom teacher that is also SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, ISTE 2012 Social Media Influencer,
a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, ASCD Emerging Leader [and] PBS Digital Innovator.
A new AR/VR Playground, where we’ll have hands-on demonstrations from Google, California State Parks’ PORTS virtual field trips and several other of the very hottest AR/VR tools on display, in addition to having the CUE STEAMpunk Playground again on Thursday and Friday, [where] attendees can go hands-on in station- style learning where educators can have time to use some of the hottest robots and STEAM tools and apps.
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David Nagel is editor-in-chief of THE Journal.
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