I'm typically not an early adopter nor one to trumpet the next big thing in educational technology. During my years as a district ed tech director, I often encouraged schools and especially principals fresh from a conference where they were wowed by some promising but expensive new ed tech tool to hold off and let the product mature.
Schools and education organizations are taking a closer look at how they use Facebook in the wake of a high-profile data-privacy scandal involving the social media company.
The technology giant is facing scrutiny over relevations that a third-party consulting group collected the data of tens of millions of Facebook users through its platform and used the data to target political advertisingnews that has stirred international outrage and given rise to a social media hashtag that encourages users to #deleteFacebook.
David Carruthers is a Technology Coordinator with the Thames Valley District School Board. From his website, his bio says - Tech Coordinator, @TVDSB | Google Certified Edu, LV 2 | GEG Ontario Leader | Apple Teacher | Change Agent | Always Living in Beta | #tvdsbtech
Doug: Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed, David.