By Benjamin Herold | Education Week
Earlier this year, Google acknowledged it had been scanning and indexing for advertising purposes the contents of student emails sent using the application, a practice the company says it has since stopped. But it remains unclear whether Google is continuing to data-mine student emails for other commercial purposes.
"It's the bogeyman of the moment," Mr. Collette said.
The numbers suggest that many in K-12 education are similarly nonplussed by such concerns. More than 729,000 Chromebooks were sold to K-12 schools in the United States in the second quarter of this year, according to Futuresource Consulting. With Common Core and other online assessments becoming a permanent part of the landscape and district budgets remaining tight, that number is likely to continue growing, the analysts predicted. - Read Full Article