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Audrey Watters

Education technology journalist

Audrey Watters is a technology journalist specializing in education technology news. She has worked in the education field for the past 15 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although she was two chapters into a dissertation in Comparative Literature, she decided to eschew the professor track for a different path, and she now happily fulfills the one job that was recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. Audrey writes about education technology issues with one foot firmly in the world of Internet technologies and one firmly in the world of education.

Posts

  • Technology Integration

    Building Your Own Textbook

    Blogger Audrey Watters looks at the digital possibilities for customizing and updating texts -- at a fraction of what the hard copy would cost.
  • Technology Integration

    As the Ed-Tech Market Grows, What Voice Do Educators Have?

    Educators are informing edtech decisions now more than ever, not just as consumers, but as creators and makers.
  • Game-Based Learning

    Games for Science Learning and Scientific Discovery

    Blogger Audrey Watters looks at two educational games where gamers teach scientists.
  • Technology Integration

    Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction

    New tools have been released recently that demonstrate that texting can, in fact, be used for educational purposes.
  • Education Trends

    How to Combat Plagiarism

    Blogger Audrey Watters examines the perceptions and reality of students recycling Internet content.
  • Technology Integration

    Teaching Copyright in the Age of Computers and Mashups

    Blogger Audrey Watters shares resources and reflections for engaging students around thorny intellectual property issues.
  • Technology Integration

    Why Wikis Still Matter

    Blogger Audrey Watters examines the origins and current uses of the wiki platform for educators.
  • Technology Integration

    Should We Be Concerned About an "App Gap"?

    There is a growing disparity between those who have used apps on mobile devices and those who have not, writes blogger Audrey Watters, but what is the real impact?
  • Game-Based Learning

    National Educational Technology Plan: Your Questions Answered

    Blogger Audrey Watters demystifies the National Educational Technology Plan & the U.S. DOE answers your top five questions.
  • Technology Integration

    Rethinking COPPA in the Age of Social Media

    The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act was put in place in 1998; journalist Audrey Watters suggests that it could be time for a review.
  • Technology Integration

    Google+ and Privacy: Better for Educators?

    Google touts its new social network as having better privacy controls than others, yet as Audrey Watters reports, they could be doing more.