Data tracking for schools

A group of seventh- and eighth-grade girls sat around a lunch table discussing a new game-like app they use in school. Danna Rodriguez somewhat sullenly said she didn’t want to care about Strides, which tracks points students can earn for attendance, grade-point average and engagement with the app itself, among other things. But she can’t help herself. She does care.

Source: Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

Based on yesterday’s post, I don’t really know if this is a good idea. Creating this positive feedback loop at so early in life might not be the best.


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