Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

At the time of writing, Facebook boasts over 845 million subscriptions and this statistics grows each month. And that's just Facebook. Six Degrees of Separation is a useful book because it illuminates the science behind our daily use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003), preferring to view social applications as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. 2003).

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood.

Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

Edsurge

When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. This was in 2003, before Facebook and other major technology companies had become the Silicon Valley giants that they are today—and major scandals such as with Cambridge Analytica that hurled data privacy issues into the mainstream.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying.

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

Meanwhile, I reached out to dozens of people through email, Facebook, LinkedIn, various IM clients, and text, trying to figure out more about what happened. I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

People posting on Facebook and Twitter said Anchalee was too attractive to be an actual software engineer and must be a model. Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum.

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Months After a Devastating Hurricane, Puerto Rican Schools Turn to the Sun

Edsurge

We started to energize the Escuela Segunda Unidad Matrullas of Orocovis with solar panels,” said Cidre on his Facebook page. In 2003, the group acquired 150 acres of land with its own effort to found La Olimpia Ariel Massol Deyá School Forest. Orocovis, Puerto Rico —Eight months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, more than 500 families in this small town in central Puerto Rico remain without power.

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

MindShift

At one Florida middle school, students learned about laws by writing bills — and in 2003, one of those bills made it to the Florida legislature. You can unfriend someone on Facebook or mute specific phrases on Twitter. How do you teach kids to be active participants in government?

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

iterating toward openness

The internet’s early designers were not trying to facilitate the creation of a Google, Facebook, Amazon, WordPress, Wikipedia, or OpenCourseWare. A few years later, Creative Commons entered the scene and on June 30, 2003 I officially shutdown the open licensing work I was doing.

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What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

Edsurge

The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. There are publishers like Pearson, tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Google. I’ve only been doing it since 2003.

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

Meanwhile, I reached out to dozens of people through email, Facebook, LinkedIn, various IM clients, and text, trying to figure out more about what happened. I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003.

It's Raining! Why Texas Should Use the Rainy Day Fund

EdTechSandyK

I posted a link to it for my friends on Facebook along with some compelling excerpts which I am also sharing here. In 2003, to deal with the last economic downturn, the Legislature appropriated $1.3 I am home today with a sick pet.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. But it’s also time to recognize that some companies – Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook among them – aren’t primarily in the computing business anyway. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies. Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

Google and Facebook both announced that they would try to eliminate fake news from appearing in their result lists and newsfeeds by blocking fake news sources from using their ad networks. The two-thirds of Facebook users who get news there, then, amount to 44% of the general population.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 They created a Facebook Group called “Mainers Concerned About Proficiency Based Learning,” where they shared lobbying reports, grant details and consulting contracts, and swapped horror stories and conspiracy theories.

The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

NPR Learning and Tech

Facebook Twitter. Facebook Twitter. A 2003 paper by the economists Brian Jacob of the University of Michigan and Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago analyzed test answers from the Chicago Public Schools. The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

But during that same fifteen-year period, we also witnessed the birth and growth of highly influential firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003) who views the Web as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. 2003) Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet.

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

People posting on Facebook and Twitter said Anchalee was too attractive to be an actual software engineer and must be a model. Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum.

Human 2.0

Learning with 'e's

He sees Facebook and other social networks undermining and devaluing friendships. 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence. Post human. Such a strange concept, and one that many people struggle to understand.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus VR , Google released its Cardboard viewer, and Playstation announced it was working on a VR gaming headset – these have all been interpreted in turn as signs that virtual reality will soon be mainstream.

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

Librarians Network on Facebook. link] (2003). This past week in Philadelphia I participated in a meeting that launched the year-long process of refreshing ISTE’s Standards for Students.

Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone Blog

Even as late as 2003, there were only a handful of teachers who had access to digital cameras and the understanding of HTML coding to be able to upload those pictures and share them on their own websites. I do not do Facebook Lives in a place where you can see the gigantic pile of clothes on the chair in my bedroom or the dirty dishes in my sink. Can I make a confession? This is the time of year when classroom set-up photos are everywhere.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

Board of Education school-segregation decision, Williams saw a post on Facebook shared by an old high-school friend she knew from her days playing trumpet in the Gardendale marching band: The newly empowered Gardendale Board of Education would be meeting in a few hours.

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The Serious & Historic Importance of Media Literacy | Downloadable Posters for Media Literacy Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

See [link] How many have died just in Iraq since the 2003 invasion (see [link] )? Media Literacy Week is November 5 - 9 , spearheaded by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

Since it’s launch in 2003 it’s become the foundational tool that recruiters all “have to have” to be able to do their jobs. We’ve come a long way. There are increasingly few of us that remember the wilderness years before LinkedIn arrived.

Google+ Teacher Academy, Seattle!

The Daring Librarian

But I *have* been preaching the Google message since 2003. Hi, I''m Gwyneth and I''ve never liked Facebook. I trust Google WAY more than Facebook when it comes to security & privacy!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Facebook gets in the “ literacy ” business. “Facebook’s News Literacy Advice Is Harmful to News Literacy,” says Mike Caulfield. Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.”

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A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

Facebook Twitter. Facebook Twitter. Terrenda White in her first year of TFA teaching, in 2003. He grew up in New Mexico and came to the city as a TFA corps member in 2003. A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America. May 12, 2015 10:08 AM ET. Anya Kamenetz.

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

Facebook Twitter. Facebook Twitter. Terrenda White in her first year of TFA teaching, in 2003. He grew up in New Mexico and came to the city as a TFA corps member in 2003. A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America. May 12, 2015 10:08 AM ET. Anya Kamenetz.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

The next day after the administration’s announcement, several tech giants – Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Salesforce, and other – said they would help fund the White House’s commitment to CS, to the tune of $300 million more. This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.”

Why We Are Not Reaching Twice Exceptional Students and Why We Must Do So!

Saving Socrates

In my first student teaching experience back in 2003 while in grad school at TC in Gifted Ed, I was fortunate enough to get a placement at Bronx High School of Science. I still stay in touch with him and periodically he sends me a message on facebook. Fact: We know that roughly 13% of all students in the US are classified as "special ed." We also know that roughly 2 to 5% of the population are twice exceptional (Gifted and have a learning disability).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” Via Techcrunch : “ Facebook , Google and others join The Trust Project , an effort to increase transparency around online news.” ” Via Poynter : “Do Facebook and Google have control of their algorithms anymore? (National) Education Politics.