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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

We were just talking about how we’re pretty sure we met just about ten years ago to the day that we are recording this, in Princeton way back in 2008. So the results are not in yet, but we also — through the Washington Post article, The CBS Morning Show chose to interview the school.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids.

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Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

ProfHacker

Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

It was published by Routledge in 2008 and is now also available as a Kindle reader version. Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A 2008 Ball State University study found that 43% of teachers said they slept an average of 6 hours or less per night. Social media addiction can also be associated with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and ADHD. Enjoy your food in the company of the people there.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

It was published by Routledge in 2008 and is now also available as a Kindle reader version. Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education.

?Academics Knock Academia.edu’s Premium Account and Paywalled Search Features

Edsurge

When social media site Academia.edu hit the scene in 2008, it was hailed by some scholars as an alternative to pricey academic publishing and peer-review models. Professors and researchers could use the social platform to share their work, findings and ideas—most importantly, at no cost. Without a subscription, the website’s search engine still retrieves articles with headlines containing the searched keywords.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Without revenue the company will go away.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

million – isn’t that significant, I think the timing of the donation is still notable for a number of reasons: Well-known for his libertarian beliefs, Peter Thiel wrote in a 2009 article for the Cato Institute that “Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women – two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians – have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” His rather disastrous business history in ed-tech includes SoftKey and The Learning Company. The company has raised $14.75

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” All this pseudoscience is, of course, part of the “social emotional learning” hype. The tutoring company has raised $825 million total.

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