Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Facebook Facebook is a bit better. Facebook has work to do in their accessibility game. Instagram Facebook purchased Instagram, so it's no surprise, that they also auto generate text that can be customized.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

A youth advocate with more than 20 years’ writing and speaking about youth and digital media, Anne has served on three national task forces on Internet safety, including the Obama administration’s 2009 Online Safety & Technology Working Group, which she co-chaired.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009). Facebook is currently the largest of the digital totems in the social media universe. 2009) Digital tribes, virtual clans.

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How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

Create Safe Spam Friendly Email using Kids Email Today! | @KidsEmail

TeacherCast

About Company ([link] ([link] established in 2009. Brittany has worked for Kids Email for nearly 3 years and has helped in providing sensational growth to the company.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

Edsurge

The company says it’s making these available to any “teaching-focused institution that grants degrees or certificates,” including non-traditional bootcamp-style coding programs. million companies across the world, GitHub is considered the standard when it comes to software development platforms. GitHub is where many companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, host their open-source projects. Here’s the company’s features chart.)

Microsoft to spend $75M to boost computer science

eSchool News

This marks a major expansion of Microsoft’s YouthSpark program, the company’s effort to get young people hooked on computer science and build a larger, more diverse talent pool for the technology industry. The company was hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit on Wednesday.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. Think Facebook.

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.”

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

” The photographic evidence clearly showed otherwise – the crowds on the mall were visibly smaller than those gathered for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. It’s the relationship of these companies to information and to education. (A

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

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools.

Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

techlearning

Launched in 2009, Discovery Education’s Techbooks are digital textbooks for science, social studies and math that are aligned to rigorous standards, support a comprehensive curriculum, and are updated regularly at no cost. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., - New Improvements to Techbook Platform will Make Relevant Content Even More Accessible to Teachers and Students - Silver Spring, Md.

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

I wrote a post on December 28, 2009 where I talked about tools that I thought would have a break out year. Through the use of Twitter, Facebook and other sites, educators are starting to see the power of social media to extend learning beyond the classroom.

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Why a Texas school district is helping immigrants facing deportation

The Hechinger Report

After the raid, the company dropped the second shift due to the shortage of workers, so Danny spends more time helping his siblings with their homework or driving them to and from school and activities.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” Ed-tech: where you don’t need an actual product idea for a company, and you can incubate your neoliberalism anyway. But they’re connected to the new Woz U and a web of for-profit companies – raising questions of conflict of interest and legal compliance.” So many people predicting this company would disrupt higher ed.

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Their Space: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens #sxswedu #theirspace

EdTechSandyK

20% of the 6th graders they surveyed in their Seattle school had Facebook accounts. 2009 - Meeting of the Minds - important work from Common Sense Media on perceptions of social media ethics. A woman who works for a company that offers memberships to Tweens for movie editing noted that when they suspend accounts for inappropriate use, parents often step in and question the company''s actions.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week about privacy, data, monopoly power, and regulations. And there’s more Facebook-related news in several of the sections below. ” Via The Verge : “ Facebook -backed lawmakers are pushing to gut privacy law.” “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? The company sells a tablet for use in prison.

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

MindShift

That phenomenon is similar to not remembering your friend’s birthday because you know you can find it on Facebook. ” The bright side lies in a 2009 study conducted by Gary Small, the director of University of California Los Angeles’ Longevity Center , that explored brain activity when older adults used search engines. ” “Design it so that Google is crucial to creating a response rather than finding one,” he writes in his company’s blog.

Elevating the Education Reform Dialog, Live on Monday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Between the NBC "Education Nation" Summit , Waiting for Superman , The Oprah Winfrey Show , and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg''s $100 million gift to Newark city schools , there has been a lot of media attention focused on the topic of education reform. He has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Ethics and Legalities The New York Times continues its investigation of education giant Pearson and ethics concerns surrounding lavish trips that the company''s foundation has sponsored for state education officials. Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game. If you haven''t played Portal, you might shrug this off as yet another video game company trying to capitalize on the gaming-in-education craze.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning2gether is a participant-driven professional development series that has produced over 420 podcasts since its inception in 2009. Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 - 27, 2019.