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Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. 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

Anne Collier on Episode 456 and 457 of the 10-Minute Teacher Anne Collier, Founder and Executive Director of The Net Safety Collaborative and SocialMediaHelpline.com , shares what we need to know about social media in this two-part series.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009). 2009) Digital tribes, virtual clans.

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Their Space: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens #sxswedu #theirspace

EdTechSandyK

About three years ago presenters started to notice a shift to more social media use by middle schoolers. 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. Photo of classification grid used with students: [link] ) Another example: Use media to talk about perception, reality vs. unreality.

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. The Discovery Education Community will continue supporting all Discovery Education Techbook users’ efforts to transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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. I think the bigger story here is the fact that social networking in the classroom really took off.

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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.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” They struggle with facts about social studies.

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.”

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

will concentrate on causes and consequences as well as sustainable ways to avoid it and decode it as content and media prosumers living in the connected global village. Global Debates- Debate topics sourced from media headlines.

Why a Texas school district is helping immigrants facing deportation

The Hechinger Report

Abigail, or Abby as friends and family call her, went on social media. 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.

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.

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.