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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Only social media can deliver that.

ISTE 2016 Cheat-Sheet for Newbies and Veterans

MSEDTechie

View the program online , follow the conference hashtag #iste2016 on social media to keep up with the latest information, and use the ISTE mobile app to enhance your ISTE experience even more. Edtech companies also look to recruit presenters and volunteers for their booths.

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.

Stop The Spread of Fake News

ProfHacker

Decades of other research concurs that people are influenced by their peers and social networks. Sometimes lack of coverage is the result of corporate media bias and other factors, but there should typically be more than one source reporting on a topic or event.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

This is important because you probably don’t want to share all of those pictures and videos on social media. And not all parents are on social media. Set Up Social Media. See See 10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social media to Enhance Learning ).

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How Games Can Hook Students With Short Attention Spans

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original article. Traditionally, the course is delivered to students through social media platforms. This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Most Memorable Blogs Posts of the Year – 2016

Reading By Example

Here he writes about the importance of journalism in the era of the 24 hour news cycle and social media. His honest reflections coupled with his prior experience as a journalist makes for an insightful article. He points out the problems in not paying for technology that supports student learning, including the challenge of smaller software companies to produce excellent resources.

Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect from the digital world in 2016? So, following up from Tuesday’s education and contexts post , here are some tech trends to watch in 2016. Making content, including news articles and headlines. Does anyone see a ceasefire coming up in 2016?

Navigating an Ed-Tech Startup’s First International Business Trip

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Earlier this year, Listenwise partnered with a Japanese education company, JIEM (or EduLab in the U.S.). For example, this Business Insider article says you shouldn’t ask for a fork even if you’re struggling with the chopsticks. How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers. I’ll be in Japan in a mere seven days. This will be my first overseas business trip—and I’m filled with equal parts excitement and nervousness.

How Teachers Learn About New Edtech Products (Round-up)

Ask a Tech Teacher

How do teachers filter out all the social media noise to find the tech products that will transform their classrooms? Here’s a taste of what SnapLearning shared, and then click the link and go read the entire article.

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From Teachers to Students: How Education Technology is Connecting Us on a Global Scale

EdNews Daily

What were two top motivating factors behind starting the company? At the time of the company’s founding, the level of Internet penetration in China had just reached a level sufficient enough to enable 51Talk’s business model to scale. The company is the first U.S.

Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast

EdNews Daily

EdCast is a social knowledge network built in an effort to enhance our ability to collaborate and learn. These employment changes require access to ongoing education in order to grow and sustain the economic and social health of our nation as well as the world. Robyn Shulman.

Opportunity Knocking on Your Door

The Principal of Change

In an article I shared this morning , Penguin Random House says, “job applicants will no longer be required to have a university degree.” Penguin is the latest company to change its recruitment strategy so that there is less emphasis on academic qualifications.

Personal Statements 2017: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Edsurge

Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the season of giving, eating and reflecting, a time to look back on 2016 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. From social media to cyber bullies to anonymous networking apps and the ubiquitous camera phone, every mistake or embarrassing moment can be captured, shared and relived over and over again. Teenagers today with an idea and a passion can do on their own what once took an entire company with a $1 million budget to get done.

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

NeverEndingSearch

News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

Tips for Making Your Website Ready for the Start of School

Hubbli

If your school policies are changing—like if you’re switching uniform companies—create a bold announcement on your website so parents can’t miss it. Schedule Social Media Posts.

Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

Edsurge

This article, “ Unintended Consequences ,” was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 Jamie Glenn, chief executive of a once-hot social media startup, was between a rock and a hard place. The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. Undermining the long-term viability of a company also undermines our ability to achieve our charitable goals.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

This year feels different too than the previous years in which I’ve written these reviews because education technology – as an industry – sort of floundered in 2016, as I think my series will show. Each Friday, I gather all the education and education technology and technology-related news into one article. (I I also gather articles that I read about the same topics for a newsletter that I send out each Saturday.) Social Justice.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

It is impossible for me to write about education technology in 2016 without noting their passing, without talking about Brexit, Trump, Duarte, Aleppo, Orlando… I could go on… and acknowledging that many of us have stumbled through this year – from tragedy to tragedy (personal, local, regional, national, global) – in a state of shock, in a state of grief. I mean, the Cubs did win the World Series in 2016. The media?

3 Innovative Solutions to Combat #EdTech Issues #CDEtop30

The Innovative Educator

We would bring these teachers together to connect with each other, have a direct connection with the company, and of course share their knowledge across the schools and districts. When companies and school systems partner to develop educator expertise, everybody wins.

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

One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” “ 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. ” The company said it would remain open.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. — Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) May 10, 2016.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

Either way, he’s gone too soon; we’ve lost too much , too many in 2016. pic.twitter.com/BBhsgwY2FZ — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) August 1, 2016. I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” The University of Northern New Jersey had a website – one with a.edu domain, to boot – as well as several active social media profiles. 2016 was, as the president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation wrote earlier this month in Inside Higher Ed , a “ Pivotal Year for Accreditation.” I wrote about this program in more detail in the article in this series on “ The ‘New’ For-Profit Higher Education.”

N.J. experiments with new engagement platform

eSchool News

Evolution Labs and The New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), the state’s professional association of school leaders, have partnered to further develop and make available to NJASA members the company’s web- and mobile-based student and parent success platform, Suite360.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked Groom to describe the Domain of One’s Own movement’s state of the union in 2016. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked Groom to describe the Domain of One’s Own movement’s state of the union in 2016. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

His 2010 book was called What Technology Wants , as though technology is a living being with desires and drives; the title of his 2016 book, The Inevitable. Our Internet service providers today are likely telephone and TV companies.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

There’s less than a month left of the 2016 Presidential campaign and The End can’t come soon enough. Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. ” The answer, in part, is in this Buzzfeed article by Molly Hensley-Clancy : “ Native American Colleges Have Abandoned The Student Loan System.” The company has raised $420 million total.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” — Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 3, 2016. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The vice chancellor and principal of the University of the Witwatersrand , in Johannesburg, on Monday issued an unusual plea for help to ‘save the 2016 academic year.’” US Presidential Campaign Politics.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” ” (More on this in the next article in this series.)

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

It's rolling out a social media push today using the hashtag #DontSettle4Cs to promote the program, called March2Success. Coursera ’s Daphne Koller announced in a blog post that she’s leaving the MOOC company she co-founded to work at a Alphabet (a.k.a. Google) biotech company, Calico. Via the Stanford Social Innovation Review : “Unintended Consequences.” ” Social-emotional learning and VR. Education Politics.

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