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Mobile learning: The good and the bad


Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. People in a café now usually ask the staff for the Wi-Fi password, and if there’s no Wi-Fi one can always tap the power of cellular data and stay connected to friends. Mobile learning of course.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

While this blog is based on verifiable data, some readers may be unhappy with my interpretation. Perhaps this strategy can best be seen in the February 2016 controversy over Beyonce’s support of Black Lives Matter. Social media is social but it’s also serious.

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Who else is collecting data about your children?


Digital footprints are not exclusive to online shoppers or avid social media users; everyone has one, including your 5-year-old child. However, “age limits” did not stop persistent pre-teens from joining social media and gaming sites.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. The event became much more dramatic than expected, once the hosting city, Washington DC, was clobbered by the great snowpocalyspe of 2016.

The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

Through my work I have seen in person, and through social media, some amazing examples of what education can and should be. To simplify the process take a look at data, which can come in many forms.

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Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

Technology topics included social media, video, 3d printing, VR, internet of things, automation, and privacy. In discussion we touched on cognitive computing, “quick” (live or easily published) video (Kat’s term), video growing on mobile devices.


36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Today I’m celebrating my friend Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2016 The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. I just enter the data once. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development.

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Friday 5 — 8.19.2016

Perry Hewitt

Google Duo, a clean, simple mobile video calling (and soon, audio calling ) app launched this week to take on Facetime. The jury is still out whether its simplicity will carry the day, or it will become the latest failed Google social tool (Buzz, Wave, Plus).

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Friday 5 — 8.5.2016

Perry Hewitt

monitoring and reporting, rather than exploration and data mining . A healthy social media strategy requires ongoing measurement and evolution. Friday Five analytics culture Friday5 instagram maps marketing mobile snapchat social strategy UI

Friday 5 — 1.22.2016

Perry Hewitt

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is Google’s solution to slow-loading web pages on mobile devices. Google has consistently rewarded speed on search engine result pages (SERPs) and will soon preference sites that are faster on mobile.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


While their peers who have access to high speed internet and tech spend an awful lot of time practicing digital fluency in social media (and yes, that is definitely practice), the tech-less kids spend their free time away from a keyboard.

Amazing Time Management Resources Useful For Teachers


This time management resource can be used in order to perform various tasks and at the same time this resource is quite compatible with Gmail, outlook, computer, and mobile as well.

K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

In the latest dealmaking news, GreatSchools acquired a school data provider while ed-tech firms including n2y and Thrivist obtained funding. GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie: GreatSchools , an Oakland, California-based nonprofit education organization, has acquired school data provider Schoolie , according to a statement. GreatSchools said it plans to analyze the new Schoolie data to identify how many students gain exposure to high level courses vs. basic courses.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. CUE holds a myriad of educational technology related events including its Fall and National Conference , STEAMpunk Mobile Labs , and “ CUE Rock Star ” Camps , all of which are fun, innovative models of professional learning that occur throughout the United States.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). 2016). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

5 Reasons Why Google Vault is Not a True Archive

Gaggle Speaks

As school districts search for ways to archive new data sources such as social media and mobile, Google is building self-driving cars and doesn’t seem too worried about data governance for photos, Docs and other files stored in Drive.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. To ensure educators maintain a professional demeanor while communicating with students, it's possible to use apps such as Google docs or Evernote rather than basic email/texting on mobile devices. Your students may not be old enough for social media; it’s also likely banned at your school, but there are other synchronous ways to keep students engaged in real-time learning.

E-Counseling 2.0: Can a new wave of virtual guidance help?

The Hechinger Report

Amal Abdi at her high school graduation in June, 2016. The last couple years have brought a renaissance in virtual guidance counseling—both new services and existing ones upping their game with mobile, social media and data analytics. Lauderdale, Florida, July 2016.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Since the fall of 2016, the communications department at Dominguez Hills has banned smartphones, laptops and other personal technology in every classroom — with grade deductions for violations — except for teacher-guided use and “tech breaks” during longer classes such as Eames’s.

Future Proofing Your Video Platform: A Cautionary Tale About Obsolescence


Famous failures abound: Blackberry remained committed to the physical keyboard as its competitors leapfrogged them with smartphones and mobile apps. Newspaper executives ignored the shift as multi-modal “readers” gravitated toward sites that blended text, video and social media. The dominant technology platforms (SIS and LMS) used on campus were never architected to make effective use of live media. Colleges and universities are awash in digital video.

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How Can I Rethink Reading Logs with High Schoolers?

Reading By Example

If you are not familiar with Goodreads, it is a social media tool for readers. Goodreads is very mobile friendly, so they can use their smartphones and tablets for this purpose at school.

3 ways to revamp lessons for the interactive learner

eSchool News

Most of them grew up playing video games, and ever since they can remember, they’ve been in constant contact with friends via social media platforms and text messages. Students can provide answers using a keypad that comes with the software or an app on their mobile phones.

Can Marketing Automation Bring College Enrollment Numbers Up?


San Mateo, CA-based marketing software company Marketo announced today a growth of 44 education customers who have signed on, renewed or expanded their agreements from January to July 2016. And increasingly, colleges are shifting to digital marketing strategies, social media outreach and mobile platforms. In January 2016, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against DeVry for misleading students about their employment prospects and graduates’ wages.

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10 Ways Pokémon Go Augments Real-World Education & Student Learning


mobile game ever, surpassing Twitter in daily active users and crashing its Niantic host server. STEM & Big Data - Educators have been wrestling with the world of Big Data for years. Social Media In The Classroom - This app furthers the benefits of social media in learning.

Top 10 Digital Skills for Education Leaders

Leadership Lounge

Be proficient in using their district’s data systems. Be proficient in accessing and working with district, school and student data. Know how to effectively use mobile devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.)

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle


Then, share the resulting data and respond to the concerns of participants so that the meeting can continue positively and productively. Teachers: Model appropriate etiquette with edtech for students When I work with teachers, one obstacle they say is in the way of them letting students use mobile devices every day in their classrooms is the distraction factor. Always follow the district social media policies, but consider starting a department or team Instagram account.

Global Collaboration Day Has Arrived (It's Thursday in New Zealand!)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

International Dot Day 1:00pm Daffodils and Tulips GEC Periscope Poetry Slam Healthy Living Tips 2:00pm Future Global Teachers Meet and Greet GCD 2016 One Wish For the School Year Talking Kites in the footsteps of J.

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. Other mobile initiatives are working, from fitness trackers to smart watches to medical tools to digitally-enabled cloth.

Errors in Innovation and Call-Out Culture of Edtech

We stick too closely to our embedded social media norms to use the tool that personally connects us to those creating for our classrooms. Or maybe we’re the only community that needs the FCCs Lifeline for mobile support).

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

Image and data credits are listed at the bottom of this post. 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. But the data is flawed. This data is big data.

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. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. To data about students’ sexual identity?

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The emerging landscape of testing

Bryan Alexander

EdTechDigest was kind enough to publish them as a column, “The New Politics of Educational Data” Reproduced below: As winter gives way to spring in the northern hemisphere, we are witnessing the emergence of a new politics of educational data. In their place is a possible reduction of formal testing combined with increasing collection of student data throughout their schooling. Assessment and data-gathering will be the crux.

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Why your young students love e-learning


Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.