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Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

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.

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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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.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

When learners create their own infographics they are telling a story of what their data, information, research and facts mean. They are creating a meaningful connection with the data, which is a powerful way to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Who else is collecting data about your children?

Securly

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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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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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).

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. and make it super easy for teachers to instantly gather student data on any given subject. Math teachers: This is for you.

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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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

Amazing Time Management Resources Useful For Teachers

TeacherCast

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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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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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.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

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.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Edsurge

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.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. He also wrote that much “student disruption and conflict centers around cell phones in schools and ease of access to social media.”.

Can Marketing Automation Bring College Enrollment Numbers Up?

Edsurge

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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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. The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. Data vs Privacy. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown.

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.

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

The ASIDE Blog

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.)

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

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.

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.

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.