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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

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Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). " Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Postmortem: What to Do After a Security Incident | Linux Journal → Incidents happen.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

How to Cope with Bullying

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It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Cyberbullying— a discussion on what cyberbullying is; for older students or as a guideline for you when teaching the topic.

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A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

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This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007. K-12 News achievement gap Investigations Rural schools Technology access

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Unfortunately, many school districts’ filtering policies were developed before the rise of interactive web tools, social media, and mobile technologies. These policies typically promote positive behaviors, expectations, and guidelines. Encourage high levels of access.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age


This can be done digitally with an accessible slideshow or clear instructions for students to begin working straight away. for “Guidelines for Online Sharing”.

Five Ways Multimedia Can Help Teens Tell Their S.T.O.R.Y.


Administrators, teachers, and students need guidelines to understand how multimedia creation amplifies the foundational literacies of reading and writing, in addition to visual and verbal communication skills. Media creation is so much more than just creating cool visuals; it requires students to create clear and compelling expressions of their ideas. acronym for teachers to help students successfully create media in the classroom. Everyone has a story to share.

Parenting in the Screen Time Era


Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media tools such as TV, video games, computer, video, smartphones and touchscreen tablets to name a few.

Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety


Safe use of social networks — focusing on how to stay safe on social media platforms, how to create and store passwords, and how to identify and how to avoid computer viruses. Here are some easy-to-remember guidelines to share with students. That way, no one can access your info. “We live in a world today where everything we do can be tracked,” says Shannon Bischoff, Technology Facilitator at Toledo Public Schools in Ohio.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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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.

Messaging - Tool of Engagement or Weapon of Mass Distraction?

The Innovative Educator

The verdict: Allow students to message Letting your students have access to instant messaging can be great for you and them, if they learn to do this responsibly. To be or not to be? That is the question for some teachers when it comes to allowing messaging (text or instant) in the classroom.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. ” (For what it’s worth, Kleiner Perkins made just one major investment in education in 2017, participating in Coursera’s $64 million round this summer. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” Venture Capital in 2017. Here are some of the numbers from this one: Amount of venture capital invested in 2017: $3.48

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” — Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) February 1, 2017. ” Via Bill Fitzgerald : “Accessible tips for people to protect their privacy.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials , Report Finds.” Education Politics.

New York City Schools Reduce The Filter Divide

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Children's Internet Protection Act Because the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires filtering for schools receiving funding for low-income students to access the internet, many districts have simply gone too far.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. Benefits of Using Tech and Digital Media in Education.

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online


There are endless distractions for kids these days—from games to music and social media. And as technology platforms have accelerated over the years, her job has increasingly involved keeping up with the ways young people use social media, and advising parents, teachers and even tech companies about what they need to know. A recent report from Common Sense Media showed that the percentage of teens with smartphones in the U.S.

Education Is the New Healthcare, and Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing


Since 2017, investment has accelerated with $14 billion allocated, according to research firm HolonIQ. Today, 95 percent of teenagers have access to a smartphone, and the average teen is now spending more than 7 hours per day on their screens , including over 1.5 hours on social media.

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Lingering Fears from Outdated Screen Time Recommendations Stunt Parent Buy-In


Most of my colleagues agree that not all screen time is created equal—but with all of the hype in media and the gray area that leaves some screen time recommendations open to interpretation—convincing families has been harder than we anticipated. In the past, screen time has been linked to obesity , depression and lack of social skills. For too many years, the AAP, CDC, and the news media failed to differentiate between screen time for entertainment and screen time for learning.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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The Common Sense Media article " How much screen time is OK for my kid(s)? The classroom is a great place to model media balance. You can also promote media balance by making sure students are actively using the technology as opposed to passively consuming media. Be sure to research best media and tech recommendations to make sure you're using device time most efficiently. When and how much should students be using technology in class?

Hack Education Weekly News

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“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. Education Politics.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

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Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! The final live training is on Saturday, which you can access through the training page. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.