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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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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.

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

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In March of 2017 android users had the opportunity to choose from 2.8 Recently I became aware of an article that warns parents of dangers associated with the apps Musical.ly The green apps are made by companies that are working to look at for underage users.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.). A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.). A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tagged on: March 10, 2017 State reaches $3.5 Tagged on: March 9, 2017 Belgrade schools may tap $1.5M

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Doug Levin (@douglevin) March 17, 2017. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). So that’s my focus of this project this year: analyzing the stories that we have told and were told in 2017 about and by education technologies.

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How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

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A Monster.com post roundup on job hunting tips provides this insight from HR News Daily on how to boost a resume through social media: “Perhaps the place where social media has had the biggest influence is talent management. The site is best known for its articles.

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Personal Statements 2017: Growing Up in the Digital Age

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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. The article directed readers to my student’s personal website, where she kept other stories and her social media profiles.

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

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This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). It is also the same for those who are connected to social media.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. A note: The links won’t work until the articles publish!

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia. These clues exist not just in classroom performance or student transcripts, but also on social media sites and in other virtual landscapes. Still, universities could be using social cues more effectively. Evaluate social signals.

How the 6 'E's of Social Can Get More Traction to Your Tweets

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Recently, the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) hit a home run as part of its social media marketing campaign to drive inspire students across the country to apply for college at college application events at schools throughout the nation. Big consumer brands like fast food chains and tech companies pour tons of money into understanding the behaviors of Gen Z and using modern-day marketing techniques to reach them.

What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

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Instead of socializing with one another, it was more like who could outdo each other in a contest and show each other up. Maybe the companies have marketed them irresponsibly? But for now, I want to reiterate what the intent of the article was and what to do with this information.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. COPPA, for example, doesn’t extend to sites like Instagram or Pinterest, and companies’ data privacy policies typically are just stating what they can do with the data and aren’t offering any protections.

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

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At issue is whether “ambassador” programs and other branding efforts, wherein companies give teachers T-shirts, gift cards and other perks, constitute ethical violations. Clearly, the article has touched a nerve in the education community about the fault lines between preaching and pitching products. Nicholas Provenzano, one of two teachers featured in the piece, wrote to clarify his decision-making before agreeing to work with companies. “I

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

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Company representatives are anathema to some, yet indispensable partners to others. So what makes a particular product or company more “trustworthy” than others? The most common factors, according to our research, include the company’s capacity to deliver high quality products at scale, track record, product roadmap, financial stability, and quality of partner relationships. in May 2017.

?Academics Knock Academia.edu’s Premium Account and Paywalled Search Features

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When social media site Academia.edu hit the scene in 2008, it was hailed by some scholars as an alternative to pricey academic publishing and peer-review models. Professors and researchers could use the social platform to share their work, findings and ideas—most importantly, at no cost. Aaron Tay (@aarontay) May 1, 2017. Without a subscription, the website’s search engine still retrieves articles with headlines containing the searched keywords.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. ” asked an article in The New York Times.

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The Dilemma of Entrepreneurial Teachers With Brand Names

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She agrees to use their products in her classroom and give the companies feedback. And she recommends their wares to thousands of teachers who follow her on social media. “I After reading the article, I asked myself: What larger issues does the story of Kayla Delzer illustrate? Now with the internet and social media, there is far more evidence of entrepreneurial teachers documented in blogs, Facebook postings, and start-up businesses.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

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Visited several local libraries and InfOhio : I tapped into these resources which gave me over 300 books, magazines, and articles at various reading and interest levels. At the beginning of this school year, I joined EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leader Cohort.

Global STEM Alliance is Encouraging Students to be a New Kind of Billionaire

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A popular sketch, first shown in a New York Times article , reflects this bleak reality. In order to combat this issue the NYAS’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA), in partnership with the Aspen Institute , created the Social Impact Challenge to encourage the brightest STEM students around the world to become billionaires—but not in the traditional understanding of the word. Social Impact Challenge winners. “We

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A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

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And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Pennsylvania social studies teacher Tami Flood adds that it’s worth checking to see “if there’s a parent app” to share information about student progress. #3: Given communication is important, it’s also worth checking whether or not social media platforms can plug directly into an LMS that doesn’t have those features.

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

Protests, Unrest Bring Social Studies to the Forefront of the Classroom—and Boardroom

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One of the first things students learn about in social studies class is the pilgrims, and how different people fled to a new land to start new lives. Especially challenging are those teaching social studies, history or civics, as they wrestle with the task of teaching these subjects in a critical way, while refraining from injecting personal opinions or persuasion. Civics and social studies are typically not subjects that attract attention—either from the media or investors.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig—From the EdSurge Jobs Team

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As for your social profiles such as Facebook and Instagram, previous wisdom used to to be to hide any trace that a hiring manager could find. Now, instead of changing your name or hiding everything on your social media pages, you can use these pages to show the “human” side of you. Post articles and media on Facebook, Twitter, etc that is useful and interesting to your followers.

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Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

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Protests when social pseudoscientist Charles Murray spoke at Middlebury College. And in 2017, under President Trump, things have (arguably) taken a turn for the worse. A bill in Arizona proposed banning any classes or activities that addressed social justice or racial equality.

Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms

Hack Education

This weekend, New York Times reporter Natasha Singer published the latest article in her series on “Education Disrupted”: “ Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues.” Success in raising money on Donors Choose, for example, can depend to a great extent on a teacher’s ability to leverage her or his social media presence to spread word of the crowdfunding campaign.)

Can a Mathematical Model Detect Fake News? Two Penn State Professors Want to Find Out

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Now, with $300,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation, the duo is working to build a model that could be used to detect fake news before it hits social media newsfeeds. Sundar is taking the lead to identify traits in the articles that determine whether they’re legitimate or fake. Lee will then break down the articles by their traits so that a supervised machine learning algorithm can be trained to pick up on when an article might be real or fake.