A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Since Snapchat is a newer social media platform, you may not be as familiar with it as Facebook and Twitter. Where do students spend their time outside of school?

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

The minimum age to open an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat is 13. Education News Featured Higher Education Secondary Education TechnologyRobyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

If you have a class social media channel on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube- Adobe Spark is about to take it to the next level of awesomeness! What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!) creative tools available online or as an app download.

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How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

EdNews Daily

Many career-tech secondary schools specialize in particular programs that can encourage Latino students to stay in school. You can connect with her on Twitter , Pinterest and Facebook. Guest article written by Barbara Mascareno-Shaw.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com → “Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz | Pew Research Center → This is not easy (though I did get 10/10).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com → “Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz | Pew Research Center → This is not easy (though I did get 10/10).

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To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

Edsurge

This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. We like to have things wide open,” explains Ellwein, who was also named as one of several “Digital Principals of the Year” by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “We

3 apps that lead to improved executive functioning skills

eSchool News

These skills include inhibition (the ability to self-regulate when presented with distractions such as YouTube, Facebook, etc.),

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

It is pretty revealing when you see how much time you sink into things like email, Facebook, etc. What it is: I’ve written about StackUp before here but, over the last three years, the company has grown up enough that it warrants another post! StackUp has a pretty great back story.

Teach Like the Tonight Show: Internet Pop Quiz with Google Slides (Teacher Edition)

Shake Up Learning

This is a game probably best for the secondary classroom and adults, although I’m sure it could be adapted for the younger grades as well. STEP 2 : Share in the Shake Up Learning Facebook group or on social media using the #SUL hashtag ! Shake Up Learning 2017.

How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better

MindShift

’ Kushal Patel, teacher, Columbia Secondary School for School for Math, Science and Engineering, New York City. As an undergrad at Michigan State, Hans Schroder became so obsessed with error-related brain signaling that, he recalls, “I actually ‘married’ it on Facebook.”

Communications Tips for School Leaders

Edsurge

At a minimum you want to consider school leaders, teachers, students and parents but there may be more audiences to think about or more ways to split them up (for example you might want different messages for your secondary vs elementary teachers). And just because Facebook works for the district down the road doesn’t mean it will work for you; take the time to figure out what channels work for your district.

To err is human – and a powerful prelude to learning

The Hechinger Report

As an undergrad at Michigan State, Hans Schroder became so obsessed with error-related brain signaling that, he recalls, “I actually ‘married’ it on Facebook.” Metcalfe is exploring that approach in an experiment with eighth-grade math teachers at the Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering — a New York City public school affiliated with Columbia University.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

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.” Think Facebook. ” But what did Facebook do?

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Facebook Argument : Students consider the relative strength of evidence that two users present in a Facebook exchange.

Library 2.017 Makerspaces Special Pre-Conference Webinar - Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2016, Sue Considine received the PLA Charlie Robinson award for innovation and excellence in public library leadership and finally in 2017, Sue received the Business of the Year award on behalf of the Fayetteville Free Library from the FM Chamber of Commerce.

Weekend Reading - Thinking Deeply (and in Challenging Ways) About Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I was interviewed as part of the #EdLeader series by RE-ENVISIONED Co-Founder & Executive Director, Erin Raab, in which she asked me look at education through the lens of one of my children, Caroline.

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

The Hechinger Report

Highly educated young workers at tech companies like Google and Facebook have been part of the driving force behind the increasingly generous parental leave packages that have come to be the norm at big, corporate firms competing for top talent.

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

The story has been a hit with Jennifer Merritt’s students, who won the storytelling visit from lawmakers after submitting a photo to the energy resources board via Facebook. In 1960, educators helped revamp API materials that eventually made their way into 25,000 secondary schools.

Unleash Student Creativity Through the Power of Video

Edsurge

Contemporary storytelling is increasingly video-focused (just look at your Facebook feed), which leads to an obvious conclusion: kids should learn how to make their own films. Students at West End Secondary School in New York City. Take Two Film Academy founder, Megan Kiefer, with students at West End Secondary School in New York City. Kids are born with fantastic imaginations. They’re natural storytellers, creative and quirky and, more often than not, quietly brilliant.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

We must give pause to understand how citizens can become savvy purveyors of accurate information so that hoaxes like not friending Jayden K Smith and the countless missing children Facebook posts that travel unhindered for years after children have been found can cease. 2017). 2017).

A Teacher’s Guide to Communicating with Generation X, Y, and Z Parents

Waterford

It’s so easy to put together a classroom Facebook group or send a school email without a second thought. 6] Millennials are no longer elementary or secondary students themselves, though they may still be students in college or graduate school. Liveperson, 2017, pp.

Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

Hack Education

And in 2017, under President Trump, things have (arguably) taken a turn for the worse. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017. Facebook banned eight alt-right groups and removed the Unite the Right’s event page.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll And well beyond the industry’s backing of Code.org , venture capital has continued to flow into “learn-to-code” businesses in 2017, alongside a number of corporate grants (and corporate PR efforts that have sought to encourage the adoption of coding curriculum.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump Proclaims October 15 through October 21, 2017, as National Character Counts Week.” “A Kayak for Credentials” – Inside Higher Ed on Credential Engine ’s plans for a big database on post-secondary credentials. Facebook has acquired tbh , a 2-month-old app that’s purportedly popular with teens. Facebook paid “ under $100 million ” for it, says Business Insider. Wonder how Facebook knew that the app was so popular?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” IPEDS is the government’s database tracking post-secondary education statistics, including enrollments and graduations. ” A cartoon Mark Zuckerberg toured hurricane-struck Puerto Rico in virtual reality [link] pic.twitter.com/BEPfZesjF7 — The Verge (@verge) October 9, 2017. Zuck responds to some of the backlash to his VR Puerto Rico visit, FB PR is pressing on this as well pic.twitter.com/NzR93PHDys — Lucas Matney (@lucasmtny) October 10, 2017.

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3 ways to join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club at no cost to you

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Access to elementary and secondary private Facebook groups where I–and hundreds of other teachers—share ideas and answer questions. The club opens to new members twice a year, so scholarship winners will be added to the January 2017 cohort.

3 ways to join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club at no cost to you

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Access to elementary and secondary private Facebook groups where I–and hundreds of other teachers—share ideas and answer questions. You keep your access to the entire program AND the Facebook group even after your year is up, so you can revisit the resources at any time and continue to get support from your cohort. The project must be fully funded by July 7th, 2017, in order for you to join with the July cohort. Apply for a scholarship (May 2017).

3 ways to join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club at no cost to you

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Access to elementary and secondary private Facebook groups where I–and hundreds of other teachers—share ideas and answer questions. The project must be fully funded by July 7th, 2017, in order for you to join with the July cohort. Apply for a scholarship (May 2017).

3 ways to join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club at no cost to you

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Access to elementary and secondary private Facebook groups where I–and hundreds of other teachers—share ideas and answer questions. The project must be fully funded by July 7th, 2017, in order for you to join with the July cohort. Apply for a scholarship (May 2017).

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

In the Fall of 2017, Edmond Public Schools began implementing their new Digital Conversion Strategy district wide. In 2017, Math Techbook was independently verified by EdReports.org to meet the highest levels of mathematical content and pedagogy.

“My creed is to help our students become ‘curious minds.’” – Marianna Tarné Éder, Hungary

Daily Edventures

Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Primary and Secondary School. She spearheaded EU Code Week in her school and was awarded “The most enthusiastic school of the EU Code Week” in 2017, winning a LEGO EV3 robot. Website I check every day: Facebook and Netvibes. Marianna Tarné Éder. Deputy Manager. Budapest, Hungary. TarMarianna .

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda

Edsurge

Don’t compare yourself behind the scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel,” she said, pointing out that we see our own flaws but are rarely privy to the flaws of others when watching their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feeds. In 2017, Frontline sold to Thoma Bravo for $1.3