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Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know


Rebecca Koenig (March 16, 2020) Administration and Leadership How is all this being negotiated with teachers unions? Rebecca Koenig (March 16, 2020) How will this affect teacher pay? There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools.

Britannica LaunchdPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. LaunchPacks offers K-12 students a full range of articles, images, videos and primary sources of information to engage children in ‘factually correct’ learning content.

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Britannica LaunchPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. LaunchPacks offers K-12 students a full range of articles, images, videos and primary sources of information to engage children in ‘factually correct’ learning content.

Instagram Changes Policy to Disclose Date of Birth for New Users


In a recent article on, writer Mark Liberman reports that new users are now being asked to disclose their date of birth, rather than just confirming that they are 13 years of age. Instagram – a Facebook-owned company – has stepped up their […].

Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

For a time when we are physically social distancing, it has been beautiful to see how people are coming together to take care of our nation’s children. May 5, 2020. March 31, 2020. March 31, 2020. March 31, 2020.

Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?


On March 12, the company announced that any other college impacted by the coronavirus, even if they aren’t a partner of the company, can request free access to Coursera’s catalog of 3,800 courses for the impacted college’s students. Hundreds of colleges around the world have taken Coursera up on the new offer, said Arunav Sinha, head of global communications for the company. Usually we get a spike [on an article or two sometimes,] but it doesn’t last for so long.”

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Get Social with Digital Reading

The first step to effectively using digital reading is for teachers to embrace social reading. Social media interactions: Many authors regularly hold Q&As and talk to their readers through Twitter and Facebook. Biblionasium : This is a social reading network for kids 6-13.

SOS Instructional Strategies for Implementing Human Rights Education with Comprehensive Digital Resources from Speak Truth to Power

Discovery Education

After introducing the applicable Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles, students could be asked to develop two true statements and one lie related to the information, and then sh are those with other students to see if they can correctly identify the false statements. .

The Dial-a-Drill: Automating the Teacher with Ed-Tech at Home

Hack Education

I realize that most everyone — particularly on social media — wants to talk about the now or the future. Moreover, we know that technology is often called upon to address social and economic and political and yes sure medical crises facing education.

The Instructional Playbook (interview with Jim Knight) – SULS050

Shake Up Learning

Listen to this article: Do you have a question or idea to share on the podcast? Every student, every class, every day, should have an excellent learning experience, which is what Jim’s company is all about. Teaching Learning Coaching Conference 2020. Shake Up Learning 2020.

17 Great Learning Podcasts for the Classroom

Graphite Blog

Teachers can get access to classroom activities and conversation starters with a membership to Tinkercast, the company that produces Wow in the World. Related articles and videos are also available to supplement the audio. grammar unique to social media).

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

While socioeconomics, district location, and availability of reliable and consistent WIFI access may seem unsurmountable, rural districts, along with CoSN and companies like Kajeet, are committed to both digital equity and digital equality. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

How to transition out of teaching and into your next career

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Daphne Williams is a former teacher who became a consultant working for a large educational company and currently works full time as an Instructional Designer. During her speaking engagements for the company at educational conferences, teachers often asked her how she got out of teaching.

4 Security Issues for Schools During Covid19 Distance Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Third, I talk about increasing awareness of social media manipulation by countries. Social Media Manipulation – I saw a post from Beth Kanter about this poster and as it was being discussed, several noted some Russian in the original pice and their sites.

I love the #DEN

Kathy Schrock

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog " Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month " in February 2020 and is re-posted here with permission. _ The use of social media is commonplace for educators nowadays.

Are Deepfake Videos a Threat to Democracy?

Graphite Blog

From simple Snapchat filters to short, lighthearted, or ironic TikTok videos, it's clear that young people are pretty savvy when it comes to consuming -- and creating -- manipulated media. And in a lot of ways, seeing altered media is just part of being online today. Known more formally as a type of "synthetic media," these altered videos usually show real people doing and saying things they never actually did or said.

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula. Media Manipulation.

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

Projections show that by 2020, 43% of the U.S. In another article shared on Forbes, Zack Friedman says , “ There are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 This article was originally published with permission from Forbes.

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


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.

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

Doug Levin

" 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. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

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Rating News Sources Can Help Limit the Spread of Misinformation

Educator Innovator

The problem of disinformation and propaganda misleading social media users was serious in 2016, continued unabated in 2018 and is expected to be even more severe in the coming 2020 election cycle in the U.S. Read the original article.

Generation next

Learning with 'e's

The class of 2020 may have expectations about learning which run counter to the ethos of the traditional university. This is due to a number of factors, some of which are discussed in this Time Higher Education article.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dr. Faye Miller, University of Canberra/Human Constellation - Digital Research Consultancy How Online Tutoring Programs have Developed Global Citizens , Kasey Beck, President, Invictus Institute HOW TO COMBINE MEDIA ARTS AND EXCHANGES IN GLOBAL LEARNING.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Without revenue the company will go away.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

This graph comes from an article in the online publication Vox that includes a couple of those darling made-to-go-viral videos of young children using “old” technology like rotary phones and portable cassette players – highly clickable, highly sharable stuff.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). ” (Learndirect is a job training company that has a major contract with the UK government.). The company makes student loans based on students’ “academic data.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. ” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” Microsoft had a media event this week.