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Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their presentation, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0:

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

Recently I became aware of an article that warns parents of dangers associated with the apps Musical.ly We live in a world where the access to technology is virtually ubiquitous. The green apps are made by companies that are working to look at for underage users.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. Who wouldn't want content to be accessed by people who are visually impaired? Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game.

Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. That is probably a textbook answer and response to a crowd empowered by social media. The company did not continue to try to defend the fee.

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

EdNews Daily

During senior year in high school, all students should have access, knowledge, and experience within these top six areas of education below. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education.

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Only social media can deliver that.

How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

Avatar - A photo or graphic which represents the person or company sending the Tweet. Maybe there is a link to an article you don''t have time to read right now. Favorite" it, then go to the Me page on your Twitter profile to access it later.

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The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

I recently read an interesting article on Fast Company by Sebastian Buck titled "The Best Brands Are The Ones That Build 'Belonging'." There is much to recommend this article, but I want to focus on 2 things: First, I buy it.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

edWeb.net

The badges can also be added to social media, to digital resumes, and or even be accessible through platforms. This article was modified and published by EdScoop. She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these topics.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

Slaying giants

Learning with 'e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking. Leonhard believes the major social media platforms have it right.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. Schools working in partnership with commercial companies will ensure it happens.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. Back when I was in elementary school, I could only access the internet during Computer class.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike: We’ve started a weekly email to about 400 parents so far, where we’re covering topics like digital citizenship, security, filtering, social media — everything that really relates to how students should use technology today.

Does Child Privacy Even Matter?

EdNews Daily

Things like what your child has posted on social media were particularly important. Her company, PRIVO , works with companies like Disney, as well as school districts. All the big industrial companies from the 20th century have fallen in relative value.

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Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. Schools working in partnership with commercial companies will ensure it happens.

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

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.

Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

Companies are creating technology-based products specifically for the classroom, and many schools and institutions are requiring students to use tablets or computers for their assignments. Technology Is Creating New Social Problems.

What Parents and Teachers Should Note From Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony

Edsurge

The leader of the social media giant, with over 2 billion active users, answered questions about data ownership and usage in light of the fallout over Cambridge Analytica’s access and use of 87 million Facebook users’ personal information. These are issues that educators are watching closely as the use of social networking tools in schools have expanded in universities and K-12 schools over the years. Zuckerberg says the company does not.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series of articles on student owned inquiry. The Social Media Search Engine. Twitter Advanced Search – Social Media Search – This Twitter Search Page is valuable when showing teachers great ways to collect learning resources.

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Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model

Edsurge

That charge, by Brian Goegan, clearly struck a nerve with students around the country, leading to memes on social media portraying the professor as a hero fighting corrupt university officials, as well as t-shirts with the slogan: “ my homework was more expensive than this t-shirt.”

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Public data breaches, such as the massive compromises at Equifax , Target and other companies, have increased awareness, Abshire said. Security breaches are situations in which someone gains intentional, unauthorized access to district data.

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Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Many companies give away products that educators can use for free. An earlier version of this article was originally published in SEEN Magazine.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

By looking down, they’re trying to access more RAM in their brain in order to solve the problem. Todd: Sometimes I’ve seen that with a mix of sort of up and down, you can sort of see them accessing different quadrants, but mostly it’s left and right.

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SlidePresenter - free online multimedia presentations

Educational Technology Guy

Each presentation can be tagged, embedded in other sites, and easily shared via social media. It is a German company so some times the web page translations are a little awkward, but the product works great). SlidePresenter is an online presentation service.

Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast

EdNews Daily

EdCast is a social knowledge network built in an effort to enhance our ability to collaborate and learn. We want to encourage life-long learning to ensure the middle class has access to knowledge throughout their lives. We lead the way in Social Collaborative Learning (SCL).

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

TeachThought - Learn better.

Integrate Social Media–For Focused Student Interacting Or To Publish Student Work. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – there is an abundance of social media options available and students seem to be interacting with all of them.

Personal Statements 2017: Growing Up in the Digital Age

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Coalition for College Access) I’m 32. 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.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

techlearning

–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access.

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Generation Z’s Are Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Dan Lauer. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Dan is a long-standing, successful entrepreneur who’s founded multiple companies, including Lauer Toys Inc.,

?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. The website has set up a paywalled “ advanced search ” option, accessible only through Academia.edu’s new premium subscription, which costs $9 per month or $99 per year.

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

Edsurge

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. To support the campaign, ACAC asked college access and success professionals to join them in sharing the reasons applying to college is important using the hashtag #WhyApply.

Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

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This article, “ Unintended Consequences ,” was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 Jamie Glenn, chief executive of a once-hot social media startup, was between a rock and a hard place. The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. Undermining the long-term viability of a company also undermines our ability to achieve our charitable goals.

From Teachers to Students: How Education Technology is Connecting Us on a Global Scale

EdNews Daily

What were two top motivating factors behind starting the company? In China, the demand had always been there, but due to the unaffordable costs of having such lessons, people were unable to access them at scale. The company is the first U.S. Visit us on social media at: Facebook.