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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.

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

Edsurge

Tony Wan, Managing Editor Access and Equity How can we accommodate students who have learning disabilities in online instruction and practice universal design principles? There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools.

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.

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:

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.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

edWeb.net

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. Again, the presenter doesn’t lecture the parents and tell them to keep their kids offline; the presenter will acknowledge the good in the digital world, like communication and access to information.

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.

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.

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.

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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Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching. Hundreds of colleges around the world have taken Coursera up on the new offer, said Arunav Sinha, head of global communications for the company.

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Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

An article published in the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences indicates an increasing tendency to implement blended learning as a favored pedagogical approach due to the evident benefits it holds. Since the resources in a flipped classroom can be accessed without geographical or time constraints, learners can continue studying without missing out on any important lessons. social media or school intranet portal, etc.

Gamification in Buncee: Unlock Buncee Rewards

Buncee

Here’s a clip of how the feature works with a step by step how-to article linked here. How to access the Summer category in Ideas Lab for fun activities to enrich your summer. Find us on social media and share your creations with us.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

edWeb.net

24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home.

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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Get Social with Digital Reading

edWeb.net

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.

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).

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.”

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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