Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. Parents can follow the Twitter feed, and say, ‘Don’t you have that paper due soon in social studies class?’ ” Terrill said.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

Kajeet

Also, when students are unsupervised, they tend to wander to entertainment or social media sites. Mobile Broadband Technology Insight SentinelSince 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12.

A community broadband approach to closing the connectivity gap

Education Superhighway

Jojo Myers Campos is the state broadband development manager and has been working on the Nevada Connect Kids Initiative for the past two years. What experiences led you to become passionate about expanding broadband access?

How a tech director increased digital access

Education Superhighway

She’s a big advocate for expanding broadband access and digital equity, and she has become a key strategic planner for school Internet in Virginia. This diverse group of stakeholders gave us feedback on network infrastructure and broadband to VA school divisions.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

” To help increase digital literacy awareness in underserved communities, Broadband Rhode Island , a partner with RIFLI, created a curriculum in 2011 for adult education teachers to promote digital literacy among adult learners. To address these different learning levels, RIFLI uses the Northstar Digital Literacy assessment exam as the basis for a curriculum that teaches how to use a computer to using Microsoft Excel and Word as well as social media, specifically Facebook.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Commit to Ensuring Equity in Access and Opportunity. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ It’s also vital that school leaders take a hard look at access once students leave the school doors, as five million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while at home according to a Pew Research Center report.

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How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

Education Superhighway

She is the current Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) and an Illinois State E-rate Coordinator. We spoke with her about the challenges and triumphs she’s seen in advocating for broadband access across the state for the second installment in our new Broadband Leaders series. . You’ve driven thousands of miles across the state to meet with school district leaders about their broadband upgrades.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Considering that community college students oftentimes have access to fewer resources, it seems at first that this would be counter-intuitive. Such media can be submitted to an e-portfolio or blog (e.g.

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.”

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007. Home broadband is increasingly a must-have for education.

Why a Maryland CIO Created a Forum to Connect K-12 Students

Education Superhighway

In addition to celebrating school districts nationwide, this year our blog will feature a new Broadband Leaders series. His work has been instrumental in securing the Internet access all Maryland students need for an equitable and quality education. Success Stories Broadband Leaders

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

eSchool News

No child should have to go to such lengths just to do homework, and every child should have easy and affordable access to the Internet and the opportunity that access brings. In our work, we hear a common refrain from parents: “We know we need internet access, but we can’t afford it.”

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Neo LMS

To my untrained statistician’s eye these figures seem moderate, and indicate that the digitization of the classroom is not happening as rapidly as the tech media would have us think. This will give you an accurate picture of the access needs and opportunities amongst your student population.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

At every single phase of my visit—from checking in, to the nurse evaluation, to accessing my chart for lab work—this new system wreaked havoc. We typically hear that while most learners own smartphones, they are “only” using them for things like social media and text messaging.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

My students are also in a graduate program that teaches critical understanding of media. Here were the three biggest trends they identified (in no particular order): Tech Addiction Rich media—gaming, VR, mixed reality—can be so powerful that they distract us from the offline world.

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. OER computer games social media OLPC

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

Under her guidance and with access to connectivity, the students were able to meet virtually with the polar scientists to guide their research efforts. Micah additionally serves on the CUE Legislative Advocacy Committee promoting policies of access to technology for all students and families.

The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

Dr. Curran explained that she and her son have a joint social media account. They use social media side by side so that when he turns 13 he will have the tools and guidance necessary to be successful.

Get Inspired By & Connect to #CDEtop30 #EdTech Transformers

The Innovative Educator

If there is, in the age of social media, access to the source is just a Tweet away. keithkrueger leads @CoSN in advocating for school and library broadband funding #CDEtop30 #edtech Below is the "Transforming the Classroom" infographic.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

Under her guidance and with access to connectivity, the students were able to meet virtually with the polar scientists to guide their research efforts. Micah additionally serves on the CUE Legislative Advocacy Committee promoting policies of access to technology for all students and families.

How technology can amplify the effects of good teaching

Education Superhighway

What led you to become passionate about expanding broadband access, and what motivates you most about your role as Director of Instructional Policy and State E-rate Coordinator at DESE? All students deserve equitable access to a high quality public education.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Ofsted to 'snoop' on parents' and pupils' social media | iNews → Its like Klout, but for school accountability. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant." Accessible scholarship.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Ofsted to 'snoop' on parents' and pupils' social media | iNews → Its like Klout, but for school accountability. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant." Accessible scholarship.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens grew and I became aware of more organizations, as well as some of their supporting tools and resources. To give further context, I’ve sorted them alphabetically, into four categories; (1) those organizations that are instructionally-focused; (2) those that provide supports for technology leadership; (3) those that focus on connectivity and access; and (4) those that focus on data privacy and security.

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From Flip Phones and Faxes to Future Focused Learning

Fractus Learning

They are the generation that sees ultrafast broadband and wi-fi as a basic right. When we concede the fact that students can access information from a number of sources, other than simply from us at our pace, we will start developing some independence with learning. I’m a Gen X baby.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? But youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems often don't have access to it. Greitens moves to increase rural schools' internet access | News-Leader → Gov.

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

Doug Levin

Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. And, those most likely to be able to avail themselves of this technique (because of access to expertise, resources, and privilege) are least likely to need the protection it provides. → The hacked account was live for over 40 hours, while the media continued to publicize it and draw new viewers.

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

Doug Levin

Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. And, those most likely to be able to avail themselves of this technique (because of access to expertise, resources, and privilege) are least likely to need the protection it provides. → The hacked account was live for over 40 hours, while the media continued to publicize it and draw new viewers.

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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? Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This Government Websites | ITIF → The public relies on federal websites to access information and services from the U.S.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? But youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems often don't have access to it. Greitens moves to increase rural schools' internet access | News-Leader → Gov.

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#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

Significant problems include a lack of broadband connectivity in various parts of the world. However, these are still used effectively by those who desire to access educational opportunities to which they would otherwise have no access.

Teachers: How Will You Approach Digital Learning This School Year?

Education Superhighway

District Consultant, Hanna Beckman: Digital learning enables exploration, opportunity and access. Students had access to a computer lab at one of my schools and nothing more than a projector at the other. Share your thoughts with us on social media.

Teachers: How Will You Approach Digital Learning This School Year?

Education Superhighway

District Consultant, Elle Patterson: To me, digital learning means that students are able to experience learning that is interactive, that provides them with targeted instruction based on their unique needs and learning styles, and that allows them to have access to material that may not otherwise be offered at their school. District Consultant, Hanna Beckman: Digital learning enables exploration, opportunity and access. Share your thoughts with us on social media.

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). The federal program, signed into law in 1996, helps fund internet access in schools and libraries. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on DLD that the FCC will double its spending to $2 billion to connect schools and libraries to broadband over the next two years.