New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.


Indeed, last week saw the launch of “ Ban Facial Recognition on Campus ,” a nationwide campaign from the nonprofit advocacy organizations Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. These advocacy efforts in K-12 schools, she adds, may have influenced the new college campaign. Some institutions of higher ed can track students through their use of WiFi or mobile phones and by encouraging (or requiring) them to use student ID cards to swipe into events.

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

I got this compelling email from good friend and LJ/SLJ/The Horn Book publisher Ian Singer who forwarded a passionate plea to several of us to mobilize, sign the petition to Ensure all school libraries are properly staffed, open, and available for children every day and to get out the word via Twitter. And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. what does it say if we can''t mobilize & get 25,000 signatures?!


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TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel


Much smaller than the in-person mobilization to register the same number of people. Get PTA and booster clubs to mobilize. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Nor, it seems, do a number of advocacy groups that want it pulled off the market because they think iPads and babies are a dangerous combination. The post Babies and Mobile Devices. appeared first on | elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more. Technology "Fisher-Price''s Apptivity Seat Is Bad for Babies" apptivity seat infant development mobile devices natali morris parenting screen time

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs


It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Nor, it seems, do a number of advocacy groups that want it pulled off the market because they think iPads and babies are a dangerous combination. Technology "Fisher-Price's Apptivity Seat Is Bad for Babies" apptivity seat infant development mobile devices natali morris parenting screen timeEverywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

It might be facilitated by posing questions and then having students respond under cover of anonymity using mobile devices. However, we must not lose sight of the third element that comprises this concept, and that is advocacy. Image credit: [link] While voice and choice are more aligned with ownership of learning in the classroom, advocacy aligns with improving the school or district culture. How would you rate the level of learner advocacy in your school or district?

Tweeting response to the NEA Opportunity Dashboard


Let’s get mobilized! aasl advocacy NEA Opportunity DashboardGreetings from Hershey and #PSLA15 where AASL President Terri Grief shared a plan for responding to the omission of school libraries from the NEA Opportunity Dashboard literature. Terri urges NEA members to contact local and state officials. She is composing an official letter to NEA and will meet with NEA leadership next week in Washington, DC.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

We purchased an inclinable table, ergonomic chairs, and mobile desks. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

We purchased an inclinable table, ergonomic chairs, and mobile desks. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.

AASL National Standards: A few essentials to get started!


The National Standards Mobile App (AASLSTNDS), is available for $12.99 AASL17 #AASLstandards aasl advocacy standards #aaslstandards National StandardsAs a member of the AASL National Standards Implementation Taskforce, I was honored to take part in the rollout in Phoenix.

The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic


As an organization on a mission to build a strong, socially conscious and diverse tech workforce, the past year showed us where we can strengthen our existing practices and sharpen our focus and advocacy efforts to be even further out on the leading edge of innovative learning.

XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

Digital Promise

This translates to limited upward mobility for them and their children; children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which diminishes the worker pipeline for the future. One hundred nine teams embarked on the $7 million challenge to develop mobile apps designed to increase literacy levels in adults.

10 Young People Who Changed the World to Add to Your Class Curriculum


In addition to informing students about your local chapter , share this speech Isra gave at TedxWakeForestU on climate advocacy, racial justice, and intersectionality. When he was just 16 years old, he created the Algae Mobile —a device that can convert carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles into oxygen. When we think about modern-day heroes to teach in class, it’s often people who made a difference when they were well into their adult years.

#ISTE13 - San Antonio Highlights & FUN!

The Daring Librarian

Member Networking Fair, Tower View Lobby -- Visit All 25 SIGs, Affiliates, Advocacy/ETAN, Young Educator Network, and other member communities who will showcase their activities and recruit new members. 11:30 –1:30 Volunteer Leadership Box Lunch - Lonesome Dove Lounge, River Level 12:45 Your School Library: Mobile, Flipped, & Curated - a panel presentation featuring Dr. Joyce Valenza, Springfield Township, me!, Download the ISTE Mobile App !

With New Scorecard, Group Seeks Promises That Colleges Won’t Use Facial Recognition on Campus


More than 40 colleges have said they do not use facial recognition technology on campus and stated they have no plans to do so, according to a new “ scorecard ” published Tuesday by an advocacy campaign titled Ban Facial Recognition on Campus.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

an interactive collage in Scratch, a website, a mobile app, a physical computing project). See a sample letter to principal, advocacy slide deck , and additional resources. This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Read the original version here. During CS Ed Week, countless teachers and students experienced computer science for the first time.

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

Tom Murray

Mobile devices provide new options for students to create as they make a movie, record a song, or publish a blog post to capture understanding. Future Ready Schools ® is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education , a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education


Researchers such as Fumiko Hoeft of the University of California, San Francisco, and Nadine Gaab of Boston Children’s Hospital are leading efforts to develop new mobile early-screening apps that can be used at home and in health-care settings. More than 100 companies, universities, and nonprofit and advocacy organizations have signed a new “ accessibility pledge ” intended to make K-12 computer science education more inclusive.

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Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons

The Hechinger Report

The program operates in what she calls a “mobile-first environment,” meaning 90 percent of the program is taught on a phone, even though classes are in-person. For example, the focus of last summer’s global virtual camp was leadership and advocacy through the power of storytelling.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology


Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. Long-term planning and investment in infrastructure for widespread and improved access to the internet and mobile devices is critical. Chile has more mobile cellular subscriptions (127 per 100 people) than the U.S. Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide.

The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

Iterating Toward Openness

This is why, a few posts ago, I stated that “the question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” ” Our advocacy. ’ I then tried to reinforce the idea that, for each of us, the specific goal of our advocacy will be something individual to each us (“Personally, my goal is…”). There’s no advocacy here for a specific pedagogy.

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Virtual Reality, Real Science: Virtual Ecosystems and Technology-Enhanced Curricula Can Build a Deeper Scientific Literacy in Middle Schoolers

Digital Promise

EcoMOBILE (Mobile Outdoor Blended Immersive Learning Environment) puts students into real-world ecosystems and equips them with mobile devices that let them access interactive media such as video, audio, 3-D models, and animations to learn about the ecosystem they’re visiting and to answer specific and open-ended questions about their data-collection activities. So much of environmental study has been about advocacy for the outdoors, or nature ed.

Learning Walks

A Principal's Reflections

Student agency (voice, choice, advocacy) – Are students empowered to own their learning (blended/personalized/virtual learning options, they select tool to be used, etc.) Use of classroom/school space (arrangement, furniture, choice, flexibility, comfort, lighting, temperature, mobility, acoustics, etc.) – Are desks in rows or arranged in a way to foster collaboration? Successful change and consistent improvement rely on many interconnected factors.

Buncee is headed to FETC19


Mobile MegaShare- Showing What I Know.My With creative advocacy and branding, you can bring your library story to life, while leading within your school community and throughout the world like never before. In this workshop, Shannon McClintock Miller will share advocacy and branding ideas and strategies designed to empower you to share your library story, goals, and vision in memorable, effective, and valuable ways.

Before assigning homework, ensure that students have a home

The Hechinger Report

But since it wasn’t our house, they could use the bathroom first,” Kimberly, 12, told the child advocacy organization Children’s Defense Fund for their The State of America’s Children 2014 report. In one of the most-cited studies on the impact of mobility and achievement, university researchers found in 1989 that among 1st through 12th graders, “children who moved three or more times were 60 percent more likely to repeat a grade, controlling for poverty and other socio-demographic risks.”.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

The edWebinar series will continue on a monthly basis throughout the school year, addressing topics that CoSN has covered in one-page briefs : Accessibility, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Mobile Learning, Online Assessment, Student Data Privacy, Smart Network Design, Strategic Technology Planning and Investment, and Closing the Homework Gap. For 25 years, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building and advocacy tools they need to succeed.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security


Whether it be through acquiring an IP address, exposed locations on a mobile device, or tapping into a browser history, cybercriminals will stop at no end to obtain necessary information used to commit identity theft, and here’s the scary part: they might not have to look very hard if information has been left unprotected. Education and advocacy go a long way so, if you’re looking to make a change, consider having a technology and internet talk with your family and cover best practices.

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Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.


Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York


and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc., SIIA provides leadership, industry advocacy, critical market information, and a forum for connecting and shaping the software and digital content industry. October 4, 2018 (Washington, D.C.

Immigrant students once barred from sports can now play in Louisiana

The Hechinger Report

New Orleans parent-advocacy group Our Voice Nuestra Voz mobilized, producing videos and petitions to challenge the rule. Cohen students watch as the school’s boys team squared off against KIPP Renaissance in late September. Neither school has an officially sanctioned team, so they play six-on-six matches in a club league every Saturday. Photo: Casey Parks/The Hechinger Report.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

Several public libraries in the state are providing curbside delivery of books to support the initiative, with many schools and districts offering a free book pick-up service with the help of local literacy advocacy groups. For those not able to make the trip, school buses have been converted into mobile hot spots, and will be stationed in communities throughout the district, offering free broadband for those without internet service.

Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

The Hechinger Report

It’s not lost on me, the significance of being the grandson of a tobacco farmer who came here for a better life, who despite having a second grade education was able to raise his family and create that upward mobility cycle,” he added. FROM OUR PARTNER.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018


Impero also offers Impero EdLink , a mobile device management tool to help schools manage one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits. Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7.