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


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

How micro-credentials could have a chance

eSchool News

Micro-credentials could have a hugely beneficial impact on teacher professional development, according to a new study — provided some big ifs swing in their favor. News Professional Development (PD) Research Social Media Top News

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A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

eSchool News

Anne Collier, founder and president of nonprofit Net Family News , wants to get K-12 districts in California — and eventually nationwide — involved with the anti-bullying movement as it pertains to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

And they ended social promotion, so that struggling students are no longer shuttled along to the next grade level simply to keep them with the herd of similarly aged classmates. Social media sites suggest new “friends” and sources of information tailored to your connections.

Letters for Justice: Empowering Young Voices on Topics that Matter

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Olin, 5th grade social studies teacher, came to me with an idea. There’s a lot going on in the world right now and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many current issues being debated and decided on in our country and around the world.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

An Illustrator Study of Carson Ellis https://t.co/QWfDVFWefC So…I decided to occasionally share with her on social media some of the things happening in our public school library. Created by Kristina Holzweiss.

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

Consider, another word for branding is advocacy. Teaching Good - Branding Evil Creating the Daring Librarian Brand Rock Star Advocacy: Proving Your Worth In Tough Times By Jennifer La Garde Get Social. Connect it to your Twitter for easy Social Media cross posting!

A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online

The Hechinger Report

The overwhelming majority of young people are unable to sift through online information and separate fact, fiction and opinion, according to a new study from Stanford University. Never have we had so much information at our fingertips,” the study’s authors wrote. Photo: Getty Images.

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night


Studies show test scores trend higher in schools with full-time, certified school librarians. activism advocacy twitter Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern.

The danger of claiming that relationships can’t scale

The Christensen Institute

He’s spotlighted programs like StriveTogether and Thread , and philosophies like social-emotional learning that are doubling down on relationships. If we want to weave the social fabric of our country back together, his argument goes, a norm or cultural movement that puts relationships first could spark mass investment in local community-building at a national scale. Core to his axiom that relationships can’t scale is perhaps our most limited social resource: time.

What’s the key to ending vaping? Not following smoking’s roadmap

The Christensen Institute

Given the severity of the issue, advocacy groups are calling for action to limit e-cigarette use, by raising the age for sale of “tobacco products” or other methods. In certain groups smoking makes it easier to socialize with others, and appear cool.

Educational Leadership for Social Good


EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation , dedicated to effecting positive change in schools, and currently supporting a number of advocacy programs including the Our Voice Academy and the nonprofit Student Voice Foundation. Leadership Digital Citizenship Social Emotional Learning

Policy Watch: Educators Can Teach Lawmakers What Our Students Need

EdNews Daily

As a former teacher with 23 years in the classroom myself, I understand that educating young students leaves little time for legislative advocacy. Keep them up-to-date on policy proposals in your regular communications with them, such as newsletters or regular social media posts.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware additional organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.

What Happens When Low-Income College Students Borrow Free Laptops?


Low-income students really feel out of place at Michigan,” says Camille Mancuso, a junior and the vice president of the Michigan Affordability and Advocacy Coalition student group.

From High School to Harvard, Students Urge for Clarity on Privacy Rights


In an interview with EdSurge, ACLU’s Advocacy and Policy Counsel, Chad A. He suggests legislatures start addressing this issue by looking into laws surrounding social media privacy, one-to-one devices, student information and learning management systems, educational apps and the personal technologies students bring with them to school. Social media continues to be a contentious space with murky boundaries between what’s public and private. “Is

Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem


At the start of the new year, parents may encourage their teens to detox from social media, increase exercise, or begin a volunteer project. And according to a recent study, when it comes to helping others, teens may benefit psychologically from spending time helping strangers. The study, published in December in the Journal of Adolescence , suggests that altruistic behaviors, including large and small acts of kindness, may raise teens’ feelings of self-worth.

Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims


Along with teaching chemistry and physics, she offers a class called “thinking skills” where students solve logic and math puzzles while also enhancing their media literacy. The comic above was used as part of a study in Uganda to teach students how to evaluate health and science claims.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

” The event had a strong financial services theme, although I met audience members engaged in a wider array of fields (including healthcare and social media). Consider, too, international students interested in studying in the U.S. (or

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OPINION: Seven lessons on proficiency education

The Hechinger Report

Advocacy groups like Competency Works promote a paradigm shift that includes customized schedules. If tests respond to students, rather than students studying to respond to tests, they might not develop adaptation skills,” S4 founder and president Michelle Sagalyn warns.

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. Many of the organizations listed have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels. Formed in 1992, CoSN works to provide its members with the management, community building, and advocacy tools to be technology leaders in today’s schools.

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Six reasons you may not graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

Students who are worried about debt sometimes work more and then reduce their course load,” said Robert Kelchen, a professor of higher education at Seton Hall who studies student debt. But by working instead of studying, they may find it more difficult to graduate on time.”.

Where Did All These Teen Activists Come From?


These are young people who have been affected by these issues, these are youth who are concerned about their safety, their future,” said Jesica Fernandez, a Santa Clara University professor who studies youth movements.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide. They really don’t even tell you to study for it,” Flores said. “We

A ‘civil rights camp’ teaches kids a history they’re not learning in school

The Hechinger Report

So when they heard about a week-long program in Tennessee’s Appalachian foothills that would teach them about the Civil Rights Movement of the past and how it connects to the social justice struggle of today, they were eager to attend. They get a deeper understanding of advocacy,” she said.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” They struggle with facts about social studies.

Making Digital Citizenship a Key Component of Back-to-School Time

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The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens found that nearly one-half of teens interfere with their own learning by multitasking with social media while doing their homework. Students across California are returning to school.

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.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

E-Counseling 2.0: Can a new wave of virtual guidance help?

The Hechinger Report

College Possible is one of many college advocacy groups hoping that technology will jumpstart the slow growth of low-income students in higher education. Studies of college advising and mentoring programs have shown them to be effective in getting low-income kids to and through college.

High schools try to make better use of something often wasted: Senior year

The Hechinger Report

Seniors at High Tech High School’s Media Arts campus in San Diego work on a project examining teenage stress and how to decrease it at a point in students’ lives when they’re making high-stakes decisions about college and careers.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Associate Professor, Co-Director of Asian Studies, Adelphi University | Jan Dormer, Ph.D., Hawkesdale P12 College Let’s Hangout – Successful Student Study Groups – Snacks Optional , Candy R. Social Studies Teacher Licensure to become an educator.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There are four panel discussions this year: ​" The Role and Responsibility of Media in Global Education ," ​" Innovation in Global Education ," " The Value of Exchange Programs ," and " Understanding and Educating for Global Citizenship."

Election 2016: How Did Higher Ed Leaders Respond?


Robin DeRosa is Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Responses started pouring in, and today, three days after the election, I sorted through forty-five such statements which were sent to me via social media and email.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryopendata on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. She is a native of Colombia, a place from where much of her inspiration for innovation and social justice emerged.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and global competencies to audiences in over 30 countries.