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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

Got Gabsee? 3D Augmented Reality Avatar

The Daring Librarian

The Verge I say that it's a whole lot of fun, and I can see using it for program advocacy, as well as book and library promotion. Social Studies Photo Scavenger Hunt or Mystery Skype with Gabsee! (WARNING - Lots of embedded videos - page may load slowly) Got the Gabsee App?

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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

MindShift

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

MindShift

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.

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

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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"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

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.

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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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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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

Graphite Blog

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

Hack Education

Protests when social pseudoscientist Charles Murray spoke at Middlebury College. A bill in Arizona proposed banning any classes or activities that addressed social justice or racial equality. ” There was no peer review of the study; he simply posted it to his website.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” ( The Atlantic and Vox also wrote up this study.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Parental control service ‘ Circle with Disney ’ to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Quizlet Debuts Study Feature That Helps Students Study Efficiently.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Texas Tribune : “ Texas State Board of Education rejects Mexican-American studies textbook.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The American Civil Liberties Union this week declared its opposition to a federal database of student-level outcomes in a letter signed by a handful of education advocacy groups.”

Sign Up Now - Fascinating New Sessions at "Privacy in the Digital Age" Virtual Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kelly Cottler , from the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University , on "Protecting Our Principles and Patrons’ Privacy on Cocial Media: Libraries Sharing Without 'Oversharing.'" The Center also has launched a sustained study of the intersection of science and society.

Election 2016: How Did Higher Ed Leaders Respond?

ProfHacker

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. New Study Nods to More Rigorous Preschools.” (National) Education Politics.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. An advocacy for libertarian politics – think Peter Thiel (a Stanford graduate) now advising Donald Trump.

'I Learn Things on Twitter That I Don’t Learn at Harvard': Clint Smith on Inequality and Technology

Edsurge

Clint Smith: I study the history of racial inequality broadly, and right now, I'm thinking about what social stratification looks like in the context of incarceration and education. Like any sort of changing social landscape, the advent of technology and its relationship to education has produced a range of things—some that are really great and others that are more difficult to navigate. a sort of political and social urgency….

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs. From the MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito : “The Fintech Bubble.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Study on Income-Driven Repayment Plans.” ” Education Next on “Studying a Large-Scale Voucher Program in Colombia.” ” Via Gizmodo : “ Teen Monitoring Apps Don’t Work and Just Make Teens Hate Their Parents, Study Finds.”

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

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. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning. Many programs and products produce reams of “research,” but they’re just sales materials masquerading as effectiveness studies. based education reform advocacy group.