The Social Media-School Gap

Reading By Example

In this podcast , I speak with Annie Fox about social media and its use by students. Advocacy Communication Connectedness Technology Annie Fox ASCD connected learning podcast smartphones social media studentsWe talk about better approaches to take with our kids as parents and educators regarding smartphones, student behavior, and the pros and cons of these tools for communication.

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age. Even with little access to technology teachers can add background music to a story or show students a short clip to spark conversation or inspire ideas for writing. 10 Uplifting Ways Students Can Use Technology. 9 Advocacy Groups & Events Enhancing ELT. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

During the transition to online and home-based instruction, teachers and administrators turned to instructional technology coaches for support in the meaningful, effective use of technology to ensure learning continuity and minimize teaching and learning disruptions.

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: Educators Love Social Media,” several education marketing insiders offered their perspectives on how to take advantage of this unique marketing tool.

The Technological Transformation of Districts to Benefit All Learners

edWeb.net

Many school districts are now going through a process of determining which pandemic-related practices should be kept, improved, or discarded, and the use of remote and blended learning technologies is frequently being raised during these types of discussions.

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Pleasant, TX Mr. Scott Floyd - Technology Specialist - White Oak, TX Ms. Jennifer Faulkner, Director of Instructional Technology, Alamo Heights ISD (Moderator) Question #1: What is your vision for the use of digital content in Texas schools for the next five years and how will that content be delivered? Strama: Developed the first technology to help people register to vote over the Internet. This demonstrates the transformative power of technology.

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

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Commissioner O’Reilly shared his belief that a good teacher and a textbook are all that classrooms need and that technology is no replacement.

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

eSchool News

With 55 percent of all teens on social media witnessing outright bullying via that medium, and with 95 percent of those youngsters who witnessed bullying on social media choosing to simply ignore the behavior, K-12 districts are growing increasingly concerned about the impact that such activities can have on their students. Collier, who is co-creator of the recently-launched iCanHelpline.org , teamed up with #iCANHELP to develop a social media helpline for schools.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd.

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

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Commissioner O’Reilly shared his belief that a good teacher and a textbook are all that classrooms need and that technology is no replacement.

Pam Moran on transformed school libraries

NeverEndingSearch

She follows our social media conversations. advocacy school librarians school libraries technology Pam MoranOnce I believed that libraries were places where people went for books and reference materials. Now I believe that libraries are learning opportunities that promote pathways for people to “search, connect, communicate and make.”. Please do not miss superintendent Pam Moran’s post today about the possibilities of 21st c school libraries.

10 Reasons to Think Before You Share Photos of Children Online – SULS0153

Shake Up Learning

This question comes up a lot in a book I’m reading, Growing Up Shared: How Parents Can Share Smarter on Social Media—and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe in a No-Privacy World. Sharenting : the habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc.

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

Consider, another word for branding is advocacy. People often ask me what makes me daring and I say, “because I’m a daring defender of kids, life-long reading, technology, transliteracy, innovative learning, and goofballs and geeks everywhere!” 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!

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. ” “ Assessing Social-Emotional Skills Can Be Fuzzy Work; SELweb Offers Concrete Data.”

How to Create a Twitter List of Reliable Media Sources

Reading By Example

This social media tool can be effective for gaining multiple perspectives on a topic or cause. Once you find sources that are reliable for media coverage, select their profile and add them to a new list. When posts are retweeted within the feed by those you’ve listed, this can be an opportunity to add more reliable media sources to your list. If you read on an tablet or smartphone, I suggest downloading Flipboard to read your Reliable Media Sources list.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. 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. And it would not be possible, Trout said, without small-group instruction and the assistance of classroom technology that helps her deliver a custom-fit lesson for each student.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

To help educators continue their professional learning during this time of social distancing, we have curated a library of micro-credentials which can be earned outside of the classroom and without students. Supporting students’ social and emotional well-being.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. Having a presence as a classroom and school on social media is an acceptable risk.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. Having a presence as a classroom and school on social media is an acceptable risk.

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

Edsurge

But what are Smith’s thoughts about the role that technology plays in the ways that students navigate the world, online and offline? 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. Do you think technology has either improved or worsened the ways in which they navigate the world? There's always been a new technology that is “disruptive.”

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship

Edsurge

In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. Educators and executives in education technology organizations also spoke on fostering digital citizenship at school.

Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

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. Through the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s to the free expression movement of the 1960s to the resurgence in student voice in the 2000s, student education advocacy is alive in the US today.

Cybersecurity Planning: 10 Steps to Readiness

edWeb.net

In the recent edLeader Panel, “ Cybersecurity Readiness in K-12 Schools ,” K-12 technology officers and cybersecurity specialists shared cybersecurity readiness and mitigation strategies that could help districts boost their security efforts. Should there be a response on social media?

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)

NeverEndingSearch

Plan your April advocacy with the official calendar of activities , filled with author/ambassador quotes, professional development links, an interactive calendar and suggested activities for each day and for various grades. You can print copies to distribute or share it electronically and via social media. . for social media and websites and the graphic packs. aasl advocacy librarians school libraries technology #slm16 school library month

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

The Hechinger Report

And young teachers are not always as technologically adept as some might think.). Many assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally savvy about what they find there. Related: Getting schooled in social media. The research also asked students to judge the voracity of claims made on social media. Photo: Getty Images.

Students Are Online Like Never Before. What Does That Mean for Their Privacy?

Edsurge

Technology is enabling learning like never before, with millions of students attending school remotely for some or all of their regular instruction this fall. With this skyrocketing growth in technology use, however, comes greater concerns around student privacy.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director.

How our district uses tech to fight cyberbullying

eSchool News

It involves creating positive school climates, adopting rigorous reporting systems, and educating students and parents about digital citizenship and how to use social media responsibly. As the technology director for the West Rusk County (TX) Consolidated Independent School District, I have been a staunch proponent of using technology to support student safety. Bullying is a real danger for students today. More than 28 percent of U.S.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on.

Why Has AI Become Such a Hot Topic in Education?

Mindspark Learning

AI may seem like a subject that is best left to computer science and technology classes, but that approach is too limited. According to a 2018 study by Code.org’s Advocacy Coalition , only 35% of high schools across 24 states offer computer science courses.

Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed

TeacherCast

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington based advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college. About the Alliance for Excellent Education The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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. We all know parents will go to the mat for their children, and that passion can translate quite seamlessly into tenacious advocacy for legislation policy. Keep them up-to-date on policy proposals in your regular communications with them, such as newsletters or regular social media posts.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

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

Edsurge

What rights do parents, students and teachers have in an educational system increasingly awash in data and technology? 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.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America. Education Technology Events

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

EdSurge caught up with him recently to hear the story about his hunt for his own data and what he thinks colleges could do to make that technology a bit more transparent. These days we do a lot of workshops and special projects around freedom of information and privacy issues and advocacy work because that act was passed back in 1992. You had some experience in research and advocacy for privacy before you started there, while you were a student.

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The importance of watching and naming

Dangerously Irrelevant

Despite the heroic efforts of bloggers and school advocates, many educators STILL continue to be unaware of how think tanks, private foundations, corporations, astroturf groups, and government actors work together – often behind the scenes – to formulate harmful laws, policies, and advocacy campaigns. Our technology messages are important. This past weekend our minister asked us to consider what it meant to be ‘present’ within a community.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance. The discussions shouldn’t focus on denying technology, though, said Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist, White Oak ISD, TX in the edWebinar “ Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World.”

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

Edsurge

So the dean asked Perreault and Gretchen Kopmanis, technology services office manager and Mac team lead, to devise a pilot program that would help low-income students get access to laptops—and maybe even improve their enrollment and retention rates, too. 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.