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Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

In March of 2017 android users had the opportunity to choose from 2.8 Recently I became aware of an article that warns parents of dangers associated with the apps Musical.ly The green apps are made by companies that are working to look at for underage users.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. The new service allows users to build instant mobile social networks, called "cells" using text messages, QR Codes, email, web or the new Android App. Friends – cliques and social chat ?

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

ProfHacker

Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike: We’ve started a weekly email to about 400 parents so far, where we’re covering topics like digital citizenship, security, filtering, social media — everything that really relates to how students should use technology today.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Android 4.2+ and higher so you can connect Windows devices and Android smartphones to Miracast-compliant receivers. This is important because you probably don’t want to share all of those pictures and videos on social media. And not all parents are on social media.

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Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

Furthermore, I can share what I have made with the world through my website and social media. With websites and social media, students certainly have the ability to reach a potentially global audience. Luckily, we can find student-created media online.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. First Lady Melania Trump launched her “Be Best” campaign this week, encouraging people to be nicer on social media. The Office of Students and Young Consumers had actively and aggressively policed the student loan industry and monitored credit card companies and other financial institutions that serve – or target – college students and other young people.”

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

Bush ), and the invocation of facts, evidence, and expertise in political arguments (particularly those arguments on social media) is now interpreted as bias rather objectivity. The media? In January, “brain-training” company Lumosity agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it had deceived customers with its claims that its games improved cognitive functions. ” “Modern pedagogical methods require modern media.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” ” Just grand that Facebook is running a bunch of media literacy and digital training courses for community colleges. I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. Badges , patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company” by Doug Belshaw.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. ” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” Microsoft had a media event this week.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. City native and rap superstar Fetty Wap released a music video last week for his latest single, ‘Wake Up,’ filmed at Eastside High School, according to social media posts by the rapper. The company has raised $10.35

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Obama Administration also announced its support of a new program, conjunction with the Young Entrepreneur Council , to create a new startup incubator program and investment company: Gen Y Capital Partners. Politics and Policies Missouri governor Jay Nixon signed into law the revisions to the infamous Senate Bill 54 , a law that would have effectively banned any private teacher-student interaction on social media sites.