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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids.

Opportunity Knocking on Your Door

The Principal of Change

It might not be great, but it is definitely doable. In an article I shared this morning , Penguin Random House says, “job applicants will no longer be required to have a university degree.” Think about this scenario that I faced less than seven years ago.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. Did you notice any improvements in sleep, socialization etc.? How much time did you spend without social media?

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Tisha: Most definitely. Tisha: Most definitely. I think you definitely do. You know, I always sent out a newsletter and I have social media, so I asked them, “What are some things you want to see at parent parties?”

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

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. A simple definition for a professional workstation. Set Up Social Media.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Edtech Job Hunt

Edsurge

Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites. Fill out this form and we'll get your information in front of attending companies. While the idea of being a social media magician may sound fun, it may also give potential employers the wrong impression. Instead, try something like “Proven demand generation expert” or try more of a description, “Helping People Get Results on Social Media".

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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To push it further, one definition of disruption might be a bottom-up cause that substantially effects the ecology it is a part of (e.g., ” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded.

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 blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

Take a look at the definition of “targeted marketing” in the bill and start to sweat, because it means the use of any image, any message, that targets any minor child. Here’s the thing: schools profile students as a core function to cause learning, and they definitely promote their service and not only their own lesson-plan products, but those of thousands of publishers. The worrisome sections are (highlighted for illustrating points in this article): “(A) PROHIBITION.—Except

Global STEM Alliance is Encouraging Students to be a New Kind of Billionaire

Edsurge

A popular sketch, first shown in a New York Times article , reflects this bleak reality. In order to combat this issue the NYAS’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA), in partnership with the Aspen Institute , created the Social Impact Challenge to encourage the brightest STEM students around the world to become billionaires—but not in the traditional understanding of the word. Social Impact Challenge winners. “We

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

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. ” Of course, when all these narratives about “social emotional learning” get picked up by education technologists and education entrepreneurs, they don’t just turn policy mandates or even into TED Talks. ” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

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Say you come across a meme on social media and find yourself wondering, Did Abraham Lincoln really say that? Imagine that you're trying to research the company Apple, but you don't want any results about the actual fruit. News & Media Literacy Lesson Plans

5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

Graphite Blog

Say you come across a meme on social media and find yourself wondering, Did Abraham Lincoln really say that? Imagine that you're trying to research the company Apple, but you don't want any results about the actual fruit. News & Media Literacy Lesson Plans

#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

Edsurge

was the question first posed to the #DLNchat community by Aneesa Davenport, social media and analytics manager for EdSurge. Shah shared that his company, Class Central, found that almost half of the MOOC-takers they surveyed found some tangible benefit to their learning experience whether they completed the course or not. Instructional design elements “have definitely paired well with, and influenced, adaptive/automated options. Has the MOOC revolution come and gone?

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5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

Graphite Blog

Say you come across a meme on social media and find yourself wondering, Did Abraham Lincoln really say that? Imagine that you're trying to research the company Apple, but you don't want any results about the actual fruit. You might assume that they have but maybe can't quite track down the exact article you're looking for. American news sources have definitely covered the issue. Check out these news and media literacy lesson plans

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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.”

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. These have all been separate articles in each series. ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. “Tracking” – an educational practice that re-inscribed social inequalities.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” The University of Northern New Jersey had a website – one with a.edu domain, to boot – as well as several active social media profiles. Who might benefit from such a restrictive definition of universities? I wrote about this program in more detail in the article in this series on “ The ‘New’ For-Profit Higher Education.” Other organizations and companies began offering “micro-credentials” for educators. (So,

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. ” asks The Economist in an article about coding bootcamps. The company has raised $41 million total. (I

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. esSurge mentions their article on APIs and Indie Ed Tech. A: Short answer: no, it’s definitely possible.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. esSurge mentions their article on APIs and Indie Ed Tech. A: Short answer: no, it’s definitely possible.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” That’ll definitely bring back the coal jobs. ” WeWork, an eight-year-old company that has raised almost $7 billion in funding, has committed to pay some $18 billion in rent.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” There’s more on legal battles involving student loan companies in the business of financial aid section below. ” “How Should Colleges Approach Student Success When Different Definitions Abound?” ” My favorite part of this article, I think, is where it boasts about how stable Ethiopia is these days. The student loan company has raised $803.6

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. ” From the article: Zuckerberg revealed that he wants to ensure that education has a chance to flourish in VR. ” Definitely no one I trust more on this topic, no siree.