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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Student misuse: Common Sense Media’s research shows students report social media can be a distraction.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

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According to the document, local leaders “should be a part of any planning for an outbreak and should request a bargaining session with your employer to discuss readiness. There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools. NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit philanthropy that funds schools and educational companies, has also started a list. Related EdSurge article on this topic: Want to Help Schools Closed by COVID-19?

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Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

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We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. While there may be many extraneous reasons to use social media in my classroom (it makes my life easier because it’s organized as well as time and space efficient), it really comes down to four main reasons: 1. Only social media can deliver that.

Pushback Is Growing Against Automated Proctoring Services. But So Is Their Use

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Companies including ProctorU have long offered human test-watchers who sit in call centers and look in on test-takers through their webcams. National publications have started to document the outcry, including articles in Vice , The Verge and The Washington Post.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series of articles on student owned inquiry. The Social Media Search Engine. Primary Document Search Engine. Sweet Search – Human Reviewed – It is owned by Dulcinea Media, a company committed to supplying students with a search engine that returns results that are accurate, reliable, safe, and understandable. Most of all, it can show students the power and educational benefits of social media.

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

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The document, which Education Dive obtained, mentions a desire to “leapfrog competition” and “challenge current leaders in the field.” That process can take about three to four years including time to develop the program, according to the company’s founder, John Katzman. That includes SEO, paid search, online advertising and social media. Both deals added scale and more educational pathways for the companies. A cool $6,630.

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Educating for the Design Economy

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Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2014. The new form and function of the iPad, which has beat up on a lot of computer companies seemingly overnight is another example. Yet the iPad is not only a thing that brought new form to play and work via computing, it is also a social thing, giving lifestyle improvement. The Lesson: The Design Economy rewards socializing. A lot of data entry, document scanning and paper printing went on.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

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I wish to share with you this article I wrote for PBLWorks (BIE/BUCK Institute) of which I am part of the National Faculty. I hope pou find this first article helpful and that you return for continued postings in this series. Read the article or watch the webinar.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

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Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

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This article, “ Unintended Consequences ,” was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 Jamie Glenn, chief executive of a once-hot social media startup, was between a rock and a hard place. The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. Undermining the long-term viability of a company also undermines our ability to achieve our charitable goals.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

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Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, articles, videos, interactives, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Better Presentations with Sway

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I recently came across an article in Fast Company that reminded me that I had the Sway app sitting unused on my phone since February. You can also upload a Word document, and Sway attempts to look at the format and devise a proper format for the presentation. And the presentation can be shared on social media, as well as embedded on the web.

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices. Quip looks a lot like Evernote and has a similar interface with documents contained in notebooks, but one of the big differences is that Quip was designed specifically to enable peer editing and collaboration on documents and has a very clear way of showing and tracking the changes.

The Instructional Playbook (interview with Jim Knight) – SULS050

Shake Up Learning

Listen to this article: Do you have a question or idea to share on the podcast? These are perfect for when you need to compare documents, are grading papers, or are doing research for a lesson plan or project. It is also a receptacle for documenting the processes in action. Every student, every class, every day, should have an excellent learning experience, which is what Jim’s company is all about.

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

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Unboxing PD After researching companies with different types of subscription boxes, we decided we wanted to include an element of surprise, make it gift-like, offer individualized products and make sure it’s useful. For our first round, sixteen staff members including teachers, reading specialists, media specialists and para-professional educators signed up by completing a short interest survey.

Mississippi’s Columbia School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Innovative Before- and After-School Programs for All Students

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Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, articles, videos, interactives, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Illinois’ School District 54 Selects Discovery Education to Support Multi-Year Strategic Plan

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Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, articles, videos, interactives, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

New York’s Yonkers Public Schools Joins Forces with Discovery Education to Create Culture of Student Inquiry Districtwide

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Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, articles, videos, interactives, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Discovery Education Chosen by New Mexico’s Hobbs Municipal School District to Accelerate STEM Education in District Middle School

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Students can access a variety of digital assets such as images, primary source documents, podcasts, articles, and videos, then are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Educators at Heizer Middle School will also be supported by the Discovery Education Community as they transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media.

Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education

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Students can access a variety of digital assets such as images, primary source documents, podcasts, articles, and videos, then are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. FCSD educators will be supported by the Discovery Education Community as they transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media.

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details. Also, teachers may need extra support when it comes to things like keeping track of and submitting documentation. She also created a system through Google Classroom for them to easily submit materials and documentation electronically. “It’s

Texas’ Abilene Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Grow Middle School Teacher Capacity

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Featuring a unique combination of professional learning, pedagogy and tools, Digital Leader Corps offers participating educators proven approaches to integrating educational technologies and digital media into classroom instruction. The Discovery Education Community will continue supporting AISD’s educators as they transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Texas’ Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Long-term Strategic Plan

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Students can access a variety of digital assets such as images, primary source documents, podcasts, articles, and videos, then are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. HCISD educators will also be supported by the Discovery Education Community as they transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media.

How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

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This is because the whole-group structure of teaching is being disintermediated by a tidal wave of great software complete with animations and algorithms that is slowly creeping into schools to replace the rather flat documents and boring slide shows that were the first stage of the digital transition. The mass media will make a lot of people believe that the ensuing union fights and strife in the education industry is all bad and everything must go back to the way it used to be.

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

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Taking pictures during field trips and blogging about the experience, or documenting an in-class or school wide project such as a science or an art fair are authentic experiences that excite students about the process and spur them to examine these projects in a different light. Integrate Social Media–For Focused Student Interacting Or To Publish Student Work. The exciting thing about social media is that it can be adapted into a fun and unique learning tool as well.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

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Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, books on tape, articles, videos, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education

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Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, books on tape, articles, videos, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

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The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

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Students can access a variety of digital assets including images, primary source documents, podcasts, oral interviews, books on tape, articles, videos, and more, and are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education?s Award-Winning Digital Services

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Primary Source Testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation: Discovery Education has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation to bring video testimonies to Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Social Studies Techbook. One of the tremendous benefits of using curated, high-quality digital content services like those from Discovery Education is that exciting standards-aligned new media is always being added,” said Beth Matusiewicz, an educator from Wisconsin’s North Lakeland School District. “I

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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RISD educators across the Berkner Feeder Pattern will use Discovery Education’s award-winning Science Techbook , Math Techbook , and Social Studies Techbook , as well as the Discovery Education Streaming Plus and STEM Connect services as core instructional resources supporting the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative. Each subject area includes primary source documents and activities, digital investigations, multimedia reference library, interactive maps, and more.

Tennessee?s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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This new effort seeks to personalize learning in the middle grades to meet every child where they are academically, expose them to a variety of potential careers, and support their social and emotional learning. Among the new resources soon to be available to district middle and high school educators are, Discovery Education’s innovative Science , Math , and Social Studies Techbook s. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Effective media literacy education also involves a strong focus on civic engagement and creation, connecting people with the tools to make their voices and perspectives heard. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula. Creating Media and Media Production.

New York’s Mt. Vernon City School District Begins New Three-Year Partnership with Discovery Education Strengthening STEAM/STEM Education Across the School System

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Students can access a variety of digital assets such as images, primary source documents, podcasts, articles, and videos, then are empowered to become content creators with a suite of content creation tools that help teachers and students safely and easily collaborate in real-time on virtual projects. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Through a new series of videos recently added to Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook and Streaming Plus services, students and teachers can delve into the lives of some of American history’s most prominent and influential Americans.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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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.