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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. If you delete the apps for social media, you’re not deleting the social media service.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Understand Where Textbooks Are Going: Test eBook “Mashup” Software to See How It Works. 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. Set Up Social Media.

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Humans find their own uses for technology, too, which can send trends sideways. There’s also the problem of long-term trends, with our tendency to underestimate long-term effects, and the way some developments can take a long, long time to arrive (cf ebooks).

The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

The worrisome sections are (highlighted for illustrating points in this article): “(A) PROHIBITION.—Except Publisher’s seeking to sell new applications teaching math of any kind should be allowed to advertise in a student’s social feed based on an anonymized profile showing student(s) getting low grades or indicating they are struggling with math.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” His rather disastrous business history in ed-tech includes SoftKey and The Learning Company. The company has raised $14.75

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. Perhaps I need to start a new section in this article where I look at these sorts of b t predictions and proclamations and cliches. Testing, Testing… Via Chalkbeat : “Fired testing company seeks $25.3