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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.

Safer Internet Day: Can Social Media Companies be Trusted?

techlearning

As it's Safer Internet Day, perhaps it's apposite to ask this question: can the social media companies be trusted? He publishes the ICT & Computing in Education website. Internet News Security Social Media TL Advisor Blog

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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:

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

Edsurge

Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work. Finding My Media Balance (grade 5).

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

So we began by looking at the ISTE standards, which is the International Society for Technology Education. So the results are not in yet, but we also — through the Washington Post article, The CBS Morning Show chose to interview the school.

Lies, damn lies and social media

Learning with 'e's

Bad content arrives because it has been promoted through social media company commercial algorithms, or it is made visible on our personal timelines by well-meaning (but incredibly naive) friends and family members (see above). What is their track record with other articles?

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Subtitle: Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use Twitter to connect to other classes tackling financial literacy education. Sponsored by Econ Essentials from Discovery Education and CME Group.

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.

Cyberpatriot - national youth cyber education program

Educational Technology Guy

? CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ?At

3 Steps to Managing Your School or District's Online Reputation

The 21st Century Principal

In their book, Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , authors Andy Beal and Judy Strauss entitle one chapter "You Don''t Own Your Company''s Reputation." But with the advent of social media and self-publishing ability of the web in general, protecting your school or district''s reputation becomes an exercise in futility.

How to help students tackle technology overload (and other useful skills)

eSchool News

Casa Todd, a teacher-librarian, in Ontario, Canada, is a great resource for all educators due to her work supporting K-12 teachers in her district. This article points out some interesting tactics used by some companies.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

edWeb.net

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. However, as part of a new education program from Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection, communication, community, and dignity are key themes of the curriculum.

Educating for the Design Economy

EdNews Daily

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2014. It’s remarkable how it has increased in relevance now that the bulk of education is sailing into the choppy waters of redesign and digital-first. The topic was: “Educating for the Design Economy.” By LeiLani Cauthen.

The Failure of Fast Education

Edsurge

Editor’s note: This article has been edited from the original post, “ Teach Slower to Teach Better ” and republished with permission. Over the last decade, as a rejection to a tired model of traditional higher education, new educational programs and structures have emerged.

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.

Stop The Spread of Fake News

ProfHacker

Decades of other research concurs that people are influenced by their peers and social networks. Sometimes lack of coverage is the result of corporate media bias and other factors, but there should typically be more than one source reporting on a topic or event.

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Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

For a time when we are physically social distancing, it has been beautiful to see how people are coming together to take care of our nation’s children. Findley educators and staff distribute food and supplies to families.

Realizing Success in the Adult Basic Education Market

Digital Promise

With educational opportunities currently limited to just 11 percent of this population , the potential for technology, especially mobile devices, to provide additional avenues to education for these adults is significant. Government-funded adult education has an annual budget of nearly $2 billion. Based on my experience, companies who have research that validates, or at least indicates, the efficacy of their products gain wider acceptance.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh and his colleague, Ilya Mishra, are new contributors to Ask a Tech Teacher who specialize in online learning and educational technology (more on Ilya’s bio below). I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: To be an integral part of this relatively young digital age, it is imperative for educators to keep up with the technological advances in every sector. An Advanced and Beneficial Approach to Education. social media or school intranet portal, etc.

Britannica LaunchdPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. LaunchPacks offers K-12 students a full range of articles, images, videos and primary sources of information to engage children in ‘factually correct’ learning content. Online education

A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

Edsurge

But you might not realize how many educational podcasts are out there. By educational, we mean shows that focus on some super-focused topic, like a specific period of history or an academic discipline. You’re not getting really wealthy or even famous through educational audio.

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The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

I recently read an interesting article on Fast Company by Sebastian Buck titled "The Best Brands Are The Ones That Build 'Belonging'." There is much to recommend this article, but I want to focus on 2 things: First, I buy it. What is the role of education in all of this?

Britannica LaunchPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. LaunchPacks offers K-12 students a full range of articles, images, videos and primary sources of information to engage children in ‘factually correct’ learning content. Online education

SOS Instructional Strategies for Implementing Human Rights Education with Comprehensive Digital Resources from Speak Truth to Power

Discovery Education

Human rights education, at its best, engages and empowers students, helping them to recognize and value their own power in making a difference, as they become the next generation of human rights defenders. .

Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast

EdNews Daily

Thousands of new education technology platforms have emerged in the past decade. As education technology continues to grow, it is important to identify services with purpose and meaning. Karl Mehta and his team are passionate about the global impact of mobile and online education.

From Teachers to Students: How Education Technology is Connecting Us on a Global Scale

EdNews Daily

Instead of focusing on a practical method of teaching that enables students to speak and understand English, the country’s education system strongly emphasizes rote memorization of grammar rules and vocabulary. What were two top motivating factors behind starting the company?

4 Security Issues for Schools During Covid19 Distance Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Third, I talk about increasing awareness of social media manipulation by countries. Social Media Manipulation – I saw a post from Beth Kanter about this poster and as it was being discussed, several noted some Russian in the original pice and their sites.

How VR and AR Will Change How Art is Experienced

Educational Technology Guy

For example, companies can make use of simulated interviews and best choose candidates for the job when recruiting and training. Social media filters are a good example of this. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

Edsurge

During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. Company representatives are anathema to some, yet indispensable partners to others. So what makes a particular product or company more “trustworthy” than others? Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Opportunity Knocking on Your Door

The Principal of Change

Maybe you have your dream job as an educator. Maybe you are insanely happy with your position currently in education. In an article I shared this morning , Penguin Random House says, “job applicants will no longer be required to have a university degree.”

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? After all, there’s not a lot of money in education budgets these days. Many companies give away products that educators can use for free.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. What should educators learn from 2018 and where are we going next year? The year started with Bryan Caplan releasing his newest book, “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money.”

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Everyone in the world of education it seems, has an interest in how technology is going to influence what we do in the classroom. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future.

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

techlearning

May 16, 2018) – Texas’ Richardson Independent School District (RISD) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the district’s new, three year “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative.

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