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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:

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

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?

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.

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.

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

EdTechTeacher

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. Only social media can deliver that.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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.

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.

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?

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Education Technology in a Time of Trump.

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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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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

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So you can start counting down the number of times you’ll have to wade through this depressing list of education- and tech-related stories. National) Education Politics. “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her husband took in at least $59.4

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. In the past, this all feeds the reviews I have written each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “In Unusual Letter, Democratic Senators Ask ‘ U.S. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education. Education in the Courts.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Summer is an important time for educators. While some people debate what educators should or shouldn’t do over the summer, ultimately it is YOUR summer and YOUR plans.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” Via The New York Times : “ Education Dep t. ” Via Education Week : “ DeVos ’ Trip to South America Focuses on Workforce Prep.” State and Local) Education Politics.

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

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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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.

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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