‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief

Edsurge

On Thursday, hoping to send a stronger message, they took it all the way to the top, with a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This program grew out of Summit Public Schools, a network of 11 charter schools based in California and Washington, and soon caught the eye of Facebook, which lent engineers to help build the software. Below is the full text of the email the students sent to Facebook’s chief executive.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Facebook Facebook is a bit better. Facebook has work to do in their accessibility game. Instagram Facebook purchased Instagram, so it's no surprise, that they also auto generate text that can be customized. However, like Facebook, rather than bake in the customized alt text option, you must navigate your way to it. This article takes you through the process while acknowledging what a hassle it is.

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

Edsurge

There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools. A Facebook group, Amazing Educational Resources, has compiled a spreadsheet of more than 400 free offerings. 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?

Internet Safety and Information - what data do the big companies collect?

Educational Technology Guy

However, there are some drawbacks and everyone is concerned about their data and what the big tech companies collect about them. This infographic shows some of the data and information that Google, Facebook and Apple have and collect about their users. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Technology is a wonderful thing. It lets us connect, explore, learn and create.

Friday 5 — 10.21.2016

Perry Hewitt

The Harvard Business Review launched a Slack bot to deliver insights from more than 200 best-practice articles, neatly chunked into do's and don'ts (an editorial feat I don't envy.) The bot will send you daily articles, and serves up related case and article links. Facebook is moving beyond the comment to actual transactions. Friday Five bots culture ecommerce facebook Friday5 google+ HBR mobile slack smartphone social travel

Deepfakes in the Classroom

Philly Teacher

Just this past week, a video of Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg emerged on Instagram that featured a real video address with lip synced audio that refers to the power that Facebook has built using its users’ data. Despite its potential for being misconstrued as Zuckerberg himself, Instagram (owned by Facebook) said that they would keep the video up on the platform. educational technology facebook technology disruption edtech Technology

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Instagram Changes Policy to Disclose Date of Birth for New Users

CUE

In a recent article on EdWeek.org, writer Mark Liberman reports that new users are now being asked to disclose their date of birth, rather than just confirming that they are 13 years of age. Instagram – a Facebook-owned company – has stepped up their […].

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”. Here are a few to consider: LinkedIn is a place where thousands of the largest companies in the world post job listings. This site is also a good place to create a profile, hook up with colleagues, join special interest groups, and connect with top companies. The site is best known for its articles. Job-hunting articles offer tips on everything from distributing resumes to interviewing well.

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Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Wisewire

The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. He says he first encountered Osmo when his five-year-old son started playing some of the company’s games last year. The purchase price comes out of the $540 million of venture capital backing Byju raised last month in a deal that valued the company at $3.6 Original Article Source: [link].

The Work You Do Has Power

Tom Murray

Facebook. The largest taxi company owns no (human driven) taxis (Uber) The largest accommodations provider owns no real estate. Facebook) The largest movie house owns no cinemas. Netflix) The largest phone companies own no telecommunications infrastructure. Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger) The fastest growing banks actually have no money. Retrieved from [link] McKinsey & Company (2017). Blockbuster. Netflix.Toys ‘R’ Us.

ISTE 2018: Where I?ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ll also address fake articles, fake photos and fake videos. Live Q&A: Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Parents (Facebook Live). Type of Event: Facebook Live Stream and in the Exhibit Hall Booth 685. My schedule for the Edtech Event of the Year!

The fame monster

Learning with 'e's

This number is calculated among other things, on an analysis of my recent web activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ over the last 90 days. k), as well as how many comments I have received (220), how many likes I have received (623) and how many wall posts (17) on Facebook. Does it mean that I am an influential individual online, or does it simply mean that I tend to spend a lot of time posting stuff up onto Twitter and Facebook?

Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

In this article, I’ll give you a review of the product, give you some classroom examples, and help you get started. Creating Positive Experiences to Promote Diversity and Acceptance First, I found this heartwarming Facebook post by Wendy Turner , 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

For Some Students, #DeleteFacebook Is Not Really an Option

Edsurge

I entered my junior year of high school without a Facebook account. My AP English Language teacher had been using a Facebook group for our class to answer students’ questions after hours. She never told anyone in my class they had to create a Facebook account, but I felt like by not having one, I was missing out on valuable information and conversations. Once upon a time, educators like Sarah Jackson—the aforementioned teacher—found Facebook to be a handy tool for class.

5 questions schools should be asking about student screen addiction

eSchool News

These voices include Adam Alter in his book “Irresistible”, Nicholas Kardaras in his book “Glow Kids”, Jean Twenge in her Atlantic Monthly “iGen” article, Delaney Ruston in her film “Screenagers”, and Anderson Cooper in his 60 Minutes “Brain Hacking” segment. They have told us that tech companies have a deep understanding of the mechanisms of screen addiction, and that they use this understanding to make apps super-addictive.

Making a Pitch for Social Entrepreneurship

User Generated Education

The first step of this lesson will be to have them review articles and videos on this topic, and compose a short summary in their own words that defines social entrepreneurship. Your team’s presentation should be a 5 to 8 minute pitch for your social entrepreneurship startup which includes information about the product to be sold, the social cause that will be addressed, marketing plan as well as clearly explains what your company does, why it’s unique, and how it serves your customers.

What Parents and Teachers Should Note From Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony

Edsurge

Today Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, spent over four hours testifying in front of the Senate. The leader of the social media giant, with over 2 billion active users, answered questions about data ownership and usage in light of the fallout over Cambridge Analytica’s access and use of 87 million Facebook users’ personal information. In February, Wired uncovered that Facebook paid many of the experts it said it consulted with to make the app safe for younger users.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

I have to ask myself when I look down and get sucked into Facebook for 30 minutes whether I savored it or if it just slipped through my fingers. Reddit is a place for personal interests, as are Facebook groups. In the article “ Quantifying and Valuing the Well-Being Impacts of Culture and Sport ,” Fujiwara and his coauthors found that “a significant association was found between frequent library use and reporting well being.

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Does Child Privacy Even Matter?

EdNews Daily

Her company, PRIVO , works with companies like Disney, as well as school districts. Facebook, Google and Amazon bested them in less than a decade. In fact, if you look at the world’s most valuable companies by market cap, the top five (Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet [Google] and Facebook) are all technology companies that are obscenely good at gathering data. All the big industrial companies from the 20th century have fallen in relative value.

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5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

In a quote from Scientific American from their article, “ Can you catch up on lost sleep? ” “Go to bed when you are tired, and allow your body to wake you in the morning (no alarm clock allowed). Now, I know that sounds like a long time to be off Facebook, but you can start in small ways. Enjoy your food in the company of the people there. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

Guest article written by Dan Lauer, the founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate. With the explosion of startups and the success of game changers like Google and Facebook, it’s no wonder entrepreneurship is more relevant than ever.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.).

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How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. The stunt came years before the CEO’s company, Byju’s, launched a learning app that would take the company to 35 million downloads, with 2.7 These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself. The company reported revenue of 14 billion rupees (about USD$196.89

Ringleader of Admissions Scam Also Ran a College Counseling Firm For Families in China

Edsurge

In some cases, the company also helped the applicants cheat on ACT or SAT tests, or took online classes for them to boost their applications. The Los Angeles-based company, called USA-UES, listed Rick Singer as its co-chairman as of Thursday. Hours after the company and its top leaders were contacted by EdSurge, the company removed Rick Singer’s name and all staff member names from its site, though we grabbed a screenshot before they did (posted below).

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

In a quote from Scientific American from their article, “ Can you catch up on lost sleep? ”. “Go Now, I know that sounds like a long time to be off Facebook, but you can start in small ways. Enjoy your food in the company of the people there. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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1 Year Birthday of the 10-Minute Teacher – Thank you for your support!

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition to iTunes and Stitcher , the 10-Minute Teacher is on Spotify, YouTube , Facebook , Tumblr, iHeart Radio, and LinkedIn On Publish. Some incredible companies have worked with me and continue to get strong traffic as many “old” shows continue to get many downloads each day. When you come across a typo or comma splice, it is on an article I did without Alan’s help because he is a genius behind much of my best work. Thank you for listening!

Friday 5 — 11.20.2015

Perry Hewitt

After the Paris attacks, Facebook launched “tragedy features” Safety Check and Temporary Profiles. Wired examines the controversy ; here’s Facebook’s subsequent response. While the long term programs have to be in place, the article explains the value in short-term, pragmatic moves to meet customer expectations. Google just made a big improvement to finding in-app content on mobile.

Rating News Sources Can Help Limit the Spread of Misinformation

Educator Innovator

Fact-checking individual articles is a good start, but it can take days to do, so it usually isn’t fast enough to keep up with how quickly news travels. We asked participants the extent to which they believed each headline and whether they would read the article, like it, comment or share it.

Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

On March 12, the company announced that any other college impacted by the coronavirus, even if they aren’t a partner of the company, can request free access to Coursera’s catalog of 3,800 courses for the impacted college’s students. Hundreds of colleges around the world have taken Coursera up on the new offer, said Arunav Sinha, head of global communications for the company. Usually we get a spike [on an article or two sometimes,] but it doesn’t last for so long.”

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To un-muzzle upstart Negros, we need black-owned news media

The Hechinger Report

Over the decades, journalism’s power has eroded, buffeted by the rise of the Internet, the wide availability of free content, and the siphoning of advertising dollars by Internet giants Facebook and Google. If there have been any gains recently, they have mostly gone to big names such as The New York Times, which surpassed four million total subscribers in 2018, a milestone for the company, and The Washington Post, which set company records by crossing the million subscriber mark in 2017.

Samepage - app to get more done with contextual collaboration

Educational Technology Guy

It can be used by people for personal projects and planning as well as by companies and groups for major projects. You can create "Pages" that are private, social on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Group pages, and Public Pages for anyone. Samepage now enables easy inclusion of content from cloud based services such as Google Apps, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Box and includes social page sharing via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy

I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. Related: Google Plus - tips for using in education, facts and data infographic Google+ - More Reasons its great for Education Google+ and Google+ Pages - great for educators and schools 10 Ways to Use Google Plus in the Classroom Teaching with Google Plus - tips and resources Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook - a nice comparison Google Plus now open to Teens, with safety features.

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6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

In another article shared on Forbes, Zack Friedman says , “ There are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 The opportunities to create an online business are endless, and many young entrepreneurs are already starting their own companies. For example, there is a growing community initiative with a scaled focus group on Facebook titled “ Mentors & Mentees.” He has worked with Microsoft, Facebook, and Google all before the age of 24.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.).

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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? And if software companies—along with their visionary, deep-pocketed investors—now find it fashionable to give their products away so as to show a large user base and good growth numbers, isn’t this a boon that works in educators’ favor? Many companies give away products that educators can use for free.