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.

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


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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Stop The Spread of Fake News


Mark Zuckerburg might think that fake news on Facebook didn’t sway the election , but Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci (and many others) aren’t buying it. Facebook has banned ads from fake news sites, but it doesn’t help with the sharing of fake news among users.

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Instagram Changes Policy to Disclose Date of Birth for New Users


In a recent article on, 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 […].

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

However, Facebook’s refusal to take them off Facebook has caused conversations about just how series Facebook is — or not — about the removal of debunked news from their site.)

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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. The site is best known for its articles. Twitter and Facebook.

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Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition


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. Original Article Source: [link].

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 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. Blockbuster.

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.

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. The 30 Best Startup Pitches From This 25-Words-or-Less Facebook Competition – [link].

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. We’ve done this at Facebook, at US Foods, we’ve done this at Microsoft.

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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.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


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. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

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. All the big industrial companies from the 20th century have fallen in relative value. By Charles Sosnik.

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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!

For Some Students, #DeleteFacebook Is Not Really an Option


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.

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


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.

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.

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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. 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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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. Thank you for listening! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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. Facebook exec Brown created one such organization in The74.

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.

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. 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.

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


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).

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.

When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse


Around 6 o’clock on a fall morning in 2018, Jordan sat down at her desk, donned her headset, and logged in to her account with VIPKid , a Beijing-based company that connects native English-speaking teachers like her with children in China for live, online video lessons.

Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

They understood the outsized influence that billion dollar behemoths like Microsoft would continue to have, and knew that the only way the open source model could “win” would be if proprietary software companies adopted it. And it’s not only “newer” companies like Google or Facebook.

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.

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. 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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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. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Google+ is Google''s social network.

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