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End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. A note: The links won’t work until the articles publish!

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

In early 2012, my district decided to bring a 1:1 mobile device initiative to the middle school students and I was fortunate enough to get a cart of iPads in my classroom. IDbookGreen ), The Educator’s Guide to Producing New Media and Open Educational Resources (Routledge – bit.ly/green

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

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. See See 10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social media to Enhance Learning ).

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Want To See Their Best? Then Let Them Play

TeachThought - Learn better.

As blogs and social media exploded in popularity, they have subsequently de-credited major news media in the process. In Little Big Planet, developer Media Molecule created a brilliant digital sandbox for learners to “play” in. Social Media as a Sandbox.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded. Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g.,

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This

MindShift

Young children Nathan’s age consume over two hours of media per day on average, tweens take in about six hours, and teens use their devices for nine hours a day, according to the nonprofit Common Sense Media. MOMMY, CAN I PLAY ON YOUR IPAD? Nathan, the little one, is playing on his iPad, totally hidden under a blanket — head and all. in media, technology and society from Northwestern University and is author of the book Screenwise.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? " Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Technology switch leaves some upset | Columbia Daily Tribune → Battle High School students and teachers have had iPads since the school opened in 2013.

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ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

The iOS app designed for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices is an extension of the ClassDojo platform that leverages innovative and easy-to-adopt tools for teachers to create a comprehensive learning environment and reinforce character strengths – the same strengths that have been shown to be the best predictors of future success, happiness and health. ClassDojo is free for teachers, and the company is dedicated to keeping it that way.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The two were visiting a rural school in Idaho that has a 1-to–1 iPad program. The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” Sometimes it’s fun to look back at old stories that the tech press dutifully pumped out about this company. Tutoring company Topica Edtech Group has raised $50 million from Northstar Group.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Each Friday, I gather all the education and education technology and technology-related news into one article. (I I also gather articles that I read about the same topics for a newsletter that I send out each Saturday.) Each month, I calculate all the venture capital investment that’s gone into education technology, noting who’s invested, the type of company, and so on. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice. The iPad.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). You can receive updates from Hack Education via email if you prefer to read articles that way.). Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice. The iPad.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via NC Policy Watch : “ Ethics questions raised on DPI’s $6 million iPad purchase.” Prior to the department spending $6 million on iPads, Apple spent more than $5300 on meals and lodging for state Superintendent Mark Johnson and five other education officials to visit the company’s HQ. ” The company in question: Spyfone.

Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think

MindShift

After his bath each night, Julie Atkinson’s eight-year-old son grabs the iPad and settles into bed for some reading time through kids’ book app Epic! Much of the online interaction that kids take part in involves reading, including texting, social media and even gaming.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Guardian : “ Toby Young quits New Schools Network , citing media pressure.” ” Also via Wired : “Companies Are Cashing in on Reality TV for Tots.” ” Apple held one of its big media events this week, this one focused on education. ” Via The New York Times : “Apple Unveils New iPad to Catch Google in the Classroom.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The State Department is proposing to ask additional questions of visa applicants regarding their social media usage.” The 3D modeling company has raised $2.8

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Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. IBM released a Watson-powered iPad app.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” And I am not even linking to the National Review article promoting this racist crap. ” Via Apple Insider : “Jamf’s ‘innovation pod’ aims to offer iPad-based education to students in Haiti.” Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. Edsurge on teachers leaving the classroom to join tech companies.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

Bush ), and the invocation of facts, evidence, and expertise in political arguments (particularly those arguments on social media) is now interpreted as bias rather objectivity. The media? In January, “brain-training” company Lumosity agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it had deceived customers with its claims that its games improved cognitive functions. Take iPads , for example.

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

Maybe you have seen my iPad app and some of my videos , infographics , and resources. Furthermore, I can share what I have made with the world through my website and social media. Samples Really Help My students produced a lot of media, including podcasts.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” WeWork, an eight-year-old company that has raised almost $7 billion in funding, has committed to pay some $18 billion in rent. The financial services company has raised $8.9

‘Prohibition Will Get You Nowhere’: Writer and Activist Cory Doctorow’s Message to Schools and Educators

Edsurge

EdSurge: Schools today expose students to technology in a variety of ways, be it through Minecraft or an iPad. When I think about electronic media and pedagogy, though, the thing that I worry about is how our systems of protecting kids from the real dangers of the internet revolve around surveillance. We're in this great global conversation about social media and what Shoshana Zuboff calls "surveillance capitalism," and kids are perfectly capable of understanding that stuff.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via KPCC : “ LAUSD may try again to give an iPad or computer to every student.” If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools. The company has raised $15.7

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ For-Profit Companies With the Highest Enrollments at Their Colleges, Fall 2016.” Via CNBC : “ Google , Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.” The ed-tech company Gaggle is peddling a “ solution ” to teachers’ strikes , apparently.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Over 1k student-issued iPads are unaccounted for” in a school system in West Virginia , The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports. ” Via The Nation : “ Trump’s Border Security May Search Your Social Media by ‘Tone’ ” Via Education Week : “Setback for DACA Supporters Places Program’s Fate Squarely in Trump’s Hands.” ” The company in question: FedLoan Servicing. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120, banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice , skin privilege, or racial equality. EDITED TO ADD: Apparently, The Guardian article is not quite right. ” They’re suing the company. ” Via The Mercury News : “In Apple’s backyard, iPads ignite furor in schools.” The social media platform had raised $2.5

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October 31 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Obama Administration also announced its support of a new program, conjunction with the Young Entrepreneur Council , to create a new startup incubator program and investment company: Gen Y Capital Partners. Politics and Policies Missouri governor Jay Nixon signed into law the revisions to the infamous Senate Bill 54 , a law that would have effectively banned any private teacher-student interaction on social media sites.