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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. DMPS distributed nearly 21,000 laptop computers to students throughout Des Moines during two weeks in mid-April.

Browse More Privately with the Privacy Badger

ProfHacker

Often, that’s an advertising company. Sometimes, it’s a social media company (Facebook and Twitter track what you read, even when you don’t share it). Do you like privacy online? Do you like adorable–if fierce–animals? Of course you do!

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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. Chromebooks, Laptops and Tablets: Lids up or lids down. Set Up Social Media.

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What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

Edsurge

We’ve largely succeeded—according to a recent Common Sense Media survey , eight out of 10 K-12 teachers have computing devices in their classrooms. As we took notes on our $2000 laptops, those stats seemed too far off. Technology can collect and harness more data than ever before.

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3 Innovative Solutions to Combat #EdTech Issues #CDEtop30

The Innovative Educator

We would bring these teachers together to connect with each other, have a direct connection with the company, and of course share their knowledge across the schools and districts. When companies and school systems partner to develop educator expertise, everybody wins.

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

Edsurge

I spun around my laptop, which was currently displaying Mancrates , a website that sends Valentine’s boxes to avid lovers of artisanal meats. Unboxing PD After researching companies with different types of subscription boxes, we decided we wanted to include an element of surprise, make it gift-like, offer individualized products and make sure it’s useful.

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula. Media Manipulation.

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 2 Biggest Barriers To Learning in Modern Schools - Consideration 7

The Innovative Educator

Furthermore with companies like Neverware which can turn most any old device into a high-speed Chromebook, cost and tech support are no longer the barriers they once were. When we block social networks, can we be surprised when students don’t use them responsibly?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Without revenue the company will go away. Ban Laptops" Op-Eds.

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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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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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tagged on: March 10, 2017 As new technology is paramount, Robertson County gives students laptops | WKRN News 2 → "As new technology is paramount," Robertson County gives students laptops - funded through a special resolution (and not the regular budget). Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology.

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Making content, including news articles and headlines. Now there’s a bipartisan interest in cracking down on social media ( thank you Trump and Clinton ), plus a drive to weaken encryption so the NSA can have better eyes with which to see you.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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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? But the iPads will be discontinued next year in favor of the Dell Latitude Education Series (3160) touchscreen laptop computer.

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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. ” asked an article in The New York Times.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” million laptops to all public primary schools. It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. ” From the article: Zuckerberg revealed that he wants to ensure that education has a chance to flourish in VR. US Presidential Campaign Politics.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. First Lady Melania Trump launched her “Be Best” campaign this week, encouraging people to be nicer on social media. The Office of Students and Young Consumers had actively and aggressively policed the student loan industry and monitored credit card companies and other financial institutions that serve – or target – college students and other young people.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.” Pi-top , the maker of a Raspberry Pi-compatible laptop, has raised $16 million from Hambro Perks and Committed Capital. The company has raised $20.4

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Maine Public Radio : “ Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program.” ” That’s the statewide laptop program in Maine – thanks Seymour! ” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). “ Village Capital ’s ongoing social entrepreneurship programs is like a friendlier – and perhaps more impactful – version of Survivor,” says Edsurge. “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). ” (Learndirect is a job training company that has a major contract with the UK government.). The company makes student loans based on students’ “academic data.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Department of State has received emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect additional information regarding certain visa applicants ’ travel and employment histories, familial connections, and social media usage in accordance with a notice it posted in the Federal Register May 4. ” No disclosure in the article that Edsurge shares investors with both these companies. The tutoring company has raised $244.2

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The podcast feed link is [link] HACK EDUCATION POSTS LAST WEEK To give you a head start in following along with the podcast, here are Audrey''s Hack Education posts from last week: Codecademy and the Future of (Not) Learning to Code Google Plus Comes to Google Apps for (Higher) Education When Ed-Tech Startups Pivot: From YongoPal to Wander 4EyesOnMe: Making Student Assessment Data Understandable for Families Should Schools Filter the Web on Laptops that Students Take Home?