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Slaying giants

Learning with 'e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking. Leonhard believes the major social media platforms have it right.

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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Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

When it comes to literacy, for example, Maryanne Wolfe, in a recent article in The Guardian , explained that “skim reading” is replacing deep, analytical, reflective reading. But don’t we all do skim reading at times, even with a magazine, a newspaper, or a textbook? By Betsy Hill.

Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

Companies are creating technology-based products specifically for the classroom, and many schools and institutions are requiring students to use tablets or computers for their assignments. Technology Is Creating New Social Problems.

Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Her “Sit with Us” apps and clubs are sweeping the US and other countries as kids use social media to find other kids and stand against bullying. So you sign up, like any social media site. Her mom saw an article for, “Sit With Us,” and printed it out and handed it to her.

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Public data breaches, such as the massive compromises at Equifax , Target and other companies, have increased awareness, Abshire said. Finally, leaders must be mindful of students’ digital footprint , helping them to set the right privacy settings on social media and avoid oversharing. .

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How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

Graphite Blog

Some point to the clever, social media-friendly ad campaigns and marketing efforts of Juul in the early 2010s. As Robert Jackler points out , these ads reworked and updated versions of tried-and-true -- and since banned -- techniques used by old-school cigarette companies.

Personal Statements 2017: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Edsurge

From social media to cyber bullies to anonymous networking apps and the ubiquitous camera phone, every mistake or embarrassing moment can be captured, shared and relived over and over again. Teenagers today with an idea and a passion can do on their own what once took an entire company with a $1 million budget to get done. The article directed readers to my student’s personal website, where she kept other stories and her social media profiles.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by EdScoop. Her work in blended learning, student engagement, and social media has been featured by EdWeek, NBC News’s Education Nation, Instructor Magazine, Intel, ISTE, ASCD, Tech & Learning and the NEA.

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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.

?Academics Knock Academia.edu’s Premium Account and Paywalled Search Features

Edsurge

When social media site Academia.edu hit the scene in 2008, it was hailed by some scholars as an alternative to pricey academic publishing and peer-review models. Professors and researchers could use the social platform to share their work, findings and ideas—most importantly, at no cost. Without a subscription, the website’s search engine still retrieves articles with headlines containing the searched keywords.

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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Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

EdTechTeam

Visited several local libraries and InfOhio : I tapped into these resources which gave me over 300 books, magazines, and articles at various reading and interest levels. At the beginning of this school year, I joined EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leader Cohort.

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.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

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. in media, technology and society from Northwestern University and is author of the book Screenwise. ” Abby’s mom has sent her articles about research linking teen depression and suicide to screen use.

B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century

Hack Education

This talk was presented (virtually) to Nathan Fisk’s class on digital media and learning at the University of South Florida. I post my thoughts, my writing on my own websites , even though social media has really discouraged us from doing this. And John Dewey was a philosopher whose work at the University of Chicago Lab School was deeply connected with that of other social reformers in Chicago – Jane Addams and Hull House, for example.

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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 New York Times Magazine has a long and thoughtful piece by Sara Mosle on school reforms in the Atlanta Public Schools. Teachers are on the cover of Time Magazine , this time making a very different case than that infamous cover of Michelle Rhee holding a broom. The featured article : “13 Stories of Life on a Teacher’s Salary.”

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The fame monster

Learning with 'e's

Klout, Peerindex and other social reputation measuring sites are constantly bombarding web users with statistics about their 'true reach', 'amplification' and 'influence'. That's the bottom line for social networks. Do we really need measures of online reputation?

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.”

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 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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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. ” And I am not even linking to the National Review article promoting this racist crap. Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. Via The New York Times Magazine : “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.” Edsurge on teachers leaving the classroom to join tech companies. The skills identification company has raised $76.2

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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. ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. Speaking of Michigan State and Nassar, via The State News : “Original MSU alumni magazine leaked.”

Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage

The Daring Librarian

Share Scoopit will share those cool resources on Social Media for you! Publish Scoopit publishes a lovely glossy digital "magazine" with each topic! This curation tool becomes a powerful crowdsource when visitors to your Scoopit topic page can Re-Scoop or share each "article!"

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. ” President Obama talked to Wired magazine about artificial intelligence, Mars, self-driving cars, Star Trek and more. ” The answer, in part, is in this Buzzfeed article by Molly Hensley-Clancy : “ Native American Colleges Have Abandoned The Student Loan System.” The company has raised $420 million total.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” The New York Times Magazine interviews the new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The company has raised $14.75

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Thank God we spent the last 20 years paying a dozen middle-aged white men to rehash the same articles on how political correctness on campus is the true threat to free speech [link] — Dara Very Rude Elevator Screamers Kaye (@DaraKaye) October 29, 2018.

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.” World Magazine on how Liberty University handles its student newspaper: “Papered over.” Via CNBC : “ Google , Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. ” asks The Economist in an article about coding bootcamps. The company has raised $41 million total. (I

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” “Harvard Management Company to Lay Off Half Its Staff,” The Harvard Crimson reports.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Philadelphia Magazine : “This Quaker Sex Ed Teacher Says Your Kids Need to Be Porn-Literate.” 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.

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.). ” The New York Times Magazine has an incredible profile of Gwyneth Paltrow ’s “ Goop ” empire. “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers? to For-Profit Company Tackling School Schedules.”

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. ” It’s fascinating to see long-time tech training companies like CompTIA rebrand themselves as “bootcamps.” (National) Education Politics.