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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. Five years later, colleges are offering a range of fully online credentials — and they continue to move beyond one-off programs.

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Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast

EdNews Daily

EdCast is a social knowledge network built in an effort to enhance our ability to collaborate and learn. The open source network provides learners with the opportunity to garner knowledge in both formal and informal learning settings. Robyn Shulman.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh and his colleague, Ilya Mishra, are new contributors to Ask a Tech Teacher who specialize in online learning and educational technology (more on Ilya’s bio below). A Columbia University research found that, on average, students taught through online learning techniques performed modestly better than those learning through classical classroom approach. The resources provided as a part of flipped learning can mostly be paused and replayed.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Edsurge

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? It affects whether or not the LMS supports student learning.

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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 only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” 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.

#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

Edsurge

On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? was the question first posed to the #DLNchat community by Aneesa Davenport, social media and analytics manager for EdSurge. If you learned what you needed to know by reading one chapter of a book, did you ‘fail’ at reading it?”. If you learned what you needed to know by reading one chapter of a book, did you “fail” at reading it?

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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). This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Social Justice.

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.

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 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. “ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” The article is accompanied by a photo of a classroom full of Asian students – as if Asian is not American. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” The scheme involved Ed4Mil , “an online correspondence course provider,” and a former dean of Caldwell University. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

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. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The company has raised $41 million total. (I

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc).

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Diplomat : “ Online Learning in North Korea.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

That’s Betsy DeVos , of course, and Social Finance a.k.a. Learning theorist Roger Schank says “OECD should be ashamed; PISA scores announced; doing more damage.” ” Education professor Yong Zhao has several blog posts on the results of PISA and TIMSS and what we can (and can’t) learn from them. million in charges from a Minnesota company over a software system that repeatedly failed during mandatory statewide elementary school testing.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.”

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

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 Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.”

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