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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Instagram Changes Policy to Disclose Date of Birth for New Users

CUE

In a recent article on EdWeek.org, 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 […].

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Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools. NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit philanthropy that funds schools and educational companies, has also started a list. Check out these EdSurge reported articles and op-eds on the topic.

Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. That is probably a textbook answer and response to a crowd empowered by social media. The company did not continue to try to defend the fee.

Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their presentation, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0:

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

They shared an article in The Washington Post , and the leader of the programs said that they have been truly just been overwhelmed with the requests for information about this pilot program. in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

edWeb.net

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. COPPA, for example, doesn’t extend to sites like Instagram or Pinterest, and companies’ data privacy policies typically are just stating what they can do with the data and aren’t offering any protections.

Stop The Spread of Fake News

ProfHacker

Decades of other research concurs that people are influenced by their peers and social networks. Sometimes lack of coverage is the result of corporate media bias and other factors, but there should typically be more than one source reporting on a topic or event.

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4 Security Issues for Schools During Covid19 Distance Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Third, I talk about increasing awareness of social media manipulation by countries. Social Media Manipulation – I saw a post from Beth Kanter about this poster and as it was being discussed, several noted some Russian in the original pice and their sites.

Opportunity Knocking on Your Door

The Principal of Change

In an article I shared this morning , Penguin Random House says, “job applicants will no longer be required to have a university degree.” Penguin is the latest company to change its recruitment strategy so that there is less emphasis on academic qualifications.

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

Edsurge

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. These are issues that educators are watching closely as the use of social networking tools in schools have expanded in universities and K-12 schools over the years. Zuckerberg says the company does not.

Protests, Unrest Bring Social Studies to the Forefront of the Classroom—and Boardroom

Edsurge

One of the first things students learn about in social studies class is the pilgrims, and how different people fled to a new land to start new lives. Especially challenging are those teaching social studies, history or civics, as they wrestle with the task of teaching these subjects in a critical way, while refraining from injecting personal opinions or persuasion. Civics and social studies are typically not subjects that attract attention—either from the media or investors.

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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. Did you notice any improvements in sleep, socialization etc.? How much time did you spend without social media?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy. No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article.

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Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Making sure that they know the rules, and the transitions, and the expectations, and the policies, and the procedures. You know, I always sent out a newsletter and I have social media, so I asked them, “What are some things you want to see at parent parties?”

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy. No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article.

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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. K–12 Data Privacy Policies Must Catch Up to Technology Use. The problem, Abshire said, is that data applications are evolving faster than policy. .

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How the ‘Contract Cheating’ Industry Has Gotten More Aggressive in Recruiting Students

Edsurge

While companies that offer to sell students “custom term papers” are nothing new, college leaders say that the shadowy industry has become more aggressive at recruiting students as customers, using a mix of social media, direct email and even parties.

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.

It’s Easy to Fake It on the Internet. So Let’s Focus on Authenticity in 2019.

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. In an era of fake news, online anonymity and harassment, and the highlight reel version of life depicted on social media, edtech companies and educators must consider how technology can reinforce authenticity rather than mask it.

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High-Tech Surveillance Comes at High Cost to Students. Is It Worth It?

Edsurge

The phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” has long been used to describe how schools respond to disciplinary problems with excessively stringent policies that create prison-like environments and funnel children who don’t fall in line into the criminal justice system.

Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model

Edsurge

That charge, by Brian Goegan, clearly struck a nerve with students around the country, leading to memes on social media portraying the professor as a hero fighting corrupt university officials, as well as t-shirts with the slogan: “ my homework was more expensive than this t-shirt.”

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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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. " Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Knorr of Common Sense Media.

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Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

edWeb.net

Student privacy and school security are growing concerns in schools that can have consequences from negative media attention to losing parent and student trust. However, there is no substitute for reading the full policy. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

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

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

Many developers use open source, standardized privacy policies, and this generic piecemeal approach to student data privacy policies can jeopardize student data. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

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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.

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.

Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms

Hack Education

According to KATU2 , “The Washington State Auditor’s Office advised the district that a policy needs to be put in place to ensure that the money is properly handled, and that the items are designated as district property and put in the district inventory.” ” Peter Greene argues that this new policy is about control – who gets to decide what is purchased for a classroom or school.

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? Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This reversal in policy is a bad decision for all of us." Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology.

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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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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

That's what a decade of ed-tech social media and PR have wrought: hashtag gurus and fake news. Because it is from their mouths that these lies form the basis for policies and expenditures that have proven to be deeply damaging to education -- public education in particular. Joi Ito , Nicholas Negroponte , the MIT Media Lab — who will remember their connections to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ?

The Instructional Playbook (interview with Jim Knight) – SULS050

Shake Up Learning

Listen to this article: Do you have a question or idea to share on the podcast? Every student, every class, every day, should have an excellent learning experience, which is what Jim’s company is all about. See: Copyright Policy.