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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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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.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

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If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Many companies give away products that educators can use for free. Schools and boards will forego free software for the right software.

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

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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.

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

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Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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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.

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). Software browser extension eff privacy privacy badgerDo you like privacy online?

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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The Work You Do Has Power

Tom Murray

The largest taxi company owns no (human driven) taxis (Uber) The largest accommodations provider owns no real estate. Alibaba) The most popular media platform creates no content. Netflix) The largest phone companies own no telecommunications infrastructure. Blockbuster.

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

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.).

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Friday 5 — 7.24.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media success is about much more than mastering the platforms and tools. Quartz reports how NASA developed a smart social media strategy that fueled its global reach. It’s another sign that the social network is moving beyond its savvy, mobile-only origins.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

However, although the functional teaching objectives of this lesson are to onboard students as quickly as possible into the software and systems they’ll be using, the relational teaching objective is to help me know at least one thing they love. Classroom management can be a challenge.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

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Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Lately, I have been using Shelfit software by EdTech Software.

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3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia. These clues exist not just in classroom performance or student transcripts, but also on social media sites and in other virtual landscapes. Still, universities could be using social cues more effectively. Evaluate social signals.

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

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.).

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Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home. Integrate technology and social media into lessons where appropriate to model good citizenship.

Educating for the Design Economy

EdNews Daily

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2014. The new form and function of the iPad, which has beat up on a lot of computer companies seemingly overnight is another example. The Lesson: The Design Economy rewards socializing. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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

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A number of tech companies are capitalizing on the growing market for student surveillance measures as various districts and school leaders commit themselves to preventing acts of violence. This article was originally published by the Brennan Center for Justice.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

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In lieu of several such factual findings, educators have begun implementing a novel methodology, such as using blended learning software , that has transformed the rather archaic and mundane ‘classroom teaching’ into a revolutionary educational experience; enter the world of Blended learning. social media or school intranet portal, etc. Ila Mishra is a Content Specialist at WizIQ, an EdTech company that offers an LMS and Virtual Classroom platform to educators.

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

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EdCast is a social knowledge network built in an effort to enhance our ability to collaborate and learn. These employment changes require access to ongoing education in order to grow and sustain the economic and social health of our nation as well as the world. Robyn Shulman.

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

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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.”

How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

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Learning Counsel Research has been studying two things: 1) what technology can do and is already doing in many industries as well as state-of-the-art software for learning, and 2) where public education has failed, areas of success in public education and the rising demand for choice.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. This article was modified and published by EdScoop. Mike Schwab has spent his career in finance, enterprise software sales and edtech.

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

Doug Levin

" 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. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

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Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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By engaging and partnering with community stakeholders and organizations such as service providers, cable companies, and software companies and seeking grant opportunities, school districts will have access to digital equity resources and possible subsidized funding.

Want To See Their Best? Then Let Them Play

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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.

Most Popular EdSurge Podcast Episodes of 2019

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And some of the toughest issues educators face don’t fit neatly into a short article. Teachers face the challenge of teaching students to navigate the relentless flow of information they comb through social media and websites and YouTube and. Education is complicated.

The Dial-a-Drill: Automating the Teacher with Ed-Tech at Home

Hack Education

I realize that most everyone — particularly on social media — wants to talk about the now or the future. We also know — that is, we have decades of history that demonstrates — that the push to automate education is not new nor is it dependent on how well the software works.

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

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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. Technology can collect and harness more data than ever before. But with that comes greater risks to personal privacy and potential for misuse.

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Top Edtech Classroom Tools

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Adobe Spark : This flexible design tool lets teachers and students design everything from a web page to a social media post. DIY.org : According to Higgin, this is the best community in youth media and learning products. Social Studies Stunners.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

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Student privacy and school security are growing concerns in schools that can have consequences from negative media attention to losing parent and student trust. Read your school’s social media guidelines and review your privacy settings.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Media or instructional technology specialists can teach during electives like media and library. District-wide digcit calls to action can be announced on social media sites with hashtags. This article was modified and published by eSchool News and EdScoop.

Top 5 Takeaways from ISTE 2018

techlearning

Once again, the software giants impressed me with their free educator certification programs. It provided opportunities to have real, one-on-one, conversations with small start-up companies eager to make a difference in education.

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. Joi Ito , Nicholas Negroponte , the MIT Media Lab — who will remember their connections to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ? Far too many articles — and this is surely what its venture capitalist and philanthropist backers hope — have not reflected the landscape but have tried instead to shape it.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.