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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.

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.

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SOS Instructional Strategies for Implementing Human Rights Education with Comprehensive Digital Resources from Speak Truth to Power

Discovery Education

The resources available through Speak Truth to Power lend themselves perfectly to application of Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies.

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.

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

He is responsible for leading economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy.

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson. 3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson. Journaling is a classic critical thinking instructional strategy that helps students independently deliberate on a teacher-prompted topic.

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. This article reveals results of an experiment conducted on the Hubspot marketing blog.

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.

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

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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. For our first round, sixteen staff members including teachers, reading specialists, media specialists and para-professional educators signed up by completing a short interest survey. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

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

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And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Pennsylvania social studies teacher Tami Flood adds that it’s worth checking to see “if there’s a parent app” to share information about student progress. #3: Given communication is important, it’s also worth checking whether or not social media platforms can plug directly into an LMS that doesn’t have those features.

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools is a helpful article that I wrote for Edutopia. As you teach and find new tools, adopt classroom management strategies that help you hold students accountable, keep them engaged, and personalize learning for them.

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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Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Engage parents any time of the year with these strategies. 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?” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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. Much of what I’ve heard has been about ST Math , but many of these strategies are applicable to any program or situation.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series of articles on student owned inquiry. The Social Media Search Engine. I know you will also enjoy the sites that follow the seven categories encouraging your students to work on their search strategies.

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Get Social with Digital Reading

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The first step to effectively using digital reading is for teachers to embrace social reading. Social media interactions: Many authors regularly hold Q&As and talk to their readers through Twitter and Facebook. Biblionasium : This is a social reading network for kids 6-13.

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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Digital Media Has a Misinformation Problem—but It's an Opportunity for Teaching.

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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. Research has shown that 50 percent of college students spend a minimum of five hours each week on social media. These social channels feed information from news outlets, private bloggers, friends and family, and myriad other sources that are often curated based on the user's interests.

Common Sense Media digital citizenship refresh

NeverEndingSearch

As educators, we’ve learned to count on the research-based wisdom and guidance of Common Sense Media. Sexting: Common Sense Media is now aging the topic down with a new lesson and video addressing the issue for middle school. News & Media Literacy).

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.

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 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.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

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While socioeconomics, district location, and availability of reliable and consistent WIFI access may seem unsurmountable, rural districts, along with CoSN and companies like Kajeet, are committed to both digital equity and digital equality. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

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Teacher resources include lesson plans, instructional strategies, interactive learning courses, and content collections organized around themes, as well as a collection of new STEM/STEAM resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in teaching and learning.

Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

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This article, “ Unintended Consequences ,” was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 Jamie Glenn, chief executive of a once-hot social media startup, was between a rock and a hard place. The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. It was not part of the main strategy path.”. In 2010, the potential of social media was not widely understood.

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.

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? From there, the coach and teacher create a strategy to accomplish the goal. This is the piece of the process that allows you to research and implement new strategies.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

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And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” Social Studies Stunners.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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Then, the presenters discussed meaningful teaching strategies for students with special needs. The badges can also be added to social media, to digital resumes, and or even be accessible through platforms. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

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. 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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How the 6 'E's of Social Can Get More Traction to Your Tweets

Edsurge

Recently, the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) hit a home run as part of its social media marketing campaign to drive inspire students across the country to apply for college at college application events at schools throughout the nation. Big consumer brands like fast food chains and tech companies pour tons of money into understanding the behaviors of Gen Z and using modern-day marketing techniques to reach them.

Illinois’ School District 54 Selects Discovery Education to Support Multi-Year Strategic Plan

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Teacher resources include lesson plans, instructional strategies, interactive learning courses, and content collections organized around themes, as well as a collection of new STEM/STEAM resources designed to fuel a cultural shift in teaching and learning.

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with 'e's

My faith in the company was restored. An article on the BBC News site also shows why it pays to complain on Twitter. Where once the only recourse was to write or phone a company, it is now possible to get very quick responses from large companies.

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.

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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