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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.

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Only social media can deliver that.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids. Case Study: What is the #MoMoChallenge?

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

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All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Digital Learning The Wire Science social studies Computer Science k12 education STEM

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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. On Monday, the company released a story on the history of U.S.

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Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services

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Study the Scientist profiles the roles of ornithologists, botanists, hydrologists, fire archaeologists, and more interesting science careers at Yosemite National Park. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, there are not a lot of studies on how often teachers sleep because I’ve looked. A 2008 Ball State University study found that 43% of teachers said they slept an average of 6 hours or less per night. Enjoy your food in the company of the people there.

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. I have presented webinars over the last year on Nepris on brain development and student study habits.

How Games Can Hook Students With Short Attention Spans

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original article. One study found that people’s dependence on digital stimulation has become so high that 67% of men and 25% of women would prefer to experience an electric shock rather than doing nothing for 15 minutes.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, there are not a lot of studies on how often teachers sleep because I’ve looked. A 2008 Ball State University study found that 43% of teachers said they slept an average of 6 hours or less per night. Enjoy your food in the company of the people there.

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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.

Navigating an Ed-Tech Startup’s First International Business Trip

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Earlier this year, Listenwise partnered with a Japanese education company, JIEM (or EduLab in the U.S.). When you receive a business card, you should take time to study it. For example, this Business Insider article says you shouldn’t ask for a fork even if you’re struggling with the chopsticks. How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers. I’ll be in Japan in a mere seven days.

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

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.

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.

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.

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.

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

Edsurge

Company representatives are anathema to some, yet indispensable partners to others. So what makes a particular product or company more “trustworthy” than others? The most common factors, according to our research, include the company’s capacity to deliver high quality products at scale, track record, product roadmap, financial stability, and quality of partner relationships. The full report for this study can be found here. See study report for details.).

Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

Edsurge

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. Undermining the long-term viability of a company also undermines our ability to achieve our charitable goals.

PR Campaign Tips: 10 Harmful Myths You Need to Avoid

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For example, a PR agency can obtain media coverage that shines a positive light on your brand. While you may want to shave a few dollars off your bottom line, PR encompasses much more than media mentions. Myth #3: PR is not the same as media relations. Social media strategy.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

An article published in the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences indicates an increasing tendency to implement blended learning as a favored pedagogical approach due to the evident benefits it holds. Since the resources in a flipped classroom can be accessed without geographical or time constraints, learners can continue studying without missing out on any important lessons. social media or school intranet portal, etc.

How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

EdNews Daily

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.

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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The Failure of Fast Education

Edsurge

Editor’s note: This article has been edited from the original post, “ Teach Slower to Teach Better ” and republished with permission. Posting work on social media is a disaster for real problem-solving strategy development, as the echo chamber of “good job!”

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.

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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This new effort seeks to personalize learning in the middle grades to meet every child where they are academically, expose them to a variety of potential careers, and support their social and emotional learning. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Can a Mathematical Model Detect Fake News? Two Penn State Professors Want to Find Out

Edsurge

Now, with $300,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation, the duo is working to build a model that could be used to detect fake news before it hits social media newsfeeds. Sundar is taking the lead to identify traits in the articles that determine whether they’re legitimate or fake. Lee will then break down the articles by their traits so that a supervised machine learning algorithm can be trained to pick up on when an article might be real or fake.

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.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead

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. The event garnered renewed social media attention in 2018, with many recognizing it as one of the more moving and compelling educational technology pitches of the last century.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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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Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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The Social Studies Techbook series uses an inquiry-based instructional approach that emphasizes informational text literacy, analytical writing, and problem-solving skills that students will apply in the classroom and beyond. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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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.” There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below, perhaps prompting another question that Edsurge doesn’t think to ask: “How viable are these companies that are being used to outsource and privatize online higher education?”