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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. Nowadays, very young children can have their own tablets. How much time did you spend without social media?

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. Schools working in partnership with commercial companies will ensure it happens.

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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Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

Companies are creating technology-based products specifically for the classroom, and many schools and institutions are requiring students to use tablets or computers for their assignments. Technology Is Creating New Social Problems.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. Schools working in partnership with commercial companies will ensure it happens.

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. Chromebooks, Laptops and Tablets: Lids up or lids down. Set Up Social Media.

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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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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Making content, including news articles and headlines. Now there’s a bipartisan interest in cracking down on social media ( thank you Trump and Clinton ), plus a drive to weaken encryption so the NSA can have better eyes with which to see you.

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

The free service also operates on the Web, allowing teachers to alternatively use a laptop, desktop computer, or any smartphone or tablet via Web browser. The platform has seen incredible viral growth with 20 thousand new teachers adopting the platform each month, as teachers spread ClassDojo by word-of-mouth and through social media channels. ClassDojo is free for teachers, and the company is dedicated to keeping it that way.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices. These could be the lyrics of songs they like or stories or articles they have read.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. The new service allows users to build instant mobile social networks, called "cells" using text messages, QR Codes, email, web or the new Android App. Friends – cliques and social chat ?

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 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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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. “ Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go,” says Edsurge. ” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.” The company has raised $20.4

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Guardian : “ Toby Young quits New Schools Network , citing media pressure.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” ” Also via Wired : “Companies Are Cashing in on Reality TV for Tots.” ” Apple held one of its big media events this week, this one focused on education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. Via The Star Online : “ Germany plans to invest an extra €5 billion over the next five years to equip more than 40,000 schools and colleges with faster internet, wireless access points and tablet computers, the Education Minister said.” The company has raised $420 million total. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. The company sells a tablet for use in prison.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

This graph comes from an article in the online publication Vox that includes a couple of those darling made-to-go-viral videos of young children using “old” technology like rotary phones and portable cassette players – highly clickable, highly sharable stuff.

Notes from Some Summer Reading 2018 f/ @shawnachor @gretchenrubin @micheleborba @IAmMarkManson @askpang @DanielCoyle @DanielPink @simonsinek

techieMusings

After all, isn’t that the way we think about success in our schools and companies? We want to graduate at the top of our class, get the job at the best company, and be chosen to work on the most coveted project. WHAT – Companies always know what they do – e.g. selling products.