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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.

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

Recently I became aware of an article that warns parents of dangers associated with the apps Musical.ly We live in a world where the access to technology is virtually ubiquitous. The green apps are made by companies that are working to look at for underage users.

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

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Students who have learning disabilities can be more comfortable using technology tools than their classmates as they often already rely on digital aides for their everyday learning, says Stephanie Del Tufo, an assistant professor specializing in literacy education at the University of Delaware.

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

Now she is working as Director of K-12 Instructional Technology for the 93 schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, and really working with their digital citizenship initiative. Ann Oro is the Director of K12 Instructional Technology for the 93.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities. Let's take a look by looking at social media examples.

How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

EdNews Daily

And Technology changes everything. The mass media will make a lot of people believe that the ensuing union fights and strife in the education industry is all bad and everything must go back to the way it used to be. Digital Digital Learning Featured Technology teachers technology

Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

In recent years, the way we communicate, order food, exchange money, and more has all been reimagined to include technological advances. And, technology has reached the education sector. The inclusion of technology in classrooms is constantly increasing.

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.

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.

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. Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. The Seton Hall program teaches students to set resolutions and concrete boundaries for technology.

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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From Teachers to Students: How Education Technology is Connecting Us on a Global Scale

EdNews Daily

What were two top motivating factors behind starting the company? At the time of the company’s founding, the level of Internet penetration in China had just reached a level sufficient enough to enable 51Talk’s business model to scale. The company is the first U.S.

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

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During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. Company representatives are anathema to some, yet indispensable partners to others. Yet all higher-ed institutions need and use technology, and most rely on external developers rather than develop their own tools.

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

Subsidized by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, some publications have repeatedly run overtly and covertly sponsored articles that hawk the future of learning as “personalized,” as focused on “ the whole child.”

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

Several months ago, I started to jot down ideas about what I'd cover in my annual review of what's happened over the course of the past 12 months in the field / industry /promotion of education technology. 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 ?

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.”

The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

I recently read an interesting article on Fast Company by Sebastian Buck titled "The Best Brands Are The Ones That Build 'Belonging'." There is much to recommend this article, but I want to focus on 2 things: First, I buy it.

Britannica LaunchdPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. LaunchPacks offers K-12 students a full range of articles, images, videos and primary sources of information to engage children in ‘factually correct’ learning content.

How VR and AR Will Change How Art is Experienced

Educational Technology Guy

VR is an immersive technology experience. For example, companies can make use of simulated interviews and best choose candidates for the job when recruiting and training. Social media filters are a good example of this.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. ” “ Assessing Social-Emotional Skills Can Be Fuzzy Work; SELweb Offers Concrete Data.”

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

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3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson. Technology has played a huge role in the development of the modern classroom, progressing from something that’s “cool” or “different” to a key piece of the critical thinking puzzle. Technology is nothing is not visual.

Britannica LaunchPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. LaunchPacks offers K-12 students a full range of articles, images, videos and primary sources of information to engage children in ‘factually correct’ learning content.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

Let me make sure I’m clear here – I’m interested in the “push,” in the stories we tell about machines more so than the technology underpinning the machines themselves. Take, for example, the founding editor of the technology trade magazine Wired , Kevin Kelly.

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sara Stringer, Ask a Tech Teacher guest blogger, has several ideas on how to make that more efficient: As a teacher, you’re fully aware of how much the world is advancing through technology. Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”.

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Slaying giants

Learning with 'e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking. Leonhard believes the major social media platforms have it right.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. Everyone in the world of education it seems, has an interest in how technology is going to influence what we do in the classroom. As ever, your comments and views on this article are very welcome.

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

For good and bad, technology changes our brains. 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. By Betsy Hill.

Does Child Privacy Even Matter?

EdNews Daily

Things like what your child has posted on social media were particularly important. Her company, PRIVO , works with companies like Disney, as well as school districts. All the big industrial companies from the 20th century have fallen in relative value.

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10 Data-Science terms and their applications

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From conventional systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounting Information Systems (AIS) to new sources such as Social Media, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Knowledge Management Systems (KMS).

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How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). It is also the same for those who are connected to social media.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. A note: The links won’t work until the articles publish! Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 15 years.

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia. Sweeping the issue under the rug makes no sense; hitting it head-on with technology does. These clues exist not just in classroom performance or student transcripts, but also on social media sites and in other virtual landscapes.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. Everyone in the world of education it seems, has an interest in how technology is going to influence what we do in the classroom. As ever, your comments and views on this article are very welcome.

Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

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On March 12, the company announced that any other college impacted by the coronavirus, even if they aren’t a partner of the company, can request free access to Coursera’s catalog of 3,800 courses for the impacted college’s students. Hundreds of colleges around the world have taken Coursera up on the new offer, said Arunav Sinha, head of global communications for the company. Usually we get a spike [on an article or two sometimes,] but it doesn’t last for so long.”

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