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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

They shared an article in The Washington Post , and the leader of the programs said that they have been truly just been overwhelmed with the requests for information about this pilot program. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

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:

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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.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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.

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.

The Failure of Fast Education


Editor’s note: This article has been edited from the original post, “ Teach Slower to Teach Better ” and republished with permission. The majority intend to train practitioners, not academics. Education Technology Workforce Training Bootcamps Jobs & Careers

10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

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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The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product


At issue is whether “ambassador” programs and other branding efforts, wherein companies give teachers T-shirts, gift cards and other perks, constitute ethical violations. The practice is widespread from top to bottom: Apple, Google and Microsoft train and certify teachers who demonstrate expertise with their wares. Clearly, the article has touched a nerve in the education community about the fault lines between preaching and pitching products.

SlidePresenter - free online multimedia presentations

Educational Technology Guy

SlidePresenter can be used to create presentations for use by educators in the classroom that can then be reviewed by students at a later date for review or reinforcement or to create training sessions that people can view on their own time. SlidePresenter is an online presentation service.

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. Twitter Advanced Search – Social Media Search – This Twitter Search Page is valuable when showing teachers great ways to collect learning resources.

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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.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

Sometimes, there is a skills gap between the desired career and the student’s training. Job preparation: In order to succeed—and in order to even be considered for the position—students need training in the required occupation. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

Generation Z’s Are Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Dan Lauer. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Today’s students understand the value of applicable, on-the-job training versus passive, theoretical coursework.

Top 5 Takeaways from ISTE 2018


Much like when I train for a half marathon, I train for conferences. Much like when I train for a half marathon, I train for conferences. Other networking features in the ISTE 2018 app included an attendee list and social media connections.

Generation Z Is Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Dan Lauer. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Today’s students understand the value of applicable, on-the-job training versus passive, theoretical coursework.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

60% of teachers say they need better training to integrate edtech tools and identify the ideal targets for the majority of edtech programs they use in the classroom. Underutilized tools, while not ineffective, do require focused teacher training that makes the most of technology investments.

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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. Set Up Social Media. See See 10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social media to Enhance Learning ).

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Without revenue the company will go away.

A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio


My training is in the area of philology and linguistics and looking at language. And they are in touch with many educational podcasters on social media. Yes, of course I can give lots of articles and reading. It's well-known that podcasting is huge these days.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

Through edtech conferences such as ISTE , coaching programs such as Digital Promise and DigCit , teachers and coaches can be trained to teach in innovative ways that include critical components in digital learning and digital inquiry. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

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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The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. ” asked an article in The New York Times.

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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.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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.

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


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.

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


And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? We’re not doing any training for students on our new LMS because we don’t need to,” she says. 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:

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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.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

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. ” Of course, when all these narratives about “social emotional learning” get picked up by education technologists and education entrepreneurs, they don’t just turn policy mandates or even into TED Talks. ” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

EdNews Daily

Instead of socializing with one another, it was more like who could outdo each other in a contest and show each other up. Maybe the companies have marketed them irresponsibly? But for now, I want to reiterate what the intent of the article was and what to do with this information.

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?”

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 TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


The information in each of these sections is intended to give the reader a taste of what is possible while also providing links to full articles or podcasts on the topic. In this article, you will learn about: Planning Your Podcast. Social Media.

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like [link] and [link] to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. 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.”

B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century

Hack Education

This talk was presented (virtually) to Nathan Fisk’s class on digital media and learning at the University of South Florida. I post my thoughts, my writing on my own websites , even though social media has really discouraged us from doing this. And John Dewey was a philosopher whose work at the University of Chicago Lab School was deeply connected with that of other social reformers in Chicago – Jane Addams and Hull House, for example.

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