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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 Recently I attended an e-parenting workshop at a local school here in Chattanooga and the speaker shared a great social media rating guide: This can be found at www.safesmartsocial.com.

Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Predicting tech trends is a fun but fairly doomed enterprise. But we can improve our understanding by examining current trends, out of which many near-future ones spring. So, following up from Tuesday’s education and contexts post , here are some tech trends to watch in 2016.

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. To be clear then when when I write my “trends” series, it’s not meant to be predictive. They’re not “trends,” really.

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.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Things feel quite uncertain moving forward, despite all the certainty one can supposedly muster from looking back – from looking at the near-term or long-term history and trends. This year’s “Top Ed-Tech Trends” are mostly the same as previous years’, despite marketing efforts to hype certain (largely consumer) products – 3D printing, virtual reality, Pokemon Go, and so on. ” They’re not all “trends,” really.

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.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. Future Trends Forum Bava FTTE

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing. Future Trends Forum Bava FTTE

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

ProfHacker

Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server.

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. What trend or fad will resurface next decade? Education Technology Market Trends Technology Trends Teaching & Learning

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How VR and AR Will Change How Art is Experienced

Educational Technology Guy

Virtual and augmented reality have become a trend more recently due to advances in artificial intelligence. 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been published in Leading and Learning with Technology , and I’m currently co-authoring a book on how teachers can develop a personal learning network using social media and other digital tools.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded. Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g.,

Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

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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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That process can take about three to four years including time to develop the program, according to the company’s founder, John Katzman. Matt Hillman, co-president of Wiley Education Services and Learning House, has observed this trend more broadly. A cool $6,630.

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Educating for the Design Economy

EdNews Daily

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2014. The new form and function of the iPad, which has beat up on a lot of computer companies seemingly overnight is another example. The Lesson: The Design Economy rewards socializing. By LeiLani Cauthen.

PR Campaign Tips: 10 Harmful Myths You Need to Avoid

CUE

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.

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Public data breaches, such as the massive compromises at Equifax , Target and other companies, have increased awareness, Abshire said. Finally, leaders must be mindful of students’ digital footprint , helping them to set the right privacy settings on social media and avoid oversharing. .

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Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

Adobe Spark : This flexible design tool lets teachers and students design everything from a web page to a social media post. DIY.org : According to Higgin, this is the best community in youth media and learning products. Social Studies Stunners.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by EdScoop. Her work in blended learning, student engagement, and social media has been featured by EdWeek, NBC News’s Education Nation, Instructor Magazine, Intel, ISTE, ASCD, Tech & Learning and the NEA.

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

For the past decade, I've churned out a multi-part series on the dominant trends and narratives. 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 ? It’s not that these things are necessarily trends; it’s that certain folks very much hope they will be.

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.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software.

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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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying).

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Twitter Is Funding Research Into Online Civility. Here’s How One Project Will Work.

Edsurge

Healthy is not a word often used to describe conversations on Twitter and other social-media platforms these days. As technology companies struggle to respond to an increasingly polarized social-media environment, many are wrestling with how to best play a more proactive role in halting the spread of false and intentionally-misleading information spread by groups hoping to shape public perceptions and even the outcome of elections.

Hiring? The Secret to Finding Hidden Edtech Talent

Edsurge

Finding the right candidate is not only important in order to get the job done but it is also essential for building a healthy company culture. Building a quality referral program not only incentivizes your current workforce to take a personal interest in cultivating company culture, it also functions as a de facto screening system to ensure that you’re working with an internally-vetted applicant pool at all times. Be sure to interact with job seekers and other edtech companies.

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula. Media Manipulation.

Are Deepfake Videos a Threat to Democracy?

Graphite Blog

From simple Snapchat filters to short, lighthearted, or ironic TikTok videos, it's clear that young people are pretty savvy when it comes to consuming -- and creating -- manipulated media. And in a lot of ways, seeing altered media is just part of being online today. Known more formally as a type of "synthetic media," these altered videos usually show real people doing and saying things they never actually did or said.

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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.

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.