The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt Watwood on episode 327 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You have to prove to me that it’s worth using Facebook, or any social media, for that matter. Twitter: @bwatwood.

Leveling up on our Digital Literacy skills with Twitter

Learning With Lucie

However this month, I'm experiencing a deep dive into my Twitter stream Part of that is because I'm trying to create an experience for my #EDCI325 Technology and Leadership grad students that leaves them more fluent with using technology to help them grow as emerging leaders in their school.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Twitter: @elemenous.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Twitter: This social networking tool is deceptively simple, but deeply sophisticated and versatile due to its inherent filtering facilities.

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The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

Learning Revolution conferences utilize Blackboard Collaborate for live sessions and recordings. 8-9) Connected Educator Month (October) TeacherCast broadcasts by +Jeffrey Bradbury Check out all the Twitter chats on ChatSalad.com EdTech Mixed Plate LIVE Hangout (shameless plug) Google Rocks!

Parents: Email Best for School-to-Home Communications

techlearning

Eighty percent (80%) of parents say personal email is the most effective way for schools and districts to communicate with them, according to Speak Up data released by Blackboard Inc. When it comes to social media, this disconnect is large.

What Does the Research Say About School Communications?

edWeb.net

In “ Text, Twitter, Email, Call—What Do Parents Say About School Communications? ” Dr. Evans noted that since there is a wide age range and level of experience with social media among parents, one size does not fit all as schools and districts look at different methodologies for communication.

Mark Bauerlein on Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the publisher''s description: Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time. Recordings : The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-05-15.1018.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350

For Some Students, #DeleteFacebook Is Not Really an Option

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But for some students whose class assignments and discussions are tied to the social network, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Her peers communicated more via apps like Twitter, Instagram and the Remind. Bruce McKinney, a communications professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who has done research on social media , is not surprised at how hard it is to fully detached from Facebook. I entered my junior year of high school without a Facebook account.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Recordings : The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-02-02.1707.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350

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2012 Social Learning Summit - Sessions Posted and Call for Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2012 Social Learning Summit is coming up fast, and we have some important and fun information! The 2012 Social Learning Summit is a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens; Black Teens are Most Active on Social Media, Messaging Apps | APNORC.org → Via Amanda Lenhart: A new poll of 790 teens age 13-17 conducted by The AP-NORC Center explores how adolescents use social media and messaging applications and examines disparities in use among teens of different groups.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens; Black Teens are Most Active on Social Media, Messaging Apps | APNORC.org → Via Amanda Lenhart: A new poll of 790 teens age 13-17 conducted by The AP-NORC Center explores how adolescents use social media and messaging applications and examines disparities in use among teens of different groups.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” And from Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Blackboard Learn Ultra in 2018: Is it ready and does it matter?” ” (Also from Hill : “Timeline of e-Literate Coverage of Blackboard Learn Ultra.”). Jeff Bezos posted a note on Twitter, outlining his plans to launch a $2 billion fund to build a chain of preschools and to support organizations that work with homeless families.

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Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

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How tech is taking the terror out of learning

eSchool News

The scariest moments in elementary school for most adults of a certain age involved being summoned to the blackboard. If not, that walk back to your desk seemed to double or triple in length while the teacher called another student to the blackboard.

2011 Edublog Awards - Nominations Due by Friday!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I have the pleasure again this year of co-hosting the annual Edublog Awards, designed to promote the educational value of social media. community for "Best educational use of a social network" Classroom 2.0 community for "Best educational use of a social network" Teacher 2.0

Output or compliance?

The Principal of Change

The basic premise (I suggest you read the whole article ) is that a 17 year old working at BlackBoard (a technology company), is ridiculed for using their phone during a meeting by some older adults, because it looks like he is texting, while he is actually taking notes.

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Guardian : “ Student Loans Company ‘spied on vulnerable students’ social media’ ” The “New” For-Profit Higher Ed. “ Blackboard ’s Defense of its Finances is not Persuasive,” writes Michael Feldstein. Also from Feldstein : “ Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties.” ” “ Twitter is funding college professors to audit its platform for toxicity,” writes The Verge.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Blackboard claims Blackboard’s personalized learning products work. It partnered with Blackboard. But there are now calls that students should be tested – and in turn, of course, schools graded – on “social emotional skills.” Ben Williamson argues that ClassDojo exemplifies the particularly Silicon Valley bent of “mindset” management: The emphasis … is on fixing people, rather than fixing social structures.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” ” Via The Wall Street Journal : “THL Hires Ex- Blackboard Exec to Hunt for Tech Deals.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ IBM picks Blackboard and Pearson to bring the technology behind the Watson computer to colleges and universities.” ” and “ Social Media Update 2016.”

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is held in the online platform Blackboard Collaborate, and instructions for joining any sessions and to find the schedule in your own time zone are at [link]. And special thanks to Blackboard Collaborate for the terrific conference platform.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials , Report Finds.” Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” That is, the latest from Blackboard announcing a string of changes to executive roles. ” Via Motherboard : “ Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13.” If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor of Library Media Where Do The Children Play - Freda Goodman Why Baki Matters: Stories and Projects from Silk Road - Melda Yildiz, Ed.D.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later. ” In reviewing Srnicek’s book in March, New York Times media journalist John Hermann wrote , Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence.

The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To Attend : The Summit is held online using Blackboard Collaborate and open to anyone to attend. During the conference each session will also have a specific link to the Blackboard Collaborate room for the session, as well as instructions for using Collaborate (which works on all major computer platforms). If you are familiar with Blackboard Collaborate, or are willing to take the training to become so ( [link] ), we are now calling for volunteers to sign up to help in time slots.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MP3 and MP4 versions will be available as well as the full Blackboard Collaborate recordings, although they take some days to process. Our Twitter hashtag is #stemx13, and we have some resources for publicizing at [link].

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Learning Revolution Events - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschool+ - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Open Letter from a Highly Creative Child

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to socially and intellectually prepare students for high school and college. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this! Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Never used Blackboard Collaborate before? Learn about addressing student privacy and up-to-date acceptable use policies that include social media. Follow #liveclass20 on Twitter and visit [link] for weekly details. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 29th Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0"

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Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, April 16th at 4pm Webinar: What We Know About Families’ Use of Educational Media , Ask any parent about their children’s media use, and most will tell you they’re interested in media that help their kids learn. Join this Blackboard Collaborate session here.