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Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. Parents can follow the Twitter feed, and say, ‘Don’t you have that paper due soon in social studies class?’ ” Terrill said.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ It’s also vital that school leaders take a hard look at access once students leave the school doors, as five million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while at home according to a Pew Research Center report. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story!

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The Power of Delayed Gratification

EdSense

In this world of WhatsApp, Facebook, Netflix, Flipkart and Alexa, we are losing the essence of patience and self-control. The best example is the advertisement of MTS Internet Broadband where the moment a baby is born, he is internet-ready and far ahead of the grown ups around.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Ofsted to 'snoop' on parents' and pupils' social media | iNews → Its like Klout, but for school accountability. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant."

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Ofsted to 'snoop' on parents' and pupils' social media | iNews → Its like Klout, but for school accountability. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant."

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

Doug Levin

Equifax , Facebook , facial recognition , DACA , etc.). Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. " Tagged on: September 14, 2017 Alphabet Continues to Have Highest Cash Holding in Internet Industry | Market Realist → Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Alibaba (BABA), Amazon (AMZN), and Baidu (BIDU) have the largest cash holdings among their peers in the Internet sector.

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From Flip Phones and Faxes to Future Focused Learning

Fractus Learning

This is the generation who will study the work of Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web in history books. They are the generation that sees ultrafast broadband and wi-fi as a basic right. We entrust our grandchildren to set up our new devices and change our Facebook profile pictures.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. Via Motherboard : “ New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City.” Via Wired : “ Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband.” The New Media Consortium announced in an email to its members that it would be immediately shutting down.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. But it’s also time to recognize that some companies – Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook among them – aren’t primarily in the computing business anyway. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies. And then there’s Facebook.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. ” More on this scramble to serve (profit from) low-income broadband customers in the upgrades/downgrades section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Texas Tribune : “ Texas State Board of Education rejects Mexican-American studies textbook.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” Data-mining a Facebook group. ” And speaking of “post-truth,” Facebook. I’ll say more about Facebook’s role in spreading propaganda during the election in my newsletter tomorrow.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Meanwhile on Campus… The New York Times on “How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media ” – a really important corrective, I’d argue, to that “digital native” silliness. “ Edsurge also weighs in on boyd’s SXSWedu keynote: ”danah boyd: How Critical Thinking and Media Literacy Efforts Are ‘Backfiring’ Today."

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” It’s not really “free Internet,” of course – it’s Facebook as Internet. From the FCC : “Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal.” Via Venture Beat : “ Facebook and Oculus promise millions in funding for diverse apps, education, and more for VR.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Via The Washington Post : “Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature.” ” Among its cargo: a Facebook / Internet.org satellite that was supposed to provide Internet access Facebook to African countries. ” “Students, Directory Information , and Social Media – Part 2” by Bill Fitzgerald.

Video conferencing for EFL

Nik Peachey

You can embed videos or your call messages into blogs websites and a whole range of social media sites including Facebook and Blogger. These could be exam tips, study tips, recommended websites, or words and definitions. This is almost certainly a tool that will be more useful to broadband users. It's not often that you look at a product and think 'Ah! That's exactly what I've been looking for! And it's free!'

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