12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technology like tablets PCs, apps, and access to broadband internet are lubricating the shift to mobile learning, but a truly immersive mobile learning environment goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner.

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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How Tech Enhances Class Performance

Ask a Tech Teacher

California has recently increased state investment in school technology , focusing on better broadband connections and supporting further teaching of computer science.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). According to the ECAR 2016 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 96% of undergraduate students now own a smartphone. Such media can be submitted to an e-portfolio or blog (e.g.

Why a Maryland CIO Created a Forum to Connect K-12 Students

Education Superhighway

In addition to celebrating school districts nationwide, this year our blog will feature a new Broadband Leaders series. He is the chief information officer of Carroll County Schools in Maryland and leader of the Maryland K12 Technology Leadership Forum.

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

eSchool News

However, only 18 percent of teachers reported the majority of students have access to the digital tools they need at home, which left those students without access to broadband at a significant disadvantage.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The results were a challenging customer service experience, the haphazard—and quite possibly inaccurate—entry of my medical information due to an inability to locate the correct codes, and even conflict between team members stemming from one nurse’s inability to call up my records.

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Neo LMS

To my untrained statistician’s eye these figures seem moderate, and indicate that the digitization of the classroom is not happening as rapidly as the tech media would have us think. Starting a social media account. Work with parents and inform them of these opportunities.

How a tech director increased digital access

Education Superhighway

She’s a big advocate for expanding broadband access and digital equity, and she has become a key strategic planner for school Internet in Virginia. This diverse group of stakeholders gave us feedback on network infrastructure and broadband to VA school divisions.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

Commissioner Michael O’Reilly met personally with the group and spoke to his belief that schools are purchasing too much broadband and need to be monitored for wasteful spending. Authors Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez, Micah Studer, and CUE CEO Mike Lawrence.

Announcing the Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Property maps, 311 data, school quality information and census statistics - all of these are examples of open data that give people the tools they need to learn and advocate for their causes. network to be kept informed of future events.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007. Home broadband is increasingly a must-have for education.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

Commissioner Michael O’Reilly met personally with the group and spoke to his belief that schools are purchasing too much broadband and need to be monitored for wasteful spending. the authors Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez and Micah Studer with CUE CEO Mike Lawrence.

How technology can amplify the effects of good teaching

Education Superhighway

What led you to become passionate about expanding broadband access, and what motivates you most about your role as Director of Instructional Policy and State E-rate Coordinator at DESE?

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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"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added information on the accepted sessions for the second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Property maps, 311 data, school quality information and census statistics - all of these are examples of open data that give people the tools they need to learn and advocate for their causes. network to be kept informed of future events.

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

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms.

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

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens grew and I became aware of more organizations, as well as some of their supporting tools and resources. Digital Promise is a nonprofit authorized by Congress in 2008 as the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies through Section 802 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Another week, two more incidents added to the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. One involved a.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? million Idaho Education Network settlement | Idaho EdNews → After eight years - and with state-issued checks totaling $3.4M - the state has closed the costly and convoluted case of the Idaho Education Network broadband project. Government Websites | ITIF → The public relies on federal websites to access information and services from the U.S.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Another week, two more incidents added to the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. One involved a.

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From Flip Phones and Faxes to Future Focused Learning

Fractus Learning

They are the generation that sees ultrafast broadband and wi-fi as a basic right. When we concede the fact that students can access information from a number of sources, other than simply from us at our pace, we will start developing some independence with learning. I’m a Gen X baby.

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on DLD that the FCC will double its spending to $2 billion to connect schools and libraries to broadband over the next two years. “Teachers used to be the place where kids went to get information. By Kathleen Costanza.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Student blasts Georgia Tech for monitoring his social media accounts, including details about his travel plans and activist work on campus.” (National) Education Politics.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MORE INFORMATION ( Conference Website ) As libraries shape their futures – and adapt to the future needs of their communities – what are the near- and long-term trends that point to our brightest opportunities. network to be kept informed of future events.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Judy Chu asks President Obama to protect the information of ‘ Dreamers ’ before Trump takes office.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” Another resource, via Education Week : “K–12 Districts to Get Price Transparency on Broadband Rates With New Tool.” ” and “ Social Media Update 2016.” President-Elect Trump.

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." Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. ” The Pew Research Center is out with its latest report on “ Social Media Use in 2018.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. Already a key part of many people’s information consumption, Facebook explicitly wants to become an education company, working with a charter school chain to develop education software. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. Just a reminder that Twitter does not care about your school’s social media initiative. Via Brookings : “Signs of digital distress: Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods.” A new report from the Pew Research Center : “How People Approach Facts and Information.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” ” “Students, Directory Information , and Social Media – Part 2” by Bill Fitzgerald. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.