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. Schools need to get better at telling the story of the good things happening in classrooms,” said Steven Anderson, a former teacher and instructional technology director who now consults with districts about venturing into social media. With Seesaw, a social media app], they get a front row seat.”.

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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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.

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. A balanced approach is particularly useful when dealing with the potential negative effects of digital use, and especially social media. In some cases, even after guidance, children may still use social media in questionable ways , and this could indicate other underlying issues or vulnerabilities.

Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. Brechner is not ignorant of the fact that broadband provision is a necessity for such projects to succeed, indeed he even declared that 'broadband is a human right'. OER computer games social media OLPC

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. Audit your student’s access: Draw up a short survey, (try the one on page 11 of this study ) that your students fill in. Starting a social media account.

Common Sense Survey: Homework Gets More Digital for Teens and Tweens

Edsurge

Common Sense is weighing in on kids’ use of media in a detailed new report this week. The report, “ The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens ,” updates a 2015 study by the same name from the nonprofit organization. Its primary focus is media used for entertainment. The total amount of screen media time, not including screen time for school or homework, has remained relatively steady between 2015 and 2019 for tweens and is only slightly up for teens.

The Power of Delayed Gratification

EdSense

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. Interestingly, the same students were studied again after a decade.

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. Many of the organizations listed have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels. Such opportunity requires high-speed broadband in every school and Education SuperHighway is working to make that opportunity a reality.

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How can my state of Vermont attract younger people to live here?

Bryan Alexander

Our strong communities, including actual, for-real town meetings, can speak to those seeking strong social ties. Our colleges and universities attract 18-to-22-year-olds for studies. And we’re the second-healthiest state in the US, according to one study. Make social opportunities for people under 50. We’re doing poorly at attracting generations reared on the digital world when our broadband is unimpressive (better than it was!)

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryopendata on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. As part of the California State Library’s Executive team, she is co-director a Knight Foundation grant to support open data literacy in public libraries and communities and serves on the board of CENIC, California’s research and education broadband network.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryopendata on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. As part of the California State Library’s Executive team, she is co-director a Knight Foundation grant to support open data literacy in public libraries and communities and serves on the board of CENIC, California’s research and education broadband network.

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. And of course the ability to add media rich work directly from the camera roll makes blogging easier than ever before. Social media takes center stage for many of them. Mark McKinnon said: “ Technology and social media have brought power back to the people.”

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #smallruralindependent on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. Melanie received her MA in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona (UA) and her BA in History and Minor in Ethnic Studies from Arizona State University. Janessa Esquivel Library Media Technician Sr., He is active across social media as PC Sweeney.

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #smallruralindependent on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. Melanie received her MA in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona (UA) and her BA in History and Minor in Ethnic Studies from Arizona State University. Janessa Esquivel Library Media Technician Sr., He is active across social media as PC Sweeney.

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #smallruralindependent on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. Melanie received her MA in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona (UA) and her BA in History and Minor in Ethnic Studies from Arizona State University. Janessa Esquivel Library Media Technician Sr., He is active across social media as PC Sweeney.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #smallruralindependent on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. Melanie received her MA in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona (UA) and her BA in History and Minor in Ethnic Studies from Arizona State University. Janessa Esquivel Library Media Technician Sr., He is active across social media as PC Sweeney.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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. (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 New software tool to provide students with personalized feedback to improve learning | Phys.org → Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course. 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 New software tool to provide students with personalized feedback to improve learning | Phys.org → Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant."

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Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” From the FCC : “Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal.” Data and “Research” Via Vox : “A bot crawled thousands of studies looking for simple math errors. ” Via Education Week : “ Textbook Costs Hurt Student Achievement, Study Finds.” US Presidential Campaign Politics.

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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.” ” “Students, Directory Information , and Social Media – Part 2” by Bill Fitzgerald. Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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!' But tokbox does seem to be that kind of product for me.

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Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A new study from the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness has found that an increasing number of public, two-year colleges are using multiple measurements beyond standardized tests to place students in college-level math and reading courses.”

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

Doug Levin

Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. → The hacked account was live for over 40 hours, while the media continued to publicize it and draw new viewers. Lots more to say about what happened here, but schools would do well to ensure that they remain in control of their social media accounts.

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

Doug Levin

Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. → The hacked account was live for over 40 hours, while the media continued to publicize it and draw new viewers. Lots more to say about what happened here, but schools would do well to ensure that they remain in control of their social media accounts.

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” Via Edsurge : “As Bootcamps Look for Novel Ways for Students to Pay For Their Studies, Many Try ‘ Deferred Tuition ’ ” Do note how student financial aid startups are still raising venture capital (and how now, I guess, ed-tech publications cover these stories when before they insisted these weren’t ed-tech). More on this study in IHE. Just a reminder that Twitter does not care about your school’s social media initiative.

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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?” 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.

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. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us. ” Eschewing “traditional” media advertising buys, the Trump campaign invested in Facebook ads and raised money through the site as well.

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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.

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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."