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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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.

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. 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. Starting a social media account.

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.

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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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.

"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. At NTIA, she was responsible for the National Broadband Map, the largest open dataset of its kind, and $300M in grants to support the digital economy.

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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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. At NTIA, she was responsible for the National Broadband Map, the largest open dataset of its kind, and $300M in grants to support the digital economy.

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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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. Social media takes center stage for many of them. I’m a Gen X baby.

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.

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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.

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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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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."

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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” 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 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.

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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.

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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