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.”.

A community broadband approach to closing the connectivity gap

Education Superhighway

Jojo Myers Campos is the state broadband development manager and has been working on the Nevada Connect Kids Initiative for the past two years. After years of research, Jojo and her team proposed solving the problem through community broadband upgrades – bringing together stakeholders across towns to build business cases for upgrades. Tell us about your journey from working in telecom, economic development, and now the Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology in Nevada.

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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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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. 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. Mobile Learning Social Media Technology ipad mobile learning social media twitter

Addressing Technology Addiction In Your Kids

Georgia Test Prep

Poetic musings aside, we do need to talk about a serious problem that many kids born in the digital age may face: technology addiction. How does Technology Addiction happen? There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and this applies to technology as well.

How technology can amplify the effects of good teaching

Education Superhighway

Through his years of experience and working closely with EducationSuperHighway on the Digital Connections Initiative, his passion for technology has enabled him to impact public schools in Massachusetts by being proactive in getting high speed internet in all schools across the state. 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?

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. Such media can be submitted to an e-portfolio or blog (e.g.

How Parents Can Protect Kid’s Privacy and Safety Online

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people witnessed the change in technology from dial-up modems to broadband. However, a child born in this technological era permeates every activity they do. It is highly important to understand children’s addictive behavior when it comes to technology.

How Tech Enhances Class Performance

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jane Sandwood, has interesting ideas on blending tech with tradition: Balancing Technology With Traditional Teaching To Enhance Performance In Class. California has recently increased state investment in school technology , focusing on better broadband connections and supporting further teaching of computer science. However, blended learning takes the positive aspects of technology and combines them with tried and tested teaching methods.

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. The benefits extend beyond schoolwork, as adults also can go online to find and apply for jobs (more than 90 percent of recruiters use or plan to use social media to find potential employees).

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

A Sideways Look at the Future of Higher Education

Edsurge

The development and widespread adoption of new technologies—VHS tapes and DVD discs- empowered consumers. The bottom line is that consumers gained control of where, when, and what media they consumed. Education Technology New College Models Higher Education

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side. My students are also in a graduate program that teaches critical understanding of media. Privacy and Digital ‘Colonialism’ The class also investigated problematic aspects of social media.

OPINION: The truth about returning to school? There’s no easy answer

The Hechinger Report

The debate is raging on social media, school email chains, and even around the dinner table. But, of course, keeping kids at home will also result in some deaths, as would driving them to soccer practice or keeping them socially isolated for months.

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3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Blatantly audible complaints by employees (“We have ‘this new system…’”) made it clear staff were neither trained adequately nor on board with the new technology. When examining technology’s impact on how we prepare adult learners for the world of work, we need to be careful not to divert our gaze too far away from the digital skills needed for the jobs of today. Use Technology Learners Already Know.

How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Libraries Close, Internet Access Ends There have been several studies about how the lack of fast home broadband has hurt kids’ access to online learning during school closures. Education Technology Virtual Reality Remote Instruction Coronavirus Surveys Libraries

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

While their peers who have access to high speed internet and tech spend an awful lot of time practicing digital fluency in social media (and yes, that is definitely practice), the tech-less kids spend their free time away from a keyboard. Do all of my families live in an area that provides the infrastructure necessary to use technology? It just isn’t worth the cost to the broadband providers in that area to set up broadband access. Yes, use technology.

Education Is the New Healthcare, and Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing

Edsurge

Despite the influx of capital, employers, schools and policymakers are only just beginning to harness the sector’s advancements in the delivery, accessibility and effectiveness of education technology. hours on social media. Schools spent a decade buying technology.

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How a tech director increased digital access

Education Superhighway

In 2016, EducationSuperHighway worked with the Virginia Department Of Education (VDOE) to hire an E-rate and school technology specialist. 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. Bobby called it the K-12 Learning Infrastructure Program (KLIP), and hired me because I am a former technology director with experience in instructional and information technology.

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Neo LMS

Before we go ahead and look at some practical steps I thought it would be useful to sketch in some background on how technology is actually being used in classrooms across the US, in an effort to create some necessary context. In 2015 they released a interesting report titled What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools 2.0 , that sought out 3100 educators to establish the state of technology integration across K12. Starting a social media account.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

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

The Hechinger Report

The message, from Zach Leverenz, founder of the nonprofit EveryoneOn, attacked the Educational Broadband Service (EBS), which long ago granted school districts and education nonprofits thousands of free licenses to use a slice of spectrum — the range of frequencies that carry everything from radio to GPS navigation to mobile internet. This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return.

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

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Additionally, Winters highlighted Erate as one of the key factors in the evolution into a technology pioneers who advocate for connectivity across our communities as well as access to devices for all families. Authors Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez, Micah Studer, and CUE CEO Mike Lawrence.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. edWeb Blog CoSN district leadership edtech rural districts Technology

Automation Will Hit Young People Hardest. Can These Nonprofits Prepare Them for It?

Edsurge

The curriculum was designed specifically for Generation Z, which research shows is interested in both high-paying jobs and promoting civil rights and social justice issues, says Ora Tanner, co-founder and chief learning officer at the AI Education Project.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. Her current research involves the deployment and study of emerging information technologies supportive of digital inclusion and resiliency.

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.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference - Registrations and Call for Proposals Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. Her current research involves the deployment and study of emerging information technologies supportive of digital inclusion and resiliency.

Call for Proposals Now Open - "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. Her current research involves the deployment and study of emerging information technologies supportive of digital inclusion and resiliency.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. Her current research involves the deployment and study of emerging information technologies supportive of digital inclusion and resiliency.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Faced with these numbers, agencies like RIFLI are rethinking how they do business, creating a noteworthy model based in building up technology and community partnerships.

How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

Education Superhighway

She is the current Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) and an Illinois State E-rate Coordinator. Moreover, Mindy serves on several state and national associations such as the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and State E-rate Coordinator Alliance (SECA). She has worked in educational technology for nearly two decades, empowering educators to integrate digital learning in the classroom.

Schedule for Thursday's "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0) - Register Now

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. Her current research involves the deployment and study of emerging information technologies supportive of digital inclusion and resiliency.

TODAY: "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. Her current research involves the deployment and study of emerging information technologies supportive of digital inclusion and resiliency.

Sessions Announced for "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. Her current research involves the deployment and study of emerging information technologies supportive of digital inclusion and resiliency.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. 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. Technology Leadership.

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

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Additionally, Winters highlighted Erate as one of the key factors in the evolution into a technology pioneers who advocate for connectivity across our communities as well as access to devices for all families. the authors Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez and Micah Studer with CUE CEO Mike Lawrence.

Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World

edWeb.net

When asked about the hurdles that happened due to schools closing on March 13th, 2020, all four presenters agreed that broadband, not devices, challenged their districts to provide equitable access to learning no matter their districts’ geographic location or demographics. By Eileen Belastock.

The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) helps us by sharing what the organization sees as the next big trends. Her students use technology to interact with others around the world to solve real-world problems in their community an beyond. Dr. Curran explained that she and her son have a joint social media account. Dr. Curran explained that what should be trending in social media is the learning that happens in the classroom.

Announcing the 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.