Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

This past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone. Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? When districts design their plans for home access, and companies such as Facebook rise to the challenge, kids win.

Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

As the partnership manager of the Facebook Community Boost grant in Michigan, Celena serves as a thought partner and resource developer to partner organizations across the state. How did Grand Circus become involved with the Facebook Community Boost partnership?

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Professor Britt Watwood has moved his college classes off Facebook. The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators. Vicki: The Facebook scandal with Cambridge Analytica and more. What happened on Facebook? So, Britt, did you delete your Facebook, or not?

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

Voted #1 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor by employees’ choice in 2019, and Best CEO in 2018, this education company comes well recommended. If I missed a company you’d recommend, comment below or head over to the Educators’ Exchange Facebook group and join the conversation!

The drama of Facebook

Learning with 'e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. billion users , and valued as the third richest company in the U.S., Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored.

Facebook Launches Courses to Help Adult Learners Skill Up


In its latest move in the education space, Facebook has launched career development courses geared toward adult learners looking to get a foothold in the digital economy. This latest update builds on previous efforts by the company to support digital-skills training to small-business owners on its platform over the years. And in June 2018, Facebook announced plans to partner with 20 community colleges to offer training in digital marketing to students.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs Invest in Company Focused on ELLs

Marketplace K-12

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs are among the investors providing $6.4 million to a company focused on building the skills of English-language learners. See EdWeek Market Brief’s recent, detailed breakdown of the new and more specific demands that K-12 systems are making of companies operating in the ELL space. See also: Facebook Moves Into K-12 Arena With Parntership With Charter Network.

Your Facebook Privacy is YOUR Responsibility, Not Your Friends'.


Unfortunately, we can not change this setting by ourselves because Facebook has configured it this way. Scroll below for some links that will tell you more about your Facebook privacy.) Don''t you want your Facebook friends to see these things?

Facebook’s Latest Higher Ed Push Part of Broader Trend


Facebook is teaming up with community colleges as part of a nationwide effort to teach digital-literacy skills to small-business leaders and others in cities. This week the company announced that it will add 17 more community colleges as partners by the end of 2018, for a total of 20 partnerships. Today, Facebook has announced that it has added Bunker Hill Community College and Roxbury Community College as partners, both in Boston.

‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief


On Thursday, hoping to send a stronger message, they took it all the way to the top, with a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This program grew out of Summit Public Schools, a network of 11 charter schools based in California and Washington, and soon caught the eye of Facebook, which lent engineers to help build the software. Below is the full text of the email the students sent to Facebook’s chief executive.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Facebook Facebook is a bit better. Facebook has work to do in their accessibility game. Instagram Facebook purchased Instagram, so it's no surprise, that they also auto generate text that can be customized.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.


Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. But is asking parents to get their children off of Facebook the answer? At least most parents and school faculty/staff are on Facebook and have an awareness of how it works and what is going on there.

Parallel webs: actually having good discussions on Facebook

Bryan Alexander

I’m writing this post with some embarrassment, because these discussions have occurred on Facebook. I’ve been on Facebook for a while, since around the time it opened up to the public. Back to the present: given the problems gestured at above, why am I still in Facebook?

Parallel webs: actually having good discussions on Facebook

Bryan Alexander

I’m writing this post with some embarrassment, because these discussions have occurred on Facebook. I’ve been on Facebook for a while, since around the time it opened up to the public. Back to the present: given the problems gestured at above, why am I still in Facebook?

Facebook Expands ‘Community Boost’ Initiative with College Partnerships in Chicago


In 2017 Facebook claimed more than 4 million companies advertise on its platform, and more than 500,000 companies advertise on Instagram. There is a digital skills gap, and we hope to be apart of decreasing that digital skills gap,” says Parisa Zagat, policy programs manager at Facebook, in an interview with EdSurge. The partnership with City Colleges is similar—and similarly vague—to other community college partnerships announced by Facebook earlier this month.

Facebook Moves Into K-12 Arena Through Partnership With Charter Network

Marketplace K-12

The giant social-media company Facebook is partnering with the Summit charter school network to refine a tech-based "personalized learning" platform.

An Innovative Educator’s Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings


Like it or not, at this point in time Facebook is the winner when it comes to social learning communities. It is where companies have found they can best connect with customers and build relationships. Social places like facebook are for real people with real names.

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

eSchool News

Now with the help of Facebook and the Ravenswood Education Foundation, he’s come close to reaching that goal. “For all we know, the founder of the next Facebook is right here in the Ravenswood School District.”

Internet Safety and Information - what data do the big companies collect?

Educational Technology Guy

However, there are some drawbacks and everyone is concerned about their data and what the big tech companies collect about them. This infographic shows some of the data and information that Google, Facebook and Apple have and collect about their users. Technology is a wonderful thing. It lets us connect, explore, learn and create. I'm a huge user and proponent of Google Apps, but I'm also careful with what I put online anywhere.

Can Facebook’s founder get full service education right?

The Christensen Institute

IBM had to build the constituent parts of mainframe computers: the company designed the logic circuitry, the application software, the memory systems, and so on. Late last year, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced they are starting a private PK–8 school in East Palo Alto, Calif. Chan will serve as CEO of the new school, called The Primary School, set to open this coming fall.

Facebook, Farcebook, and Fakebook

The Daring Librarian

Thanks RiptideF for the link) Facebook, Farcebook, and Fakebook Templates Miss Wallen - one of our coolest teachers is using the iMac lab with her kids to do a mock Facebook page for Latin American Historical figures like Pizarro, Cortes, Bolivar, and Hidalgo with her 7th grade Social Studies kids!

How Facebook Can Improve Privacy By Talking More With Academics


It has evolved into the most prominent data scandals in Facebook’s history, after personal information from some 87 million Facebook was passed along by Kogan to the political consulting company Cambridge Analytica. But plenty of other academics said they saw the potential for such abuse clearly, and that this could have been avoided if Facebook had spent more time consulting privacy experts and scholars. And Facebook had rules that Cambridge Analytica violated.

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

Facebook Donates $15M to to Diversify Computer Science Education


Looking to diversify its portfolio of charities and its workforce at the same time, Facebook has pledged $15 million over the next five years to , a nonprofit working to expand the availability of computer science (CS) education. Hadi Partovi believes that, to diversify a company, changing hiring practices and company culture are good starts. The gift is Facebook’s first donation to the nonprofit, but not Mark Zuckerberg’s.

Google, Facebook, Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K-12 Computer Science


A gaggle of technology companies joined Ivanka Trump in Detroit this morning to commit more than $300 million to K-12 computer science education programs. According to the Internet Association, a lobbying group for the industry, the following companies will donate the following amounts during the next five years: Accenture: more than $10 million. Facebook: $50 million. Spokepeople from Amazon and Facebook did not offer details about how their dollars would be spent.

An Innovative Educator’s Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The Innovative Educator

Like it or not, at this point in time Facebook is the winner when it comes to social learning communities. It is where companies have found they can best connect with customers and build relationships. Social places like facebook are for real people with real names.

Guidelines for Setting Up a Facebook Page for Your School

The Innovative Educator

Visit Select: Company, Organization, Institution Category: Education Email: Use the NYC DOE email (or other professional email) that you have set up for your school, institution, or program.

A Small Liberal Arts School Becomes a Testing Ground for the ‘Facebook of Learning Management Systems’


With the Notebowl implementation, Denison is working closely with the company to tailor the platform to its needs, specifically managing all of the administrative work that goes into teaching, learning and campus life at the institution. based company provides a central platform where students can find and share information for all of their courses and extracurriculars. Each course page features a news bulletin that looks similar to a Facebook or LinkedIn newsfeed.

What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?


These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. There is a concern that data is now a strategic resource, and that acquiring companies for their large data sets could be a means by which China could undermine the strategic influence of the United States. companies seeking to expand overseas.

More Popular Than Gmail, Facebook and Instagram: The Education App That Hit #1 on the iOS Chart


For a few days last August, the company topped the app charts as well. “It’s The company was founded in 2011 with a straightforward value proposition: to provide teachers with a safe and secure way to send homework or study reminders to students and their parents on mobile devices without using personal phone numbers. The company’s launch in 2011 coincided with the start of a period that saw smartphone adoption among U.S. Gmail. Instagram. YouTube.

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor


Additionally, she turns to a Facebook page for people who attend her university where students sell their books. Take Perlego , a UK-based company which gives users access to a library of content, including digital textbooks. And starting in August 2018, textbook publisher Cengage will let students access all of the company’s digital higher education materials for $119.99

‘A Deal With the Devil’: NPR Reporter Anya Kamenetz On Teaching With 'Addictive Tech' Like Facebook


Harris: Is Facebook designed to maximize your concentration and focus on the goals that you care about? Anya Kamenetz Now, what does your research say about finding healthy ways for teachers to engage students who want to benefit from technology, being concerned about things like, possible addiction to applications like Facebook? They're run by for-profit companies; the two largest are publicly traded. What does it mean to report on education technology from a student lens?

How Tech Companies Woo Higher Ed (and What They Seek in Return)


But Christmas came early for some higher-ed institutions in the form of freebies and discounts from big technology companies. But these efforts are part of a longer-term strategy for these companies to train future workers in their technology. In October, the company and The Ohio State University announced a multi-part collaboration. In 1999 the company and the University of Pittsburgh opened an “Academic Java Center” meant to train and certify students in Java technology.

What’s the Difference Between Engineering at a Tech Company Versus a School?


But he also has had a long career working as an engineer at companies including Microsoft and Facebook. At Facebook, he helped develop Summit’s personalized learning platform, which is now used in more than 100 schools throughout the U.S. I worked for a few edtech companies as a engineer and engineering manager and then as a contracted engineer. I eventually moved over to Facebook, working as an engineer and then as a product manager.

What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?


Mabry is one of the 20,000 educators working for VIPKID , China’s largest online English tutoring company. The Beijing-based company has now raised a total of $325 million.). The company said it generated roughly $40 million last in July, through the efforts of teachers like Mabry. “I She runs the Facebook group with over 7,000 VIPKID educators, answers questions for them online and organizes local meetups for the teachers.

How mobile technology and facebook is changing how we communicate

Connecting 2 the World

I have also noticed that some of the comments on my kids' facebook seem almost cruel in their brevity, communicating something that can be misunderstood. After a little more investigation, I realized that the way in which facebook is being used is changing as more and more people have mobile devises that interact with the internet. However, if I want to get a hold of him quickly, I have found facebook as the most effective tool. mobile technology facebook communication styl

Help! This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (What Does That Mean? What Should I Ask?)


Most successful AI companies leverage their users to label data, often unconsciously through the user experience. Facebook and Google excel at this with photo labeling and message tagging. You know artificial intelligence has hit mainstream when the elderly grocer at the local supermarket asks how he can get into AI. It wasn’t always this way.