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?

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. Launched in 2011, Ellevation describes itself as offering online management and instructional tools focused on building collaboration among educators and helping schools meet the evolving demand’s of the nation’s surging ELL student population.

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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. In its short lifetime it has become the most popular virtual meeting place for millions of friends, family, and long-lost acquaintances worldwide.

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?

‘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.

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


One of the things that he told me was even teachers who want to meet students where they are are pushing them in a negative direction by hopping on social media, in his opinion. Harris: Is Facebook designed to maximize your concentration and focus on the goals that you care about? They're run by for-profit companies; the two largest are publicly traded. K-12 Inc, which is a standalone company, and Connections Academy, which is owned by Pearson Education.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. Ask yourself what are my goals for my students and try to find a project or a partner to meet those goals.

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.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant


Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy


Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. For example, a educator who is making a restaurant reservation on OpenTable may be delighted to see if their Facebook friends have eaten at that restaurant. Today, a growing number of edtech companies are also signing on to use Caliper, which offers improved data architecture and ease of implementation.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches


YouTube offers privacy settings and Facebook offers Privacy Setting and Tools. A product of the Swiss tech company, Hulbee AG, Swisscows is proud of its heritage. As librarians, we need to be concerned about privacy. ALA’s Policy Statement on Privacy reminds us.

National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing


During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees.

9 Features of EdTech Applications That Developers Should Standardize in 2019: A Wishlist for EdTech Companies Everywhere (#4 is our favorite)

My Paperless Classroom

Luckily this is not a challenge teachers have to meet alone. Do you think edtech companies should standardize for the sake of classrooms everywhere? A great example of this are websites that allow users to sign in using their Gmail or Facebook logins.

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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.

New Social Network Is All College, All the Time

Wired Campus

Once upon a time, Facebook was reserved for college students only. The service is the creation of two Princeton University undergraduates, Michael Pinsky and Vaidhy Murti, who hope to help facilitate connections among college students who might otherwise never meet. “It’s

Output or compliance?

The Principal of Change

The basic premise (I suggest you read the whole article ) is that a 17 year old working at BlackBoard (a technology company), is ridiculed for using their phone during a meeting by some older adults, because it looks like he is texting, while he is actually taking notes.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

How distance learning fosters global collaboration


For this reason, many districts in the United States made the decision to offer live (synchronous) meetings at least once a week, while also offering asynchronous activities. Educators on Twitter and Facebook have been quick to offer free ideas, and eager to learn from others.

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”. Here are a few to consider: LinkedIn is a place where thousands of the largest companies in the world post job listings. Articles on company interviews give insights about a company’s corporate culture.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Social media, the most social of all modern technologies, provided us with shared virtual spaces where we could ''meet''. Facebook is currently the largest of the digital totems in the social media universe.

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3 investments colleges can make during COVID-19 to reduce risks for learners

The Christensen Institute

Financing gaps are a common hurdle—roughly three million learners stop out due to time-sensitive financial crises of less than $500, and in a survey of learners who stopped out, 54% of respondents said they left school so that they can work to make ends meet.

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Twitter launched 11 years ago, LinkedIn 14 years ago, Facebook 13 years ago — and you know what? Companies across the globe continue to use social media as a vital part of their marketing strategy — creating content to connect and engage their audience.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. There are over 15,000 teachers in Denver gathering and thousands more meeting virtually using the hashtag #NotAtISTE16.

For Some Students, #DeleteFacebook Is Not Really an Option


I entered my junior year of high school without a Facebook account. My AP English Language teacher had been using a Facebook group for our class to answer students’ questions after hours. She never told anyone in my class they had to create a Facebook account, but I felt like by not having one, I was missing out on valuable information and conversations. Once upon a time, educators like Sarah Jackson—the aforementioned teacher—found Facebook to be a handy tool for class.

Is This Video App Safe? Mozilla Privacy Report Offers a Look


A few days later the district switched to Google Meet, according to Ashley Boyd, whose two children—ages 9 and 12—attend school in Berkeley Unified. There is also a trio of Facebook tools: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Messenger Kids.

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Holding Class on Zoom? Beware of These Hacks, Hijinks and Hazards


Among them are educators, who have taken up the company’s offer to remove the 40-minute limit normally imposed on Basic accounts for all K-12 schools. Zoom has also outlined steps to help organizers secure their meetings against unwelcome guests.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company.

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Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

With the explosion of startups and the success of game changers like Google and Facebook, it’s no wonder entrepreneurship is more relevant than ever. Startups unleash a level of innovation that threatens to make the most established companies irrelevant.

Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

The Jose Vilson

I relish the notion that billion-dollar entities would so willingly enhance platforms they usually offer for thousands of dollars to Fortune 500 companies for children as young as five years old.

Why I hired a brand manager

The CoolCatTeacher

C lever companies want to advertise. Companies who advertise with me can have more impact. I love traveling and meeting people, so AWAY is great. The teachers I meet are incredible. Five different companies wanted my “opinion” on their product.

Friday 5 — 11.20.2015

Perry Hewitt

After the Paris attacks, Facebook launched “tragedy features” Safety Check and Temporary Profiles. Wired examines the controversy ; here’s Facebook’s subsequent response. Google just made a big improvement to finding in-app content on mobile.

STEM Careers Coalition Partner Spotlight: Chevron

Discovery Education

Because the company understands that the well-being of people everywhere depends on affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy, people are at the center of the energy conversation. Do you know someone in a STEM career pivoting their skills to meet response to the COVID-19 crisis head-on?


Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


Any “spare” time I had (the time my friends used to advance their careers, take Yoga, connect on Facebook) I spent lesson planning, rereading literature and grading papers. When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives?