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Bill would keep schools out of students’ social media accounts

eSchool News

If passed, bill would make Wyoming one of the first states in the country to protect students’ social media. A proposed Wyoming law would make it illegal for school districts to demand access to students’ Facebook, Snapchat or other social media accounts.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

What are some subgoals that will help with meeting the bigger goals? textbook or testing company). I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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It was critical that school districts “get a handle on” digital tools and subscriptions in an attempt to streamline and create efficiencies in their districts that can lead to measurable improvements and learning outcomes while balancing student privacy and meeting annual budget.

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Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

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To support this, we are committed to providing stellar service, teacher-based tech support, and useful professional development year round to meet the needs of our customers.”. The Vernier TIL was honored with a Stellar Service Award from Tech & Learning magazine.

Luxury private student housing further divides rich and poor on campuses

The Hechinger Report

We’re re-creating socially stratified communities on campus instead of giving students opportunities to live among people from different walks of life,” said Andrew Ryder, an assistant professor of higher education at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

Seventh Grader Aims to Improve Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

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Stay connected with Discovery Education through social media on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and Pinterest @DiscoveryEd. ### About 3M: At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Hack Education Weekly News

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The move comes after criticism from government watchdogs who warned of financial entanglements with private companies vying for millions in GI Bill tuition.” Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” This story from Buzzfeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy is… something : “Meet The ‘Young Saints’ Of Bethel Who Go To College To Perform Miracles.” The company has raised $2.88

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Strategies to Ensure Introverted Students Feel Valued at School

MindShift

The book made the cover of Time magazine, spent weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED Talks , with more than 13 million views. From that grew The Quiet Revolution , a company Cain co-founded that continues to produce and share content about, and for, introverts. What do you think about using social media or technology in the classroom? So in general I’m a big fan of social media.

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Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Inside Higher Ed reports that there’s “confusion over distance education rules”: “Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.” Via The New York Times Magazine : “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.”

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I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” The New York Times Magazine interviews the new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The company has raised $14.75

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. For-profit higher ed company Education Management Corp says it will close 22 out of 26 of its Brown Mackie College locations.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? News from the most well-funded ed-tech company, student loan provider SoFi : SoFi settles w/ FTC over allegations it misrepresented how much borrowers save by refinancing. Via The New York Magazine : “The Class of 1946–2018 Twenty-seven school-shooting survivors bear their scars, and bear witness.”

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“The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.”

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Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” Via Masslive.com : “ Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes.” ” The company in question: edX. tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. ” Via The New York Times : “ Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump.” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.”

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” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. “ No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA.

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A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. ” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” Microsoft had a media event this week.

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” Via The Nation : “ Trump’s Border Security May Search Your Social Media by ‘Tone’ ” Via Education Week : “Setback for DACA Supporters Places Program’s Fate Squarely in Trump’s Hands.” ” The company in question: FedLoan Servicing. ” It’s fascinating to see long-time tech training companies like CompTIA rebrand themselves as “bootcamps.” (National) Education Politics.

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Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

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Take, for example, the founding editor of the technology trade magazine Wired , Kevin Kelly. The Internet did become more privatized, more commercialized around that date – 1991 – and thanks to companies like AOL, a version of it became more accessible to more people.

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Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120, banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice , skin privilege, or racial equality. ” They’re suing the company. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ ACICS -Accredited Colleges Meet Federal Deadline.” The social media platform had raised $2.5 For-profit higher and student loan companies. Education Politics.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Also, this week, thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge , I published a new post “ How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

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