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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

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Britt Watwood on episode 327 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You have to prove to me that it’s worth using Facebook, or any social media, for that matter. Twitter: @bwatwood.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. Don’t mess with her on Twitter. We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college.

Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

This message is then delivered by a polite robotic voice basically telling me that I can sleep in if I wish or spend the day slaving over my snow shovel. Here are a few tips and ideas that have worked well for NMHS over the years: Create a school Twitter and Facebook page.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

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Whether you are a teacher trying to figure out how to invest your limited class resource budget, or an edtech company trying to secure your place in the market, customer service is something to look at closely. I clearly remember the first company I chatted with on Twitter.

Can a Foodini 3D Printer Go to Space?: Empowering Student Voice in the Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Some have chosen topics like water, oxygen, food, shelter, robot exploration, and clothing. ” I pulled out my phone, opened twitter, and composed a tweet to Natural Machines (@NaturalMachines).

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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Micah Brown on episode 237 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Just share that love on social media. Twitter is just as easy as posting a picture of your students’ Valentine.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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First, know that the folks who were #NotatISTE or #NotatISTE19 and those who love them, shared quite a bit using the Twitter hashtags. Be sure to also connect with the ISTE Librarians Network on Facebook and Twitter. This year, I created an elective, Social Justice through Social Media.

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'It's Like Amazon, But for Preschool'

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A year ago, the richest man in the world asked Twitter for suggestions on how he should most efficiently and charitably spend his wealth. ” “We’ll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon,” Bezos wrote in a note posted to Twitter. “Amazon has patented a system that would put workers in a cage, on top of a robot,” read the headline in last week’s Seattle Times.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. A hacked school Twitter account in Florida.

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

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Another surprise was a turn in public perception of giant technology companies, especially Facebook and Google, as well as Twitter and Amazon. Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. This movement asks us to rethink technology to address social problems in education and society. They argue that putatively equitable technologies actually reinstate social inequalities.

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Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

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Students will see how TRI is using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics to develop smarter automated vehicles. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

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STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. He runs the weekly #xplap chat in Twitter, engaging hundreds of followers, and has recently launched his YouTube channel. I treated my classroom like a business by investing in long-term purchases, I made an investment in my company.”. Twitter. Twitter • YouTube • Website. Website • Twitter.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. The increasing potential to “start a business” that is entirely social and digital (which impacts the idea of a “job,” for example). Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g.,

Inside the $29M DonorsChoose Gift That's Making Teachers Very Happy

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Amani Ghusein Ghusein, who teaches science to grades 3 through 8 at Dawes Elementary School, caught the surprise announcement made on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that cryptocurrency and finance company Ripple had made a huge donation to fund every project on education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose. I was not expecting that,” says Ghusein, who had five active projects on the site totalling $3,600, including requests for a Cricut Explore craft machine and three types of robots.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on. But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Probably my favorite “robots are the future of education” story in a good, long while. Jeff Bezos posted a note on Twitter, outlining his plans to launch a $2 billion fund to build a chain of preschools and to support organizations that work with homeless families. “ Alibaba’s Jack Ma , China ’s Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded,” The New York Times reports.

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Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” Via The Washington Post : “SEC settles fraud charges against defunct for-profit college company ITT.” Because honestly, where else would you put news about that private school company but in the surveillance section. ” The company in question is called Sqore. More via The NYT : “Harassment in the Tech Industry: Voices Grow on Social Media.”

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The Huffington Post filed Twitter’s response to Ivanka Trump ’s announcement under “comedy.” 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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” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Another tech company ready and willing to support Trump: IBM. If you know the history of this company , it’s a rather frightening gesture. Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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“PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” More news about a data breach at a testing company in the infosec section below. Edsurge covers Clever ’s new product “Clever Goals,” which takes the data that the company gleans about student usage of technology and sells it back to schools. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Sandler is also the founder of the ed-tech company Nibletz. ” I’m putting this story here as it discusses VCs’ willingness to continue to invest in Mike Cagney , the former head of the student loan company SoFi. Via The Guardian : “ Student Loans Company ‘spied on vulnerable students’ social media’ ” The “New” For-Profit Higher Ed. The company: RIB Software SE.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

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While some studied robotics and social media, others dived into different learning disabilities and schools around the world. Some students wrote a grant to a local company for flexible seating while others wrote for a classroom grant funded by a PTA gift.

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

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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? Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Donors Choose YOU - Top 10 Tips to Fund Your Project

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iPads, laptops, robotics, Hokki Stools, books, construction paper, art easels, rugs, tables, shelving, Crayolas of every kind… the list could go on and on. Look HERE to see what companies have partnerships with Donors Choose. I shared projects on every social media platform I could.

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If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. ” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate.” Shernaz Daver , Udacity ’s chief marketing officer, is leaving the company.

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SoFi : a student loan company and one of the most well-funded ed-tech companies out there sure seems swell. ” “ Delta Career Education Corporation , a privately held for-profit college company, is phasing out seven of its campuses,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” This “Toronto man” is Erwin Sniedzins, who runs an ed-tech company called Mount Knowledge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The credentialing company has raised $7.1

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. ” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot.

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” Via Motherboard : “ Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13.” If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools. The company has raised $15.7

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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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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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 Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” The sale of the Apollo Education Group , parent company of the University of Phoenix , has been finalized. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Student loan company SoFi will acquire Zenbanx.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. But he’s still welcome on college campuses and Twitter. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. ” “Film company behind Love Actually to open school in London,” The Guardian reports. Testing, Testing… Via Chalkbeat : “Fired testing company seeks $25.3

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Related: a Twitter thread from Leo Casey about the various connections the Success Academy chain has to Trump and his wealth right-wing backers the Mercers. ” 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.

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That’s Betsy DeVos , of course, and Social Finance a.k.a. million in charges from a Minnesota company over a software system that repeatedly failed during mandatory statewide elementary school testing.” ” “ ClassDojo Is Teaching Kids Empathy In 90% Of K–8 Schools Nationwide,” says Fast Company. ” Pay attention to student loan companies ! The company has raised $38.5 ” “So-So Social Media Privacy?

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Department of State has received emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect additional information regarding certain visa applicants ’ travel and employment histories, familial connections, and social media usage in accordance with a notice it posted in the Federal Register May 4. ” No disclosure in the article that Edsurge shares investors with both these companies. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.