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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

I just enter the data once. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development. The kids are programming apps and using the MAD (mobile app development) Learn platform.

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

If you are managing the chat or behind the scenes–you could use Tweet Binder to get data on the statistics of the chat. Use Storify to document and collect all of the tweets from the chat and archive it on the district website. Mobile Learning.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. To data about students’ sexual identity?

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6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics: The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. Because of this feature, data created or stored by the app is available on any one of the devices used. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. The app facilitates the easy sharing of data stored or generated.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Have students conduct field research and document their observations in a log! Get students to visualize their data and research by creating infographics with these free web tools and apps- Piktochart , Easely , Visme , Smores , EduBuncee , Canva , Tackk , or Biteslides.

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

While I can certainly work on a document, presentation, spreadsheet, or website on my own, I can also easily work in real time with other folks from all over the world by taking advantage of the many sharing options I have for everything I create in or upload into my Drive.

Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation.

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Have students conduct field research and document their observations in a log! Get students to visualize their data and research by creating infographics with these free web tools and apps- Piktochart , Easely , Visme , Smores , EduBuncee , Canva , Tackk , or Biteslides.

The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

Through my work I have seen in person, and through social media, some amazing examples of what education can and should be. To simplify the process take a look at data, which can come in many forms. You can see the resulting document HERE.

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Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Social Media is an excellent resource for administrators. Google Applications - with Google Apps you can get organized, create/edit/view Office documents, share resources and much more. It can be used to work collaboratively on a document, as a virtual meeting, to create surveys and questionnaires, and so much more. I recently wrote about " My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them ".

Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

Developers might handpick a select number of users and judging from how they the features, they can collect data, squash bugs and make the experimental feature available for general use. Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores. Not only do they provide greater flexibility in terms of accessibility, but nowadays almost everyone owns a mobile device.

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See What Facebook (Thinks It) Knows About You

ProfHacker

Today offered a vivid reminder that social networks are (also) surveillance machines, as SnapChat published heatmap of students participating in National Walkout Day. We’ve posted before about ways to understand better what’s going on with your social media accounts.

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

Schools may need to adjust their internet plans depending on how much data the intended curriculum needs. Content Recent reports indicate that moving learning into the mobile realm could open up pathways to explore new educational content. But cell phones can pose some social risks.

Students as citizen archivists and scientists: The new community service?

NeverEndingSearch

In fact, in 2008, the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division began to recruit volunteers to improve the findability of thousands of photographs using its Flickr Commons to identify people, places and additional data.

5 Reasons Why Google Vault is Not a True Archive

Gaggle Speaks

As school districts search for ways to archive new data sources such as social media and mobile, Google is building self-driving cars and doesn’t seem too worried about data governance for photos, Docs and other files stored in Drive.

4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education

Edsurge

Education has been a recurring theme throughout the many programs of the NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership where I serve as an Executive Director. How can teachers use immersive media to educate citizens and keep our communities vibrant? These are just a few of the top-of-mind questions that NYC Media Lab’s consortium is thinking about as we enter the next wave of media transformation.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Wish there were publicly available data to support this claim. Tagged on: April 2, 2017 Exclusive: Pisa data may be 'incomparable' | tes → Falls in Asian high-flyers' math scores could simply be down to switch to computer tests.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Wish there were publicly available data to support this claim. Tagged on: April 2, 2017 Exclusive: Pisa data may be 'incomparable' | tes → Falls in Asian high-flyers' math scores could simply be down to switch to computer tests.

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How Parents Can Model Better Screen Time Behavior for Their Kids

MindShift

The mobile tech revolution is barely a decade old, and it brings special challenges to parents and caregivers, says pediatrician Jenny Radesky, who sees patients at the University of Michigan and is one of the top researchers in the field of parents, children and new media. Before you post a picture or share a cute story about your kids on social media, think twice and get their permission if possible. ” Check your privacy settings on all social media sites.

10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

data on parents and students. For many, JotForm is the gold standard for forms creation whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. Completed forms are shared via a link, social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and other popular platforms.

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Write Right with Google Tools

techlearning

For more details on Voice Typing, see the first part of my post on "Self-Editing Tools for Student Writing" - Website link Explore Tool This tool can be used to search for information from within a Google Document. There are several tools you can use to grade Google Documents with rubrics.

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International Travel: A Good Reason to Have Two Google Accounts

ProfHacker

We’ve heard quite a lot over the last few months about travelers being asked to unlock their mobile phones —and, in some cases, provide their social media passwords —when entering the United States.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

Compton’s defense attorney, Glenn Rossi, filed a motion to suppress the pacemaker data evidence as an unreasonable seizure of Compton’s private information. Tagged on: July 28, 2017 Legal skirmishes break out over ITT documents, data | Indianapolis Business Journal → ITT Educational Services Inc.—the Knorr of Common Sense Media. Yet,the student transportation industry is struggling with how to properly use the data.

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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Edsurge

If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. If that still makes you nervous, you can ask students to document their questions and the answers they find when using their own device, or even ensure that they are asking quality questions with the help of the Question Formulation Technique or other question development strategies like these. Document learning and thinking through blogging when the good ideas hit you!

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

e.width){e.setAttribute("data-vertical", "true")}})(this);'' onerror=''(function(e){e.setAttribute("src", "https://media-cdn.list.ly/missing-image.png");})(this);'' Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer.

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. and make it super easy for teachers to instantly gather student data on any given subject. Math teachers: This is for you.

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TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

EdTechTeam

Partnering with Parents At the moment it’s safe to safe most parents today in 2016 haven’t grown up in a digital classroom environment, nor grew up with social media, and thus have a difficult time understanding the current classroom environment.

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What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Most likely not, but being inclusive, communicating your plan honestly and effectively, and supporting it with data will give you the best chance for success. For tweens and teens it can also include some time spent on social media.

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

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. In their defense, Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen point out that they do more than most to support digital inclusion.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

The Flat Panel also features an upgradable built-in Android Module and wireless AVer document camera integration. Judges liked the Bluetooth streaming functionality, its mobility, and its audio capabilities, allowing up to 6 users at a time to use it with headphones.

Errors in Innovation and Call-Out Culture of Edtech

RafranzDavis.com

We stick too closely to our embedded social media norms to use the tool that personally connects us to those creating for our classrooms. Or maybe we’re the only community that needs the FCCs Lifeline for mobile support).

E-Counseling 2.0: Can a new wave of virtual guidance help?

The Hechinger Report

The last couple years have brought a renaissance in virtual guidance counseling—both new services and existing ones upping their game with mobile, social media and data analytics. Amal Abdi at her high school graduation in June, 2016. Photo: Hajira Dahir.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. ” Of course, when all these narratives about “social emotional learning” get picked up by education technologists and education entrepreneurs, they don’t just turn policy mandates or even into TED Talks. Don’t let the dearth of data fool you though.