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World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

These holes within school and other institutional databases can create vulnerabilities, exposing: IP addresses, location settings & browser data. Another thing you can do is to discuss student data privacy and digital security with PTA members, teachers, and school board administrators.

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Group Texting Programs: The Next Big Wave?

Education with Technology

Group texting programs fall into two categories. The other category for group texting progams is student centered. David Murphy wonders if group texting is shaping up to be the next big battleground between the Web’s social (or search) superstars. Students and teachers will not be charged texting units against their data plan since the class texting generates so many texts. – The group texting program will be free to use.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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

The CoolCatTeacher

I just enter the data once. Wikispaces is my go-to group editing website. Whether my class is uploading their Scratch video games, or linking to their website efolios, we post our group work on the class wiki. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development).

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5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve.

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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Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

NeverEndingSearch

This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can work in small groups to decipher the infographic. When learners create their own infographics they are telling a story of what their data, information, research and facts mean. “Numbers have an important story to tell.

Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with 'e's

We are going very quickly towards the Tom Cruise Minority Report data manipulation. Screens that you can stick onto any surface so that you can make the whole of the wall of your office or your workplace into a television screen which doubles up as a computer screen and for data manipulation.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

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. 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. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital and mobile activities for any device with handouts.

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

With my single GMail account, I integrate my mail, my documents, my online storage, my calendar, my blog, and many of my social networking tools. Google+ hangouts are an amazing time-saver, and Google+ communities are quickly becoming my favorite means of collaborating with large groups.

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

Mountains of data indicate that summer learning should be an entitlement, not an accident of birth, yet we continue to ignore this need and thereby resign ourselves to continuing failure in education,” Reville and Weiss write. Social Media and Technology.

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. 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. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital and mobile activities for any device with handouts.

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips

Neo LMS

Add to this the increasing number of potential cybersecurity risks faced by schools , and it’s obvious why it’s essential to teach at least the basics to those who are willing to learn and protect their personal data online. Read more: Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. These four groupings provide an outline on how to cluster different ways to implement and integrate technology in education.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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Is Technology Bad for the Teenage Brain? (Yes, No and It's Complicated.)

Edsurge

Social interactions? In my most recent book “Attack of the Teenage Brain,” I give an example of papers from two separate research groups examining video games and attentional states. The data that do exist point to some barely-there trendlines, fortunately. Social media, contrary to its reputation, actually seems to improve certain prosocial behaviors—empathy, to name one—in teenage populations. Scores actually improved the more the kids used social media.

Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers). World Bank Group. Data are critical for decision making and accountability. Social Media Alternative.

Today's Newsletter - Curriculum & IT: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

techlearning

Mobile devices. Social Media. Data Privacy. There are four key components that can lead to a successful marriage: active engagement, group participation, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts.

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To reach the uninsured, new insurers are getting creative

The Christensen Institute

To reach them, BIMA has partnered with mobile operators who’ve already built relationships with these potential customers. It works like this: BIMA targets individuals who already have mobile plans, essentially piggy-backing off of the trust that has been built between customers and their mobile operators. Should customers wish to purchase a policy, the cost is simply deducted from their existing mobile plans’ airtime balance—no extra paperwork needed.

Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use

Educational Technology Guy

Set up email groups for different groups of staff members. Social Media - Social Media is an excellent resource for administrators. Google Sites - easily create web sites for your school or for different groups within the school for communication and information. This way, they can be mobile and still have access to their data, information, and resources and be able to communicate more effectively and efficiently with staff, students, and parents.

How Can I Rethink Reading Logs with High Schoolers?

Reading By Example

If you are not familiar with Goodreads, it is a social media tool for readers. I also like the “groups” function of Goodreads, which is an online community around a topic, favorite author, or a genre. Discussion boards can be created within a group.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology that is leveraged to allow the ingestion of the data students need to master, while letting them participate in a real experience obtaining it, has the promise to bring the mind-expanding freedom sought more efficiently, and with exceptional personalization. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google Developers is an infographic tool that depicts live sets of data. is both a tool and a community dedicated to data visualization and infographics.It is another awesome tool where students can create and share infographics directly to Social Media.

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Design thinking fast-tracks collaboration at the University of Ottawa

Nureva

But how to capture the insights of a diverse group of students, when efficiency was essential? The students used QuickShare individually and in small groups to quickly capture ideas on their phones and send them to a shared Span canvas. Two hours. Over 70 students. A whole lot of pizza.

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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