Is social media disrupting our networks?

The Christensen Institute

On the heels of a divisive campaign, people are more aware than ever of the social and political groups that sit on different sides of the aisle, live in different parts of the country, and break bread with different cultural factions. The post Is social media disrupting our networks?

Could social media be the key to cracking chronic disease?

The Christensen Institute

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, are the most pervasive examples of facilitated networks in the world today. Still, we recognize that social media can also contribute in negative ways to the state of healthcare.

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Social Media: Tool for Manufacturing Ourselves and 'Truth'

The 21st Century Principal

What is the real issue with social media? Set aside the fact that entities like Facebook are selling our personal data to the highest bidder. What the real issue is with social media is simple: You can't believe anything you see.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. They just updated their social media data for 2016.

OPINION: Youth of color and young women use social media the most, so why are most digital technology developers white men?

The Hechinger Report

We recently asked a 21-year-old undocumented Chicana in Los Angeles what she imagined the designers of social media platforms look like. Not using much social media themselves, sharing limited information about themselves.”.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

How to Get More Volunteers and Donors for Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Beth Kanter is a leading social media expert for nonprofits. She gives advice on how schools should manage their Facebook, Twitter, and social media efforts. Social media can help if you know how. How should schools spend time on social media?

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How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

And while the technology was all about sophisticated Artificial Intelligence, it used a whole lot of data and analyzed it in real-time to: ensure the authenticity of wins, and. It is about gaining in-depth information out of large amounts of data, by its analysis. By Samuel Alfie.

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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Obviously those 50 million people did not know their data was being used. Britt: So it became a real public relations nightmare for Facebook, but it also raised troubling questions about, “What do we know about our data?”. Vicki: Okay, so you’ve moved off of the private group.

The New Setting Every Group Moderator Must Know and Tips to Use It Effectively

techlearning

Tips to Turn Off Commenting Effectively Before turning the commenting off, the moderator should have a summary statement to inform group members what they will find in the thread and the final result. Have you been in groups where comments went on and on providing no more valuable information?

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the current trends in hashtag learning and the popular techniques for harvesting learning from this social network. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program.

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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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Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online. A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene.

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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. Data privacy is more crucial than ever.

In the News: Schools Should Delete Facebook

Doug Levin

Schools Choose Not to Delete Facebook Despite Data-Privacy Worries.” A school district page or group gives Facebook “another data point” on the users who visit it, said Doug Levin, the founder and president of EdTech Strategies, LLC. Most school district websites that include these trackers don’t disclose in their privacy policies that the data sharing is taking place, according to Levin’s report. As quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah.

Data Security and Implications for Physical Security

Leadership Lounge

The group “Dark Overlords” has taken credit for the hack, and posted the complete directory of school information online, including student names, addresses and phone numbers. First, social media did not help the situation.

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Why Data Interoperability Is Critical for Districts—and How It Transforms Student Learning

Edsurge

What if it were possible to access comprehensive assessment data in real time? This is the challenge that school districts face when navigating student assessment data. As schools adopt more technology to support students’ learning, they inevitably generate more and more data.

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Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

He’s teaming up with Uber co-founder Garrett Camp, who has formed a group called Expa that will coordinate all of the technology and logistics. Data will drive more powerful interactions and experiences that move us beyond tradition and intuition.

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Here’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what educators are clicking on like crazy

The CoolCatTeacher

These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. The Institute of the Future Think Tank says it well: “We each have only one pair of eyes and ears, and more importantly, one mind to deal with the data.” Social Media Tech Tips

10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

Data is growing at an exponential pace. The 15 GB of free storage that you get from Google drive (which never seems enough) is more than 400 Thousand times the total data storage capacity of the Apollo Guidance Computer that landed the first people on the moon in 1969, [1].

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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.

Build Community & Bring The World Closer Together with Group Insights

techlearning

For the past ten years I've moderated online communities in numerous platforms including Facebook, Ning, Yammer, O365 Groups and Teams, Edmodo and Google Groups. A successful moderator spends time analyzing their group, and in the past year, Facebook has made this a lot easier to do.

When Students See Themselves As Digital

TeachThought - Learn better.

And that’s a real problem in an era of big data, digital branding, and always-on expression. What we refuse to be a part of matters just as much as what groups and memberships we choose to disappear into. It’s not purely social, nor is it merely media.

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. First and foremost: Messenger Kids is not a social media app. Kids get to communicate one-on-one via group video chat and messaging. More on social media.

How to Keep Your Students (and Teachers) Safe on Facebook

Gaggle Speaks

Every day, students and teachers provide information to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, whether they are chatting with friends or posting pictures from the classroom. Students and teachers might assume that their data is just broadcasted on their favorite social network and shared with their friends, but what they post often is shared with third-party vendors. Social Media Student Safety

6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII. Manage data with precision.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

An Innovative Educator’s Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

techlearning

Like it or not, at this point in time Facebook is the winner when it comes to social learning communities. Social places like facebook are for real people with real names. 2) Make your profile public Social media is for being public.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.