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?

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.

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


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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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what.

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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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.

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.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security


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


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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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

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.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools. More data collection will improve course design.

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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.

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.

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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.

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


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.

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.

Build Community & Bring The World Closer Together with Group Insights


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.

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


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.

‘Weapons of Math Destruction’: A Data Scientist’s Warning About Impacts of Big Data


These days algorithms have taken on an almost godlike power—they’re up in the (data) clouds, watching everything, passing judgment and leaving us mere mortals with no way to appeal or to even know when these mathematical deities have intervened. That’s the argument made by Cathy O'Neil in her book “ Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” If algorithms are gods, she’s one of the high priests, as a data scientist and mathematician.

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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.

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

An Innovative Educator’s Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings


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.

Workplace, Teams, or Slack, Oh My! What's Right for You?


Build Community & Bring The World Closer Together with Group Insights ] Which to choose? This is an imperative feature that no group moderator would want to live without. Administration Social Media Professional Learning Network TL Advisor Blog

Simple Tip for Quality Posting & Consuming on Facebook


So, if you don't want to come off as the bad guy, just share this post in a group where this is an issue and help all those passionate group members get to the heart of the matter. [ TL Advisor Blog Social Media

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. COPPA, for example, doesn’t extend to sites like Instagram or Pinterest, and companies’ data privacy policies typically are just stating what they can do with the data and aren’t offering any protections.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account. Handing over data, often quite thoughtlessly, has become par for the course – in education and in society more generally. To data about students’ immigration status?

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How Data Privacy Lessons in Alternative Reality Games Can Help Kids In Real Life


Ubiquitous social media platforms—including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—have created a venue for people to share and connect with others. While these services say data collection helps create a better user experience, that data is also potentially exploitable. .

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