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Mobile learning: The good and the bad

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Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. People in a café now usually ask the staff for the Wi-Fi password, and if there’s no Wi-Fi one can always tap the power of cellular data and stay connected to friends. Mobile learning of course.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

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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. Khan Academy.

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Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

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Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present. The data and results that come from testing can show powerful trends about student achievement, but especially in an age when technology is constantly changing, have you ever wondered if there were other ways your students can creatively show their learning, in a timely, and efficient manner? EDpuzzle also collects data as students watch and interact with the video.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

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The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. Data vs Privacy. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown. Data (Which Still Means Mostly “Standardized Testing”). Khan Academy. Mobile Learning. Social Learning, Social Networks.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

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Data Insecurity. The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. Data vs Privacy. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown. Data (Which Still Means Mostly “Standardized Testing”). Khan Academy. Mobile Learning. Social Learning, Social Networks.

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Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

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20 years ago we never would have imagined that the position as a Social Media Manager would be an actual job, and just about every company or organization would need to have someone manage their social media accounts.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “ Khan Academy introduces something big for little learners,” says the Khan Academy blog. Indeed, Edutechnica, which also tracks LMS data, responds with their own numbers and says that Blackboard still has about two hundred more installations than Canvas and about a million more students using the software. The company provides “interactive lessons and content on a mobile platform to low-skilled workers.”

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An attorney also entered guilty pleas for the pair’s Niles-based tutoring businesses, Brilliance Academy Inc. The charter: Innovative Arts Academy Charter School. The Omidyar Network has invested $3 million in Khan Academy. Khan Academy has used that funding to acquire the kids’ app maker Duck Duck Moose. Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Data and “Research” 21 states still allow corporal punishment.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. Via Edsurge : “ Salesforce Announces Mobile App for Advising at Dreamforce.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. ” Spoiler alert: not enough access to data.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Really looking forward to Space Force Academy. Ron Howard voiceover: she was not really looking forward to Space Force Academy.). From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” All this pseudoscience is, of course, part of the “social emotional learning” hype.