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Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As of June 16, 2018, Today’s Meet closed (read the full details here ). It turns out, there are good options, depending upon whether you primarily use Today’s Meet for: backchannel and student response.

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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3 Musts-Haves During Virtual Meetings and Calls


You do not want your meetings or calls to look like this: When you do, there are some protocols to put in place. Whether you are an innovative educator or a student, in the 21st century, we’re all global learners who make global collaborations.

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.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches


In its Q&A on Ethics and Social Media, ALA shares: As an institution, a library possesses the same ethical obligation regarding patron education and social media as it does toward information presented in any format.

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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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

It also gives them a chance to use twitter in real time—while watching TV or catching up on Facebook—-so there isn’t as much pressure to ‘figure it out’ in an afternoon meeting. The committee can use a Google Doc to generate discussion and take notes after an initial meeting.

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.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

And all that mobile computing has turned us into a nation of multitaskers who do nearly everything while gazing at one or more screens. The constant checking of mobile devices has triggered a wavelet of recent classroom technology bans, especially at the collegiate level.

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. We also use Google docs to prepare for and record our meetings. Before a meeting, a member of the team shares a blank agenda template.

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. for my meetings now.

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K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

In the latest dealmaking news, GreatSchools acquired a school data provider while ed-tech firms including n2y and Thrivist obtained funding. GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie: GreatSchools , an Oakland, California-based nonprofit education organization, has acquired school data provider Schoolie , according to a statement. GreatSchools said it plans to analyze the new Schoolie data to identify how many students gain exposure to high level courses vs. basic courses.

Why your young students love e-learning


Technology in the classroom may not have reached its full potential yet, but both teachers and students know there’s more to it than meets the eye. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter. Gamification is all about data.

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.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Meet Learners Where They Operate. adults have some type of mobile device. If this is true, then why do we invest so heavily in educational learning software—which arguably has yet to become truly mobile friendly—as the vehicle by which we “incorporate” technology in adult education?

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. Instead, ask your learners how well you school is meeting their needs.

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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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Group Texting Programs: The Next Big Wave?

Education with Technology

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 texting program will connect to or allow easy transfer to other social media. My ebook, 90 Mobile Learning Modern Language Activities , is available at [link].

Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

Getting my room put together, planning new lessons and meeting new faces was something I couldn't wait to do. Even worse, no idea if they have good contact data on each and every of their students or not. The goal is to collect demographic data on every student.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers.

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Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use

Educational Technology Guy

Use it for teacher evaluations, meeting notes, research, saving articles to read later, to do list, project management and more. Social Media - Social Media is an excellent resource for administrators. Google Calendar - Administrators can stay organized by having appointments, due dates, meetings, school calendar days, and more all in Google Calendar. I recently wrote about " My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them ".

6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools


Tool #1: Mobile Technology. The first, and arguably the most obvious, tool for instructional coaches is some sort of mobile technology. It is important for coaches to have technology that is mobile, because your role as an instructional coach is mobile.

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Improving School:Home Communications With @IFTTT

The Web20Classroom

Sure, the upcoming athletics schedule or after-school meeting times are important. Mobile devices we can carry in our pockets are powerful. If the barrier to using social media is not being able to keep up with them all, then IFTTT could be the answer.

Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

For a time when we are physically social distancing, it has been beautiful to see how people are coming together to take care of our nation’s children. I am inspired and encouraged by the innovations I’m seeing in schools and homes across the country.

Digital Parenting BINGO


I created the Digital Parenting Bingo card as a way to easily show some talking points for parents that are dealing with either school-issued devices and/or personal mobile devices. Spot check the photo roll – Many of today’s social media apps are very photo-driven.

E-learning in times of crisis: The CARE2 Framework


Colleges and universities also shelter the poor and homeless and are mobilizing their facilities and resources to respond to the global pandemic. Devices and internet connection and data resources may have to be shared with other family members who may also need to study or work.

The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Children likewise rely increasingly on mobile technology and social media to stay in touch with one another.

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Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

In fact, Dr. Tatom says he thinks streaming and podcasting meet several ISTE Standards like, for example, standards 6A and 6B (creative communication) for students. What social media do you use regularly for communicating with your students and parents?

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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How To Successfully Update, Repost, and Repurpose Old and Outdated Content On Your Blog


Now is as good a time as any to revisit these mistakes and update my Yoast settings to meet current trends. What posts have done well on Social Media? Every blog or website should be connected to Google Analytics to get the most up to date data on your web traffic.

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

TeachThought - Learn better.

It’s challenging enough to manage a traditional learning environment where the curriculum is handed to you, and meetings are set, and you’re simply there to manage; adding more ingredients to the mix seems like asking for trouble.

50 Happy Books To Read In 2020

TeachThought - Learn better.

These days the news is hard to escape — between social media, television, radio, and well-meaning friends and colleagues, we are inundated with what’s going on in the outside world. It’s through these treasured mementos that we meet Molly Petree.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

If it has the potential to meet one of these four criteria, it was included. e.width){e.setAttribute("data-vertical", "true")}})(this);'' onerror=''(function(e){e.setAttribute("src", "");})(this);''

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Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle


Start simple by sending out surveys with Google Forms or Survey Monkey , or interactive video lessons with PlayPosit or EdPuzzle , before meetings and professional learning opportunities. Then, share the resulting data and respond to the concerns of participants so that the meeting can continue positively and productively. Always follow the district social media policies, but consider starting a department or team Instagram account.