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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

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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3 Musts-Haves During Virtual Meetings and Calls

techlearning

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.

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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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.

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.

Using @IFTTT For Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

Sure, the upcoming athletics schedule or after-school meeting times are important. Mobile devices we can carry in our pockets are powerful. IFTTT Leadership PR Social Media

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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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.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

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.

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.

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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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

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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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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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].

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 ".

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

Edsurge

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.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

edWeb.net

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?

Digital Parenting BINGO

techlearning

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.

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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How Parents Can Model Better Screen Time Behavior for Their Kids

MindShift

The mobile tech revolution is barely a decade old, and it brings special challenges to parents and caregivers, says pediatrician Jenny Radesky, who sees patients at the University of Michigan and is one of the top researchers in the field of parents, children and new media. Before you post a picture or share a cute story about your kids on social media, think twice and get their permission if possible. ” Check your privacy settings on all social media sites.

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 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", "https://media-cdn.list.ly/missing-image.png");})(this);''

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Amazing Time Management Resources Useful For Teachers

TeacherCast

This time management resource can be used in order to perform various tasks and at the same time this resource is quite compatible with Gmail, outlook, computer, and mobile as well.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. This from the school district that is still reeling from a major student data privacy breach.

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Hence, publishers are making a move towards digital publishing to meet this growing need. This proves helpful as students don’t have to spend time on the search engine browsing for relevant data. Digital Textbooks Enable Collaboration: Keeping up with the social media trends, most digital reading devices are equipped with sharing features. Digital natives are no strangers to sharing posts and daily activities on social platforms.

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Top 10 Digital Skills for Education Leaders

Leadership Lounge

And later, when a few could create a PowerPoint presentation for a meeting, their staff was very impressed. Be proficient in using their district’s data systems. Know what technology tools to use to solve a particular problem or to meet a specific need.

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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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Mobile : as humanity continues to migrate ever-increasing swathes of life into handhelds, educators slowly follow suit. Let’s see if higher ed figures out mobile-first design, as ELI recommends. Social media is something higher ed is ambivalent about.