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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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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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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.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology that is leveraged to allow the ingestion of the data students need to master, while letting them participate in a real experience obtaining it, has the promise to bring the mind-expanding freedom sought more efficiently, and with exceptional personalization. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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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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Amazing Time Management Resources Useful For Teachers

TeacherCast

When it comes to managing different tasks and exercises in a sufficient manner, teachers should use this resource for the purpose of obtaining desired outcomes in this concern.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

This proves helpful as students don’t have to spend time on the search engine browsing for relevant data. Related: How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning. 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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Student Engagement Platform ClearScholar Raises $1.25M in Seed Round

Edsurge

After hearing them out, they decided to develop the product in a way that could meet students where they’re at—on mobile devices. “To The outcome, ClearScholar, is a mobile app similar to a social media newsfeed where students can customize the campus news they receive, see upcoming events (which they can add to the app’s calendar), and manage class assignments and schedules. On the backend, administrators get a goldmine of student data.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Shades of the reactions to the outcomes-based education reforms of the mid-1990s. Another week, two more incidents added to the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. One involved a.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Most likely not, but being inclusive, communicating your plan honestly and effectively, and supporting it with data will give you the best chance for success. For tweens and teens it can also include some time spent on social media.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Shades of the reactions to the outcomes-based education reforms of the mid-1990s. Another week, two more incidents added to the K-12 Cyber Incident Map. One involved a.

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The emerging landscape of testing

Bryan Alexander

EdTechDigest was kind enough to publish them as a column, “The New Politics of Educational Data” Reproduced below: As winter gives way to spring in the northern hemisphere, we are witnessing the emergence of a new politics of educational data. In their place is a possible reduction of formal testing combined with increasing collection of student data throughout their schooling. Assessment and data-gathering will be the crux.

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Learning Revolution Conference Schedule - Online and Free NEXT WEEK

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mobile users will be able to connect to sessions by going to LearningRevolution.com on your mobile device. Online Faculty- Educational Technology Revolutionize Data Reporting to Revolutionize Data Use - Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.

Design thinking fast-tracks collaboration at the University of Ottawa

Nureva

The team knew, of course, that mobile devices are everything to students. It was a huge accomplishment to gather all that data in just two hours and end right on time. The team now has two digital canvases full of student data to share with all the participants. Two hours.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. He also wrote that much “student disruption and conflict centers around cell phones in schools and ease of access to social media.”.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

THE BRIGHTBYTES LEARNING OUTCOMES MODULE ( WWW.BRIGHTBYTES.NET ) The Learning Outcomes module captures millions of data points from any digital device usage, and triangulates it with district investment data and student achievement data.

Weekend Reading: Late April Edition

ProfHacker

" " Vanlife, The Bohemian Social-Media Movement ," by Rachel Monroe in the New Yorker : "Like the best marketing terms, ‘vanlife’ is both highly specific and expansive. Ask Big Data ," by Joseph B. Big data is one experiment in how to do that."

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

It''s easy to use and many teachers who use it have seen positive outcomes from using it with their students. ClassDojo automatically compiles all the data collected from each class into analytics reports, allowing teachers to monitor progress, track trends and share information with parents. The platform has seen incredible viral growth with 20 thousand new teachers adopting the platform each month, as teachers spread ClassDojo by word-of-mouth and through social media channels.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “The number of career colleges and the number of credentials they award have dropped by roughly 20 percent in the last four years, new data from the U.S. If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. Via The Verge : “ MIT fed an AI data from Reddit , and now it only thinks about murder.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu.

Learning Revolution Free PD - It's All About the GEC (GlobalEdCon) - Amazing Keynotes - Announcing the Student Technology Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This year''s strands include Making, Design and Innovation , Student Technology Clubs , Technology in Schools – Projects and Collaborations , Educational Technology Tools , Students and Social Media , and Entrepreneurship. We offer dynamic, activity-based learning for students from age 7 upwards with both certification and qualification outcomes.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

See graphics for social media and follow the event to join the campaign! Conference strands include Teaching with Technology, Student Devices, Online Learning, Subject Specific Ed Tech, Creative Ed Tech, Web 2.0 & Social Software, and Administrative Support.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, April 16th at 4pm Webinar: What We Know About Families’ Use of Educational Media , Ask any parent about their children’s media use, and most will tell you they’re interested in media that help their kids learn. Is your library mobile friendly?

Notes from Some Summer Reading 2018 f/ @shawnachor @gretchenrubin @micheleborba @IAmMarkManson @askpang @DanielCoyle @DanielPink @simonsinek

techieMusings

It dramatically raises their stress levels while robbing them of social connection, sleep, attention, happiness, and health. The data revealed an M-shaped curve. What ultimately matters is that type, task, and time align—what social scientists call “the synchrony effect.”.

Learning Revolution - Education Films - Why Hitting 50K G+ Comunity Members Is Sad - New Public Calendars - Occupy Your Brain

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Partner Announcements EdTechReview : Introducing New EdTechReview: The new website is mobile friendly and responsive. Spread the word about World Read Aloud Day on social media to help us grow the movement. Saturday, March 8th at 9am PST in San José Silicon Valley CUE Technology Event: T3 Teach Through Technology , Common Sense Media’s free 1-to-1 Essentials program offers schools a customizable roadmap for 1-to-1 planning.

4 Ways to Make Sure Your Students Feel Their Degrees Are Worth the Cost (Part Two)

EdNews Daily

As the Stanford study found, coaching improves outcomes for all students , irrespective of age, gender, high-school grade-point average, SAT scores, and other demographic factors. Or social media? Or even mobile apps?