How students are using social media to change the world

eSchool News

Social media has gotten a bad rap. And that’s before we even get into Facebook, data privacy, and Cambridge Analytica. But as the students-turned-activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have discovered, when used properly, social media can help you make a difference. The Parkland students have been using Twitter and other social platforms to mobilize teens (and adults) to fight for stricter gun laws.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. Technology like tablets PCs, apps, and access to broadband internet are lubricating the shift to mobile learning, but a truly immersive mobile learning environment goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner.

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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. Mobile students. Young students do pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. Finding the value of going mobile.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

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.

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. We inadvertently learn from our daily social interactions, with most of our informal learning happens through online sources of information. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online. A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene.

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Who else is collecting data about your children?

Securly

Digital footprints are not exclusive to online shoppers or avid social media users; everyone has one, including your 5-year-old child. Websites must (1) provide notice of what type of information is being collected and what it is being used for (2) obtain verifiable parental consent for collection/use of said information and (3) establish procedures to ensure confidentiality of data collected. Regardless, 10 years later, data collection came to be mostly implicit.

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Tightrope Brings Online and OTT Channel Publishing to Schools and More with Cablecast VIO Stream

eSchool News

Tightrope Media Systems has unveiled Cablecast VIO Stream , a full-featured, automated solution for bringing live event streams and on-demand video to the web, social media, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Newsline businesses online schools social social media video web

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. Most significantly for those who are immersed in schools, colleges and universities - mobile technology is disrupting education. Thirdly, mobile technology is powerfully social.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

Educators, parents, and other adults must teach themselves and our youth about how to best defend their data and personal information in an increasingly technologically-connected world; due to the prevalence of technology in and out of the classroom, parents, educators, and students alike should be informed of just how sensitive and vulnerable personal identity information and browsing data can be. When it comes to data privacy, it’s important to remain aware and be proactive.

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10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Create a basic QR code easily even on your mobile device that leads to a link, a message or any text, your contact details, or your location. Qrstuff is a website to easily create colorful QR codes for over 20 data types, such as email, location, a link, Instagram, Dropbox, and more! Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning Curiosity edtech mlearning mobile learning qr qr codes STEAM STEM

Jussi Tähtinen- CEO And Co-Founder Of Nitro Games- Household Name For Shooter Games On Mobile

AsiaTechDaily

Jussi is a co-founder of Nitro Games , a Finnish mobile games company focusing on making free to play games for global distribution. Jussi Tähtinen: We do mobile games. Jussi Tähtinen: We’ve been focusing exclusively on mobile games since 2014. Bookmark( 0 ).

Protect Students. Secure Data.

eSchool News

eLearning , the adoption of mobility, social media, and online collaboration are the most significant changes to emerge for K-12 organizations. Date: Tuesday, April 28th. Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST. The shift in approaching these trends also opens a new frontier of threats that require a new way of thinking about IT solutions.

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Data Security and Implications for Physical Security

Leadership Lounge

Omaha received word that a string of text messages were posted on social media threatening violence to a school. We can learn much from each other in practice and policy to ensure student data privacy stays on the forefront. At Omaha Public Schools, we incorporate ongoing processes both internally and with a third party that contributes to the effectiveness of our data security practices. First, social media did not help the situation.

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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. Tip #1: School Social Networking Accounts. In this same letter he introduced two new social media platforms to further dialogue: a district Facebook page and a district twitter account, @WT_Schools.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. Shockingly poor data hygiene. McAfee found that that only 36 percent of students said that they learned about personal data safety through school resources. Why K–12 Students’ Data is Valuable to Cyberattackers . Data Security Starts with Simple but Essential Steps.

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. Even with all of the ink (digital and analogue) spilt on the topic, most individuals do not understand what data privacy is, why it’s important, or how it is used. Residents will receive a discount if they register with the Park Mobile app.

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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

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. Ning: Customizable social network similar to Facebook, great place to connect with other educators, pivotal to a PLN. educational technology Leadership Opinion Social Media tools

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Using @IFTTT For Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

Mobile devices we can carry in our pockets are powerful. Weather, data, blog posts, controlling your lights, if you can think of something you want to happen when you do something there is probably a recipe for it. IFTTT Leadership PR Social Media Recently, I was talking with a few school administrators on how they could better communicate with their parents and the community.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

If you are managing the chat or behind the scenes–you could use Tweet Binder to get data on the statistics of the chat. Mobile Learning. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component. Social Media Technology pd social media twitterA Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. by Nellie Mitchell.

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. Milgram theorised that it could be established that no-one is separated from anyone else in the world by more than six social contacts. Who we know and who they know, he believed, define our social structure.