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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.

Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Predicting tech trends is a fun but fairly doomed enterprise. But we can improve our understanding by examining current trends, out of which many near-future ones spring. So, following up from Tuesday’s education and contexts post , here are some tech trends to watch in 2016.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Things feel quite uncertain moving forward, despite all the certainty one can supposedly muster from looking back – from looking at the near-term or long-term history and trends. This year’s “Top Ed-Tech Trends” are mostly the same as previous years’, despite marketing efforts to hype certain (largely consumer) products – 3D printing, virtual reality, Pokemon Go, and so on. ” They’re not all “trends,” really.

MDR Releases Digital Marketing Trends in Education Report

techlearning

March 20, 2018 – MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, today released its 2018 Digital Marketing Trends in Education report, the most comprehensive study of the online habits of educators available. For the complete Digital Marketing Trends in Education report, visit [link].

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. ” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Here I’d like to identify trends from 2015 which seem likely to persist or grow over the next year. I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends.

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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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. The shift in approaching these trends also opens a new frontier of threats that require a new way of thinking about IT solutions. Whether you’re trying to secure your threat vectors or deal with these expanding attack surfaces, securing these trends is a priority for K-12 organizations of all sizes.

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Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report.

Friday 5 — 6.5.2015

Perry Hewitt

69% of adults expressed concern that their social media usage will not remain private, and 40% think that social media sites they use shouldn’t save data about their activity. Friday Five Friday5 mobile photo privacy product productivity research

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

TeachThought - Learn better.

But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise. Digital literacy is a trend that involves the consumption, comprehension, and curation of digital media.

Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with 'e's

We are going very quickly towards the Tom Cruise Minority Report data manipulation. Screens that you can stick onto any surface so that you can make the whole of the wall of your office or your workplace into a television screen which doubles up as a computer screen and for data manipulation.

Friday 5 — 9.11.2015

Perry Hewitt

If you’re thinking about mobile as just another line item in your overall internet strategy, Benedict Evans will set you straight. Your digital footprint — gleaned from likes and comments on social media — may reveal more about you than you think.

Friday 5 — 8.19.2016

Perry Hewitt

Google Duo, a clean, simple mobile video calling (and soon, audio calling ) app launched this week to take on Facetime. The jury is still out whether its simplicity will carry the day, or it will become the latest failed Google social tool (Buzz, Wave, Plus).

Friday 5 — 8.28.2015

Perry Hewitt

HBR looks at how psychological response and social motivation drive video sharing. These include the autoplay video behavior on Facebook and Twitter that can cause involuntary viewing, and the phenomenon of a senseless murder planned expressly with social media in mind.

Want To See Their Best? Then Let Them Play

TeachThought - Learn better.

As blogs and social media exploded in popularity, they have subsequently de-credited major news media in the process. In Little Big Planet, developer Media Molecule created a brilliant digital sandbox for learners to “play” in. Social Media as a Sandbox.

Friday 5 — 9.25.2015

Perry Hewitt

Their latest mobile order and pay initiative (MOP?) This bouncy animation uses Social Security data to calculate the likelihood you will live to see next year. Friday Five advertising analytics culture facebook Friday5 marketing mobile research social video vr

Friday 5 — 8.5.2016

Perry Hewitt

monitoring and reporting, rather than exploration and data mining . A healthy social media strategy requires ongoing measurement and evolution. Friday Five analytics culture Friday5 instagram maps marketing mobile snapchat social strategy UI

Friday 5 — 1.22.2016

Perry Hewitt

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is Google’s solution to slow-loading web pages on mobile devices. Google has consistently rewarded speed on search engine result pages (SERPs) and will soon preference sites that are faster on mobile.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. Other factors to consider is gathering data from the use of these spaces, which would entail integrations of big data analytics and concepts of IoT.

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Can Marketing Automation Bring College Enrollment Numbers Up?

Edsurge

Hanover Research’s 2015 Trends in Higher Education Marketing, Enrollment and Technology report suggests institutions are devoting more attention and resources to branding and marketing than they did years before. And increasingly, colleges are shifting to digital marketing strategies, social media outreach and mobile platforms. And In April, Attorney General Maura Healey sued ITT Tech for inflating job prospect data for its computer network systems program.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers. Generally, universities are doing very well financially, so they don’t feel from the data that their world is going to collapse.

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Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

Read part 1 , part 2 (about audio) , part 3 (about video) , and part 4 (about mobile tech in education). My students are also in a graduate program that teaches critical understanding of media.

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The emerging landscape of testing

Bryan Alexander

I wrote up some reflections, based on recent Future Trends Forum discussions. 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.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology.

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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Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

Developers might handpick a select number of users and judging from how they the features, they can collect data, squash bugs and make the experimental feature available for general use. And of course, features are also based on market trends. Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores.

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Learning in the Age of Disruption

EdNews Daily

New innovations or iterations in technology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, smart materials, mobile commerce, social media, biotechnology, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, robotics and medicine are transforming every facet of the human experience.

The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)

NeverEndingSearch

Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. .

What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead

Bryan Alexander

I think their trends fall into three categories: advances in artificial intelligence; growth of the Internet of Things; mobile intelligence, or the first two categories mashed together. I like the way these trends turn a bit to the dark side.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

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

Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying).

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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. 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. Kitaboo is a cloud-based content platform to create-publish-distribute interactive mobile-ready content.

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Future Proofing Your Video Platform: A Cautionary Tale About Obsolescence

Edsurge

Famous failures abound: Blackberry remained committed to the physical keyboard as its competitors leapfrogged them with smartphones and mobile apps. Newspaper executives ignored the shift as multi-modal “readers” gravitated toward sites that blended text, video and social media. The dominant technology platforms (SIS and LMS) used on campus were never architected to make effective use of live media. Colleges and universities are awash in digital video.

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