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Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

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Using Digital Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom “True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." Leveraging relationships with educators One of the most simple ways to begin to breakdown your classroom walls is to build a strong PLN, or Personal Learning Network. When corporations want to get the word out on their new products, they usually take to Twitter and other social media outlets first.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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This is part five of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” As in previous years, it would be quite easy to fill a whole article in this series on “ data insecurity ,” on the data breaches and cyberattacks that continue to plague education – both schools and software. A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic.

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Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

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STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. Students and teachers are learning to innovate hand-in-hand. As I considered the curricular experience for educational innovators, my challenge was to a create career pathways experience where our graduate students literally invent the future of learning.

The Learning Counsel’s 2019 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey Yielded Surprising Results

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The Learning Counsel released the results of its sixth annual Survey of School and District Digital Curriculum Strategy and Transformation. Social-emotional needs of students is now cited as the number one pressure point. . About the Learning Counsel.

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.” A second prong of individualized direct instruction, informed by the data provided from those “games,” was rounded out by a third rotation—reading books of their choosing at their level.

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How a Science Research Program Taught Students to Pursue Futures Fueled by Passion

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Projects like this were not uncommon in the early years of developing our authentic-learning science program in the mid-nineties. I knew that I was teaching valuable learning skills and preparing students to become informed citizens, but was I really helping them see science as a possible career path? Beginning in 10th grade, students would be taken through a process that would help them choose their own personal topic of interest.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. There are promises about “ brain zapping ” to speed up learning.

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Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. Via Edsurge : “ Connecticut School District Suspends Use of Summit Learning Platform.” ” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Directors vote to scale back Summit Learning program.” Blockchain , Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. How accurate is her data? (I’d There is much to learn from the Meeker report. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” “Personalized learning,” we must imagine if we believe DeVos’s lyricism here, will be shinier.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “With Student Interest Soaring, Berkeley Creates New Data-Sciences Division.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.”

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From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : “This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad.”

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” “ Learning to code will eventually be as useful as learning Ancient Greek,” Quartz claims. Big data !

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. It’s a cycle, Srnicek argues, that then encourages more usage, which in turn generates more data.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” A personalized news feed, for example. Personalized ads.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

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“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “New early learning initiative brings Sesame Street lessons into Memphis classrooms.” ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” ” Chalkbeat on the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice : “‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The budget bill President Trump signed Friday fixes a technical problem for private scholarship providers that rely on federal student aid data to help students pay for college.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Toby Young quits New Schools Network , citing media pressure.” ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) Via The Diplomat : “ Online Learning in North Korea.” ” Via Wired : “With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Via The CBC : “Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake.” danah boyd has announced that she’ll be stepping down from running her research organization Data & Society. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? “ Can AR/VR Improve Learning? billioin in venture capital ), Edsurge is certain it’s going to “transform learning.” Here’s the prediction : “Mixed Reality Will Transform Learning (and Magic Leap Joins Act One).” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Robots in the classroom ?

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” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” ” It’s 2017 and many critics agree that social media is full of trolls and harassers, that it helps subvert democracies here and abroad, but hey: “To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media ,” says Edsurge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Ohio State University and Apple on Wednesday announced a collaboration that will start a digital learning effort at the university that Apple and university officials said may represent the company’s most ambitious program in higher education.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? “ Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. “In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via WCTI12.com : “Boy, 8, drives to McDonald’s after learning how online.” This week, Edsurge covers a charter school there and its promotion of “ personalized learning ” and assessment technologies. ” Via Education Week : “‘ Personalized Learning ’ Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts’ Needs.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). ” Via Cleveland.com : “National e-school figure to test new approach to online learning here in Ohio.” “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Via The Atlantic : “ Harvard ’s Impossible Personality Test.”

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?”

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” “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. The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Education Politics.

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Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.”

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” The website: Victory Media. ” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” ” From the Coursera blog : “New on Coursera: start-to-finish learning paths for starting a new career.”

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In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a $75 Million Failed Experiment.” ” That is, the closure of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. Chalkbeat on CZI ’s grant to the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning : “‘ Personalized learning ’ comes to teacher training , bringing big ambitions and big questions.”

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” ” “Don’t Take Personality Tests Personally,” says Pacific Standard. Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ McGraw-Hill Education Picks New CEO From World of Data Analytics.” Edsurge on Education Elements : “Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting.”

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.”

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“Schools across the country are about to be held accountable for student attendance – attaching stakes to a measure that previously had much less significance and increasing the risk that schools will try to manipulate that data,” according to Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum. ” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.