The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

In a nutshell, Cambridge Analytica, was a corporation that used Facebook data and had permission to look at about a quarter million accounts, but because of the way Facebook sets itself up, whenever you give permission to Facebook, you’re also basically giving permission for Facebook to look at your friends. Obviously those 50 million people did not know their data was being used. You have to prove to me that it’s worth using Facebook, or any social media, for that matter.

What AI can and can’t do in education

eSchool News

When some people hear the term “artificial intelligence,” they think of robots like the ones in the Steven Spielberg movie AI. AI solutions rely on data and work with data.


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My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

It's easy to get lost in the crowd if that is what you want or to be in the middle of everything learning AND social. Snapping, Gramming, and Scoping Your Way to Engagement- Shaelynn, Steven, and myself Educators Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) and Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) created an interactive learning opportunity that challenged me in how to reach students, teachers, families, and constituencies with the use of social media.

Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom


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." When corporations want to get the word out on their new products, they usually take to Twitter and other social media outlets first. They have a variety of topics from Food in Space to Robotics to Life on Mars.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.” Robots might not take your job.

How We Turn Cybersecurity Concepts Into a Classroom Staple


Robot”-like hackers striving for the greater good to take down “The Man.” The harsh truth is that all of us—along with our private data—are often the target, and we are constantly at risk for cyber-crimes, regardless of how blissfully unaware we remain of the threat.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs. These data tend to be confirmed by adult educators. We typically hear that while most learners own smartphones, they are “only” using them for things like social media and text messaging. Burning Glass data suggest that it’s not the whiz-bang, Jetsonian technologies that are most needed for learners to become “future ready.”

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. This school recognizes that there is a gap in Millennials and Generation Z’s social skills fueled by growing up on mobile phones, social media, and online chatting. 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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Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are


STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. Michael also shared his thoughts on developing a professional brand and the importance of his community on social media: Having a professional brand really means that I have ultimately reflected on what I want to do and be as an educator.

Is your school going to be the Thanksgiving turkey?

Dangerously Irrelevant

We have knowledge about the products, the underlying tech, access to other customers and an always available megaphone called social media. We’ve heard about self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots and automation, and we still struggle to visualize what things will be like. The same pattern repeats itself every single day and the moment the turkey has the most historical data to show that its life is likely to keep improving, things change.

AI Is Changing the Workforce. At This District, It’s Changing the Curriculum Too.


They are training students to serve as cybersecurity experts and data scientists; to orchestrate teams of AI-enabled robotic chefs in commercial kitchens; or launch startups that use AI to transform healthcare delivery.

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Global startups & businesses can win awards worth $1.5 million at the Global Digital Transformation Summit in April 2021


The event encourages participation from startups and businesses involved in global digital transformation, blockchain, DeFi, AI, Smart Cities, Social Impact, and Big Data. Digital Transformation in the context of – AI Blockchain / Robotics, AI and Machine Learning.

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Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. One more stat — which may explain the whole social-media-as-news-trend — and then I’ll connect these dots: 60% of people don’t trust traditional news sources. That’s newspapers, evening news, and anything considered ‘mainstream media’ They prefer blogs, Twitter, and Facebook.

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

EdNews Daily

Schools and Districts responded to this year’s national Survey, which collects data to rate schools and mark national trends in how digital transitions are occurring, primarily from a lens of software sophistication, devices and network infrastructure.

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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. These tasks include the ones found in jobs such as bookkeeping, data entry, call center work, help desk or customer support, as well as computer programming and legal research. By Ryan L. Schaaf.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


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. Dream Academy students—chosen through a mix of GPA, interview, teacher recommendations, and academic portfolio review—can graduate from high school with an associate degree in social science. They trained volunteers to access Lexia’s reports and use the data to adjust direct instruction.

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Pushback Is Growing Against Automated Proctoring Services. But So Is Their Use


It may be the biggest question in college edtech during the pandemic: Should tests be allowed to robotically watch students? The more recent rise of automated proctoring tools replace those humans with software robots, thereby reducing the cost.

Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

Test Adobe Spark, free for educators and a user-friendly tool for creating video, social media graphics and web pages. At Loess Hills Elementary in Iowa, students use robotic toys, digital apps and other tools to learn to code — part of an emphasis on computer science and infusing the curriculum with lessons on coding — that began a few years ago and is now seen as a model for the rest of the state. . Get Smart About Data Privacy.

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Integrating Coding with SpheroEdu


These little ball robots have opened up so many possibilities. And the beauty is you can use this little robot in any lesson, in any subject, and with any age. Our thought was to use the robot to create recycling videos for our school. Students then coded the robot through their challenges. Stud ents complete tasks with the Sphero, record their data and complete their calculations. . I love walking into a classroom with Spheros in my hands.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)


Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America.

Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule


Despite her knowledge of existing research about the cost transaction when switching between her academic assignments and an incoming text or Instagram message, she cannot resist social media breaks, which provide dopamine boosts. Increasing time for students to meet with teachers and their peers during the school day for academic enrichment and healthy socialization. Andrew's students building robots; Image credit: St. It is 8 p.m.

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture


Whether educators need to learn how to use edtech tools, analyze student data or implement Common Core standards, online PD can offer educators support when and where they need it.

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OPINION: We can’t become a nation of equal learners until we become a nation of readers

The Hechinger Report

Teachers have known this for a long time and are dismayed by the data. And the scenario is more dire than even many instructors know: As robots replace people in all forms of repetitive work, from factories to operating rooms, education’s mandate grows: we must get better at thinking. Is that even remotely possible in the age of social media? Many people believe that social media and smartphones have diminished our reading abilities.

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Discovery Education

She serves as a national spokesperson on girls’ and women’s leadership development, parenting and family dynamics, cultural influences such as economics, social media and pop culture, gender issues, current events, and demographic shifts in the national girl population. __. Citizen Science harnesses the power of kids to collaborate and help solve real-world problems by engaging students in opportunities to help collect and analyze data to help professional scientists.


Only Learning Halfway

The Web20Classroom

I sat in on 2 of his sessions, one on data visualization and the other on social media conversations. The video was an animation of a machine making a robot (cyborg). Back in March I had the chance to sit in and learn with David Warlick. I had heard David speak but not present. So this was a great opportunity for me to learn from and with one of the people I admire most in the education world.

Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World


She and her husband, Ken Goldberg , a professor in the field of robotics at the University of California, Berkeley, are very tech savvy. For instance, she thinks differently about social media. She realizes the social media feeds often make other people’s lives appear more exciting or glamorous. Social media can amplify the anxieties that come along with adolescence.

Technology: How Does It Help In The Combat Against COVID-19?


By harnessing mobile phone location information, credit card usage and data-mining of CCTV footage , health authorities were able to track who came into contact with infected individuals. first appeared on AsiaTechDaily - Asia's Leading Tech and Startup Media Platform. Bookmark( 0 ).

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

Bryan Alexander

Privacy models will probably be rethought to some extent, given ever-increasing data collection on a personal level. Missing from this report are many specific technologies: social media, 3d printing, practical robotics, etc. How will computing change over the next few years? Gartner Research dives into this tricky question with a new report. Their target: developments manifesting over 2018-2020. It’s an interesting and useful list.

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?


Or, as Aneesa Davenport, Social Media & Analytics Manager for EdSurge, suggested, perhaps give them a periodic “check-up?” Students should also be involved in decision-making efforts around what data is used and how that data is used, said Megan Raymond. There is a lot of data to sort, and Fendley, our special guest reminded us there’s only more to come. That is particularly true when institutions want to include data from other fields and organizations.


The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

” Some of these attempt to stretch a contemporary high-tech vision of social emotional surveillance so it can map onto a strange vision of progressive education, overlooking no doubt how the history of progressive education has so often been intertwined with race science and eugenics. Robots won’t replace you , the press repeatedly said. Unsaid: robots will just de-professionalize , outsource , or privatize the work.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning


He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. Blogs, wikis and social media, on the other hand, are distributed across networks. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?


Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry


While some studied robotics and social media, others dived into different learning disabilities and schools around the world. We had speakers to talk about building libraries , collecting data about learning technology , school design , our future elementary school, learning styles , color selection , and creating a unique workspace. At the beginning of this school year, I joined EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leader Cohort.

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


Now well into their thirties, many of my former students have kept in touch via social media. Lenny, an Intel semi-finalist who launched rockets in a park and built a robot in his bedroom, is a technical staff member at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory where he provides analysis to the U.S. When Antonio was 16, he had bugs in his basement. While this sounds like a reason to call the exterminator, it was actually planned.



BIRDBRAIN TECHNOLOGIES HUMMINGBIRD ROBOTICS KIT ( WWW.BIRDBRAINTECHNOLOGIES.COM ) The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is designed to grow with people who may start as absolute beginners, and to allow them to go deep in many different ways — whether by creating beautiful electronic art, intricate cardboard mechatronics, or cleverly programmed robotic behaviors. In addition, CatchOn helps district administrators mitigate student data privacy risks associated with unknown tool usage.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services


The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Through a new series of videos recently added to Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook and Streaming Plus services, students and teachers can delve into the lives of some of American history’s most prominent and influential Americans.