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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt Watwood on episode 327 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Obviously those 50 million people did not know their data was being used. You and I have both been in social media now for a decade.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 A hacked school Twitter account in Florida. Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. Don’t mess with her on Twitter. ” 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.”

Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

MSEDTechie

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." Twitter is one the easiest and common ways to develop a strong PLN.

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

Edsurge

STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. He runs the weekly #xplap chat in Twitter, engaging hundreds of followers, and has recently launched his YouTube channel. By gradually expanding services and their professional brand on social media, they eventually grow a business that they run either part or full-time. Twitter.

Learning in the Age of Disruption

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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.

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. __.

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

Another surprise was a turn in public perception of giant technology companies, especially Facebook and Google, as well as Twitter and Amazon. Cathy O’Neil’s criticism of data analytics’ misuse resonated with a large number of people. Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. This movement asks us to rethink technology to address social problems in education and society.

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Integrating Coding with SpheroEdu

EdTechTeam

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. . Another great place to find lesson ideas has been Twitter.

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A public service announcement from the FBI : “ Education Technologies : Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students.” Via The AP : “The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges , according to preliminary Education Department data obtained by The Associated Press.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on. But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

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

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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. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Assessing the Travel Ban : What New Data on Overseas Recruitment Does – and Doesn’t – Tell Us.” More via The NYT : “Harassment in the Tech Industry: Voices Grow on Social Media.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Get robots , and education right,” says Techcrunch.

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And more online education news in the “Betteridge’s Law of Headlines” section and in the research and data section below. “PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” More news about a data breach at a testing company in the infosec section below. ” The Atlantic on what it’s like being a parent of a social media star.

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

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 19, 2017 The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 2017) | Future of Privacy Forum → If you care about student data privacy, worth the read and worth signing up for the email newsletter. Census data, and the divide among states in internet accessibility is apparent.

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” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Via KPCC : “ LAUSD board: If Trump administration asks for student data , district will resist.” ” (Something else to keep an eye on: restricting loans to students based on grade, major , other data that’s been collected about them.). There’s some data on the growth of online education at private colleges in the research section below.

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Robotics Engineer STEM Career Challenge – Click Here. Joining twitter chats such as our very own #DESTEMChat is another way to share ideas and exhibit your own growth mindset! Twitter Chat – Click Here. Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture.

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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. ” Via Motherboard : “ Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13.” 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.

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

EdTechTeam

While some studied robotics and social media, others dived into different learning disabilities and schools around the world. Follow her on Twitter at @Leah440B , her blog at missburke4th.blogspot.com , or her webpage edtechburke.weebly.com.

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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.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” Data dashboards. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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The Huffington Post filed Twitter’s response to Ivanka Trump ’s announcement under “comedy.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? “ No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA. Google had a big media to-do this week. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. There’s more about Mattel’s robots and privacy in the privacy section below.

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

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues.

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Via The Guardian : “ Student Loans Company ‘spied on vulnerable students’ social media’ ” The “New” For-Profit Higher Ed. ” Via Edsurge : “With a Year of Crisis Text Line Data, California Community Colleges Launch Mental Health Program.” ” “ Twitter is funding college professors to audit its platform for toxicity,” writes The Verge. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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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.” But in this case, they must also sign away their right to sue Facebook or Summit Public Schools in case of a problem (like, say, a data breach).

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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. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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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. You pay with your data.

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danah boyd has announced that she’ll be stepping down from running her research organization Data & Society. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” ” Inside Higher Ed on Robot-Proof : “Northeastern president discusses his new book on how higher education can train students for careers where technology cannot make them redundant.” “Blame Big Data.”

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Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. ” Via The Tennessean : “ Belmont University ousted a student Tuesday after he made a social media post using the N-word to describe black NFL football players, who he said needed a ‘bullet in their head.’” Via Buzzfeed : “After Reporting Abuse , Many Twitter Users Hear Silence Or Worse.”

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If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. Data-Protection Law Looms.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate.” “ social and emotional learning.”)

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. ” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot.

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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. But he’s still welcome on college campuses and Twitter. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Big data !

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Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs. Who owns your data – whether it’s social media or school-related? ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Education Politics.

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Department of State has received emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect additional information regarding certain visa applicants ’ travel and employment histories, familial connections, and social media usage in accordance with a notice it posted in the Federal Register May 4. Department of Education today announced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available for borrowers applying for an income-driven repayment plan.

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That’s Betsy DeVos , of course, and Social Finance a.k.a. ” Among the things the initiative will research: “The impact of algorithmic filters and user behavior on what we see in platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, which tend to limit our exposure to opinions and lifestyles different than our own.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. ” “So-So Social Media Privacy? Presidential-Elect Donald Trump.

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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 Inside Higher Ed : “Recently released federal data show that 17 percent of federal student debt holders are over the age of 50. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Related: a Twitter thread from Leo Casey about the various connections the Success Academy chain has to Trump and his wealth right-wing backers the Mercers. “New data, published by the Office for National Statistics and based on recently created exit checks at Britain’s borders, showed just 4,600 overstayed their visa last year. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too,” says Campus Technology.