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The Social Institute Unveils Curriculum for 4th Graders on SEL

eSchool News

The Social Institute today announced that it has expanded its pioneering social-emotional learning curriculum to meet the needs of fourth grade students, available beginning in January of 2021. About The Social Institute.

#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive. 1) A digital divide still exists across society, even for those who own smart phones. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e.

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Education in the Era of COVID-19: Why Connection Matters

Digital Promise

With digital learning likely to stretch into the fall due to COVID-19, how can we ensure every student has equitable access to powerful learning opportunities? The Equity Gap and Digital Divide Creates a Disconnect for School Districts.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. The new service allows users to build instant mobile social networks, called "cells" using text messages, QR Codes, email, web or the new Android App. Celly streamlines the social networking process through the power, ubiquity, and convenience of mobile phones.

Best Practices with Mobile Tech: #adjunctchat Tuesday, July 15

Connecting 2 the World

Mobile Technology is here to stay. Many of us may try to resist integrating mobile technology into our classrooms. What are some ways in which mobile technology has changed the classroom? Students have access to information on their mobile devises which can broaden the curriculum. Another advantage is that higher education students can be sent out of the classroom to learn, observe, and experience what they are learning in context.

Education in a World of Social and Technological Change #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Craig Watkins, Associate Professor of Radio, TV, and Film, The University of Texas at Austin theyoungandthedigitial.com @scraigwatkins After grad school, Watkins began immersing himself in the way young people use media. Trying to understand their perspectives and sensibilities they bring to digital media. Previously via laptop computers, but more recently via mobile devices. Social media has become central to their (and our) everyday lives.

Responding to COVID-19: How Are the Children?

Digital Promise

And, what do teachers need to help them develop remote learning plans, while still attending to the social and emotional needs of each student? While this new reality won’t be easy, the good news is there are many resources to help educators and parents navigate the road ahead. The bilingual (English/Spanish) mobile-first digital tool was informed by what parents say they need and developed by leading content experts. Bridging The Digital Divide.

Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

For a time when we are physically social distancing, it has been beautiful to see how people are coming together to take care of our nation’s children. Unfortunately, school closures have meant a step backward for many when it comes to the digital divide.

With technology, schools try to level the economic playing field

eSchool News

Is access to computers and the web enough to solve the digital divide? They’re going to social media sites. Gutierrez has zeroed-in on a problem researchers are only now beginning to understand: access to computers and the web is not enough to solve the problem of the digital divide. Next page: What researchers and educators say about technology and the digital divide.

Advancing Equity in Education Through Wifi

MIND Research Institute

What does equal access to high quality education look like? Students need online access to conduct research projects, use educational apps and access homework, while parents need to receive important communication from their school and teachers through the web. Students without reliable access to the internet face a distinct disadvantage in their education. The so-called digital divide widens as soon as their students walk out the door. (To

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. You can’t have a traditional education system (that sometimes feel like it belongs to the dinosaurs era) become a modern educational system overnight. BYOD deepens the digital divide.

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Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Read part 1 , part 2 (about audio) , part 3 (about video) , and part 4 (about mobile tech in education). When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side. These divides, in turn, can lead to unequal educational access.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction. Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. If schools blacklist YouTube, they protect students, but they also rob them from the educational side of it.

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Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

Both events had several common threads, including the new roles of education professionals, the impact of technology on education and the ways students are appropriating new tools to support their learning. As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media.

Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

Educator Innovator

Though a partnership between Educator Innovator’s Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) and Oakland Unified School District, high school teachers are designing new curricula and an enriched vision of senior projects with a focus on civic engagement and community action. EDDA is an effort to respond to new research and developing understandings about how politics has changed in the digital age.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

The message, from Zach Leverenz, founder of the nonprofit EveryoneOn, attacked the Educational Broadband Service (EBS), which long ago granted school districts and education nonprofits thousands of free licenses to use a slice of spectrum — the range of frequencies that carry everything from radio to GPS navigation to mobile internet. This issue [the ‘homework gap’] constitutes a new civil right: the right to digital equity.”.

A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. Its purpose is to raise awareness of how overly restrictive Internet filtering can impede student learning by blocking access to legitimate educational websites and participatory learning tools (including social media). Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies.

Skills or literacies?

Learning with 'e's

What does it mean to be digitally ready? How can we ascertain what is necessary for someone to be digitally literate? We know there are digital divides between those who have and don't have. Some of these divides are socio-economic, others are technical based on geographical location, still others are about willingness to engage, or the skill to be able to use tools effectively. I prefer to use 'literacies' to indicate the ability to be digitally ready.

Shaping the future

Learning with 'e's

Some would suspect this is a reference to the digital divide, the haves and have nots in our society. This is why the media - television, newspapers, radio, internet, gaming - have so much influence over public perceptions. We can watch the trends, but who would have thought for example, that mobile phones, a tool developed for business and leisure, could be applied so effectively in teaching and learning? Technology education RSCON3 learning future

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: April 2, 2017 Company degree programs come to the rescue of Nevada’s skill gap | Las Vegas Review-Journal → "He’s a guinea pig for one of the state’s first accelerated education programs tailored for a specific company."

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: April 2, 2017 Company degree programs come to the rescue of Nevada’s skill gap | Las Vegas Review-Journal → "He’s a guinea pig for one of the state’s first accelerated education programs tailored for a specific company."

EdTech 150

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. These sometimes overlapping groups include students receiving free or reduced-priced lunch, African-American students, English Language Learners and special education students. He also wrote that much “student disruption and conflict centers around cell phones in schools and ease of access to social media.”.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” Altius Education.