The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Professor Britt Watwood has moved his college classes off Facebook. Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators.

How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don

Ask a Tech Teacher

The use of AI in writing and education is also displayed through overwhelming employment of various forms of writing checkers powered by AI. One of these writing assistants is Robot Don, an AI-driven software which we are going to discuss in this article.

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

eSchool News

Now with the help of Facebook and the Ravenswood Education Foundation, he’s come close to reaching that goal. “For all we know, the founder of the next Facebook is right here in the Ravenswood School District.”

How a Stereotype-Smashing Teen Founded the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team

Edsurge

Zaina Siyed answered that question by creating the FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program , a free STEM program for Muslim girls aged 10 to 14. Siyed was fed up with never seeing girls—especially Muslim girls like herself—competing in the robotics challenges she loved so much. In 2016, Siyed was fed up with never seeing girls—especially Muslim girls like herself—competing in the robotics challenges she loved so much. How did you become interested in STEM learning and robotics?

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

Edsurge

For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. FIRST president and former tech executive Don Bossi spoke with EdSurge about why robotics are the ideal gateway sport for budding innovators and how educators can get their students involved.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.” All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work. This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” Helicopter Robots. Robot Teachers.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” What are the dominant stories we’re being told about the role of education in preparing workers for this future economy? I touched on this topic briefly in a previous article on online education.).

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

This list was created to help teachers and other educators try new things, experience new and advancing technology that could impact the classroom now or in the near future. Becoming a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, Administrator, or Innovator is a great goal for 2017!

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Why Computer Science Should Be A High School Graduation Requirement

Wisewire

Many parents, educators, and education institutions are calling for computer science to be a high school graduation requirement. Computing skills can be applied in a truly diverse range of fields, anything a student is interested in, from nanotechnology to robotics.

Visions of Education Futures Floating Around in My Head

User Generated Education

It may, to the chagrin of many of us, be at a glacier’s pace, but there is hope for the future of education. To achieve this, though, we’ll need to educate people very differently ( Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace ). This generation has never known a life without technology and are constantly inventing new ways to use it for education, communication, innovation, recreation, and creation.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ For-Profit Colleges Find Few Reasons to Lobby a Friendlier Education Dept.” ” The Department of Education has selected Julian Schmoke , a former administrator at the for-profit DeVry University , to lead the its student-aid enforcement unit. ” “Education Dept. More on Candice Jackson ’s resume in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

Edsurge

From GDPR to Facebook scandals, many tech CEOs were defending big data, its use, and how they’re safeguarding the public. Meanwhile, the public was amazed at technological advances like Boston Dynamic’s Atlas robot doing parkour , while simultaneously being outraged at the thought of our data no longer being ours and Alexa listening in on all our conversations. These concerns also provide educators with an opportunity to discuss how AI systems work with their students.

[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

Shake Up Learning

One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. Share your answers on your favorite social media platform using the #shakeuplearning hashtag, or post it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook ! [56:06]

5 Ways to Greet Students

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. 5 Idea Friday Administrators All Grades All Subjects Education Innovation Students Teachers

$1-Billion Effort to Rethink Computer-Science Education at MIT Sparks Interest—and Protests

Edsurge

The event included a back-flipping robot modeled on a cheetah and other marvels of digital engineering, as well as planned appearances by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. In the wake of scandals like Cambridge Analytica using Facebook user data for political purposes , more people are raising questions about the darker impacts and unintended consequences of digital tools. Education Technology Computer Science Higher Education

Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

If we look back on 2017 in educational technology, some of the biggest surprises were political and cultural. This is the outcome of a combination of forces: our persistent desire to get more people into and through higher education, and our anxieties about the spiraling growth of student debt and college tuition. Another surprise was a turn in public perception of giant technology companies, especially Facebook and Google, as well as Twitter and Amazon.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. ” The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrelli has declared “ The End of Educational Policy.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (Oh National) Education Politics. Via Politico : “Employee satisfaction in the department [of Education] ’s main K–12 office dropped markedly this year. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. “ Lights go out at Education Department headquarters – and may stay off for some time,” The Washington Post reports. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “The Education Dept. Via Education Week : “Congress Considering $95 Million for Study of Technology’s Effects on Children.” ” Education in the Courts.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So you can start counting down the number of times you’ll have to wade through this depressing list of education- and tech-related stories. National) Education Politics. “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her husband took in at least $59.4

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via NPR : “ Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses.” There’s more news out of the Department of Education in the accreditation section below.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” Via The New York Times : “ Education Dep t. ” Via Education Week : “ DeVos ’ Trip to South America Focuses on Workforce Prep.” ” More on this from Education Week’s Ben Herold.

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The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Education Technology in a Time of Trump.

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Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

Edsurge

Those hats were represented in the panel of judges at this week’s SXSW EDU Launch Competition , which included Bridget Burns, executive director of the University Innovation Alliance; Vince Chan, co-founder at Creta Ventures; Jonathan Rochelle, product management director at Google for Education; and your correspondent. The annual tradition dates back to 2012, and features early-stage companies showing off the latest efforts to solve intractable problems across the education landscape.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

It’s been quite a year for education news, not that you’d know that by listening to much of the ed-tech industry (press). Robots won’t replace you , the press repeatedly said. Unsaid: robots will just de-professionalize , outsource , or privatize the work.

This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like, Students Share Their Stories

Digital Promise

Zaina: The Saturday Robotics Teacher. In addition to balancing a tough schedule with her regular studies and extracurricular activities, Zaina volunteers teaching a Saturday robotics and coding class for middle school girls at her local mosque. Audience Blog Educators

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. Educators. VR will revolutionize education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. In the past, this all feeds the reviews I have written each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “In Unusual Letter, Democratic Senators Ask ‘ U.S. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education. Education in the Courts.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Various education-related updates – via The New York Times : “How the Republican Tax Plan Uses School Savings to Hurt States.” ” Via Education Week : “Final Tax Bill Keeps Teacher Deduction at $250 , Cuts State and Local Deductions.” More on the Kentucky college in The Chronicle of Higher Education.). State and Local) Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via NPR : “A History Of The Department Of Education.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “What the primary results in Colorado ’s governor’s race mean for education.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ DeVos Falsely Suggests That Student Loans Were Federalized to Pay for Obamacare.” ” Via Education Week : “Trump Moves to Fill Key Civil Rights Post.” Department of Education. State and Local) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” The Department of Education plans to shutter its cafeteria , once known by the lovely name of EDibles. Marcus to serve as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights. State and Local) Education Politics.