In the News: Schools Should Delete Facebook

Doug Levin

Schools Choose Not to Delete Facebook Despite Data-Privacy Worries.” Education Week. A school district page or group gives Facebook “another data point” on the users who visit it, said Doug Levin, the founder and president of EdTech Strategies, LLC. Some districts also have Facebook trackers on their district sites, which could give Facebook further access to the online activities of people in the school community.

In the News: Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust

Doug Levin

Privacy Experts Assess Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust.” Education Week. “We’ve seen schools and districts use Facebook as a primary method of communication,” said Doug Levin, the founder and president of EdTech Strategies, LLC. Although Facebook is offered for free, he cautioned that it comes at a price. Blog In the News News ad tracking Education Week Facebook social networking Tracking: EDU

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What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship


It was on Facebook where she found an account dedicated to guessing why Jivani—whose hair had fallen out by age 12 due to an autoimmune disease—wore a wig to school. But it was also on Facebook where in 2011 Jivani, then in ninth grade, posted a video of her removing the wig.

Facebook’s Latest Higher Ed Push Part of Broader Trend


Facebook is teaming up with community colleges as part of a nationwide effort to teach digital-literacy skills to small-business leaders and others in cities. An example of an already existing community college partnership is with Central New Mexico Community College, where Facebook has been working on a new Digital Marketing Certificate program, and has offered 32 scholarships for students to attend the institution’s “Deep Dive Coding Bootcamps.”

Why you should still use Facebook ads for enrollment marketing


If are involved in enrollment marketing, and have been paying attention to the news over the past year, you may have seen some headlines about the largest social network, Facebook, that might make you think twice about using the platform, either personally, or as an advertising strategy. Here are some facts: Facebook has got into trouble by breaching its users’ privacy. But here’s the thing: when it comes to local businesses, hyper-targeting is usually not a useful strategy.

16 educators share their digital learning strategies

eSchool News

Digital learning tools are invaluable when they’re used by confident educators. Here, 13 educators share snapshots of the digital learning tools they’re using in their classrooms.

8 Things to Consider When Developing an Enrollment Strategy for Your Montessori School


Having a solid enrollment strategy is now more important than ever before. Thanks to fantastic parents who champion the Montessori method to their family and friends, more and more people are becoming aware of the child-centered educational approach. Monitor and Tweak Your Strategy.

Status Update: Facebook as a Reflection Tool

Educator Innovator

As a museum educator, my job is to listen. So for the past two years, I have been posting some of the most indelible teachable moments from my gallery experiences on Facebook. The moments I capture tend to be funny, which is why they make good Facebook posts.

Commenting Turn Offs On Facebook - 6 Strategies To Keep In Mind

The Innovative Educator

If you participate in groups on Facebook, or elsewhere, you’ve no doubt seen some conversations go off the rails. Whether you’re a member or a moderator, there are strategies you can implement to help ensure conversations don’t turn off others in the group.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting.

Facebook’s Teachable Moment: What Higher Ed Can Do to Improve User Behavior


Who among us didn’t review our Facebook privacy settings this past March? By Facebook’s full-page apology in the New York Times? That Facebook was sharing more data than it stated really shouldn’t come as a surprise. Higher education information security and privacy professionals have long recognized that changing user behavior is at the core of any successful information security awareness strategy. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Three Strategies for Using Technology to Support Social-Emotional Skill Development

EdNews Daily

I posed three questions related to the above strategies to Robin L. Robin: Any EdTech tools that focus on providing an online platform for individuals who share common interests around technology or education to collaborate, share and create would encourage a maker mentality.

‘A Deal With the Devil’: NPR Reporter Anya Kamenetz On Teaching With 'Addictive Tech' Like Facebook


What does it mean to report on education technology from a student lens? NPR reporter Anya Kamenetz joins the EdSurge OnAir Podcast to discuss her new book, “The Art of Screentime: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life,” and offer listeners some answers to challenging questions about the ever-evolving education technology landscape. EdSurge: I’m curious to hear about the perspective you bring to your education technology coverage.

Hope is Not a Strategy

The Principal of Change

But when I played the video game, it actually taught me a lot about the strategy that I didn’t know about. But I also know that the “flow theory” implemented in game design is something that we can learn from in education.

How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Choosing a digital assessment strategy is not easy, but it is critical to success! How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy with @teachmomrepeat! Inspiring Educators.

Let’s Talk Website Strategy: Should You Be Building A Website … A Podcast … Or An Educational Brand?


Today, we are going to be taking a look at not just your online presence but your entire website strategy. So … first let's ask the question; Do you HAVE a website strategy? Today we are going to talk about your Website Strategy. Creating A Strategy To Grow Your Brand.

How schools can keep students safe, and on Facebook

eSchool News

Today, educators are implementing exciting technological advances in teaching and learning. e-learning and a broadening acceptance of social media, online collaboration, and other forms of technological engagement are shaping how we view education, and what it will look like going forward.

How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In


In the case of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) , when the district began a huge leap to personalized learning, its leaders consciously began designing a communications strategy to bring together students, teachers and families. But that communications strategy went beyond just sharing stories with families and teachers. The foundation of the communications strategy was laid back in 2013, when the original ten Lighthouse Schools began implementing their new designs.

Resource: The Guide to Pinterest for Educators

Catlin Tucker

Social media offers educators the perfect avenue to stay connected, continue learning, and be inspired, however, getting started can be daunting. Some educators love Twitter while others prefer Facebook or Pinterest.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

My Own Chapter: M oving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Moving From Education 1.0

Transparent School Leadership: Engaging Social Media as a Strategy

The 21st Century Principal

School leaders need to make their social media and communication strategy deliberate and sustained. That includes making social media an integrated part of the school district''s communication strategy. School leaders must become knowledgeable of not just the tools of social media, but also social media strategy in general.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy


-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. In the Fall of 2017, Edmond Public Schools began implementing their new Digital Conversion Strategy district wide.

Facebook, Charter Network Ramping Up Personalized-Learning Software for More Schools

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog. Personalized learning pioneer Summit Public Schools is expanding its network to include 100 new schools, CEO Dianne Tavenner announced via a Facebook post today. The California-based charter school network has for years been a darling of digital-education proponents. In March, Education Week took a deep look at the Summit-Facebook partnership, including a peek inside the Basecamp effort at Truesdell Elementary in Washington.

Teaching Active Reputation Management: 5 Steps for Sanitizing Facebook Accounts

The 21st Century Principal

That advice is: Begin today cleaning up all the online accounts and services where you have shared and created content, starting with your Facebook account. Facebook Sanitation Process (Can be used for other content sharing sites too.) The pages we "like" on Facebook communicate a message about us as much as the content we share. Careful examination of any additional pages you have created in Facebook is a must.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Selects Discovery Education to Support Bilingual Math Teaching and Learning Strategy


- Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Development to Accelerate District’s Transition to Digital Teaching and Learning - Silver Spring, Md. Dual Language is a form of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and grade-level academic content in two languages.

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook


sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. How might Stephen Douglas have used Facebook? How might Stephen Douglas have used Facebook? In the early spring, I had the chance to be part of a conversation that focused on using social media tools and strategies as part of educators’ instructional design. Education Technology Arts and Humanities Technology in School

Your Strategies For Supporting Anxious Kids At Home And At School


We asked teachers and parents on Facebook and Twitter to share the strategies they use to effectively deal with anxiety at home and at school. “Educating them on anxiety so they can recognize it for what it is.

3 Simple Tips & Tricks To Improve Your Website or Podcast SEO Strategy


Where this may be a good thing, today, we are going to look at some minor things that you are probably missing when it comes to creating a solid SEO Strategy for your website. In our first four blog posts, we learned how our Avatars can be used to create a focused Content strategy that can then be used to help us build our brand through our Digital Hubs. We are going to do so by asking the question; “ What is a Website Strategy?

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

On the contrary, I have seen this firsthand from some fantastic educators whose schools I have been blessed to work with on a long-term basis in the role of job-embedded coach. Together, educators can change this and help move the profession where it needs to go.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. VR as a new educational paradigm. Vicki: Virtual Reality is a new education paradigm.

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7 Strategies for Addressing Digital Confrontation Via @MsCofino

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educator Kim Cofino discusses the topic of digital confrontation via Facebook Live where she shares ideas about how to engage meaningfully and respectfully when encountering uncomfortable online interactions. It’s up to innovative educators to change that.

At Public Education Conference, Educators Share Fall-Outs on Personalized Learning, Privatization and Edtech


Educators from around the U.S. gathered in Oakland this past weekend for the Network for Public Education ’s (NPE) national conference, where several sessions centered around a common theme: protecting public education amid an era of federal budget cuts and concerns over the increased presence of technology in classrooms. This Orwellian phrase of ‘personalized learning’ is taking away human contact in education,” she said.

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers


-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Developing an understanding of the immense value that hashtags provide regarding communications, public relations, and branding can go a long way to facilitating great conversations about the great work happening in education and schools across the globe.

3 Ways to Put Balance Back in Education in 2018


There was a question making the rounds on Facebook recently asking about the biggest shift we educators have seen in the past ten years. While all of these new initiatives bring excitement, the purpose of education hasn’t changed. We became educators because we believe in our youth. We want our students to have a quality education that prepares them for the future. Considering how busy the past ten years of education have been, it is time for a slowdown.