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The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored. A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. But is asking parents to get their children off of Facebook the answer?

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Mindfulness and Screen Time

Digital Promise

Between guilt-tinged uncertainty about screen time for kids ( “So, if you’re using it for good, does it count as screen time?” ) and worry about social media stress for teens, it’s easy to feel like a lost traveler without a GPS. And how can we help kids manage their online time and the problems they encounter, as well as assess their own digital responsibilities? A Facebook friend posts photos from the party and tags you in them.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. How important of a resource are various social media for doing this? What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

“We started with 23 students studying the trends in Thomas Friedman ‘s book, The World is Flat , and now have thousands of students across six projects – from kindergarten to college – collaborating every semester,” says Davis.

Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why

Nik Peachey

So, here are my 15 reasons why I think developing your teaching online can be more effective. Learn while you teach - This gives you the opportunity to try things out with your own classes working in your own environment with your own students.

10 Free browser extensions supporting students when learning online

Neo LMS

Can you imagine what a student thinks when trying to study? How hard it can be for some to really stay focused on their learning materials when there are so many distractions surrounding them? Being online while studying can be very distracting. E-learning Teachers

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips

Neo LMS

Nowadays students of all grades complete their homework, communicate with their peers and teachers, check their grades and conduct research for assignments online. Learning is more digital than ever and it will only continue in that direction.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. This frustration led to the creation of StackUp, a way for Nick (and others like him) to better document self-directed learning.

How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s explore how we can use podcasts for professional learning and get credit for it! Carlos Garza has made a tracker to record your professional learning.

It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

EdNews Daily

TC is a virtual training medium, providing personal growth and professional development through online learning, coaching, and webinars. Through our innovative Learning Engagement System (LES), districts can build a custom library and even create and sell their custom training.

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

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Learning Environment.

Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum

Nik Peachey

I spend a lot of time looking at different web-based tools and apps and thinking about if and how they can be used for learning. With Phraseum it was instantly obvious that this was a really great tool for learning. Phraseum allows you to collect words, phrases and sentences from anywhere on the web while you you browse and organise them into social phrasebooks. This makes it really easy and quick to access at any time you are online.

Why aren’t students rising up? Why would they?

Bryan Alexander

Next Masciotra touched on another report, “The One Percent at State U,” published this year by the Institute for Policy Studies. When online learning is less expensive, they can turn to those providers instead, and they seem even less vulnerable to protest.

Tart Retorts and Tools: Overheard at SXSWedu

Edsurge

From personalized learning to ethical analytics, what stood out amongst the conversations? To help colleges navigate these challenges, New America walked through its latest report, “ Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use ,” over some barbecue at the Civitas Learning headquarters in downtown Austin on Tuesday. KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS about the news, reports Common Sense Media.

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?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Capella University’s Free Online PD: Here are five no-cost courses to try this summer.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.” The stories out of Facebook just keep getting worse.

Why do people use the internet?

The Electric Educator

In their own words: "Ruder Finn''s Intent Index is an ongoing online research study that provides a comprehensive analysis of the underlying motivations or reasons people go online-- their intent." Including these tools in online courses is a must. on-line learning

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. “ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?”

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). Steve: Your interest in online research is well known.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Texas Tribune : “ Texas State Board of Education rejects Mexican-American studies textbook.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Udacity , an Online Learning Start-Up, Offers Tech Job Trials.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” Data-mining a Facebook group.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. ” Speaking of Peter Thiel, “ Mark Zuckerberg : Facebook fake news didn’t sway election,” USA Today reports from the Techonomy conference. “Websites that offer students online study guides and tutoring services grow, but faculty members find they raise copyright and academic integrity issues – as case at U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

While most of the headlines this week about Puerto Rico addressed the fact that a Harvard study found the death toll from Hurricane Maria hit almost 5000, Edsurge runs with a happy story about the island : “Months After a Devastating Hurricane, Puerto Rican Schools Turn to the Sun.” The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” Via The Diplomat : “ Online Learning in North Korea.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” ” Via the BBC : “ Facebook Reports BBC to Police Over Investigation Into Child Sex Images.” More on the politics of online education in the politics section above.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins.” Here’s What We Learned” by Jawwad Siddiqui , founder of SharpScholar. Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. Who owns your data – whether it’s social media or school-related?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The website: Victory Media. ” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). We just learned it was a fraud.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Wired : “Congress Has a $65 Million Proposal to Study Tech’s Effect on Kids.” Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers?