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Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

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Now with the help of Facebook and the Ravenswood Education Foundation, he’s come close to reaching that goal. By the end of this week, five out of seven of the district’s public schools will have spaces filled with 3D printers, Legos, laptops, robots and more for hands-on learning.

'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. ” 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.” Robots might not take your job.

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

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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]

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Isn’t Facebook a place to share personal information, stay in touch with friends and families, post pictures of weddings and birthdays? Really?

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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Just share that love on social media. One of the big things that we would like to know is how many miles away you are from different people, so we’ve got a little map going for social studies. He’s the robot there.

Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World

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Pavlov originally set off to study canine digestion. When we hear a ding or little ditty alerting us to a new text, email or Facebook post, cells in our brains likely release dopamine — one of the chemical transmitters in the brain’s reward circuitry.

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

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Post your answer in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook , or share it on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #shakeuplearning. Dash Robots. The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook. Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!

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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.

Teens and Tech: Distinguishing Addiction from Habit

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The closest it comes is something called “Internet Gaming Disorder,” and that is listed as a condition for further study, not an official diagnosis. There are brain-imaging studies of the effects of screen time, he says. Look up from this screen right now.

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Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. Via Motherboard : “ New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City.” ProPublica with more news about Facebook and discrimination : “Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” The stories out of Facebook just keep getting worse. I mean, I’m just glad that no one from Facebook is involved in education, ed-tech, ed reform, or education journalism. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Sandbox has acquired Constructive Media. ” The latest research from Pew : “ Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences.”

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Via The Atlantic : “ DeVos Says There’s One Thing Her School-Safety Commission Won’t Be Studying: Guns.” Inside Higher Ed on Facebook ’s plans to partner with community colleges to teach digital literacy. Here’s how the Des Moines Register wrote about Des Moines Area Community College ’s involvement: “Facebook chooses Iowa college for rare digital marketing education partnership.”

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Meanwhile, as The New York Times reports : “ Facebook , Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit.” e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. Via Getting Smart : “ Digital Promise and Facebook Developing New Micro-Credentials Program.” ” “How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing,” according to Edsurge.

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” Well, you probably need to know more than what Facebook / Instagram has revealed in its new parents’ guide. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Probably my favorite “robots are the future of education” story in a good, long while. ” Via The New York Times : “ Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results.”

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Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. 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.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary.

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This study says fix unstable housing, not schools.” ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” ” Chalkbeat on the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice : “‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Via the BBC : “ Facebook Reports BBC to Police Over Investigation Into Child Sex Images.” ” More on this story and concerns about how Facebook moderates content via Techcrunch. ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

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Via The Texas Tribune : “ Texas State Board of Education rejects Mexican-American studies textbook.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” Data-mining a Facebook group. Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” President-Elect Trump.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The State Department is proposing to ask additional questions of visa applicants regarding their social media usage.” “Why is the media – including the liberal media – supporting these teachers’ strikes ?” ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Via Wired : “With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory.”

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Yet, according to this study, nearly half of the donors have chosen to supply educational technology, far more than are building schools, providing basic books and materials or employing teachers. Via the Udacity blog : “ Udacity Launches Mobile Developer Education with Facebook at F8.” ” I didn’t pay close attention to Facebook ’s developer event this week. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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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. ” 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.” ” That’s Tariq Ramadan , a professor of contemporary Islamic studies.

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. ” Via The New York Times : “ Facebook ’s Virtual Reality Business Gets a New Leader.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” University of Nebraska political science professor Ari Kohen “liked” a photo on Facebook depicting a defaced campaign sign for Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” ( The Atlantic and Vox also wrote up this study.).

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week about privacy, data, monopoly power, and regulations. And there’s more Facebook-related news in several of the sections below. ” Via The Verge : “ Facebook -backed lawmakers are pushing to gut privacy law.” ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below.

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“‘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. ” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will offer a scholarship “to ‘cut through’ unequal access to opportunity.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. There’s more about Mattel’s robots and privacy in the privacy section below.

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First Lady Melania Trump launched her “Be Best” campaign this week, encouraging people to be nicer on social media. ” The alleged cheating involved study materials posted to Quizlet. Some of the stories are in the “robots” section below.). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “ Facebook Adds A.I. ” More on that study on how Android apps violate COPPA via Appcensus.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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I first read an article by Seymour Papert in a Women’s Studies class in the mid 1990s – “ Epistemological Pluralism ,” which he co-wrote with Sherry Turkle. 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. and Facebook Inc. Photo-sharing service Instagram had 13 employees when it was acquired for $1 billion by Facebook in 2012.

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Meanwhile on Campus… The New York Times on “How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media ” – a really important corrective, I’d argue, to that “digital native” silliness. “ Edsurge also weighs in on boyd’s SXSWedu keynote: ”danah boyd: How Critical Thinking and Media Literacy Efforts Are ‘Backfiring’ Today." Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” Via TNW : “ Facebook trials ‘ High School Networks ’ for Messenger – what could go wrong there?”

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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.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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Lots of news this week about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. But here are some education-related stories: Via Education Week : “Privacy Experts Assess Potential K–12 Fallout From Facebook ’s Crisis of Trust.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : “This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad.” ” “ Robot abuse ”?!

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Via Education Week : “Congress Budget Deal Bans New Gold-Standard Studies of Federal Vouchers.” A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. Via Gizmodo : “ Facebook Will Add 3,000 More People to Watch Murders and Suicides.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference.

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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. Via The Chicago Tribune : “Almost all student loan fraud claims involve for-profit colleges , study finds.”