Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with 'e's

Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. What would Illich have made of the social web?

#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.

CoSN 2016: NMC Offers a Taste of the Future of Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Virtual reality’s role in education is obscured by the hype curve, according to a leading industry technology analyst. Classroom Game-based Learning Internet Mobility Social Media

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship Industry Insights critical thinking digital citizenship hate speech social media

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? Every day he sees the impact on social development with his middle-schoolers.

A little help from my friends

Learning with 'e's

Here's David Kelly , New York based Executive director of the e-Learning Guild, with his view on mobile devices and learning: “Mobile technologies shouldn’t be viewed through the lens of learning. In that context, mobile devices are powering the future of digital learning.”

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. Industrial society eroded the tribal gatherings of more primitive societies and redefined community.

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Manufactured education

Learning with 'e's

In 1980, sociologist Alvin Toffler described a third wave of civilisation, the first two 'waves' of the agricultural, and the industrial civilisations would be swept aside by a greater, technological wave. Similar events occurred in the film and photography industries.

How schools can keep students safe, and on Facebook

eSchool News

In a BYOD world, managing access to popular social media sites has become critical. 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.

The current ways m-learning is making online education better


Thanks to technology education today has come a long way since the agrarian and industrial periods it was invented in. Through mobile phones and tablets, of course. Mobile devices in the classroom: from foe to friend. Mobile devices enable anytime anywhere learning.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

Why your young students love e-learning


Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

Identity play

Learning with 'e's

Although technology has moved on a pace - since the book was written we now have social media, mobile phones and touch screen tablet computers - many of Sherry Turkle''s ideas still resonate with personal meaning.

VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked with ministries, school districts, and industries across the world. He has become a leading guru of virtual environments, learning with mobile devices, social media, and digital textbooks.

TeachThought Is Looking For Interns. (Again.)

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ultimately, the idea of unpaid internships is polarizing–you’re either fine with it and want to learn and connect and do and see what’s what, or you wonder if “internship” isn’t a synonym for “free labor for some huge–and cheap–media conglomerate.”

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10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? What does social media mean to you?

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3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Yet, while none of the jobs at play during my doctor’s visit seems to be threatened anytime soon by the digital doomsday tales we hear about in such reports, each employee had clearly been impacted by a pretty standard software transition that occurs every single day across all industries.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers. Perhaps, as with the retail, travel, hospitality, transport and manufacturing industries, higher education is due for major disruption.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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Pushing the Limits on Instagram in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Join the crowd of about 1 billion others who made Instagram the fastest growing social network in history. According to social media speaker and Instagram trainer Peg Fitzpatrick, there is not a right or wrong Instagram aesthetic. Instagram Social PR InstaGram peg fitzpatrick

7 Ways to Use ThingLink UnPlugged

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The images were created by participants using the ThingLink App and a mobile device. These images demonstrate ways to connect with life's everyday learning opportunities by capturing moments through text, images and rich media.

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To reach the uninsured, new insurers are getting creative

The Christensen Institute

The insurance industry has grown from covering mercantile operations over 300 years ago to a U.S. However, despite the industry’s incredible growth, there are still four billion people, approximately 55% of the world’s population, who remain uninsured in one form or another. Whatever the reason, nonconsumption is often a fertile breeding ground for disruptive entrants to emerge in an industry.

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

This new project will take the best of compassion driven innovation, mobile app development, and global collaboration to create a new model of collaborative engineering between students of all ages. You can also follow the movement on social media with the hashtag #appsthatmatter.

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How colleges are adapting to the future of education

Linways Technologies

If that seems too far fetched, just think about the number of jobs that was created in the last few decades, like social media manager, drone operator, mobile app developer, system admin etc. Most of the jobs that today’s students will do in the future does not even exist yet.

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)


Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. .

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Download: Can the US Higher Education Publishing Industry Leverage A Subscription Model. Digital Textbooks Enable Collaboration: Keeping up with the social media trends, most digital reading devices are equipped with sharing features. Digital natives are no strangers to sharing posts and daily activities on social platforms. Kitaboo is a cloud-based content platform to create-publish-distribute interactive mobile-ready content.

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Highly-versatile, Easy-to-use Form Creator–and it’s free!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everywhere outside of the education industry (which seems to focus on Google Forms), JotForm is the gold standard for creation of forms whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.

Bett interview

Learning with 'e's

What is your background in the industry? I''m going to be talking about how I have implemented some of my new techniques for engaging students in learning through a range of social media and personal technologies.

StudyBlue announces annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.”

Educational Technology Guy

Mobile and social study platform, StudyBlue today announced the launch of its annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.” As the largest digital library of peer-sourced study materials, StudyBlue is inviting students, parents and industry leaders nationwide to join in building a virtual Wall of Thanks to give back to the educators who have made a difference in their lives.

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

Audiobooks, social media and smartphone newsfeeds are what Americans are doing. While there are still eBooks being consumed, it is dwarfed by the amount of time people of all ages now spend on short-form reading of “throw away” information that is mostly media articles or social.

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

According to Glassdoor for Employers, 86% of younger job seekers (in any field) who are in the first 10 years of their careers use social media in their job search. In addition, 45% of job seekers use their mobile devices every day in their job search.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

” The event had a strong financial services theme, although I met audience members engaged in a wider array of fields (including healthcare and social media). Student mobility within and across states is a big issue.

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Children likewise rely increasingly on mobile technology and social media to stay in touch with one another.

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4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education


Education has been a recurring theme throughout the many programs of the NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership where I serve as an Executive Director. How can teachers use immersive media to educate citizens and keep our communities vibrant? These are just a few of the top-of-mind questions that NYC Media Lab’s consortium is thinking about as we enter the next wave of media transformation.

How Self-Service Technologies Help College Students Find Jobs

EdNews Daily

Leading schools understand that technology and student services go hand-in-hand, as mobile devices are now ubiquitous (a study by Pearson Education indicates that 9 out of 10 college students own a smartphone). By Sarah Wallace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S.

What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead

Bryan Alexander

I think their trends fall into three categories: advances in artificial intelligence; growth of the Internet of Things; mobile intelligence, or the first two categories mashed together. 3: mobile intelligence, i.e., 1+2 mashed up. How will computing change over the next few years?

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Falling cost of mobile devices, which impacts what’s affordable, who shows up to school with what on their own, school budgets, etc.

The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

Educators can’t imagine a world where their industry isn’t able to stay the way it’s always been. This means that they have started to enter the same frame of reference as all other industries have done. Most of the education industry is consumed with testing and assessment.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)


Many of the updates come from trends I’ve seen not only in education but also in the workplace like these Top 10 Skills Needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (from the World Economic Forum). In 2014 I wrote what would be my most popular blog post ever.

6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

3D printing is already being utilized in a number of fields today, including aerospace and defense, the automotive industry and healthcare. Bullying doesn’t stop in the hallway and the classrooms; it follows students on social media, in email communications and shared documents.