Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. This movement asks us to rethink technology to address social problems in education and society. They argue that putatively equitable technologies actually reinstate social inequalities. They worry that the pedagogical benefits of having students participate in the open web and/or social media might be cancelled out by trolls, hate speech and other forms of online abuse.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

A toolkit for teachers will be made available at the end of the 2015-2016 school year as an OER (open education resources), allowing other teachers across the world to follow this method of quad engineering. “So You can also follow the movement on social media with the hashtag #appsthatmatter.

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Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

I touched on personal learning networks, mobile technologies, games and gamification, the use of social media in learning, the role of user generated content, the phenomenon of ubiquitous connection, and technological convergence.

Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology. I see it as similar to the Canvas Commons for resources with a social media component?

Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology. I see it as similar to the Canvas Commons for resources with a social media component?

Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow

Edsurge

Already, the Sydney, Australia-based company has pulled back on its social media presence. Department of Education to improve access to open-licensed educational materials, or OER.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

In addition to the long-standing goal of providing brand exposure, marketing through education technology now routinely engages students in activities that facilitate the collection of valuable personal data and that socialize students to accept relentless monitoring and surveillance as normal.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. And here is the sketchnote Margaret Sisler created during the session: #oer and teacher librarians! it’s an interesting trend.

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Off to ALA and ISTE (and how to follow along when you’re #notat.)

NeverEndingSearch

These recognized sites fall into category areas such as digital storytelling, media sharing, manage and organize, as well as social media and communication. On Sunday, I am looking forward to LITA’s annual Top Technology Trends panel at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.

What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?

Graphite Blog

Not only are you trying to find resources to aid your teaching, but you're also on the lookout for resources that your students can use -- legally, technically, and socially. More examples by media type and a full explanation of what should be included can be found at [link].

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What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?

Graphite Blog

Not only are you trying to find resources to aid your teaching, but you're also on the lookout for resources that your students can use -- legally, technically, and socially. More examples by media type and a full explanation of what should be included can be found at [link].

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The platform gives teachers and administrators the flexibility to mix and match content from a growing number of open educational resources (OER), to digitize existing content, or to build their own.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. In an era before Facebook or Edmodo, the social networking site Ning was, for a time, quite popular with educators.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This classroom may include physical spaces for instruction and discovery as well as online, multiscale platforms aimed at social learning and participation. The library as classroom also requires well-trained, user-focused staff who understand how people of all ages can learn socially.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Bucking a Boastful Trend, Stanford Will No Longer Brag About Its Application Numbers.” ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. ” ClassDojo is now a full social media platform for schools - this letter & video just emailed to parents.

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” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. ” If you repeat these stories enough, it’s almost as if you can convince people to make it a trend. Stephen Downes and David Wiley debate OER : “The Cost Trap, Part 3” by David Wiley.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via Education Week (from last Friday – as I work on the week’s round-up of news, I try to avoid looking at social media, but I think there was another school shooting this morning): “10 Dead, Most of Them Students, and 10 Wounded in Texas High School Shooting.” ” (“Reinventing the transcript” seems to be one of the things folks are hoping to make “ trend ” this year.).

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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. The business of OER. ” (No surprise, my review of “2017 trends” will be very different.). (National) Education Politics.

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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. ” “ OER , CARE , Stewardship, and the Commons” by “Econproph” Jim Luke. In any case, some campuses – generally those making investments in programs – are bucking the trend.”

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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 on the business of OER. “ Edsurge also weighs in on boyd’s SXSWedu keynote: ”danah boyd: How Critical Thinking and Media Literacy Efforts Are ‘Backfiring’ Today."

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Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. ” Trends to watch: Chinese investment in ed-tech. ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). Education Politics.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)

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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. The American Library Association announced its youth media awards.

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IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. Just a reminder that Twitter does not care about your school’s social media initiative. ” (You can bet that “ fake news ” is going to be one of this year’s “ top ed-tech trends.”). (National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a “rethink schools” tour.

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A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. Microsoft had a media event this week. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12. I wrote about social-emotional learning (algorithms) as a “trend to watch.” Education Politics.