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Netflix’s Black Mirror: A Cautionary Tale About Social Media

Catlin Tucker

She works at Netflix and has a piece of artwork in her apartment that presents a scene from a Black Mirror’s “Nosedive” episode. The consultant pulls up a graph of her rating trends and recommends she interact more with individuals who have a social score of 4.5

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. Since then, I’ve started using Facebook and Twitter to learn about all kinds of recent events and news happening nearby and around the world. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way.

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it as such.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew researchers presenting to AAAS. When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email.

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


Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Peggy George in episode 105 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I will be leading a panel discussion on the 5 teacher trends changing education. The #notatiste17 hashtag on Twitter.

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What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 138 on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Carol McLaughlin @missmac100 second grade teacher from Alabama and #2ndchat moderator talks about the global trends in second grade. OK, what other trends.

Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Predicting tech trends is a fun but fairly doomed enterprise. But we can improve our understanding by examining current trends, out of which many near-future ones spring. So, following up from Tuesday’s education and contexts post , here are some tech trends to watch in 2016.

Down with Twitter’s Project Lightning

Bryan Alexander

Twitter is apparently preparing a reboot. We don’t know how Lightning – I refuse to call it Twitter 2.0 – is actually structured and how it will really work once rolled out. Why is Twitter planning to shoot Lightning into the world? Twitter as tv.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @web20classroom. 10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? However, if you want to be a top contender for a job in the edtech world, and a positive role model for your students and peers, you need to be present—and presentable. Claim your social media real estate.

Wait You're Still not on Twitter? What are you waiting for?


Twitter isn''t going away! When I first started using twitter, I used it purely as a social outlet. I kept up with all of my favorite celebrities, watching their every move, chatting with my friends, and participating in trending topics while watching my favorite reality show.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.


I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Just because something sounds good on Twitter and during a keynote or looks good on Pinterest and Instagram does not mean whatever is being promoted will work. We live in amazing times.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues.

Friday 5 — 7.24.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media success is about much more than mastering the platforms and tools. Quartz reports how NASA developed a smart social media strategy that fueled its global reach. It’s another sign that the social network is moving beyond its savvy, mobile-only origins.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with 'e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. What does social media mean to you? I think this trend will continue.

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

I speculate on what I see happening around me now, and how the trends might evolve in the coming months. The biggest surprise for me so far has been social media: it is the biggest thing in the last ten years to hit the world of learning technology.

“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. Twitter: @coolcatteacher.

ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You see, Hardeep Gulati, the CEO, and his team had put together a stellar panel on the trends shaping teaching today. 5 Trends Transforming Teaching Today on the ISTE Program. Hope to see you there!

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What were the key moments at #EIE18?


From inspiring keynotes speakers to a trending social media hashtag, #EIE18 was packed with incredible moments! For links to the full recordings (and speaker presentations!), Social Media Highlights.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve presented at various conferences such as ATE , CUE and ISTE.

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

Social media had to be blocked for all and I, for one, wasn’t going to waste any of my precious time using it professionally or personally. Research underpins each key to provide greater rationale and substance for the ideas presented.

7 Ways #TLTechLive Ensured You Caught It All

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators love staying connected to the latest information, news, trends, and updates at great conferences that take place across the year. Everything appeared on the social hub at [link]. Ask your conference presenters to jump in and help make that happen.

10 Tips for Effectively Connecting at #NYCSchoolsTech Summit - Even If You’re Not There

The Innovative Educator

At the conference innovative educators from across NYC Schools share their knowledge and expertise with other educators from NYC, surrounding areas, and even around the world thanks to social media. The conference is so popular, it trended on Twitter last year.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. Once again: Who gets news from Twitter? I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really?

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Register Now for the (Online) Library 2.0 Spring Summit - "The Emerging Future"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us on April 30th, 2015 for the free, online Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a three-hour conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services.

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Abshire, CTO of Calcasieu Parish Public Schools , presented “From Privacy to Trust: Strengthening Your District” at the Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition in San Antonio. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued TCEA 2019 coverage.

Data 93 a search engine for podcasts


You can also examine trending searches. Podcasts may also be downloaded, embedded and shared on social media. In his recent monthly update , Wenbin Feng announced several new goodies, including Twitter player cards that allow your followers to listen without leaving Twitter.

8 Tips for Connecting at #NYCSchoolsTech Summit - Even If You’re Not There

The Innovative Educator

At the conference innovative educators from across NYC Schools share their knowledge and expertise with other educators from NYC, surrounding areas, and even around the world thanks to social media. The conference is so popular, it trends on Twitter.

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


And you’ll be able to follow conference activities on: Twitter: @alaannual and #alaac18. These recognized sites fall into category areas such as digital storytelling, media sharing, manage and organize, as well as social media and communication.

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?


In the article, Nellie Bowles discussed how “throwback” play-based preschools are trending in affluent neighborhoods; parents in Kansas City launched a program called Stand Together And Rethink Technology (START); and another group of parents in Missouri have joined forces to figure out how to reduce their children’s screen time. If there is any trend, it’s a recognition of the importance of focusing on teacher training to ensure that tech investments are used well.

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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). Give your students 1-2 minutes to stop, breathe, reflect, and simply “be present” every day.

It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools


Working with maps and source materials, using any timescale, users can tell narrated stories; create, animate and customize paths; link to media; specify start and end times using calendar prompts; and embed descriptions of events. 8th grade Social Studies Overview.

Edublog Awards and Year in Review


Each year this event serves as a reminder of the importance of social media in education, as well as a great place to find new blogs and other resources for ideas in your work. This requires signing in Twitter, Facebook or Google.

Join Us This Thursday for "The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning" (Must Register)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us this Thursday, April 30th, 2015 for the online Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a three-hour conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services with an amazing set of guest panelists and presenters.

Summer 2017 Learning Series: Non-Educational Books To Read.Over and Over

The Web20Classroom

We started with Twitter chats and how you can participate in real time or whenever you want. If I’m not prepping for a keynote, working on a presentation or compiling some data I’m reading. For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning.

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What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

‘Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. Does the school allow teachers and students to be friends on social networks? Ask teachers if they use social media with students and if so, how.

Helping Students Understand Media Literacy

In today’s world where so many people get their news through the internet, the news one sees on a daily basis can easily be filtered through clicks on a social feed. Social media can have a really corrosive effect,” said Greg. About the Presenters.

EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012


I was largely incredulous that a school would even ask such a thing in the year 2012, and also sad that they were choosing to address problems by trying to bury them rather than attempting to work with parents and students to help them appropriately navigate our social media saturated world.

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