The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Cambridge Analytica was able to take that quarter million accounts that it had permission to look at from Facebook and mine fifty million accounts to look at trends and how people thought about politics and then potentially use that to move the 2016 election in different ways.

The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech. Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) helps us by sharing what the organization sees as the next big trends.

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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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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.” ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

MSEDTechie

Using Digital Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom “True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." They have a variety of topics from Food in Space to Robotics to Life on Mars.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. Education today should prepare students for these two major trends in their future work environments.

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

Bryan Alexander

A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology.

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

The latest Pew report on social media in the workplace finds that 34% of Americans use social media to take a mental break while at work, while only 20% use it for information to help solve work-related problems.

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

The latest Pew report on social media in the workplace finds that 34% of Americans use social media to take a mental break while at work, while only 20% use it for information to help solve work-related problems.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. The increasing potential to “start a business” that is entirely social and digital (which impacts the idea of a “job,” for example). Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g.,

Learning in the Age of Disruption

EdNews Daily

New innovations or iterations in technology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, smart materials, mobile commerce, social media, biotechnology, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, robotics and medicine are transforming every facet of the human experience.

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. That’s newspapers, evening news, and anything considered ‘mainstream media’ They prefer blogs, Twitter, and Facebook.

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The Learning Counsel’s 2019 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey Yielded Surprising Results

EdNews Daily

Schools and Districts responded to this year’s national Survey, which collects data to rate schools and mark national trends in how digital transitions are occurring, primarily from a lens of software sophistication, devices and network infrastructure.

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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

Edsurge

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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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. I like the way these trends turn a bit to the dark side.

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

It is very important to not embark on any sort of STEM initiative just because it is a trend. Within District 36, Burleson explains, “We have buckets of technology: construction, robotics, circuitry and electronics, and coding. Robotics and coding: Robot Turtle board game, Sphero, NAO robot. 5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:03.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

Liv and her mother shared their personal experiences and journey through harnessing the power of social media for empowering students to claim and share their stories. This year, I created an elective, Social Justice through Social Media. it’s an interesting trend.

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

For the past decade, I've churned out a multi-part series on the dominant trends and narratives. Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. That's what a decade of ed-tech social media and PR have wrought: hashtag gurus and fake news.

Register for the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - Plus, Some Accepted Sessions Are Online!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryemergingtech on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

Edsurge

Or, as Aneesa Davenport, Social Media & Analytics Manager for EdSurge, suggested, perhaps give them a periodic “check-up?” Sometimes an artificial persona (call it AI, virtual assistant, robot like ASIMO, whatever) can, in its failed attempt to be human, be truly tragic. Kent Darr put it this way: “AI can quickly interpret qualitative data to show us large trends in classes, colleges, or entire student bodies.

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Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryemergingtech on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. In Fall 2014 she led a MOOC, The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends, that attracted over 1700 global participants.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

I delete all my old social media now on a regular and ongoing basis. There were other high profile incidents as well: the refusal, for example, to give visas to the all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan. They monitor social media.

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

techlearning

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). Why not program your robot to re-enact a moment in history?

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.

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

NeverEndingSearch

I hear of librarians who jump into making because they feel pressure to identify with a trend or because they are lured by a commercial promotion and a growing number of available turn-key kits. business teachers (my school recently added a Social Media Class!),

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

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.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. ” An ed-tech trend in the making, investors hope. For its part, Edsurge pushed hard with its marketing of SEL in 2017: “ Want Social-Emotional Learning to Work?

Friday 5 — 8.21.15

Perry Hewitt

A new report from Pew delves into mobile messaging for the first time, and updates social media trends. Slack has plans for its customizable robot Slackbot well beyond jokey remarks and useful reminders.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. Now that robots are flipping burgers and reading X-rays—for a fraction of the cost of human labor—learners need to prepare for careers that employ uniquely human traits like self-regulation and communication. Even the latest edtech trends are still preparing students for a concept of work and life that’s quickly becoming outdated, he says.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Edsurge writes about e-scooters , one of the “hot new trends” out of Silicon Valley, and how these companies are defying the rules of college campuses in order to build up a new customer base there. “ Could Monitoring Students on Social Media Stop the Next School Shooting? It’s time for the back-to-school articles touting this-and-that ed-tech trends. Via Edsurge : “10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About.”

Friday 5 — 8.21.2015

Perry Hewitt

A new report from Pew delves into mobile messaging for the first time, and updates social media trends. Slack has plans for its customizable robot Slackbot well beyond jokey remarks and useful reminders.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” Predictions about the future of test prep from Campus Technology : “Top 3 Trends Affecting U.S. More via The NYT : “Harassment in the Tech Industry: Voices Grow on Social Media.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robotics and AI tech can revolutionize classroom ed ,” says Education Dive. (National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?” ” Kaltura has acquired Rapt Media.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” More on teen social media usage, this time from Buzzfeed : “‘Tweetdecking’ Is Taking Over Twitter. ” The Atlantic on what it’s like being a parent of a social media star. ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”