Careless posts on social media spark physical fights

The Hechinger Report

The massive fight, it turned out, stemmed from a long-simmering rivalry between groups of girls, and had been largely instigated and planned through a steady stream of posts on social media apps like Twitter, Instagram, Kik and Snapchat. And in the past few years, the increased use of social media has added a new wrinkle to the problem as virtual disputes between students turn physical. Most often, those revelations are about social media conflicts, she said.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. 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. Social studies teachers will adore these!

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How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

The National Council for the Social Studies urges us to find ways for our kids to “take informed action” based on what they have learned. Connecting emotion and content Jill Weber, a secondary school teacher in Cheney, Kansas, uses an effective ELA and social studies strategy called Note card confessions. While Jill’s lesson focuses on social studies, teachers can adapt confessions to their own content areas.

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Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas

techlearning

-- Virtual Field Trip of Arconic in Austin, Texas brings exciting STEM careers to classrooms and explores how 3D printing is revolutionizing aerospace manufacturing - - Silver Spring, Md. Manufacture Your Future , designed by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts for 3 – 12 grade students, offers educators, guidance counselors and families, hands-on resources that build excitement around post-secondary manufacturing career opportunities.

Jay-Z, Kanye, and MLK—Using Lyrics and Literary Devices to Teach Students to Write

Edsurge

Furthering the juxtaposition and allusion, Jay-Z references the “Black Card” issued by American Express, which is coveted for its high credit limit and elite social status. These are very same literary concepts that we ask our students to learn in primary and secondary English classes. They’re typing all the day over their social media platforms. And their grammar school curriculum is based more and more on learning code languages via STEM concentrations.

Supply and demand: Getting low-income kids into better jobs by getting them into better schools

The Hechinger Report

Modeled in part on California’s High Tech High charter network, business-backed programs in Georgia and South Carolina and STEM programs in Massachusetts, the school are part of a growing push to more closely match the skills students gather in high school with workforce needs. CAST STEM, focused on advanced manufacturing, will open this fall in the city’s Southwest Independent School District, a more rural district with a high percentage of low-income students.

Introducing MIND’s Thought Leaders & Speakers

MIND Research Institute

Our research, approach to STEM and other thought leadership can be found through our website , social media and blog. You may also have come across MIND colleagues presenting at events around the country, like TEDxOrangeCoast , the National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Conference, ISTE ( International Society for Technology in Education), CAMT (Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching), and others.

How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars

Edsurge

If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet. To maximize participation and use of the strategy, we provide discussion stems for the habit.

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20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media! UT STEM Center @utstemcenter. The UT STEM Center's mission is to improve the teaching and learning of STEM through research, outreach, and educational services. The STEM Center is offering math and science professional development for K-5 teachers this August 1-2.

Tennessee?s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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With Discovery Education’s unique blend of dynamic digital content and professional learning, district educators will be empowered to build digital, inquiry-based learning environments that create new pathways and opportunities for middle and high school students, helping them prepare for their post-secondary educations and careers. Discovery Education’s STEM Connect enhances core curriculum and brings STEM to life in classrooms.

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Notes from the UNI Education Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

The media does this too. Issues we used to consider secondary or tertiary (religion, language, ethnicity) have become primary. African refugees are pouring into our state – usually they are secondary migrants (first stop was another U.S. social media). David Drew , Reforming STEM Education in America. What’s driving the emphasis on STEM? . Our nation doesn’t seem to be doing well on international measures of STEM achievement.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

Meanwhile, the most enthusiastic listeners whisper to each other, or form mini-groups outside the conference walls, maybe even at a social gathering later that day. One district employee was smiling about how there were elementary and secondary teachers connecting and sharing: “Where else do you see this?” Then we shared our favorite photos and takeaways on social media.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

will concentrate on causes and consequences as well as sustainable ways to avoid it and decode it as content and media prosumers living in the connected global village. DIRECTIONS: The presentation is available at the time given for interaction with global participants and before and after the event to view it and share ideas and reflections in comments as reflective feedback to help us grow as media literate citizens. Global Debates- Debate topics sourced from media headlines.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

CEFR, Plurilingualism and Pluriculturalism Win-Win Situation , Mrs. Maha Hassan, Teaching ESL Hub Chemistry Content and Modeling to Teach Climate Change and ACTION , Ashley Shunk- Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Alison Bixby Stone School Citizen Science-Led Open Data Innovation Through NASA Programs , David Lockett, STEM Teacher, Bok Academy | Denise Wright, STEM Teacher, Ocean Bay Middle School Class of 2030: We're here, so what are you waiting for? ,

The new minority on campus? Men

The Hechinger Report

Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. Girls at the primary and secondary level worldwide far outperform boys in reading, according to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. If you’re looking up to these rappers or social media influencers, you’re going to want to do what they’re doing,” and that doesn’t necessarily include going to college.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please spread the word and tell people about the Summit forward this email , or post on social media Hashtag: #homelearningsummit Twitter: @homelearnsummit Facebook: @homelearningsummit Instagram: homelearningsummit HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOPICS WE ARE WORKING TO COVER IN THE SUMMIT TALKS, INTERVIEWS, AND OPEN-CHAT TIMES : ADHD and Learning ? Social and Emotional Learning ?

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jim Vanides - Global Education Program Manager, HP - Sustainability and Social Innovation; Larry Johnson - CEO, The New Media Consortium; Yolanda Ramos - Director of Professional Development Services, International Society for Technology in Education; Mano Talaiver - Director, Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP) - "HP Catalyst Academy: A new approach to professional learning, designed especially for STEMx teachers."

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2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! Sanny Zuiderveld, co-founder Bringing the World to Your Classroom - Connie Rensink Building Bridges Though Intercultural Communication - Joe McVeigh, Author and Educational Consultant Building Global Connections with Out of Eden Learn - Rob Martin, Middle School Social Studies Teacher Challenge Based Learning: Take Action. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday!

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and global competencies to audiences in over 30 countries. Trained in both developmental psychology and education, Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school education reform and adolescent development.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The system is a little weird, since you can''t see all of the proposals in one area (they are categorized into primary, secondary, and tertiary blocks based on arbitrary ordering of session submissions by one individual), but here are direct links to panel proposals I made: "School 2.0: I''m also a proposed panelist for "Education2.0 - Social Media Drives Student Success" being hosted by Jennifer Openshaw.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Monday, April 14th in Nashville, TN Free Tools to Help Schools Harness Technology for Learning , Join Common Sense Media to learn about their suite of free resources to help schools harness the potential of technology for learning. Conference strands include Teaching with Technology, Student Devices, Online Learning, Subject Specific Ed Tech, Creative Ed Tech, Web 2.0 & Social Software, and Administrative Support. Glean: STEM Video Streaming for Your Classroom or Library.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

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. Nevertheless, computer science education, along with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) continued to be promoted this year, often framed as something students should pursue instead of “ liberal arts.” This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

The 2018 Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and global competencies to audiences in over 30 countries. Trained in both developmental psychology and education, Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school education reform and adolescent development.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Again and again, the media told stories — wildly popular stories , apparently — about how technology industry executives refuse to allow their own children to use the very products they were selling to the rest of us.