Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards.

OPINION: Youth of color and young women use social media the most, so why are most digital technology developers white men?

The Hechinger Report

We recently asked a 21-year-old undocumented Chicana in Los Angeles what she imagined the designers of social media platforms look like. Not using much social media themselves, sharing limited information about themselves.”. What shall that software allow and proscribe?

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5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media

Graphite Blog

Yes, the risks of social media are real. As a parent, you can help nurture the positive aspects simply by accepting how important social media is for kids and helping them find ways for it to add real value to their lives. For inspiration, here are some of the benefits of your kid being social media-savvy: It strengthens friendships. Both producers and performers can satisfy a need for creative self-expression through social media.

Social Media Is Here to Stay: Get Out of the Way or Become Roadkill!!

The 21st Century Principal

They are banning the use of social media as a means to communicate with students and parents. Instead of passing bans on connections between students and teachers on Facebook, and employing filtering software to block social media sites, the US K-12 public education system needs make a giant step in the 21st century and embrace social media tools as just one of the natural ways people communicate today. Social media is here to stay.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. You can only do that if you know how to use technology, especially really fabulous software, which teachers who use technology know how to find.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

The Hechinger Report

Given that goal, the nonprofit commissioned a study of out-of-school programs to see how they use digital media tools and technologies with students. Studies of tech use in schools, however, show passive consumption is exceedingly common.

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This easy presentation software lets students focus on content, not design

eSchool News

Students spend more time playing around with presentation software than you might think. Imagine if there was presentation software that could give students and teachers what they want, while reducing time and energy spent on aspects of the task that don’t impact the final grade.

What Does Facebook Think It Knows About You?


I was particularly interested in how I could integrate this reading and exercise into my Introduction to Digital Studies course. I am, admittedly and unabashedly, an over-sharer on social media. Software Teaching Facebook privacy social media

Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

The term “workaround” became popular in the latter half of the 20 th century as a method to circumvent a software problem but today, it applies any time you need to find an unusual and creative solution to a problem. #5: Humor Word study/Vocabulary

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

SIIA, the organization that represents the software industry launched the Student Privacy Pledge , giving school partners that collect data a platform to show their commitment to maintain student privacy. The top-down, one-size-fits-all, sit-and-get, hours-based accountability model for professional development that has reigned prevalent in districts for decades, according to recent research studies, simply a waste of time and money. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Class Tech Tips: How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom


Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story ] Skype with an Expert In my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom , I talk about the power of virtual reality to spark questions.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

And they ended social promotion, so that struggling students are no longer shuttled along to the next grade level simply to keep them with the herd of similarly aged classmates. Social media sites suggest new “friends” and sources of information tailored to your connections.

3 Ideas to Help Others Embrace Your Ideas

The Principal of Change

Using visuals and media can help bring an idea to life, but it is also in how we share a compelling story. I use Keynote for Mac which is a much better software, but I have seen great presentations done with either.).

100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is a great way to connect, share, learn and communicate with other educators and with students and parents. Teachers can hold online study sessions, discussions, post assignments and resources, and communicate with students and parents about class issues and information. Schools can use social media to connect with parents and the community and communicate with staff and students. facebook social media social network

“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.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

How Do You Annotate in Your Class?


But then, through the wonders of social media, I discovered a more recent tool, developed out of Stanford, called Lacuna Stories. They have produced a really great video selling the platform , as well as a few case studies internally. Profession Software annotation

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Collaborative software. Even Social Media and YouTube play a part. A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance.

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. OER computer games social media OLPC

How Students Respond to Digital Media in the Classroom


Digital media has a tremendous impact on young minds — in fact, it’s transforming the education system itself. Here’s how digital media has an impact in the classroom — and how it might shape the future of education. Why Digital Media Matters in the Modern Classroom.

5 Things to teach to develop cyber-savvy students


Antivirus software does an amazing job of protecting devices from all sorts of malware. Cybersecurity measures become more important as more students engage in online activities for their studies.

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Debunking 5 digital storytelling misconceptions


They’re looking for role models, a sense of community, and plainly enjoy stories in a variety of media. Anyone who studied at least a little bit of Psychology knows that students retain information better when they make a connection between a concept and their personal stories.

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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. In fact, 65% of Millennials in a study felt they are not confident in face-to-face interactions from a survey from One Poll.

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Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Flipped Classroom Approach: Flipped classroom means a learning model where students go through their study materials at home and do their assignments in the classroom. Audiobooks and Dictation Software: Audiobooks have enabled students to listen to their learning material.

Should schools ban spiral notebooks?

The Christensen Institute

that described a study finding that college students who were allowed to use computers in class had lower scores on their final exams than peers in classes where laptops were forbidden. We need studies and articles like these to spur important conversations among educators, parents, and administrators about mitigating the ways devices can hamper classrooms. For example, gaming apps and social media notifications are notorious thieves of students’ attention.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students


Colleges and universities were among the first to reach a number of students so high, they simply needed the power of a software in order to manage all the learning and other data points that came along each student. Instant messaging doesn’t have to belong just to social media.

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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.

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips


According to a study done by Symantec , apps with the most cybersecurity issues are lifestyle apps, which account for 27 percent of malicious apps. They intuitively know how to use all sorts of software, from mobile apps to online platforms for learning, and everything in between.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? There’s tons of information on there, and if you want to know anything about it, please feel free to reach out to me on social media, through Twitter or my e-mail address.

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Through his capacity as a social media influencer, he answered the questions below. As the software being used for the virtual online whiteboard can often be new within a school, there is often a requirement to produce additional resources for use within lessons.

How m-learning is transforming online education


According to one recent study conducted by Pew Research Center , nearly 77% of Americans now own a smartphone of some kind – up from just 35% a few years ago, in 2011. The rise of social networking as a learning tool.

Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

The Jose Vilson

Their YouTube views, Instagram likes, and other social media metrics must be off the charts. Contrary to my own public activism and advocacy, I propose that we move the nation’s largest public school system into a completely online endeavor forever and a day.

How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students


While subjects based on facts, research, and logic are considered critical to have a successful career, kids are often deprived of opportunities to hone skills like imagination and critical thinking that comes along with studying arts.

How To Protect Your Privacy As An Online Student.


Students have the convenience and flexibility to study online. They often use social engineering to acquire it. If they have your email address or full name, they can use Spokeo to get your address, social media profiles, estimated income and other personal information.