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- 96%: of students with internet access report using social networking technologies
- 75%: of 7th through 12th graders have at least one social media profile
- 63%: increase in the amount of time kids ages 2-11 spent online between 2004-2009
- 59%: of students who use social networking talk about education topics online
- 50%: of those who talk about education topics online, talk specifically about schoolwork
- 35%: of schools have student and/or instructor-run blogs
- 46%: of schools have students participate in online pen pal or other international programs
- 49%: of National School Boards Association (NSBA) schools participate in online collaboration with other schools
- 59%: of schools say their students use social networking for educational purposes
- 27%: of schools have an online community for teachers and administrators
- 69%: of American high schools have banned cell phones 3
Starting today, across 160 countries, in 25,000 classrooms, over 4 million students have signed up to be the first to experience the “Hour of Code” and Code.org’s new learning platform with video tutorials by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Bosh and Bill Gates.
I’m very glad to see Google honour one of the great pioneers of computer science, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. Her achievements should be held up as an example to all that gender is not a factor in ability.
A new study suggests “appearance exposure” on the Internet is linked to body image disturbance among adolescent girls. Researchers discovered a link between social ties and sleep patterns.
School officials everywhere are debating how to deal with teacher misconduct, and especially the rise in sexual crimes linked to technology and social media. A new analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune reveals that tools such as cellphones, texting, and social media are increasingly a factor in teacher misconduct cases.
How well is edtech addressing the college access challenge? The answer, according to a report released today by Get Schooled, is not very well for younger and under represented students.
Teenagers using social media is nothing new. But in-class use of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube traditionally have been discouraged in most K-12 schools, seen as a distraction from real learning at best and a red-flag privacy concern at worst.
That’s starting to change in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
image via flickr:CC | ndbekah
The Artevelde College in Ghent, Belgium, may have recently become the first institution to ban students from wearing watches during exams. According to a report in De Standaard (Google Translate), the new rule is in response to the growing availability of smartwatches and the cheating possibilities that come with it.
image via flickr:CC | Robert Scoble
As schools and districts prepare for the Common Core State Standards, the pressure to buy new technology overtakes the need to create a vision and a plan for smart long-term use.
Will Google Glass Transform Learning? Probably not, but after a five minute demo my mind was reeling with potential applications in learning–even more so in healthcare. We reviewed all the proposed applications we could find and rated them Really Promising (RP) or Not So Much (NM).
Buried inside System Preferences on your iOS device is a list of places you frequently go—with a surprisingly useful or creepy amount of data.