Weekly News Round-up: 7.18.14

By Cassie Hudson 07.18.2014 blog

From the state of education for Native American students to social media trends for teens, here are the stories making headlines in the education world this week:

The Education System Is Failing Native American Students. Here’s Proof.

HuffPo collected a series of charts outlining the state of education for Native American students around the country in all types of public schools.

Last month, Barack Obama acknowledged a “crisis” in Native American education and announced plans to address the problem. The president proposed plans to revamp the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) in an effort to improve the agency’s federally funded Native American schools.

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter

From getting the latest news in the education world to sharing resources easily and quickly, Edudemic explains “why” and “how” teachers are using the social media tool. How do you use Twitter as an educator? Tell us in the comments below!

Does Khan Academy Work?

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $3 million grant to WestEd’s STEM program to research the impact Khan Academy has had in helping college students succeed in math.

“Until now, there has never been a rigorous, large-scale efficacy study of Khan Academy, in community colleges or in K-12 settings,” says Steve Schneider, director of WestEd’s STEM program.

9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Conferences

Check out Edudemic’s nine tips for getting the most out of the conferences you are attending this year. From identifying the people you want to follow before the event to following up with attendees and presenters after the event, this article has you covered for your next conference.

Beyond Facebook: Where Tweens and Teens Are Heading

Common Sense Media describes three trends in how teens are using social media and how you can best advise them to use the applications safely.

The three trends:

1)   Full-Service Texting (like WhatsApp)

2)   Self-Destructing Messages (like SnapChat)

3)   Fan Following (like Instagram)

Click over to find out what you should know about each one.

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