Facebook has released a new Youth Portal in 60 languages, which offers some guidance to teens on how to navigate the service and stay secure, while helping them understand how their data are used. The portal is a guide to all things Facebook: general tips, insider tricks, privacy and safety information, and everything else youth need for a positive experience on Facebook. It’s also a space for teens to hear online from people their age, in their own voices, about the issues that matter to them.
Every district is on a journey. The incredible part of serving as a superintendent is having the privilege to help guide that journey based on what students need to be successful. When I came to Gunter ISD seven years ago, our students and staff were highly successful (test scores, extracurricular success, college-entry, etc.) yet our students, staff, and school community yearned for something more. At the same time, districts across the nation were launching technology initiatives, from BYOD to 1:1 with a multitude of devices. We were largely unable to journey down that path at the time due to a number of challenges. This shaped our journey immensely.
In addition to communicating with humans and machines, tomorrow's jobs will require employees to collaborate with their fellow co-workers, as well as the machines that will be working side by side with our employees. By offering high tech learning environments, we will ensure our students have the skills and comfort level to collaborate with both humans and robotics in the workplace.