What If? Technology in the 21st Century Classroom | OPSBA

June 13, 2009
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What If? Technology in the 21st Century Classroom | OPSBA On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association OPSBA released a Discussion Paper entitled: What If? Technology in the 21st Century Classroom. As school trustees we want to engage the province in a meaningful focused discussion about classrooms of the 21st century. […]

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Bitstrips: Typical

June 11, 2009
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Rochelle introduced me to her Bitstrips cartoon: Bitstrips: Typical. This could be a great tool for getting ECEs to work with tech and children without using personal information… as a step into something like Scratch

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Recycling around earthday.

April 11, 2009
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This is a cute video by Sarah/Girltarist, who is, among other things, a student in my and Danny‘s classes. We had a chat about reducing and reusing being better than recycling, but one thing at a time. I wish more educators would sing and share their songs.

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Twitter in Plain English – 56 Translation(s) | dotSUB

March 14, 2009
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Thanks to Aleja for this link. Not perfect, but a good over view, i guess.

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unClick Google | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

March 14, 2009
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unClick Google | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters On March 11, Google revealed its latest plan to violate your privacy: they will now record the types of websites you visit in order to gather a behavioral profile of your interests purportedly so that they can send you targeted advertising. This policy is in addition to their current […]

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Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop’s Facebook Status

March 12, 2009
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Slashdot | Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop’s Facebook Status “A man on trial in New York for possession of a weapon has been acquitted after subpoenaing his arresting officer’s Facebook and MySpace accounts. His defense: Officer Vaughan Ettienne’s MySpace “mood” was set to “devious” on the day of the arrest, and one day a few […]

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Learning from games: Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse?

March 5, 2009
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Alex blogged this, and it is amazing on a whole buncha levels regarding meaningful learning and social constructivism. 🙂 Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse? If you don’t see the embedded link, click on alex’s name to see it.

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The SSD Project | EFF Surveillance Self-Defense Project

March 5, 2009

I’ve got a nice EFF member’s sticker on my laptop, and paid my dues… so yesterday I got an email pointing me to the The SSD Project | EFF Surveillance Self-Defense Project: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has created this Surveillance Self-Defense site to educate the American public about the law and technology of government […]

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Ivan Illich and Pinky’s Scary School Nightmare

March 1, 2009
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I’d forgotten about this video, but HowardR twittered it. And here it is. Every students in/of education should watch it, over and over and over. It will be on the exam… the exam of one’s own life.

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Facebook et al risk ‘infantilising’ the human mind | Media | guardian.co.uk

February 28, 2009

I saw this on mind hacks about Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield talking about Facebook et al risk ‘infantilising’ the human mind. The blog post sort of laughs at her for making these statements without evidence. I’m skeptical of the safe until proven otherwise model that has driven the use of chemicals in food and products […]

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