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"A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone" via Molly Roberts
Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won’t get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.
For nearly a decade, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim has worked with the Whitney to develop programs and resources for Deaf audiences. In this Whitney Stories video, Kim, who was born Deaf, discusses her use of sound as a medium, and speaks about the importance of removing barriers for museum audiences, both online and in person.
Paul Ford, Doomed to Repeat It
Google Glass offers many possible uses in the classroom. In the following we concentrate on five areas that can be radically changed with the use of this cutting-edge device, helping both students and teachers to render the learning process smoother and engaging.
image via flickr:CC | NASA HQ PHOTO
People with bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and math are more likely than other college graduates to have a job, but most of them don’t work in STEM occupations, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday.
Nearly 75 percent of all holders of bachelor’s degrees in STEM disciplines don’t have jobs in STEM occupations, according to a survey that reached 3.5 million homes, said Liana Christin Landivar, a sociologist with the Census Bureau. The bureau’s American Community Survey is the largest household survey in the nation.
About half of those who have degrees related to engineering, computers, math and statistics do get a STEM job, the survey found.
We’ve just updated our social networking fact sheet with some 2014 numbers; good time for a reminder that we’ve got a series of fast-fact tip sheets at your disposal for grab ‘n go tech stats: http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/
Plus, handy dandy charts of key tech indicators and their growth over time: http://www.pewinternet.org/three-technology-revolutions/
We’ve got the data, yes we do.
Cameron Evans, Microsoft’s chief technology officer for U.S. education
A new study suggests posting sexy or revealing photos by girls and young women on social media sites gives their female peers a bad impression.
“There is so much pressure on teen girls and young women to portray themselves as sexy, but sharing those sexy photos online may have more negative consequences than positive,” Daniels said.
Two recent documents — NSBA’s Data in the Cloud and the U.S. Department of Education’s Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services — offer good introductions to issues of student privacy in the cloud-computing era. Both also provide practical tips to help protect student privacy. While these tips are geared towards the district level, it is vital that all educators — teachers, principals, school counselors and others — understand the implications.
Another resource to help district-level educators maintain student privacy is iKeepSafe’s Digital Compliance and Student Privacy: A Roadmap for School Systems.
I tend to lead folks down this path:
- What’s your budget?
- How often is it leaving the house without access to power/wifi?
- Where will you use it the most - desk in house, lap on couch, or coffee shop/on-the-go?
- What kind of work are you going to do on it? Simple-access, or power-user?
- How long do you plan to have it?
MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time
“Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user’s finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living, especially away from home or office.”
Read more from Boston.com.
After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country’s best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.
"If you don’t have a plan for them, they will have a plan for you."
There is no truer statement when it comes to deploying technology in schools. Teachers have to design learning experiences around challenging problems where the technology is a tool that needs to be used to solve the problem. If technology sits idly on the side, kids will go in their own direction, gravitating toward games and other “distractions,” and teachers will feel “gamed” by the kids. The kids will make their own plan.