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These detention slips are real. They're also really funny. They should make you laugh, cry, and wonder what really happened in the classroom!The post 10 Detention Slips You Must See To Believe appeared first on Edudemic.
In recent times, I’ve noticed a rise in discussions around the “death of social business” and also an increase in alternative “fill in the blank but don’t use the word social” businesses. Some of those discussions have been hosted here recently. There’s merit to the discussions of course. But as an analyst tracking the evolution [...]
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For some like Elan Gale, digital rants are akin to slipping into another world without repercussions. But words still matter onlineThe story of a man live tweeting his "feud" with a fellow irritable airline passenger did the so-called rounds on the internet. It happened during the peak US holiday travel at Thanksgiving. It was dubbed "hilarious" by various outlets, like Jezebel , the Mirror, and Yahoo!. Elan Gale, the man behind the tweets, appears to have gained a significant number of new Twitter followers and managed to trend a hashtag #TeamElan, to obtain – I suppose – support. Yet, beyond the laughter and the mockery, beyond his and those media outlets' massive audience's jeers and "support", there's a disturbing aspect of laughing at harmless strangers that should trouble us all; one that appears excused just because it's "online" and because the other person made some minor errors.Let's look beyond the fact that the alleged distressed woman could have been your anxious mother, sister, friend, lover; let's also look beyond the disproportionate response of using a platform where Elan had about 30,000 followers at the beginning (increasing beyond 100,000 after) to encourage laughter and mockery and antagonism of a stranger who wasn't harming anyone, beyond irritation.What's worrying are the excuses from Elan Gale and his apologists, premised on a blinkered notion of defending "niceness", while hypocritically using phrases like "eat my dick" and saying she has an "idiot face".Taking to a digital space, for some people, is like slipping into an alternate dimension – one without repercussions. People already do this by labelling spaces "cyber" and "real" (beyond actual useful concepts), as if the two areas exist in different spheres of causal unassailability.But you need only ask anyone who's lost a job because of dodgy pictures on Facebook or Twitter to recognise there are repercussions; that cyberspace isn't an area of moral immunity, that your social media presence isn't one devoid of ethical responsibility.
Jon Lawrence and Sean Rintel: There are some ways you can take to protect your privacy in this climate of mass surveillance – and here we offer eight. Nothing, however, beats collective action and a bill of digital rightsJon LawrenceSean Rintel
Getting the writing process started is difficult. Keeping it going is even harder. These online tools should help you out!The post 6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process appeared first on Edudemic.
'Tide of surveillance and censorship' threatens future of democracy, says inventor of world wide webThe UK and US must do more to protect internet users' privacy, the inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned as a new survey of online freedoms is released.Berners-Lee warned that "a growing tide of surveillance and censorship" posed a threat to the future of democracy, even as more and more people were using the internet to expose wrongdoing.His remarks came before the second annual release of a global league table that classifies countries according to a set of freedoms. Since last year, the US has dropped from second place to fourth, while the UK has remained in third place. Sweden still tops the list, though Norway now takes second place. All of the Scandinavian countries – Sweden, Denmark and Norway – feature in the top 10.The UK was poorly placed on privacy rights but was lifted by its high scores for availability of relevant content and the internet's political impact.The table is compiled by comparing 81 countries, combining measures such as the extent of access to the internet, how much censorship is employed, and how "empowered" people are by its availability. The list has been expanded from the 61 countries surveyed last year.Last year Berners-Lee introduced the inaugural index by pointing out that there was no off switch for the internet – a fact that was proving uncomfortable for a number of governments that had tried to shut down radical dissent in the previous 12 months through the Arab spring.But this year his remarks focused more on the threat of surveillance, which has been highlighted by the Guardian's revelations about the extent of online spying and subversion of internet protocols by the US's National Security Agency and the UK's GCHQ.The survey found that 76 of the 81 countries examined did not meet "best practice" standards for checks and balances on government interception of electronic communications.Speaking before an event to launch the updated version of the index, the 58-year-old British computer scientist said: "One of the most encouraging findings of this year's Web Index is how the web and social media are increasingly spurring people to organise, take action and try to expose wrongdoing in every region of the world.
While looking for a better way to start teaching students digital citizenship skills, one teacher decided to make a visual guide herself - and share it!The post A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills appeared first on Edudemic.
Guest post by Roland Deiser and Sylvain Newton Twenty years ago, on November 18th, 1993, the music band Nirvana agreed to an unplugged performance at the Sony Music Studios in New York City. It was part of a television series called “MTV Unplugged”, which invited popular music groups to perform their songs “naturally”. Unlike in [...]
Attorney general Dominic Grieve hopes to prevent legal novices publishing remarks that might cause trials to be abandonedThe attorney general is to begin issuing legal warnings to steer Twitter users away from prejudicial comments that might force trials to be abandoned.Advisory notices – already issued confidentially to print and broadcast media about controversial or emotive trials – will now be flagged up via the attorney general's website and Twitter feed (@AGO_UK).Attorney general Dominic Grieve's decision to share warnings is recognition that social media conversations are increasingly opinion-forming. He hopes to prevent people without legal training inadvertently publishing remarks that could technically be contempt of court, requiring a judge to discharge a jury in order to ensure adverse publicity did not undermine a fair trial."Blogs and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook mean individuals can now reach thousands of people with a single tweet or post," he said.This is "exciting" but can pose certain challenges to the criminal justice system. He added: "In days gone by, it was only the mainstream media that had the opportunity to bring information relating to a court case to such a large group of people that it could put a court case at risk."That is no longer the case and is why I have decided to publish the advisories that I have previously only issued to the media."This is not about telling people what they can or cannot talk about on social media; quite the opposite in fact – it's designed to help facilitate commentary in a lawful way."I hope that by making this information available to the public at large, we can help stop people from inadvertently breaking the law, and make sure that cases are tried on the evidence, not what people have found online."This change also brings more openness to government's dealings with the media so that both sides can be accountable to the public for what they do and say."On average, the attorney general's office issues around five advisories a year although there have already been 10 this year due to high-profile court cases.
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Interactive whiteboards are a great classroom tool. Many teachers use them to project and capture images - basically as a high tech, connected chalkboard. The post 8 Ways To Unlock The Power Of Your Interactive Whiteboard appeared first on Edudemic.
I was interested when I came across this detail of Generation Z which this particular infographic defines as folks who were born between 1995 and 2009. Keep reading to learn more about one of the youngest generations.The post The Complete Visual Guide To Generation Z appeared first on Edudemic.
I've got news for you. You don't need a billion apps in a one iPad classroom. You need just four and this is how (and why) you should try them out.The post The 4 Apps Needed To Run A One iPad Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
Presentations are more than just Powerpoint or Keynote. While those presentation tools will get the presentation-making job done, there are definitely better options out there.
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Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective. Educators should definitely start using some of the online solutions that are meant to promote modern education […]The post 20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About appeared first on Edudemic.
Digital Student Portfolios are becoming more important now than ever! Students are creating and remixing information like never before - and where is all that amazing work going? The post How (And Why) It’s Time To Create Digital Student Portfolios appeared first on Edudemic.
What happens when you hit a bit of a rough patch and need a pick me up? Why, these TED Talks for teachers will get you back up and running!The post 3 TED Talks For Teachers In Need Of Inspiration appeared first on Edudemic.
While there are a number of discussions happening around this topic - including those on funding for language classes, it is interesting to see what Americans attitudes about languages are. The post A Visual Guide To The Languages Of The World appeared first on Edudemic.
Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.The post 25 Sites For Creating Interesting Quote Images appeared first on Edudemic.
This grammar mind map breaks down basic English grammar into eight branches, and then breaks down each branch a bit further. The post Innovative Grammar Mind Map Is Perfect For Teaching English appeared first on Edudemic.
There are a few key stages of proper implementation that you should know if you're looking to start climbing the blended learning 2.0 tree. The post Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers appeared first on Edudemic.
Flipped classrooms are one of the more popular trends we've seen since Edudemic was created, and it is certainly one of the most long- lasting. Other things have come and gone in the past few years, but flipped classrooms are getting even more and more popular.The post What Is A Flipped Classroom? appeared first on Edudemic.
This guide takes a stroll through the alphabet to familiarize you with the A-Z of edtech terminology and online learning trendsThe post The A to Z Guide To Top Online Learning Trends appeared first on Edudemic.
BYOD continues to change the learning ecosystem, which includes administrators, teachers, faculty, students and school IT. The post 3 Keys To Making BYOD Work For Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
Guest post by Francisco Dao, noted tech author and founder of 50Kings If you logged on to any of your social media accounts this past Monday you undoubtedly saw an outpouring of posts thanking our veterans for their sacrifice along with multiple links to the typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines. As I scrolled through [...]