Probably because I’m a baby-boomer, I will never lose my sense of wonder that this is what’s possible, now – 10-year-olds able not just to dream about the future but start making it happen while they’re dreaming. To wit: 5th-grader Niel Mac is a professional EDM disc jockey in El Paso, Texas, who just started […]
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Do the YouTube and Google search fans at your house know about SafeSearch and Safety Mode? Google made these safety tools available starting a few years ago (see my 2009 post about the former here), but software engineer Matthias Heiler just posted a heads-up about them for users who might be a little more active […]
We don’t hear about it much, but an important, historically unprecedented experiment is being conducted in Internet-connected schools, libraries, homes and workplaces in every country under every sort of government on the planet. It’s about how to protect people and their right of free expression – e.g., children and other protected classes – at the […]
This article was originally published February 24, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 10/31/12. There is no data cited, but the San Francisco Chronicle’s Mommy Files blog reports that “a growing number of tweens and teens, mainly girls, are posting videos on YouTube asking commenters if they’re ugly.” Writer […]
This article was originally published March 14, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 10/8/12. Leaving all criticism in the dust because it’s more distraction than action, here’s the natural response to “Kony 2012,” the most viral digital-video campaign in history (so far): “This Thing That Happened” about Hope North, […]
Because most schools block entire social media sites in an effort to keep out inappropriate content, they also block all the perfectly appropriate and even educational content on the social Web. That goes for YouTube too, of course. But “YouTube has a vast library of content, much of which can be used for educational purposes,” […]
If you don’t have time to read my post, at least watch Dan Brown’s vlog post echoing the views of some of the most forward-thinking educators.
Talk about authentic learning! Treat yourself to a few of their music videos – at the Oscars or at school.
Thank you, citizen reporters and professional ones in Egypt and on Twitter, for sharing your insights with supporters around the world.