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- DoD Loosens Social Media Restrictions. Article in
Information Week, by J. Nicholar Hoover, 2/26/2010. Comment about the
article: "So, soldiers in Iraq now have more freedom with social
networking than most high school students." Larry Magid.
- FCC chairman outlines broadband plan for kids, by Larry Magid (3/12, 2010; initially appeared on CNET News.com). From the article: "Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out the “broadband plan for children and families” Friday at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Referring to children as “our most precious national resource,” Genachowski said “we must do everything we can to educate and prepare them to thrive in the 21st century and keep them safe.” New technologies, he said, “can expose our children to new dangers, and can potentially outpace the ability of parents to guide their children.”
Tomorrow, From the media: "Project Tomorrow is a national education nonprofit group based in
The vision of Project Tomorrow is ensure that today’s
students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and
engaged citizens of the world. We believe that by supporting
the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our
K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical
thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and
thrive in the 21st century."
- Internet Safety Curriculum
Resources, by Lori Abrahams. A master list I have not reviewed.
- Ethical Dilemmas in Information Technology (How-to). From the website: "This is the How-to knol for EDIT: a scenario collection. Each chapter in EDIT describes a scenario that evokes a question of ethics that might confront an IT professional."
- Tech Tip: Checking Browser Histories. From the website: "Checking histories should be a regular part of managing your family's
- Use the News Staff, by Dr. Edward DeRoche. From the website: "Dr. Edward F. DeRoche is a
in the School of Education at the University of San Diego. His extensive
in education ranges from elementary school teacher to university
dean. Dr. DeRoche is the author of numerous books including The
Newspaper: A Reference
Book for Teachers and Librarians..."
- The Evolution of Remix Culture, on Youtube (2/5/2010). From the website: "How Remix is becoming a platform for collective expression
by—and conversations between—social groups."
- McLuhan Tetrad, from a paper by Anthony Hempell (1996).
- Mind Over Mass Media, by Steven Pinker (New York Times, 6/10/2010). From the article: "NEW forms of media have always caused moral panics: the printing press,
newspapers, paperbacks and television were all once denounced as threats
to their consumers’ brainpower and moral fiber...So too with electronic technologies. PowerPoint, we’re told, is reducing
discourse to bullet points. Search engines lower our intelligence,
encouraging us to skim on the surface of knowledge rather than dive to
its depths. Twitter is shrinking
our attention spans...But such panics often fail basic reality checks."