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16 June 2014

A bleak dystopian view of life in the future when we really have The Internet of Things.

'I wake up at four to some old-timey dubstep spewing from my pillows. The lights are flashing. My alarm clock is blasting Skrillex or Deadmau5 or something, I don't know. I never listened to dubstep, and in fact the entire genre is on my banned list. You see, my house has a virus again.'

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16 January 2014

There are clear benefits for students, teachers and schools who use social media.

Blogging gives students a voice and an audience. Teachers can showcase and provide a context for the work and activity in their classrooms and parents and carers can become engaged in the children's learning.

There are many free and paid for blogging tools. Here we will look at Wordpress.com which offers a free service, is easy to use and provides the teacher with useful administrator tools.

16 December 2013

Perhaps it it really is OK to always record the moments of our days with our devices..

 

'Ian MacKaye of Fugazi fame gave a talk at the Library of Congress last night and touted this now quite common argument,

I think that people are constantly thinking about capturing things that they're not actually present for the moment they're trying to capture. I'm quite sure of this. I think it's insane how many pictures have to be taken these days. We have to realize there's a level of documentation that's just chatter, it's noise'

 

Read Nathan Jurgenson's thought provoking blog post here

 

18 September 2013

'What does every princess need? A dress? A tiara? Glass slippers? A palace? A fairy Godmother? A handsome prince?

No. What every princess needs – what we all need – is autonomy. Every one of the Disney Princesses struggles to get the kind of life they want, pushed in ways they don't want by powerful forces, by established norms, and by systems that seem designed to control them. How can they break free? How can they gain the autonomy they want? One key tool for all of them is to have more control over their privacy and their identity.' Continue reading..