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Albert B Fernandez

Professor who wrote op-ed urging greater viewpoint diversity finds himself the target o... - 18 views

  • To get to the truth we have to have disagreement, and we’re not doing that now. The role of education is to elevate us, not necessarily to have solutions but to know how to think, to know how to have discourse, and to know how to debate. That’s why I’m so preoccupied with making sure students get a rounded experience.
  • Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators.”
  • liberal staff members outnumber their conservative counterparts by the astonishing ratio of 12-to-one.” He also related his concern that on his own campus, the Office of Student Affairs “was organizing many overtly progressive events . . . without offering any programming that offered a meaningful ideological alternative.”
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    • Albert B Fernandez
      CF SC black Dean of Students endorsing BLM
  • his door had been plastered with signs saying things like “QUIT” and “Go teach somewhere else you racist asshat (maybe Charlottesville?).” Personal items that Abrams had posted on his door, including a photo of his newborn son, had been stolen.
    "To get to the truth we have to have disagreement, and we're not doing that now. The role of education is to elevate us, not necessarily to have solutions but to know how to think, to know how to have discourse, and to know how to debate. That's why I'm so preoccupied with making sure students get a rounded experience."
Dan Sitter

Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page - 136 views

    all kinds of films related to social change issues.
Andrew McCluskey

Extended Interviews - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 27 views

    Jon Stewart conducts a lovely interview with Malala Yousafzai. Topics include her new book, her resilience, her belief in the importance of education. Inspiring.
Thieme Hennis

Knowmad Society - 22 views

    very good book and initiative
Elizabeth Huck

KarmaTube: Watch. Be Inspired. Act. - 57 views

    Thanks so much for posting this link, we can't have enough of this kind of teaching in our schools. Can't wait to share videos with my students:)
Sandy Dewey

Libraries: More Than Books | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - 35 views

    Libraries provide more than books, computers and Internet. Librarians are partners in job search, skills building and career exploration. Libraries change the way we connect.
Sandy Dewey

Libraries: A Digital Bridge | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - 0 views

    One in three people in the U.S. do not have home access to the internet. See how libraries are transforming lives, by changing the way we connect
Sandy Dewey

Assistive Technology for Libraries - 0 views

    This library training has been developed to help front-line library workers better serve patrons with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. The training was created using input from focus groups consisting of public library staff members, mental health consumers and mental health professionals. The content of the program reflects many hours of collaboration and interaction between Department of Mental Health (DMH) librarians and the "in-the-trenches" front-line workers of many Missouri libraries.
Roland Gesthuizen

Education Rethink: What Didn't Happen at #ISTE12 - 3 views

    "I want to see teachers stand up and speak as passionately about democracy, social justice and critical thinking as they do apps and iPads. I want to see teachers tell stories, not just about student projects, but about how standardization is getting in the way of authentic learning. I want to see us recover a vision of education as the development of critical thinking citizens rather than the kickstart campaign for a lagging economy"
Colette Massoglia

The New Heroes | PBS - 58 views

    Tells dramatic stories of 14 people from all across the planet who are alleviating poverty and illness through innovation.
Randolph Hollingsworth

4Humanities - Advocating for the Humanities - 0 views

    International digital humanities community building
Roland Gesthuizen

Study Finds the Internet Makes Youth More Engaged Citizens - 74 views

  • improved media literacy dramatically increased students' exposure to diverse perspectives and increased the likelihood of youth online engagement
  • among adults as well, Internet users were more civically-engaged
  • outh engagement in interest-driven online communities was associated with increased volunteer and charity work and in increased work with others on community issues. The Internet can serve as a gateway to online and offline civic and political engagement, including volunteerism, community problem-solving, and protest activity.
    "Arguably, the upheaval, activism and revolutions in of the last two months may serve to counter what has been a longstanding stereotype: youth are largely apolitical. Moreover, those that do participate in politics and activism online do so in shallow ways, the so-called "slacktivism." But recent findings from a longitudinal study of high school-age students challenges these notions, suggesting that youth who pursue their interests online are more likely to be engaged in civic issues."
    Interesting to read that time spent by many youth online can still promote engagement with the broader society.
Steve Ransom

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker - 16 views

    Gladwell points out that it is easy to feel fulfilled and to have contributed to solutions to problems from the comforts of one's own couch and wireless network. Yet, real substantive change often requires real social activism beyond Twitter, Facebook, and the like.
Phil Higgins

TakingITGlobal - Inspire. Inform. Involve. - 40 views

    • Phil Higgins
      This seems like it can be a great way to harness the youth's appetite for Web 2.0. I am seeking a collaboration project with another school in some other part of the world other than the United States. I would like to group my students on Diigo with student at another school to work on something together. Anyone interested?
    Hi Phil, Not sure if you want to use the environment or sustainability as theme, but Caretakers of the Environment International (CEI) partners are often seeking ongoing collaboration with environmental projects that students can share. It might take some digging, but I suggest going to, click on some of the national branch links and try connecting with people. I coordinate a group from Salem, OR and we have partners in Chicago and NY. Good luck!
Chai Reddy

Monitor: The net generation, unplugged | The Economist - 34 views

  • Growing up with the internet, it is argued, has transformed their approach to education, work and politics
    • Chai Reddy
      But has the education system changed its approach? There are different jobs than there were 20 years ago which is a partial reflection of technology but not sure how are systems have changed or accomodated the changes
  • Anecdotes like this are used to back calls for education systems to be transformed in order to cater to these computer-savvy students, who differ fundamentally from earlier generations of students: professors should move their class discussions to Facebook, for example, where digital natives feel more comfortable
    • Chai Reddy
      Is this an example of 21st century literacy? I've heard this term used often but I'm still looking for a good definition of it.
  • Only a small fraction of students may count as true digital natives, in other words. The rest are no better or worse at using technology than the rest of the population.
    • Chai Reddy
      This must mean that 21st century literacy must be taught.
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