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H DeWaard

How to block the companies tracking you on Facebook - Tech Insider - 34 views

    If you're using Facebook, you're giving the company a ton of information about yourself that it is selling to advertisers in one form or another.
Matt Renwick

Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren - - 44 views

  • “I have told all my staff, ‘You cannot display this data publicly,’
  • threatening them into compliance
  • ClassDojo does not seek explicit parental consent
David Hochheiser

Let's Go Back to Grouping Students by Ability - Barry Garelick - The Atlantic - 3 views

    • David Hochheiser
      Terribly generalized.  
  • treated accordingly.
    • David Hochheiser
      Mistreated accordingly.
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  • Students were tracked into the various curricula based largely on IQ but sometimes other factors such as race and skin color.
  • public schools have done away with "tracking"
  • deemed low achievers or of low cognitive ability?
  • Jonathan Kozol brought accusations against a system they found racist and sadistic.
    • David Hochheiser
      He condemns a lot more than the eduction system.  His approach to reform is much more like Finland's, holistic.
  • to restore equity to
    • David Hochheiser
      As if it ever existed?!
    • David Hochheiser
      This is an essential issue.  Are we doing it well?
  • Kozol and others did not go away, and the progressive watchword in education has continued to be "equality."
    • David Hochheiser
      I never knew that equality had such a nasty undertone to it.
  • -- a practice viewed by many in the education establishment as synonymous with tracking
    • David Hochheiser
      It is "tracking." I'm not sure what his point is here.
  • Unfortunately, the efforts and philosophies of otherwise well-meaning individuals have attempted to eliminate the achievement gap by eliminating achievement.
    • David Hochheiser
      Again, a nasty generalization.  Not only that, but the following practices he cites aren't products of heterogeneous grouping.  
  • In other words, the elimination of ability grouping has become a tracking system in itself that leaves many students behind.
    • David Hochheiser
      Now he's just not making sense.
  • Dallas Independent School District
    • David Hochheiser
      Ed research from Texas??  They want to teach evolution in science classes.
  • The rise of computer-aided learning might make it easier for them to instruct students who learn at different rates.
    • David Hochheiser
      Is this a for or against grouping statement?
  • this enables students placed in lower-ability classes to advance to higher-ability classes based on their performance and progress.
    • David Hochheiser
      Practices do not support this assertion.  Upward trajectory is very limited.
    "Mark Bowden on Being in the Slow Kids' Class"
Roland Gesthuizen

Gmail - Living in Public: What Happens When You Throw Privacy Out the Window - rgesthui... - 190 views

    "I am an extremely private person. I don't broadcast my location, I use privacy tools to keep advertisers from tracking me, and almost never give any app access to Facebook. Of course, a lot of people don't have a problem with living publicly. I've always wondered what the benefits and downfalls of doing so are, so I decided to give it a three-week test run. Here's how it went."
Martin Burrett

QR Code Tracking, QR Code Generation and QR Code Management Services - 2 views

    A QR code generator that gives analysis of how and when it has been used.
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