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Adam Babcock

One U.S. Corporation's Role in Egypt's Brutal Crackdown | Save the Internet - 7 views

  • Egypt, where the Mubarak regime today reportedly shut down Internet and cell phone communications -- a troubling predictor of the fierce crackdown that has followed.
  • The tools that connect, organize and empower protesters can also be used to hunt them down.
  • Narus provides Egypt Telecom with Deep Packet Inspection equipment (DPI), a content-filtering technology that allows network managers to inspect, track and target content from users of the technology and mobile phones, as it passes through routers on the information superhighway.
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  • arus global customers include the national telecommunications authorities in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia -- two countries that regularly register alongside Egypt near the bottom of Human Rights Watch's world report.
Dennis OConnor

About The Internet Poetry Archive - 5 views

    Poems from more contemporary poets. Includes readings of some poems
    "The University of North Carolina Press joins the UNC Office of Information Technology in publishing the Technology Poetry Archive. The archive makes available over a worldwide computer network selected poems from a number of contemporary poets. The goal of the project is to make poetry accessible to new audiences (at little or no cost) and to give teachers and students of poetry new ways of presenting and studying these poets and their texts. "
Katie Anderson

Monitor: The net generation, unplugged | The Economist - 6 views

    Questions raised: Who actually makes up the population of digital natives? What do we really know about them? What are their behaviors actually demonstrating online?
Nik Peachey

Nik's Quick Shout: Survey Results: Mobile learning for ELT - 1 views

    The purpose of the survey was to ascertain the level of awareness and openness to mobile learning among English language teachers. I also wanted to find out to what degree and how teachers were already using mobile learning both in their teaching and and professional development and to establish whether they would be willing to pay for and use mobile content. The survey also collected information about the teachers' existing access to mobile services and the kinds of device they are using to get access to mobile Internet.
Mark Smith

Your Brain on Computers - Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime - - 5 views

  • “Almost certainly, downtime lets the brain go over experiences it’s had, solidify them and turn them into permanent long-term memories,” said Loren Frank, assistant professor in the department of physiology at the university, where he specializes in learning and memory. He said he believed that when the brain was constantly stimulated, “you prevent this learning process.”
Mary Worrell

Search Engine's YouTube channel launches: Does the Internet make you dumber? Boing Boing - 4 views

    This video is funny and does a good job of questioning why we care about rote memorization. Why isn't it good enough just to go and look up information? Why must we scold ourselves if we don't have it memorized? Has some great applications to educational debate today and where technology fits.
Clifford Baker

Free Technology for Teachers: Lesson Plans for Teaching Web Search Strategies - 0 views

  • The Google for Educators community has nine lesson plans for teaching Internet search strategies. The lessons are divided into three modules. The lessons start with the basics and conclude with advanced search strategies.
Leslie Healey

BBC News - Internet has 'not become the great leveller' - 8 views

    this is what happens when we look to prioritize our news by what's trending instead of perusing all of it and then deciding.  This supports my efforts to add contemporary texts to my World Lit course.
Mary Worrell

Nameless, Faceless Children (Blogs & Internet Safety) | Julie A. Cunningham - 7 views

  • I would say that they primarily need protected from themselves… that they need help moderating their web presence until they understand the full ramifications of things they say online.  I don’t think that means they need to be anonymous.  I do think that anonymity tends to foster less responsible behavior, in both children and adults alike
    • Mary Worrell
      Hear hear! Boogeyman tactics don't work. Educators and parents should be online, modeling the sort of digital citizenship we hope for our children and students - the kind that will keep them safe.
    Great article demonstrating the threats of real life and juxtaposing them with the threats of having an active, online life.
    Great article demonstrating the threats of real life and juxtaposing them with the threats of having an active, online life. Might be a good conversation starter with tech facilitators at your school.
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