How Twitter Changed Everything - 2 views
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Being really smart used to mean “how much do you know,” and “how much can you memorize.” Now it’s, “how good are you at finding information and contextualizing it.”
So when we’re teaching digital literacy, it needs to be a transliterate approach. It’s not about one experience, but how all of these things interrelate.
Great use of Twitter by a teacher - 3 views
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Yesterday on Twitter I asked for false Geometry statements for which it's easy to draw a counterexample. Twitter is brilliant for this - everybody can come up with a-couple-a-three no problem, but it would be a pain to sit and think of a dozen. And even when you did, they might not be the best dozen for your purposes. After waiting a day, I got to pick from lots.
The world, we are told, is in the midst of a revolution. The new tools of social media have reinvented social activism. With Facebook and Twitter and the like, the traditional relationship between political authority and popular will has been upended, making it easier for the powerless to collaborate, coördinate, and give voice to their concerns.
Fifty years after one of the most extraordinary episodes of social upheaval in American history, we seem to have forgotten what activism is.
The platforms of social media are built around weak ties. Twitter is a way of following (or being followed by) people you may never have met. Facebook is a tool for efficiently managing your acquaintances, for keeping up with the people you would not otherwise be able to stay in touch with.
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But weak ties seldom lead to high-risk activism.
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