Computers have learned to make us jump through hoops | John Naughton by an author (the Guardian) Machines are supposed to be tools that serve human ends, but the relationship is slowly shifting – and not in our favour Increasingly we’re not only being conditioned to operate as rats in an technological black box, but we’re also training the box to make it smarter.
Literacy Tools That Bring Equity and Energy to the Classroom—and Unlock Career Doors – EdSurge News by an author (EdSurge) Reading was easy for Dr.
AI in education: The future includes good (human) teachers by an author (The Hechinger Report) Some things just can’t be automated, and a teacher that makes you think is one of them.
Leave no dark corner by an author (ABC) China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens.
A New Definition of Rigor by an author (Edutopia) Rigor doesn’t simply mean giving students more or harder work.
To feel less depressed, limit social media use to 30 minutes a day, researchers say by an author (Array) A number of studies have by now correlated social media use with mental-health risks, such as loneliness and depression.
Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program by an author (New York Post) Brooklyn teens are protesting their high school’s adoption of an online program spawned by Facebook, saying it forces them to stare at computers for hours and “teach ourselves.” Nearly 100 students… Brooklyn teens are protesting their high school’s adoption of an online program spawned by Facebook, saying it forces them to stare at computers for hours and “teach ourselves.” This story provides an interesting counter-narrative for those that think that teachers will no longer be needed in an age of tech.
No, Scientists Are Not Smarter Than Non-Scientists by an author (Forbes) The widespread belief that scientists are brainier than non-scientists is hurtful to everyone who doesn’t fit the “scientist” stereotype.
Younger Americans are better than older Americans at telling factual news statements from opinions by an author While some say wisdom comes with age, younger Americans are better than their elders at separating factual from opinion statements in the news, according to a new analysis from Pew Research Center.