The perils and promises of listening to parents

The perils and promises of listening to parents (BOLD)
Encountering unexpected barriers to improving preschool in Ghana
The health sector has developed many successful community-based approaches to alter health-related perspectives and behaviors. A recent study found that community-based theater was an effective way to teach about the prevalence and social predictors of stroke and change behaviors. On a larger scale, nationwide public awareness campaigns have helped countries successfully vaccinate entire populations. Perhaps we need a similar…

Student Learning and Virtual Reality: The Embodied Experience

Student Learning and Virtual Reality: The Embodied Experience (er.educause.edu)
After making the decision to dive into virtual reality with a focus on student learning outcomes, CSU Channel Islands faculty have seen very promising
In addition to these compelling student reflections and the nearly immediate change in reporting practice, survey findings show that students unanimously felt that this type of patient-perspective VR experience should be integrated and become a staple of the nursing curriculum. Seeing, hearing, and feeling these moments results in significant and memorable learning experiences compared to…

The Lifespan of a Lie

The Lifespan of a Lie – Trust Issues – Medium by Ben Blum (Medium)
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy hair, was locked in a dark closet in the…
Ben Blum on the Stanford Prison Experiment in Medium. The famous psychology experiment was apparently a sham, and yet it continues to inform criminal justice policy, education and more. It was a defining moment in what has become perhaps the best-known psychology study of all time. Whether you learned about Philip Zimbardo’s famous “Stanford Prison Experiment”…

Facebook claims it’s not a monopoly, is your whole home screen

Facebook claims it’s not a monopoly, is your whole home screen (The Outline)
Ok, Facebook.
Paris Martineau in The Outline: Facebook, which Mark Zuckerberg would like to remind you is totally, definitely, absolutely not a monopoly, wants Congress to know it’s all about fair competition. Or at least that’s how the company phrased it in its over 500 page-long list of answers to American lawmakers released Monday. Among the pressures it was trying…

Facebook’s Latest Higher Ed Push Part of Broader Trend

Facebook’s Latest Higher Ed Push Part of Broader Trend - EdSurge News (EdSurge)
Facebook is teaming up with community colleges as part of a nationwide effort to teach digital-literacy skills to small-business leaders and others in ...
News from EdSurge as Facebook is teaming up with community colleges as part of a nationwide effort to teach digital-literacy skills to small-business leaders and others in cities. Facebook’s education strategy focuses on economic enablement and job growth, as well as supporting small businesses with the skills “they need to grow.” In addition to the…

This is real resistance: Teachers strike back against neoliberal assault on public education

This is real resistance: Teachers strike back against neoliberal as... (Salon)
Teachers have finally had enough of the campaign against public education — amazingly, the public is with them
Henry A. Giroux in Salon: The power of collective resistance is being mounted in full force against a neoliberal logic that unabashedly insists that the rule of the market is more important than the needs of teachers, students, young people, the poor and those deemed disposable by those with power in our society. Teachers are tired…

What Is Digital Literacy?

What Is Digital Literacy? (Education Week)
For educators, digital literacy means much more than learning to read online. Here's a guide to understanding it.
This post is from 2016, a lifetime in Internet years. How much of this thinking has changed? While the word "literacy" alone generally refers to reading and writing skills, when you tack on the word "digital" before it, the term encompasses much, much more. Sure, reading and writing are still very much at the heart…

Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline

Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline by Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic)
A Harvard professor says his company should be able to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, at industrial scales, by 2021.
A team of scientists from Harvard University and the company Carbon Engineering announced on Thursday that they have found a method to cheaply and directly pull carbon-dioxide pollution out of the atmosphere.   Their research seems almost to smuggle technologies out of the realm of science fiction and into the real. It suggests that people will soon be able…

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt (nytimes.com)
After a quarter-century of steady growth on education spending, a shock to the system.
American teachers are angry. They have taken to the streets in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado — and more recently in North Carolina. Dissent is building in Louisiana and Nevada, too. The protests have been recent, but the seeds of anger were planted during the last recession, when per-pupil spending (that had increased for…

Taking Back The Web

Webstock '18: Jeremy Keith - Taking Back The Web
In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the longevity of your online presence, independent publishing is the way to go. But how can you get all the benefits of those third-party services while still owning your own data? By using…