Starting Monday, most U.S. Internet users will be subject to a new anti-piracy system that could slow their Internet speeds to a crawl.
The CAS, designed as an "educational" service to combat casual piracy in the U.S., has been criticized as designed purely for corporate interests, at the expense of the average Internet user. While it doesn't require ISPs to cut off Internet access to repeat pirates — as is the case in France and New Zealand — it will issue escalating punishments to suspected pirates, severely reducing their connection speeds after five or six offenses.
View the TEDxCLE link related to Dr. Lisa Damour, an author and child psychologist who directs the Center of Research for Girls at Laurel School. Dr. Damour talks about the difference between adults and grown-ups; a compelling talk for teachers and parents alike.
Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.
Tweens are just starting to become social and mobile, and they are definitely starting to think more about digital technologies. They want to explore Facebook, and they want to get their own mobile phone. Younger kids need things explained differently then older kids. This Tip Sheet can help.