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The Internet and Digital tracks, trails, tips & tools, especially as for Education. Thinking them over and... questioning them all !
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The first 'Picturephone' for video chatting : a colossal failure | the Atlantic

The first 'Picturephone' for video chatting : a colossal failure | the Atlantic | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it
Bell Labs started selling commercial image and phone service in 1970, but it was too expensive—and a little too intimate.
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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

"In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families.

Those efforts have indeed shrunk the divide. But they have created an unintended side effect, one that is surprising and troubling to researchers and policy makers and that the government now wants to fix.

As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show. [...]"

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TabPilot | ANDROID Classroom Tablet Manager

TabPilot | ANDROID Classroom Tablet Manager | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it
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"TabPilot is a cloud-based management system that puts teachers in control of entire sets of classroom tablets.  Teachers choose from thousands of apps available on the Android platform.  Students see only the apps configured by their teacher and are locked out of system settings.  Use our affordable tablets or select 3rd party tablets. Ideal for K through 12."

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Content | Cory DOCTOROW

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"Doctorow here proves he’s smart, funny, and good at accessibly boiling down issues he’s passionate about." Regina Schroeder (Booklist)

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