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Zuckerberg's 'Greatest Challenge Of Our Generation' Requires A/B Testing -SVW

Zuckerberg's 'Greatest Challenge Of Our Generation' Requires A/B Testing -SVW | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
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Tech Weekly Podcast: Tech and the future of educating children self organising research and Intel teams up with Arduino.

Tech Weekly Podcast: Tech and the future of educating children self organising research and Intel teams up with Arduino. | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Alek Krotoski and guests explore how tech is kickstarting a revolution in education, this includes the pioneering SOLE research at Newcastle University. A fascinating set of possibilities and linking with earlier posts in the streams today. Optimism for learning and tech from the streets of India to the UK. great stuff.
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Revealed: Alex Salmond personally pressurised St Andrews University head over independence concerns - Telegraph

Revealed: Alex Salmond personally pressurised St Andrews University head over independence concerns - Telegraph | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Exclusive: First Minister phoned Prof Louise Richardson demanding she clarify remarks while emails show key aide urged principal to issue statement praising SNP Government
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Never Forgetting a Face - NYTimes.com an excellent piece on Facial Recognition Biometrics Security and Privacy and the delicate need for balance

Never Forgetting a Face - NYTimes.com an excellent piece on Facial Recognition Biometrics Security and Privacy and the delicate need for balance | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Biometrics and the serious concerns about public and private sector here and now applications. The difficult balance in how to regulate use with the concerns of one of its early pioneers, it makes you think.
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How Open should your profile be, is the concept of privacy disappearing forever. As pervasive Biometrics takeover and the edges between the Net and the world of things begins to at least blur, can anyone govern it's application ethically? If US law is not fit for purpose what the position in the EUROPE or the UK. The IoT and merging of online and offline personas and identities maybe an unstoppable tide but governance seems to be lagging behind? Facebook and Google investors and developers in Facial Recognition have a lot of profiles, tag photos and are disturbingly quiet...A thought provoking and informative piece. Thanks to NYT
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How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data Is Tracked

How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data Is Tracked | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
At some point very soon, a large amount of public information, like a car license plate, will be part of a mosaic portraying personal lives. At that point, believers in technology say, we’ll build a better society by eliminating deceit.
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with Thanks to Dave Pell aka Next Draft the price of service and the common infrastructure in a cloud computing world. Do we have to be realistic anonymity is dead?
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CRISPR and Other Genome Editing Tools Boost Medical Research and Gene Therapy’s Reach | MIT Technology Review

CRISPR and Other Genome Editing Tools Boost Medical Research and Gene Therapy’s Reach | MIT Technology Review | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Precise and easy ways to rewrite human genes could finally provide the tools that researchers need to understand and cure some of our most deadly genetic diseases.
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DNA Editing sounds like Wo, but this breakthrough with easy ways to edit and cure seems too good to be true, let's hope not.

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The real promise of big data: It's changing the whole way humans will solve problems

The real promise of big data: It's changing the whole way humans will solve problems | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Current “big data” and “API-ification” trends can trace their roots to a definition Kant first coined in the 18th century. In his Critique of Pure Reason, Kant drew a dichotomy between analytic and...

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12 Graphics That Contain Everything You Need to Know about Climate Change | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

12 Graphics That Contain Everything You Need to Know about Climate Change | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Climate change is real, it's here and it will be affecting the planet for a long, long time. That's the lesson of the latest iteration of ...
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Just how emphatic does the data have to be!

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A Brief History of EdTech (Infographic)

A Brief History of EdTech (Infographic) | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
For the first time in our history, we see personalization of learning for each individual student as a reality. With new technologies growing at a breakneck pace, we’re excited to work with our schools to see what this decade will become.

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how good to see it like this

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 30, 10:12 PM

This infographic looks at both technology and education over the last four decades. Are there connections between these two themes? Take a look and see what was going on in the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's and today. This infographic provides geat depth in these two areas, noting that the:

* 1980's was the Age of Processing, the beginning of the Digital Age and a time when tech was a peripheral tool.

* 1990's was Hardware 2.0, the World Wide Web came into being and a time when tech begins to supplement.

* 2000's was the move to connectivity, to an age of sharing and portable devices and technology supplements instruction.

* Today - Perhaps this is yet to be written but a few years in we see multifunctional devices, personalization and technology as an integrated tool.

What would your students think of this chart? What conversation might arise in faculty meeting or with sharing this with the PTO or other stakeholders in your community? It does provide food for thought.

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Social Media ツ

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Reaching the Right People - Three Ways #GooglePlus #Ripples Can Increase Your Visibility Online - #infographics #Socialmedia
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Nice #infographic, really shows how the maths of the 'network effect' and the ripples or echo from your posting can be managed. It can be so difficult to get this straight in one's head that I really like the ease with which this is articulated here , its pinned on my Pinterest and thanks to +darren Pike on Google+ for the link.

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Here's What the Internet's Arteries Look Like in 2014

Here's What the Internet's Arteries Look Like in 2014 | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Telegeography has published the 2014 edition of its submarine cable map, providing an excellent representation of the infrastructure that makes global connectivity global.

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Visualise the Net, the physical net

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30 Instagram Photographers to Follow Now - Paste Magazine (blog)

30 Instagram Photographers to Follow Now - Paste Magazine (blog) | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

Paste Magazine (blog) 30 Instagram Photographers to Follow Now Paste Magazine (blog) With 150 million active users as of January 2014, people find a myriad of uses for Instagram: keeping up with friends, keeping fit, keeping the world updated on...


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What Does 'Sold Down The River' Really Mean? The Answer Isn't Pretty.

What Does 'Sold Down The River' Really Mean? The Answer Isn't Pretty. | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
The phrase 'sold down the river' means you've been betrayed. It used to mean something far worse.

 

"River" was a literal reference to the Mississippi or Ohio rivers. For much of the first half of the nineteenth century, Louisville, Ky., was one of the largest slave trading marketplaces in the country. Slaves would be taken to Louisville to be "sold down the river" and transported to the cotton plantations in states further south.

In his 2010 history of the Mississippi River, journalist Lee Sandlin said that "the threat of being 'sold down the river' was seen as tantamount to a death sentence."


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Scottish independence: women voters could save the Union - Telegraph

Scottish independence: women voters could save the Union - Telegraph | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Poll of 1,150 Scots shows the No campaign's lead has narrowed from six points to four with one day of campaigning left before voting begins in Scottish independence referendum
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Huge potential of Quantum Computing opens up as Microsoft talks about its work on building Qubit.

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Literally a quantum leap could be possible, how much would such a capability add to deep and machine based learning. Not just speed but complexity of applications. Exciting prospects.
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The Next Episode Dave Pell Author of Excellent Next Draft on Apple,s acquisition short and sweet cuts to the chase

The Next Episode Dave Pell Author of Excellent Next Draft on Apple,s acquisition short and sweet cuts to the chase | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
10 Reasons Apple Will Buy (I mean bought) Beats on Medium.
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Notes on Architecture and Cultural Production

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While it is clear that architecture is not autonomous from culture, it is possible to understand architecture as autonomous in relation to culture because architecture is a discipline with i...
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Reflecting on Rwanda's Past—While Looking Ahead - Wall Street Journal

Reflecting on Rwanda's Past—While Looking Ahead - Wall Street Journal | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Reflecting on Rwanda's Past—While Looking Ahead Wall Street Journal I asked him how he managed and he told me, "I could not do it unless I was convinced that these impossible choices are leading us somewhere." To prevent genocide,...

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Met Police outlines £200m IT strategy covering big data, cloud and 15,000 tablet rollout

Met Police outlines £200m IT strategy covering big data, cloud and 15,000 tablet rollout | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Between 500-600 Apple iPad Minis to be used in first mobility trials

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Apple iPad Minis for the Met, sounds expensive but what price policing efficiency?

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Using tablets is one of the main ways the Met aims to improve policing in the capital, and the force claims the time it will save will be the equivalent of having 900 more officers on the streets.

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A monument to saved art

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“The Monuments Men,” a based-on-a-true-story World War II action film that opens in theaters Friday, depicts an international team of middle-aged art experts in uniform who are racing to liberate priceless art from the Nazis. Many of the real-life team members were Harvard-trained.
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An African messaging app could beat out huge growth of WhatsApp, Line & WeChat in India

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This is what 21st century globalization looks like: Mxit, an African company has just announced its intention to enter the Indian market, taking on established players from the US and newer contenders from China and Japan.

 

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Mxit makes a popular mobile messaging app and claims 7.4 million monthly active users, with just under a million of those outside South Africa. Some 35 million Indians use WhatsApp and 10 million use the Japanese app Line. China’s WeChat doesn’t disclose country figures but it also appears to be popular based on anecdotal evidence.

 

...a minnow like Mxit has a vision beyond smartphones. Unlike its bigger, richer, more established competitors, Mxit offers connectivity to old fashioned “feature phones,” of which there remain many users in India. In the third quarter of 2013, the most recent for which figures are available, over 80% of phones shipped were feature phones. 


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BAlways good news to see the early and broad based adoption enbabling change

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 30, 7:04 PM

As if the wild growth of WhatsApp wasn't the thing, and it is - this app takes advantage of mobile reality.

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Net neutrality petition gets a million signatures - The Verge

Net neutrality petition gets a million signatures - The Verge | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Adweek Net neutrality petition gets a million signatures The Verge The advocacy group Free Press, along with a broad coalition of organizations, has delivered the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a petition with a million signatures asking...

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Keep them coming.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 31, 12:24 AM

A million should get some attention...but now let's shoot for 2 million and when we get there let's keep going!

Coffee Party USA's curator insight, February 1, 12:09 PM

One of the best ways we can all keep our voices heard is to ensure our media services are not controlled by a few.


We need to fight just as hard as citizens to make sure that old style of media controlled by the few and the rich does not corrupt the influences and connectedness of the internet and our modern communication networks as those with money and power are fighting to get their way with it and us.


Without the balancing, citizen push back the others dancing on the planet floor knock us off our feet and out of the dance. Let’s stay in the dance and stay connected!


 We need to win on this one and stay connected to ensure success with any other fights yet to come.  I don't know what it sounds like if a tree falls when no one can hear it....but I do know what happens if the cititzens and individuals of communities cannot be heard and connected. Even if we have to build our own public internet and communication system as suggested by Susan Crawford, to avoid one that becomes corrupted by the influence and designs of too few, then that is what we should do! Why do we charter companies that really are not operating in our best interest as a nation unless we decide it’s just their nation anyway and we are content to be allowed to live in only a tiny back room somewhere in their nation , out of sight and unimportant? We must stay on our feet, alert and stay in the dance!


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By the way...OK!......NEXT! ......ON TO TWO MILLION THAN FOR THREE!
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20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen Cercone, Aggeliki Nikolaou, Rui Guimarães Lima
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Claire Jolley's curator insight, March 5, 6:03 AM

Some of these resources are excellent.  Be selective when using and ensure you explore the site yourself before use.  This would be an excellent resource for use in a rural community where the opportunity for excursions is limited.  An excellent use of technology to bring the real world into the classroom!

Pearta Nolan's curator insight, March 6, 11:38 PM

What an amazing site that offers students the opportunity to see these places regardless of their geographical location. The Scoop-it post offers 20 different websites that have a direct link to the Australian Curriculum (ACARA). This is evident where the ACARA Technologies Curriculum state that Year Five and Year Six students need to describe how design and technologies contribute to meeting the present and future needs (ACARA). A selection of the different online museums and virtual field trips include: NASA, Arctic Tour, Moon Tour and the Smithsonian Museum. These sites would also be seen to help with other Key Learning Areas, especially remote students that do not have access to such organisations.

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Of scripts, scraping and quizzes: how data journalism creates scoops and audiences | Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Of scripts, scraping and quizzes: how data journalism creates scoops and audiences | Tow Center for Digital Journalism | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Columbia Journalism School

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Read Like A Detective - Infographic (Student Version)

Read Like A Detective - Infographic (Student Version) | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Get kids to engage with what they’re reading on a deeper level: to ask questions about what they notice, and to answer those questions based on what’s in the text.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 26, 9:17 PM

The Common Core require that we get students engaged with reading on a deeper level. This infographic on Close Reading is designed for students and provides suggestions for students to follow: Look for Clues, Ask Questions, Make Your Case, and Prove It. . There is also a version available for teachers that has additional details. Both may be downloaded. To find the one for teachers go to http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/topics-in-education/understanding-close-reading-download-our-infographic-now

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 28, 2:09 PM

I have to print this!!!!

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The 36 Most Valuable Start-ups on Earth

The 36 Most Valuable Start-ups on Earth | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Ever heard of Jingdong, Nutanix or Zalando? They are all members of the exclusive “Billion-Dollar Startup Club,” a growing list of startups valued at $1 billion or more by venture capitalists. A new
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