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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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Race the House we Live In - YouTube

To watch the entire documentary, to read background information and to order DVDs, visit: http://newsreel.org/video/RACE-THE-POWER-OF-AN-ILLUSION Episode 2- ...
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This is an interesting six-minute video about the written policies that the US government had in place to encourage segregation in housing.  These public policies have a residual impact on cities today.

 

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14 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on the Internet

14 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on the Internet | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Understand the warning signs that you've been spending too much time on the Internet and not enough time outside.
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Teen Takes Educators to Twitter School

Teen Takes Educators to Twitter School | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Fifteen-year-old Adora Svitak knows students nowadays “live, work and play” social media. To help more educators learn about its benefits, she taught nearly 3,000 teachers, prin...
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Must-Reads: The 6 Longreads You Missed This Week

Must-Reads: The 6 Longreads You Missed This Week | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
We present to you, in our weekly installation of Mashable Must-Reads, a curated collection of can't-miss stories to read and reflect on.

 

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Are we losing longreads?

 

--Ken's Note--
I feel like Mashable is losing it's focus on average.  Yet I still like their best stuff.  I feel that the fact that they call these fairly short reads 'longreads' is an indicator that they are going for the quick feel-good attention getting hits and likes. With that said, enjoy these insightful articles. I really like the one on Ipads and Google's new device.

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We Need To Put Our Cameras Away | Seersucker

We Need To Put Our Cameras Away | Seersucker | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Photography is one of the best ways to explore something new through, but services like Facebook and Instagram are ruining the idea of living in the moment.
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Shop without limits - Korea's Online Shopping Wave

Shop without limits - Korea's Online Shopping Wave | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The evolution of electronic commerce and smartphone technologies has no doubt made online shopping one of the most commo...
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This is a well-written article that documents the growth of on-line shopping in Korea and puts it in context.  The part about the woman shopping instead of watching the presidential debate which produced the country's first female president put things in context.  After four years here, I agree that constant shopping is a huge deal.  I feel that the busy shopping malls and poor parking conditions adds to the convenience of online shopping.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:11 PM

This is a well-written article that documents the growth of on-line shopping in Korea and puts it in context.  The part about the woman shopping instead of watching the presidential debate which produced the country's first female president put things in context.  After four years here, I agree that constant shopping is a huge deal.  I feel that the busy shopping malls and poor parking conditions adds to the convenience of online shopping.

 Ken
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Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough! | Video on TED.com

Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now -- and it’s because we’re clinging to a business model that clearly doesn’t work.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 30, 2013 10:34 AM

Millions are still failing today. We talk wonderful talk. What will the walk look like? It is long overdue.

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Ofcom | Media Literacy Research

Ofcom | Media Literacy Research | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
A round-up of Ofcom's media literacy research
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China to Loosen One-Child Policy

China to Loosen One-Child Policy | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
China says that it plans to ease its one-child policy and abolish a controversial system of re-education through labor that often arbitrarily puts activists and those who would challenge the Communis...
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Changing today's consumption patterns -for tomorrow's human development

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Solar Tent Charges Your Gadgets in the Wild

Solar Tent Charges Your Gadgets in the Wild | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Looking to venture into great outdoors but not quite ready to go on a total tech detox? The Katabatic solar-powered tent might be the camping product you've been waiting for.
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Wonderful!

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Digital Student Citizenship Poster: When to or NOT to Share a Photo

Digital Student Citizenship Poster: When to or NOT to Share a Photo | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

The importance of students being aware of what they share on social media websites. Obviously, pictures are the most shared digital content on such platforms. In Facebook alone millions of pictures are uploaded to it daily. Given this explosive growth of online  photo sharing, we are hard pressed to teach our students and kinds about the ethics behind online photo sharing.


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:17 PM

This is neat aid for students to think through the issues of posting an image online.

Cori Araza's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:32 PM

The most important thing we can teach our students...HOW to utilize technology, social networking, and etiquette surrounding our new society.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 23, 2013 6:57 PM

A thorough guide that looks student friendly, thank you!

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Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond

Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
In a wide-ranging consideration of 21st century education, Noam Chomsky argues that much of what passes for education reform is 'a way of turning the population into a bunch of imbeciles.'
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Twitter and Traditional Media: Rivals or Lovers?

Twitter and Traditional Media: Rivals or Lovers? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Debate is growing over whether social networks such as Twitter will overtake beacons of journalism like The New York Times.
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The Truth About Kids And Social Media

The Truth About Kids And Social Media | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
According to a recent study 78 of parents helped create their childrens Facebook pages and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your...
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In a nutshell, the unknown is the scariest.  Yet. If we do not prepare our young people for the unknown future of now knowing who is looking at our online activity, it could be scary for them. Parent's stay away because they do not understand it. For that reason, I fully agree with the analogy of comparing social media to drugs.

 

 

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Dr. Larry Rosen - Research Psychologist and Educator

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I just learned about this book by Dr. Larry Rosen.  He gives a straight-forward argument on how technology is affecting human behavior in a negative way.

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