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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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"How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day" | Tristan Harris

"How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day" | Tristan Harris | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it
A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube autoplays, they're all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.
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"The valuable metals in your smartphone, Nuremberg, Click - BBC World News

"The valuable metals in your smartphone, Nuremberg, Click - BBC World News | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

"A BBC summit dedicated to exploring world-changing innovations in science, technology and health has been taking place in Sydney, Australia. One of the speakers was Prof Veena Sahajwalla who wants to create a swathe of miniature furnaces that will recover valuable metals from discarded mobile phones. She is championing the microfactory: a recycling and reclamation system small and efficient enough that it can be set up in every community across the globe."

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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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Can’t unplug ? Here’s how to navigate your digital anxiety | BBC capital

Can’t unplug ? Here’s how to navigate your digital anxiety | BBC capital | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it
We know it’s unproductive to waste time online, but the problem is growing. Disconnecting completely, even for short periods, can help you build better habits
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How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind

How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it
Veteran educator Jennifer Gonzalez shares a 7-step framework that can help hesitant or frustrated teachers add more digital prowess to their teaching practice.

Via Inna Piankovska, Juergen Wagner
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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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