"the purpose of the contact lens is to continuously monitor the glucose levels of diabetics via their tears so that they can more easily manage the disease. This wearable-technology project is still in the early stages, but may become a reality for consumers in the next five years."
"Sometimes being one of the Internet’s most beloved people is almost as bad as ranking among its most hated."
Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS attacks around the globe, built through a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks. The tool surfaces anonymous attack traffic data to let users explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on a given day.
Towards a #Pedagogy for Everyone (Not Just the "Oppressed"): The Engaged Classroom Today https://t.co/lPjD2Fam4U by @CathyNDavidson #edchat
offers foundational methods, examples, and explanatory theories for how to set up the practices of a class, how to determine guiding principles, how to theorize what you are doing in the classroom, how to design the class, how to include multimedia elements and approaches such as games, and how to ensure that you have designed a class for inclusion, not exclusion. Finally, the openness of the learning should continue even after the book is published/goes public, and the chapters in the “Invitations” section offer advice on how to extend your open practices to the world beyond the classroom
"Zach McDowell, who has taught with Wikipedia at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, shares his experiences, challenges and successes with the assignment. These notes were condensed from his WikiConference USA 2015 presentation. "
"Stanford education professor Martin Carnoy examines four main critiques of how international tests results are used in policymaking. Of particular interest are critiques of the policy analyses published by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)."
"NPDL Victoria Tool Box
Tools used as part of the Victoria cluster of schools implementation"
" 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging"
Although experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project confirms sexting is a teen reality that's here to stay. So how do you address it with your teens? Download our handbook for ideas on discussing the issue with kids. Also:
As Social Media/Internet safety advocates, our role is to educate our youth with the “real” information, so that they can make an informed decision. YES, we still need to emphasize that any sext once published digitally, can become public, permanent, searchable and therefor exploitable, and provide real world examples of such. In other words teens need to know that no matter the reason for sending a sext, there is always a “risk”. In our discussions with teens however, we also need to acknowledge that research has also found that some forms of sexting can be classified as “normative” sexually developmental behaviour.
"There are numerous versions of vault apps available to Apple or Android phone owners, many of them available for a few dollars or less online, where downloaders can read comprehensive reviews of each app. Some vault apps specialize in hiding photos, but others allow users to filter text messages and hide phone calls. Other apps — though not necessarily hidden — are designed to mislead others by creating the illusion that one person tried to get in touch with another or by making it impossible for other users to screenshot illicit text messages."
Larry Lessig: I'm All In http://t.co/sAtxIWKu0X
"I’ve noticed that most people have difficulty seeking constructive feedback. If you’re pretty good you can at least accept constructive feedback, but rarely will you actively seek it out. Often times you’ll still be plagued by that teenage desire to simply seek approval.
But when you meet someone who is hungry for tough feedback, the effect is powerful. You can just tell that they’re going to be successful because they are so hungry for information. Their pace of learning is so much quicker than anyone else who toils alone. They don’t take criticism of their work personally, and because of this, they exude a deep sense of confidence. I’m always inspired when I see that in its purest form."
"In 2013, Nova Scotia passed the Cyber-safety Act, the first legislation of its kind in Canada that protects the victims of cyberbullying and makes those responsible accountable under the law. Instead of having to rely solely on police pursuing criminal action, victims and their families now have new civil options including seeking protection/prevention orders and suing cyberbullies for damages.
Nova Scotia has also created Canada's first cyberbullying investigative unit, CyberSCAN. This five-person team is dedicated to assisting victims, investigating complaints and resolving cyberbullying situations through a variety of informal and formal legal means."