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Tech Literacy: It’s more than just “teach kids to code”

Like media literacy or general critical thinking skills, we should provide this information as a necessary part of teaching students to understand the systems that run the world around them. It’s essential that concerns like ethics and systemic biases be incorporated into any education about technology systems. http://anildash.com/2016/09/its-more-than-just-teach-kids-to-code.html Continue reading

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Arguments for + against Proprietary Publishing Platforms

Via Ma.tt: 🙂 Here are just few other considerations for any proprietary platform: Can your content be easily exported from the platform if you decide to stop using it, or if they decide to pivot? Can you collect email subscribers, and can they be easily exported from the platform should you decide to move? Can […] Continue reading

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Reading

Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 56,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. … Continue reading Continue reading

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“As long as the secret courts are making sure the secret police obey the secret laws, our democracy is safe”

That quote is from a wonderful and entertaining presentation recommended by Matt Mullenweg. Some more “quoteworthy” quotes: The only way to keep user information safe is not to store it. These are all situations where users who were rigorous about keeping their online and real identity separate found themselves kneecapped by a service that suddenly […] Continue reading

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RetarData — 2014 Recursive Edition

Big data 2.0 is spurious data:

what Google says about itself

http://battellemedia.com/archives/2014/04/what-is-google.php
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I don’t understand why retailers pay Google a lot of money — in my opinion, most people who use Google lack not only literacy skills, many may also lack financial resources

I don’t understand why retailers pay Google a lot of money — in my opinion, most people who use Google lack not only literacy skills, many may also lack financial resources. Continue reading

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LitWorld Stands Up for Literacy Around the World

LitWorld has many initiatives to promote literacy throughout the world — for example: LitWorld’s Lit! Project for Solar Reading Power replaces kerosone-powered lanterns with solar-powered lamps — check it out! Continue reading

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