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One of hottest and most used edtech platforms is reeling from an accusation that should have us all thinking about how we use online and mobile “educational” apps. Edmodo, a platform used by educators, students, and parents to share resources, is being investigated for tracking teacher and student users for advertising purposes. Couple that with the news that it was recently hacked and things couldn’t get any worse for the edtech firm.
As people age, the notion of having a role model seems ridiculous. Role models are generally associated with children. However, as adults, especially in these uncertain times, we can all use role models. In this piece, the Professor Susan Krauss Whitbourne (Amherst) makes such a case. She argues that society at large tends to ignore positive role models because it is simply not “sexy”. News stories and social media rewards negative behaviors (e.g. drunk driving, assaults) from celebrities by ...
For many undocumented students, these are uncertain times. The current political climate means they can be deported without hesitation by ICE. For those undocumented students who are fortunate enough to enroll in college, graduation comes as a mixed blessing. They have to contend with the uncertainty of legal status, job placement, and further education.  The Deferred Ac...
I came across this article on Creative Bloq about fun and unique 404 error pages. The creators of these websites took some extra time designing the 404 error pages so they're in line with the company's branding and spirit. Encountering an error page while searching for something is oftentimes a frustrating experience for users. By paying special attention to the design, however, these creators have turned errors into an opportunity to showcase their design capabilities and offer an entertaining experi...
Bathroom DJ is one of the many accessories we offer to enhance the Learning Theater experience. On June 8th LT will be hosting the TC Board of Trustees and the theme is
7 days ago
I am reading James Paul Gee's book The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning recentl...
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Education is by its very nature supposed to be one of the few things where socioeconomic status and other inequalities don’t exist. However, there is widespread fear that inequalities in education continue to widen and along socioeconomic and racial lines. In this powerful piece for Time, author Bliss Broyard uses student’s vacation destinations to highlight the socioeconomic in...
The doom of higher education seems aggregated. A recent the survey conducted by New America, a think tank, found that Americans still have favorable views of a college degree, they agree it has value. However, 1,600 American adults participated in the survey. Three-quarters of the participants think it’s easier to succeed with a college degree. Fifty-one percent believe there are many well-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree. 
Addressing gender and racial inequalities in STEM remains a social and economic pursuit. The majority of software engineers are white males. For example, at Google only one percent of its tech employees are black and only three percent are Hispanic. Oakland, one of the most diverse cities in the US, is implementing computer science as part of its curriculum in almost all of their public schools. Two years ago, there were only three public schools in Oakland offe...
Can creativity be taught? In this ...