Negative effects include a need for instant gratification, loss of patience | Pew Internet & American Life Project
A number of the survey respondents who are young people in the under-35 age group—the central focus of this research question—shared concerns about changes in human attention and depth of discourse among those who spend most or all of their waking hours under the influence of hyperconnectivity.
15 Interesting Facts about Wikipedia
Wikipedia is one of the most reputed encyclopedias online. It is pretty obvious that as a teacher you must have had recourse to its services while working on a research or a classroom project. Students are using it too and sometimes to the point that it starts to jeopardize the overall learning operation.
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Foursquare Says Farewell to Google Maps, Joins OpenStreetMaps Movement
Foursquare is parting ways with Google Maps in favor of crowdsourced maps created by the OpenStreetMap project.
Foursquare announced the change in a blog post Wednesday, explaining its decision to make the big API switch. To power the new maps, Foursquare is partnering with MapBox, a startup which calls itself “a beautiful alternative to Google Maps” and uses data from OpenStreetMap.
Teacher rated “Below Average” speaks out
The recent release of NYC’s Teacher Data Reports (TDR) has stirred up a wide range of responses from all of the relevant stakeholders in our city’s school system. As a teacher whose name was published in the local media with a corresponding characterization of “Below Average,” I am upset, angry, even demoralized. After a great deal of personal reflection, I feel compelled to reach out to the parents of the students I teach.
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