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The intricate foibles of my escapades with ICT

TED Talks: What FACEBOOK And GOOGLE Are Hiding From The World – YouTube

I found this Ted Talk quite confronting.  Maybe I am naive but I had no idea that the information I receive on the internet has gone through filters and is  tailored to what it thinks I want or am interested in. You really don’t decide on what gets put in or taken out of the information you receive.  I might be over reacting but it made feel quite uncomfortable to think algorithms are filtering the information I receive.I would love your feed back on this, it only goes for 8 minutes and even if you only watch some of it I think it will make you think.

 

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The Global One Room Schoolhouse: John Seely Brown

I know this is a long video (11.30 minutes) but I thought it very relevant to this course and quite inspiring. It is an animated highlight of John Seely Brown’s Keynote Presentation, “Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century,” at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference. I guess connecting to different teachers across the world and to different educational sites could be like having a global staff room sharing ideas and resources, but in the comfort of your home or classroom. I am still coming to terms with how I will embed technology in the class room so it is meaningful and transforms students learning.

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