Diigo in Education

Your digital footprint: how to preserve your kids online reputation

Posted: May 26, 2016, 1:36 pm

Comments:

  • Nice short post on protecting kids reputation online. Helpful for parents and educators and students alike. - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: digitalfootprint, Digital Literacy, parenting, blogpost

by: Glenn Hervieux


Caso_1_Gesti_n_del_Conocimiento_.pdf

Posted: May 23, 2016, 4:18 am

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  • Caso de Gestión del conocimiento - maglui77

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by: maglui77


Dropbox unveils new product aimed at higher ed | Education Dive

Posted: May 21, 2016, 7:59 pm

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  • Dropbox is broadening its sales focus from targeting mostly corporations to trying to attract paid users in higher ed, too. Officials say the intent is for those collaborating on research and potentially sharing high amounts of sensitive data and information to be able to do so in a secure environment that is controlled by the campus CIO. PC World reports the company does not see Dropbox Education as useful for "undergrads who may just need to turn in a paper or two." - Jeff Andersen

Tags: dropbox, higher ed

by: Jeff Andersen


Overtime increase won't skip higher ed | Education Dive

Posted: May 21, 2016, 7:46 pm

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  • University groups previously decried “a time of limited and sometimes shrinking budgets for higher education,” and called on the Labor Department to lower the threshold and adjust for regional and sector differences. Institutions have pushed back against the significant financial burden associated with raising salaries to meet the threshold or paying overtime for additional hours worked. Though faculty members are still exempt, the status of postdocs with light teaching loads is still in question, and many support staffers are eligible for the increase. - Jeff Andersen

Tags: pay and benefits, higher ed

by: Jeff Andersen


Adobe Spark

Posted: May 21, 2016, 5:13 pm

Google Sheets: Student Practice Template - Teacher Tech

Posted: May 21, 2016, 1:53 pm

Comments:

  • Alice Keeler has put together a nice sheets template with scaffolded activities to introduce students and adults to some basic spreadsheet skills. Excellent resource! - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: GAFE, spreadsheet, template

by: Glenn Hervieux


Online Professional Development

Posted: May 21, 2016, 11:15 am

Chrome App and Extension Database | Shake Up Learning

Posted: May 20, 2016, 6:42 pm

Comments:

  • Over 125 good Chrome apps and extensions to use in education provided by Kasey Bell. Check them out! - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: GAFE, chrome, extensions, apps

by: Glenn Hervieux


Obama’s War on Inequality - The New York Times

Posted: May 20, 2016, 10:23 am

Highlights and Sticky Notes:

what can policy do to limit inequality? The answer is, it can operate on two fronts. It can engage in redistribution, taxing high incomes and aiding families with lower incomes. It can also engage in what is sometimes called “predistribution,” strengthening the bargaining power of lower-paid workers and limiting the opportunities for a handful of people to make giant sums.

We can see this in our own history. The middle-class society that baby boomers like me grew up in didn’t happen by accident; it was created by the New Deal, which engineered what economists call the “Great Compression,” a sharp reduction in income gaps.

Obamacare provides aid and subsidies mainly to lower-income working Americans, and it pays for that aid partly with higher taxes at the top. That makes it an important redistributionist policy — the biggest such policy since the 1960s.

between those extra Obamacare taxes and the expiration of the high-end Bush tax cuts made possible by Mr. Obama’s re-election, the average federal tax rate on the top 1 percent has risen quite a lot. In fact, it’s roughly back to what it was in 1979, pre-Ronald Reagan, something nobody seems to know.

What about predistribution? Well, why is Mr. Trump, like everyone in the G.O.P., so eager to repeal financial reform? Because despite what you may have heard about its ineffectuality, Dodd-Frank actually has put a substantial crimp in the ability of Wall Street to make money hand over fist.

these medium-size steps put the lie to the pessimism and fatalism one hears all too often on this subject. No, America isn’t an oligarchy in which both parties reliably serve the interests of the economic elite.

Money talks on both sides of the aisle, but the influence of big donors hasn’t prevented the current president from doing a substantial amount to narrow income gaps — and he would have done much more if he’d faced less opposition in Congress.

Tags: inequality, Democratic party, gop, great depression, New Deal, obama, obamacare

by: Javier E


College students on Gender difference

Posted: May 19, 2016, 8:44 am

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  • Students questioned about gender difference.

    Family Policy Institute of Washington State
    At Seattle University 9 May 2016
    You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4S0gHlKiho

    Transcript in Gender folder - Albert B Fernandez
  • Students questioned about gender difference.

    Family Policy Institute of Washington State
    At Seattle University 9 May 2016
    You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4S0gHlKiho

    Transcript in Gender folder - Albert B Fernandez

Tags: education, gender difference

by: Albert B Fernandez


Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class - The Washington Post

Posted: May 17, 2016, 12:19 pm

Comments:

  • Researchers have determined how much bringing a laptop to class hurts your grades - Mary Higgins

Tags: computer use in class

by: Mary Higgins


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