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I do not believe that we can entirely ban these spaces, tools, and practices from our children…nor would we want to. But, we need to identify and promote our expectations for what is meant by access to their “meaningful online relationships and knowledge” means now, and in their future.
Consent is such an interesting topic Ian. With the world ever changing, I am not sure how we best account for what we maybe inadvertently giving up. Banning does not feel like the answer, but putting our hands in the air and giving up is not much better. I aspire for a ‘good enough’ (if that is the right term) digital mindfulness. Where I think I understand, but am also aware that there is most likely a lot occuring outside of my peripheral vision.
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Facebook announcing something: “We are connecting people all over the world.” My interpretation: “Our massive drones are really to collect even more information about people than we already collect and sell to that information to people we say we won’t sell information to. Oh, and to misinform people about just about every topic possible.”
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In the process, I’ve been looking at tweaking some of the CSS in the Post Kinds Plugin, particularly since I’m using it so heavily for a lot of my content. One of the small things I’ve wanted to do was to make what I can only call the pseudo-titles of the bookmarks, reads, etc. slightly larger to bring more attention to the titles and authors of those parts. To do it, I’ve added the following couple of lines to my child theme’s style.css file:
/* Changes the font size on the titles of Kinds */
section.response > header {
  font-size: 20px;
I really like the Kinds plugin, but should look into some of these possibilities.
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Of late, I am saving more and more privately. Some things are personal, while I am unsure about sharing reading notes/quotes.
Replied to HyperDocs: Evolution, Purpose & Intention - EdTechTeacher by an author (EdTechTeacher)
This is part Google rolling a great new service and part Google taking one more step to destroy the open web. The concept of 'HyperDocs' emerges from the tools GSuite provides enabling teachers and students to create using Google Docs. Greg Kulowiec doesn't define 'HyperDocs' directly but instead talks about the ways student and teachers can interact using Google Docs. What would be really great would be an open web designed with that capacity - much the way Tim Berners-Lee intended it in the first place. Maybe something like that is coming. In the meantime, we can use Google Docs.
I find the whole ‘HyperDocs‘ thing interesting Stephen. I think that the online nature of GSuite has led to the association. However, as Alan Levine has shown with thinks like SplotPoint, the answer does not always have to be Google. The challenge is the ease of use, especially in regards to the ability to copy a template. I am not sure if this is what Doug Belshaw is trying to achieve with
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If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system.
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