Liked Scientists Seek Genetic Data to Personalize Education by Ben Williamson | @BenPatrickWill (DML Central)
Researchers have begun to propose using genetic data from students to personalize education. Bringing genetics into education is highly controversial. It raises significant concerns about biological discrimination and rekindles long debates about eugenics and the genetic inheritance of intelligence.
Liked The End of Owning Music: How CDs and Downloads Died (Rolling Stone)
As streaming gives the music industry its biggest profits in a decade, the CD business continues to plunge. CD sales have fallen 80 percent in the past decade, from roughly 450 million to 89 million. Since Tesla began manufacturing cars without CD players, other companies like Ford and Toyota have recently followed. Downloads โ€“ once seen as the CDโ€™s replacement โ€“ have plummeted 58 percent since peaking in 2012, their profits now even smaller than physical sales. Artists have taken note; Bruce Springsteen released his latest box set, The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996, exclusively on vinyl, with no CD option, unlike 2014โ€™s Vol. 1. โ€œItโ€™s a streaming world and a vinyl world with a quickly diminishing CD,โ€ says Daniel Glass, president of Glassnote Records, indie-label home of Mumford & Sons and Phoenix.
Liked Annotations are an easy way to Show Your Work (Jon Udell)
Not every source link warrants this treatment. When a citation refers to a specific context in a source, though, itโ€™s really helpful to send the reader directly to that context. It can be time-consuming to follow a set of direct links to see cited passages in context. Why not collapse them into the article from which they are cited? Thatโ€™s what HypothesisFootnotes does. The scattered contexts defined by a set of Hypothesis direct links are assembled into a package of footnotes within the article. Readers can still visit those contexts, of course, but since time is short and attention is scarce, itโ€™s helpful to collapse them into an included summary.
I am left wondering why it must be in response to such a situation that people come together? Is this what community has always been?

Liked The academy dream is in freefall. Schools should not have to pick up the pieces by Laura McInerney (the Guardian)
Ministers need to accept that their plan for a โ€œbig societyโ€ has not worked. The only have-a-go heroes we need now are politicians with the guts to stop it.
Liked Where Boys Outperform Girls in Math: Rich, White and Suburban Districts by Claire Cain Miller (New York Times)
One way to boost achievement in math, researchers say, is to avoid mention of innate skill and stress that math can be learned. Another is to expose children to adults with different areas of expertise, and offer a wide variety of activities and books. Gaps are smaller when extracurricular activities are less dominated by one gender.
Via Chris Aldrich
Liked EdTech is Driving Me Crazy, Too by Will Richardson (Modern Learners)
Why donโ€™t we create an app for students so they can track every time our โ€œnarrow pathโ€ narrative makes them anxious or stressed, or every time we deny them the agency to pursue learning that matters to them, or hint at their value as humans by the test scores or GPAs they get, or whenever we deny them fundamental democratic rights, or refuse to act in ways that suggest that we are the problem and not them? We could call it โ€œEd-moteโ€ or some other silly Silicon Valley play on words, and the software would send DMs to superintendents and principals when an intervention is required, like an immediate two-hour play period for everyone in the school. (We could also, by the way, encourage them to track the many positives about their school experience as well.)