Roger Crider, teacher/technology coach
Protecting our privacy is up to us, not Facebook.
-Ben Parr, Mashable Co-Editor
—In Defense of Facebook
Yeah, but they could sure make it easier to do.
Are Digital Devices Like iPads Rotting Our Brains? - Newsweek.com
I think he’s actually very right. It’s silly and unfortunate that in order to get attention and page-views (and no doubt to justify his job as a tech editor) he blames it on “the devices”… but the core argument he is making is hard to rebut. I think we are, as a society, getting dumber and less capable of real thinking. We don’t contemplate, we skim. We don’t create, we recycle.
I assume (probably somewhat unfairly) that anyone under 30 will laugh at this idea. But trust me folks, when you get into your 30’s and maybe have a kid or two, and get past the days when you think that everything new is going to make your life awesome, you start to realize slowly, but surely, that life is a hell of a lot more than pixels.
It’s easy to agree with Ben Delaney on this one, but the way says it makes him sound like my 85-year-old grandpa who still has a rotary-dial telephone. —VisualTurn
“You’ve got a classroom full of students walking in with a computer in their pocket. Why would you not use it?”
Ron Smith, high school teacher from California” —Teaching by Texting Starts to Take Hold - AOL News
“Rather than trying to fight [texting], let’s use it.”
David McDonald, Director of Emerging Technologies and an associate professor at Georgia State University” —Professor to students: Text away