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propublica:

amzam:

Household internet use by race and ethnicity - a pretty startling gap. (via The Washington Post)
The full story via NYT: ”Persistent digital inequality — caused by the inability to afford Internet service, lack of interest or a lack of computer literacy — is also deepening racial and economic disparities in the United States, experts say.”

The digital divide.

So then MAYBE, just maybe, Big Education should stop wanking off to video-based flipped classroom, apps, iPads, teacher websites, Moodle, etc., like the Internet is going to automatically make kids learn more/better/faster/sooner….
cuz it won’t work unless every single kid has the same access.
And even if they did, a shitty product on a snazzy platform is still a shitty product!  And a great product on a snazzy platform that encourages kids to think narrowly, in iterations of convergent thoughts, dependent on external appraisal—is outright dangerous!

propublica:

amzam:

Household internet use by race and ethnicity - a pretty startling gap. (via The Washington Post)

The full story via NYT: ”Persistent digital inequality — caused by the inability to afford Internet service, lack of interest or a lack of computer literacy — is also deepening racial and economic disparities in the United States, experts say.”

The digital divide.

So then MAYBE, just maybe, Big Education should stop wanking off to video-based flipped classroom, apps, iPads, teacher websites, Moodle, etc., like the Internet is going to automatically make kids learn more/better/faster/sooner….

cuz it won’t work unless every single kid has the same access.

And even if they did, a shitty product on a snazzy platform is still a shitty product!  And a great product on a snazzy platform that encourages kids to think narrowly, in iterations of convergent thoughts, dependent on external appraisal—is outright dangerous!

(via cognitivedissonance)


fastcompany:

Elmore Leonard, the recently deceased author of 45 novels, including Get Shorty, Hombre, Swag,Raylan, and Glitz (he died at work on his 46th), was reluctant to write about his own writing. But back in 2001 the New York Times convinced him to make a list of his 10 writing rules:
1. Never use the words ”suddenly” or ”all hell broke loose.”Leonard writes that this rule doesn’t even require an explanation.
2. Use regional dialect, patois sparingly.“Once you start,” writes Leonard, “you won’t be able to stop.”
3. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.Leonard cites a Hemingway short story in which the only physical description of a couple introduced as the ”American and the girl with him” is: ”She had taken off her hat and put it on the table.” Enough said.
More writing rules 

A gem in an underrated genre

fastcompany:

Elmore Leonard, the recently deceased author of 45 novels, including Get Shorty, Hombre, Swag,Raylan, and Glitz (he died at work on his 46th), was reluctant to write about his own writing. But back in 2001 the New York Times convinced him to make a list of his 10 writing rules:

1. Never use the words ”suddenly” or ”all hell broke loose.”
Leonard writes that this rule doesn’t even require an explanation.

2. Use regional dialect, patois sparingly.
“Once you start,” writes Leonard, “you won’t be able to stop.”

3. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
Leonard cites a Hemingway short story in which the only physical description of a couple introduced as the ”American and the girl with him” is: ”She had taken off her hat and put it on the table.” Enough said.

More writing rules 

A gem in an underrated genre

(via cognitivedissonance)