Men Explain Things To Women Too Often, In Education and Otherwise

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Audrey Watters: “There’s that very famous New Yorker cartoon: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” The cartoon was first published in 1993 — fairly interesting, I think, because it shows that by the early 1990s, the Internet had achieved if not a popular appeal, then enough of one that those who read the New Yorker could chuckle about the reference. The cartoon demonstrates too this sense that we …

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Short Notes: My Dreams Is Vivid, Work Hard To Live It

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A few short notes: Dart Adams is easily one of my favorite non-education bloggers out there, and his latest entry about the Notorious B.I.G.’s legacy gives plenty of reasons why. [Bastard Swordsman] Tara Conley writes an open letter to popular feminist Amanda Marcotte, wondering aloud about the exclusion of womynists and feminists of color in the online feminism movement. You can pretty much re-read this and replace any sector of …

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Because Ed-Techies Need To Hear This

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What’s the difference between ed-tech and real education? You. Last night, I was having a conversation with an educator who worked at a school that’s fully integrated with computers and other technologies. He appreciated the experience and he knows the whole world watched this school with fervor, wondering the possibilities of this type of school. Yet, he didn’t feel comfortable knowing that the kids spent exorbitant amounts of time learning …