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On privacy, and the use of our personal information

By libertyc
June 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

There’s been lots in the news recently about this issue. The latest article I’ve seen was from All Things D about Google wanting permission to reveal how many FISA requests its received. I think this is a good time for us to be thinking about our information, how it’s collected and what [...]

Why Big Publishing Should Care About Video Games

By libertyc
June 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

Have you been following the story of Xbox LIVE, the latest-generation video game console from Microsoft? If you have any interest in media, content creation, and the new digital economy, you should be. Here’s why: it allegedly comes with some of the most onerous DRM I’ve ever heard of. [...]

Exploring Technology Overload with Students, Part 2

By libertyc
March 2, 2013 // 3 Comments

I wrote a few weeks ago about the health unit I’m doing with my Grade 2 class, exploring technology and how we can use it safely in our lives. Well, our second lesson was delayed by a snow day, so I’ve only now gotten around to lesson two, and it was a doozy! In our previous class, we [...]

Paid vs. Free Entertainment: A Case Study

By libertyc
February 20, 2013 // 2 Comments

Techdirt has a great write-up about a British children’s author, Terry Deary, who is on a misguided campaign against libraries. Deary believes libraries are giving away entertainment for free; he also believes they are severely damaging the book publishing industry. Techdirt’s Tim [...]

Exploring Technology Overload with Students

By libertyc
February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

As my school’s technology coordinator, part of my job is to explore the different ways our students use technology, and how that’s working for us. Are there tools we are under-utilizing? Tools we are over-utilizing? Are there concerns parents have over how their kids are interacting [...]

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