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Classrooms.” I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review. Anyway, here’s Richard Smith on Elsevier and “A Big Brother future for science publishing.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Geek Dad : “Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Buzzfeed on the Parkland school shooting survivors : “‘It was like a war in the classroom. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Larry Cuban on “ Technological Monitoring of Student Work in a Classroom.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Google has updated its pseudo-LMS, Classroom. More Google PR, this time from The Verge : “ Google is adding ARCore support to the Chromebook Tab 10 with Classroom updates.” Arguably, a much more interesting look at gaming and education is this, from Phil McAndrew , on D&D : “Critical Hits in the Classroom.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Salesforce , the world’s largest customer relationship management platform, has announced a new classroom-ready training scheme called Trailhead for Students.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.”

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. Via The New York Times : “How Google Took Over the Classroom.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” “This robot helps kids with special needs to communicate,” according to Techcrunch. Education Politics.

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” Via the AP : “A judge ruled Friday that school districts [in Florida ] can’t hold 3rd graders back just because they score badly on a mandated standardized reading test, saying that classroom grades and teacher evaluations have to be considered.” Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Shawn Graham responds to this patent on peer review by patenting Elsevier. Education Politics.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Florida State Cancels Bundled Journal Deal With Elsevier.”

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Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Wall Street Journal : “What’s Better in the Classroom – Teacher or Machine ?” Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic. “ Betsy DeVos , Pick for Secretary of Education , Is the Most Jeered” by The New York Times’ Dana Goldstein.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Marquette University was justified in disciplining a professor who had publicly rebuked a graduate teaching assistant over her handling of classroom discussions of homosexuality, a state judge ruled on Thursday.” Via The New York Times : “Microsoft Looks to Regain Lost Ground in the Classroom.”

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What Happens in My Classroom During a Lockdown Drill Should Horrify Americans,” writes K. Wikispaces Classroom (and free wikis from the company, now owned by TES ) joins the ed-tech dead pool. Just you wait… Inside Higher Ed profiles ClassPulse , a(nother) classroom feedback tool. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.”

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” Via the AP : “Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities said.” The “voice-activated classroom” would discriminate against some people with disabilities and against people who do not speak English, but hey.). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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I’m not sure why Inc calls ClassDojo “Slack for Classrooms” when it’s really much more “operant conditioning and surveillance for schools.” Via The Backchannel : “ Microsoft Weaponizes Minecraft in the War Over Classrooms.” “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. Many academics are fooled by robot-written peer reviews , Inside Higher Ed reports.

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” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. ” Larry Cuban on “ Integrating Technology In Classrooms: Teach To One in a Oakland Charter School.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” ” Via The Baltimore Sun : “Company says it can predict whether a teacher will be good – before entering a classroom.”

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