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The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” ” It feels kind of dirty that the founders behind Predictim, the babysitter AI social media scanning service, are the same guys who founded Social Filter, a service you can pay to find your own “inappropriate” social media posts to delete before going to jobs interviews. Tutoring company Topica Edtech Group has raised $50 million from Northstar Group.

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“PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” More on teen social media usage, this time from Buzzfeed : “‘Tweetdecking’ Is Taking Over Twitter. ” The Atlantic on what it’s like being a parent of a social media star. ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”

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Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. ” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” Via Edsurge : “ New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund.” ” Story 2 : “What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?”

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Florida State Cancels Bundled Journal Deal With Elsevier.” The New Republic on China’s social credit score : “How Do You Control 1.4 Edtech Companies?”

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Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” Via Edsurge : “How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors” – “ A Win for Edtech Vendors.” tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. ” Via Edsurge : “Life After Merger: When Edtech Acquisitions Go Sour.”

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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. ” “Students, Directory Information , and Social Media – Part 2” by Bill Fitzgerald. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. ” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Microsoft had a media event this week. “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12. I wrote about social-emotional learning (algorithms) as a “trend to watch.” Education Politics.

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City native and rap superstar Fetty Wap released a music video last week for his latest single, ‘Wake Up,’ filmed at Eastside High School, according to social media posts by the rapper. The district confirmed to NJ Advance Media late Tuesday night that the video was shot at the school and that they are now investigating who allowed it.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.”

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