Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinars are held using Google Hangouts on Air, and shouldn''t require any special software. Pat also wrote the entries about homeschooling for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2010) and the online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (2015).

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinar will be held using Google Hangouts on Air, and it shouldn't require any special software. Pat also wrote the entries about homeschooling for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2010) and the online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (2015).

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” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. “The San Francisco-based software company will continue a four-year partnership with San Francisco Unified School District. 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. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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” “ University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research,” says Inside Higher Ed. Via Techcrunch : “ Holberton brings its full-stack software engineering school to Colombia.” Via Edsurge : “How Google’s Former China Chief Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching.”

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Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.” “ Google is jeopardizing A frican-American literature sites ,” says The Outline. ” There is no mention here about mind-reading robo tutors in the sky , but there are some questionable claims about what the software can do. I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review.

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Google has updated its pseudo-LMS, Classroom. Google blogs ; tech publications help market the news. More Google PR, this time from The Verge : “ Google is adding ARCore support to the Chromebook Tab 10 with Classroom updates.” ” More Google PR, this time from Edsurge : “What It’s Like to Be a Teacher Vlogger Star on YouTube.” Procare Software has raised an undisclosed amount of money from Warburg Pincus.

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” Via The New York Times : “ Google Effect Rubs Off on Schools in One Rural Oklahoma Town.” The BBC reports that “ Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content.” ” Think again if you believe Google supports “ net neutrality.” Google search is fundamentally broken if this is the first result you get. “ Google Tackles Graduation with Two New Features,” according to Edsurge.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Florida State Cancels Bundled Journal Deal With Elsevier.” “Try Google.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via the Providence Journal : “Three teachers have resigned from Blackstone Valley Prep after the charter school confirmed allegations that they posted hurtful messages about some of their students” into a Google Doc shared with the entire school. Reason: ‘Using Appliances’ ” Here’s the Chalkbeat headline : “New software aims to make teachers' jobs ‘much easier’ in Indianapolis Public Schools.” Education Politics.

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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.” ” Edsurge interviews Stanford’s Candace Thille on “Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College.” Education Politics.

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” The new software is supposed to get students ready for “the Salesforce economy,” whatever the hell that means. Google had a big media to-do this week. Via Ars Technica : “Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what’s worth photographing.” ” 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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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” CNN tries to explain “Why Google , Apple and Microsoft are battling for education.” ” Elsewhere in algorithms… Via The New York Times : “Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms.” “Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack ,” Motherboard Vice reports.