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  • Virtual Proctoring

    > This interactive is intended to show how technology can mistake seemingly normal student behavior as reprehensible. [source](https://interactive.yr.media/when-virtual-proctoring-goes-wrong/)

  • Twitter!

    > Looks like around one third of my feed is tweets from friends, and two thirds are from strangers and ads. [source](https://nightingaledvs.com/does-twitters-algorithm-hate-your-friends/)

  • What feels like learning

    > real learning is hard work and it often doesn’t feel good. [source](https://hechingerreport.org/proof-points-college-students-often-dont-know-when-theyre-learning/)

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  • Hope is Work

    > Our refusals can be small. Our actions might seem insignificant. But do not despair. We aren’t alone in this — resistance is part of our legacy. We can make it our future. We can hope. [source](http://hackeducation.com/2022/03/08/hope)

  • Measurement is not understanding

    > The McNamara Fallacy isn’t just a problem for military strategists. It looms over any field of human activity in which people are tempted by the apparent ease of management by the numbers. In our time, digital technology is the greatest source of this temptation. With skills of misdirection worthy of a practiced magician, digital…

  • Honeypot Sites & Proctoring

    > But some experts in the ethics of education worry techniques like honeypot websites simply go too far. “I can sum up this activity in one word,” said Sarah Eaton, an associate professor at the University of Calgary who studies academic integrity. “Entrapment.”  [source](https://themarkup.org/machine-learning/2022/02/15/a-network-of-fake-test-answer-sites-is-trying-to-incriminate-students)

  • Five Easy Tips for Building Community Online

    > Here are five quick tips to help build community while you’re online with your students [source](https://blog.mahabali.me/educational-technology-2/five-easy-tips-for-building-community-online/)

  • Why Wordle Works

    > Something crucial IMO is that you can’t get behind in Wordle. Just like you can’t binge on Wordle games, you can’t develop a backlog of Wordle games either. “I should really catch up on Wordle,” is something no one has said, which may make it feel easier to pick it back up. [source](https://danmeyer.substack.com/p/why-wordle-works-according-to-desmos)

  • Email = Carbon

    > By simply stopping unnecessary niceties such as “thank you” emails we could collectively save a lot of carbon emissions. If every adult in the UK sent one less “thank you” email, it could save 16,433 tonnes of carbon a year – the equivalent to taking 3,334 diesel cars off the road, according to energy…

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