Edcerpts are my weekly round up of interesting links and ideas I discovered on the internet. It is published on Mondays for the previous week.
- Microsoft Word has a hidden transcription tool – here’s where to find it | BGR – It’s in the web app version, not the desktop app.
- How Classroom Setup and Clutter Affect Learning and Behavior | BAM! Radio Network – A podcast that examines how a classroom looks can affect the students.
- PBL as a remedy to cheating with AI | Mike Kaechele – One way to look at assessment that is ChatGPT proof.
- These ‘Luddite’ Teens Are Abstaining From Social Media – The New York Times – The Luddite Club is a group of high school students who promote a lifestyle free from social media and technology. The club meets every Sunday in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, where members engage in activities like reading and painting. Founded by Logan Lane, a senior at Edward R. Murrow High School, who was inspired to give up her iPhone after becoming “completely consumed” by social media during lockdown.
- ChatGPT arrives in the academic world | Boing Boing – A looking into ChatGPT and what it means to education.
- Teen Discovers Anonymous Cyberbully Who Harassed Her For A Year Was Her Mother • Hollywood Unlocked – Kendra Licari, 42, was charged with two counts of stalking a minor, two counts of using a computer to commit the crime and another count of obstruction of justice. According to FBI investigators, Licari targeted her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend since last December and attempted to cover up her act by filing a complaint with the Beal City Schools‘ administration.
- This School Calls the Police on Students Every Other Day — ProPublica – Garrison School in Jacksonville, Illinois has been called out for their high student arrest rate. In the last 5 school years, there have been over 100 arrests of students as young as 9 years old.
- McGraw Hill’s S3 buckets exposed 100,000 students’ grades • The Register – The cloud is just someone else’s computer.