Many parents wonder: How harmful excessive exposure to electronic media can be

The Effects of Too Much Screen Time on Children’s Vision School screen time coupled with at-home smart device usage can on an average expose a student aged 8-18 years to media for more than ten hours a day. Children overly immersed in this technology and not otherwise challenged can become socially stunted and ridden with ...

Join Our Twitter Campaign to End Corporate Surveillance of Students

Join Our Twitter Campaign to End Corporate Surveillance of Students
Dear Stop Corporate Surveillance in Classrooms Supporters, We invite you all to a Twitter blitz! This blitz will begin Sunday, September 23rd and last through the month of October. Each of you will create your own tweets and we will retweet one another. Let’s each try and think of a new one for each week. ...

Ed Tech and Social Engineering: Present Tense

Original post at https://wrenchinthegears.com/2018/09/13/our-future-as-social-machines/ from Alison McDowell This spring I visited Boston for an education conference, and while there I spent an afternoon exploring MIT and Harvard with a friend. I wanted to see with my own eyes the spaces where these destructive policies of social impact investing (Harvard) and digital economics and Human-Computer Interaction (MIT) ...

How Competency-based Education Connects to Corporate Colonization

chart created by Morna McDermott

Webinar: Stop Corporate Surveillance In Schools

Classrooms, Not Computers has found a new title for its campaign — Stop Corporate Surveillance in Schools: A Movement Supporting People-Powered Classrooms Without Corporate Data Mined Students. SCSS will be holding its second webinar on Sept 11 from 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern/5:00-6:00 pm Pacific.  Register here: https://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/EPSABDST2VZ3OVVI Our goal in this webinar is twofold. First, we will provide ...

Take Action

Stop Corporate Surveillance in Schools supports the work of Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood and the Children’s Screen Time Action Network. They have a new and vital action for psychologists and psychiatrists to take to protect children from corporate surveillance. We are reposting it here but the original link is here as well. Action Network members are taking ...

Block Chain, Self-Sovereign Identity, and Selling off of Humanity

This is reblogged from www.wrenchinthegear.com It’s time activists began to develop a working knowledge of Blockchain and self-sovereign digital identity, because these are the mechanisms that will drive the transition to IoT monitoring for the purposes of Pay for Success deal evaluation. I created a slide share about Blockchain as part of a “Smart Cities” ...

Popular Resistance Classrooms Not Computers National Teach-in

Popular Resistance Classrooms Not Computers National Teach-in
Join us for a one-and-a-half hour in depth discussion about how education corporations are pushing computer-based learning on students and data mining while crowding out classroom-based instruction. Governmental and private interests are pushing for more technology driven solutions to the problems facing our public schools and our students, even though studies show online learning is ...

Popular Resistance Classrooms Not Computers National Teach-in

Popular Resistance Classrooms Not Computers National Teach-in
Join us for a one-and-a-half hour in depth discussion about how education corporations are pushing computer-based learning on students and data mining while crowding out classroom-based instruction. Governmental and private interests are pushing for more technology driven solutions to the problems facing our public schools and our students, even though studies show online learning is ...

Biocapitalism, Corporate Colonialism and Education Policy

Biocapitalism, Corporate Colonialism and Education Policy
As this article Harpers from 1997 clearly describes, “Scratch the surface of information and biotech revolutions ….and what one discovers underneath is a ‘control revolution’….a massive transfer of power from beauracries to individuals and corporations. In an unregulated control revolution free markets and consumer choice become even more dominant forces and in virtually every arena social regulation gives ...