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

Building a Movement, Community by Community

  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. Our mission is the same – to build a community-based movement to dismantle the corporate-driven policies and practices in schools that lead to violations of student privacy, ...

Webinar Recording and Campaign Updates 1

Webinar Recording and Campaign Updates
  The Classrooms, Not Computers Campaign had an amazing first webinar. Alison McDowell (www.wrenchinthegears) took attendees through 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. We explored how governmental and private interests are pushing for more technology driven solutions to ...

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 ...

Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood: A victory for Maryland students

Bill signing for HB1110, April 24, 2018ill signing for HB1110, April 24, 2018 The original news announcement can be found at: http://commercialfreechildhood.org/blog/support-maryland-guidelines-screen-time-schools  A victory for Maryland students Maryland will lead the way in tempering the health impacts of screens in schools, thanks to an advocate who showed how one person can truly make a difference. ...