Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.
This week in the wrap … first, this is really odd and rather disturbing, but parents and educators should be aware of this: the first article below is an in-depth look at bizarre content, mostly on YouTube, aimed at kids. Just click to 18:00 in this twisted “kiddie” vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXjJdv5fj5k and ask yourself “Why?” (note: I am very pleased to learn that this weird video has been taken offline and YouTube has responded to this trend – see the comment below – KW). Apparently, AI is being used to create thousands of these twisted videos that appeal to kids visually and to parents because they purport to teach, but a close look reveals that something is seriously not right here (why the joker as a protagonist?; why the machine guns?). Moving on … a new web site for creating online games for teaching and learning, a bunch of “How To's” for hyperdocs, visit the web site for Random Hack of Kindness Jr. and learn about the fun way they are introducing kids to coding for the sake of helping their communities in some way, and there's more to explore!
I strongly urge teachers, parents, and techs to read this: “Something is wrong on the internet”. Massive amounts of bizarre, violent, twisted vids on YT aimed at young kids
Blended Play: New Website for Creating Online Games
Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers
SETDA: States need to find common ground on personalized learning
Congrats to @SocraticOrg on hitting 100 million views!
Are Big Tech Companies Doing Right by America’s Students?
Augmented reality could soon transform the way children are taught
This is so cool: Random Hacks of Kindness – Kids Coding for a Cause
Peers Guide 9th Graders Through ‘Make-or-Break' Year
NEW! Time Savers for Teachers