TechTalk Roundtable 24 | Facebook Knows Who Your SiGo is!

ChrisJamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips

Articles of the Week


  1. Facebook Data Scientists Know Who Your Lover Is – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic
    novel method of network analysis will help researchers identify your significant other, even if you decline to post that information online.
  2. Jonathan Harris
    Please watch this. Jonathan Harris: Different Ways of Looking
  3. Technology and Education
    Incredibly though provoking and counter-cultural. A must-read. “Scientific revolutions happen because brave minds search for possible explanations outside of the box, in unexplored territories. But how can algorithms that lock us in a particular mindset—usually the developer’s worldview—even enable us to question our basic assumptions about nature?”
  4. Definition Of Digital Citzenship
    As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digitalcitizenship becomes increasingly important. Which begs the question: what is digital citizenship?

Tech Tips 


  1. Flipgrid
    Teachers create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms. Give your students a voice.
  2. Mind Mapping Software – Create Mind Maps online
  3. Lifehacker video describes OS X Mavericks secret features | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
    It’s always fun to find out what all the new hidden features that an operating system upgrade provides, and OS X Mavericks is chock-full of goodies. The folks over at Lifehacker put together a quick video that shows off a number of features that you may not have known about. If you’ve come up with any interesting shortcuts or features that aren’t widely known, let us know in the comments.
  4. Apple’s been selling three different iPhone models at once for a few years now—last year’s model for $100 less than this year’s, with the two-years-gone model as a free phone with two-year contract. But the announcement of the iPhone 5c changes the iPhone buying calculus in a big way.




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