Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Jeffrey O. Thomas
75 followers -
Educator
Educator

75 followers
About
Jeffrey O. Thomas's posts

Post has attachment
helpful discussion about the embargo of Qatar

Post has attachment
I am part of the Qatar Concert Choir that provided backing vocals for this beautiful patriotic music video. 

Post has attachment
ClassDojo is infiltrating our school, bypassing our expensive PlusPortals student/parent/teacher communication methods. ClassDojo is well-designed, sexy, costs no money, and it targets the sweet spot for informal connections. This article promotes the term "Platform Capitalism" which I like -- I am waiting for ClassDojo to try to sell us a subscription, to make us an offer we cannot refuse because they have locked up the most-used connections between classroom and parents. It is obvious that we have lost control; but does that really matter, when the app is so cool? And do we care whether the capitalist monetizes the data we freely provide?

Post has attachment
Amusing Ourselves to Death, indeed! Neil Postman's son hits this nail on the head. We must encourage our schools to teach more research and analytical skills.

Post has attachment
This is more than a recapitulation of the "Kids These Days" complaint?  Prof. Bauerlein here outlines 3 cogent arguments for slow-reading.  He carefully links adolescents' difficulty to the ever-increasing speed of communication tools.  I will take this to heart in my last few months of teaching English literature, and will support DEAR time in my IT position at my new school!

Post has attachment
How much is my personal data worth?  I'm old, so they can't collect too much about me -- but I worry about our children, who will accumulate so much personal information in so many commercialized and political databases that they will be easy picking for a rogue CIA or telemarketer.

Post has attachment
A thoughtful writer comes up with explanations for Interactive WhiteBoards' tepid success in helping students, and great success in selling product to administrators.  Lesson: now sell your stock in Promethean.

Post has attachment
chris thomas was tagged in Jeffrey O. Thomas's album.
Photo

Post has attachment
chris thomas was tagged in Jeffrey O. Thomas's album.
Photo

Post has attachment
chris thomas was tagged in Jeffrey O. Thomas's album.
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded