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Working persistently to facilitate learning in the cloud
Working persistently to facilitate learning in the cloud

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#CensorshipMachine. Help #SaveYourInternet: #DeleteArt13

Dear MEP

The vote on 20 June on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market could cause irreparable damage to the Internet as a whole, the fundamental rights and freedoms that our countries were built on, the entire EU economy, whilst creating legal uncertainty for decades to come. It is therefore crucial that you vote against the Article 13 compromise amendment from Rapporteur MEP Axel Voss and for the deletion of Article 13. I need you to stand up against this unbalanced proposal. To explain why, I would like to refer you to the some of the numerous letters and analyses sent previously by various experts, which set out why Article 13 is bad for:

The Internet as a whole: Over 70 Internet pioneers and experts have rallied behind Sir Tim Berners-Lee to address an open letter [1], on 12 June 2018, to the European Parliament wherein they urge you to vote for the deletion of Article 13 for the sake of the Internet’s future, as it “would mandate Internet platforms to embed an automated infrastructure for monitoring and censorship deep into their networks”.

Fundamental rights: Over 50 NGOs representing human rights and media freedom addressed an open letter [2], on 16 October 2017, to the European Parliament asking you to delete Article 13, as it “would violate the freedom of expression set out in (…) the Charter of Fundamental Rights” and “provoke such legal uncertainty that online services will have no other option than to monitor, filter and block EU citizens’ communications”.

Legal certainty in the EU: Academics from 25 leading Intellectual Property research centres in Europe have published an open letter [3], on 26 April 2018, pointing out that there is scientific consensus on the fact that Article 13 “threaten[s] the user participation benefits of the e-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC)”. On 17 October 2017, 56 respected academics co-signed a recommendation [4] warning that Article 13 “contains imbalanced, undefined legal concepts that make it incompatible with the existing acquis”.

The European economy: European innovative media publishers have expressed [5] their concerns around Article 13, who consider that “these rules are bad news for publishers who rely on an open and competitive internet to source, create and disseminate stories to their readers”. Allied for Startups explains [6] that “the suggested filtering technology will raise the cost of launching a startup in Europe and drive talent away”.

Thank you!

[1] https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/12/article13letter.pdf
[2] https://www.liberties.eu/en/news/delete-article-thirteen-open-letter/13194
[3] https://www.create.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/OpenLetter_EU_Copyright_Research_Centres_26_04_2018.pdf
[4] https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3054967
[5] http://mediapublishers.eu/2017/11/18/members-voice-why-should-publishers-worry-about-article-13-of-the-copyright-reform/
[6] http://www.thedigitalpost.eu/2017/channel-startup-economy/filtering-obligations-dont-torpedo-startups-in-europe

#CensorshipMachine. Help #SaveYourInternet: #DeleteArt13
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Hvem gavner det med en forsidehistorie om de 10% af lærerne, der ikke har lært flere strategier til anvendelse af it i undervisningen?
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Free 90-minutes “Crash Course in Design Thinking” from Stanford's d.school https://vimeo.com/204254753 #GoogleEI #DesignThinking
Take a Free Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School
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'...In 'More Now', Mark Wagner explores: Courageous Leaders, Empowered Teachers, Student Agency, Inspiring Spaces, Robust Infrastructure and Engaged Communities...'


Looking forward to this read.
I'm getting excited about this. The presale link will be available soon, and the book comes out before the end of the month. We should have copies at ISTE!

And, yes, that's Finn. :)
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'Apple fans ... say that a MacBook Pro can run the Chrome browser and gain all the benefits of a Chromebook, as well as all the benefits and leading-edge content-creation tools of a far more elegant, better designed and better engineered device.

Windows users carp that Chromebooks are cute, but not serious business tools. The Surface Book 2 is also a tiny laptop, they say, but a real computer.

Linux developers concede Chromebooks are interesting but argue they can’t be used for software development.

But these obsolete stereotypes are not compatible with the new reality of Chromebooks.'
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Google Keep is such a powerful tool for giving students feedback!
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Overvejer DU hvad computer-baseret tænkning kommer til at betyde?
Search is Changing

The question is, are you taking all this into account?
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10 grunde til at blive Google certified educator
10 Reasons to Become a Google Certified Educator (infographic and video)

Want to know what all the fuss is about? I am asked this question all the time, “What are the benefits of becoming a Google Certified Educator?” So I put together this handy infographic and video to talk about the 10 Reasons to Become a Google Certified Educator.

https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/10-reasons-become-google-certified-educator-infographic-video/


#googleCE #gttribe #gsuiteedu #edtech #shakeuplearning #tpt
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