Richard Chang on the EdTech NOW Podcast

Our guest today is Richard Chang, former associate editor of THE Journal, education technology and arts and entertainment writer, and adjunct instructor at Glendale Community College. We talk about sourcing news on the web, fact checking, and the danger of plagiarizing sources online. Noah Geisel in the interviewer and Lee Schneider is the co-host. EdTech NOW is sponsored by Stackup, the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.net (stackup.net). We post all episodes on SoundCloud and ITunes. Visit us on Medium for show archives and notes.

Key Takeaways:

“I know that Common Sense Media offers some guidelines check them out on the Web site as to how to distinguish real news from fake news” Richard at 1:32 “If there are a lot of anonymous sources and there’s not a lot of real experts …

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Tim Whitaker of Mighty Writers on Cult-Tech

Mighty Writers was founded in 2009 with the mission to teach kids to think clearly and write with clarity. The organization offers free after school academies, writing workshops, teen scholar programs, mentorships and college prep classes at centers in four diverse Philadelphia neighborhoods. Tim Whitaker, executive director of Mighty Writers, joins Lee on the podcast.

Tim began his career teaching fifth and sixth grade in Philadelphia before becoming a writer and editor. He was the editor of Philadelphia Weekly (1994—2008), and previously the editor of PhillySport and Pittsburgh magazines. Whitaker was a head writer at NBC Radio and has written for The New York Times, Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also the author of “Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen.”

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Key Takeaways:

“You know I think that you know our big mantra around here is to think clearly and …

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CTRL Collective on Cult/Tech Transcript

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[00:00:04]

Lee Schneider: It’s the Cult/Tech podcast. I’m Lee Schneider. Joining me today are David Brin and Taleia Mueller of CTRL Collective. Welcome to the podcast to you both.

David Brin and Taleia Muelle: Thank you.

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Taleia: So CTRL Collective is a co-working space. We really wanted to be able to offer entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies a place with a lot of soul, a lot of heart, to drive them and propel them forward in their field.  So  we created a space that really is community focused where we base everything ..

Lee: The space operates on its own version of the 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of your time you’re working on your own project, Twenty percent of the time you’re giving back to the community.

[00:00:47]

Taleia: So we’ve done toy drives,  we’ve done food charity things where we get all sorts of food donated. We’ve done soup kitchens.

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David: Then we set out to figure out how to make that community a little bit …

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Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind the Firefox browser, announced today a new program to combat online misinformation. The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative is a four-pronged effort concentrating on new products, internet literacy, research and loosely defined “creative interventions.”  Read more at the link:

Source: Mozilla wants to matter more in the fight against misinformation

Kern County agricultural officials announced Tuesday that they are issuing more than $50,000 in fines against two companies for violating pesticide rules in connection with an incident that sickened 37 farmworkers in May. The firms facing penalties are Sun Pacific, the produce company behind the popular Cuties mandarins and clementines, and Grapeman Farms.

Source: Produce Company Behind Popular ‘Cuties’ Fined Over Pesticide Drift

Cheryl Clements of PieShell Cult/Tech Transcript

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This transcript has been edited for clarity.

Lee Schneider: It’s the Cult/Tech podcast. I’m Lee Schneider. Joining me today is Cheryl Clements, the founder and CEO of PieShelll. PieShell is a crowdfunding platform that emboldens and empowers food and beverage entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.

Hey Cheryl, welcome to the podcast.

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Cheryl Clements: Hi, Lee. Thanks so much for having me.

Lee: First, just tell me a little bit about your background. Why are you the person to be doing this?

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Cheryl: Oh I love and adore food and come from a long line of what, back in the day, were called hard working women. Now we get fancy names like entrepreneurs. But they were always in the food space and so I’ve always loved that, and I adore technology, and the two of them coming together have worked really well. I’ve worked about 18 years in installing a large software package called SAP. And they always say to take two things that you love the most in a try and make …

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