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  1. Sep 2017
    1. “the youth.”)

      which is a comparatively new concept

    2. And so: the quantified parent. The quantified baby. The quantified child. The quantified family. The quantifiedbedroom. The quantified bathroom. The quantified laundry room. The quantified kitchen. Quantifiedfeedings. Quantified diaper changes. Quantified nap times. Quantified gurgles. Quantified smiles. Quantifiedword use. Quantified play.

      It sounds pretty scary. It's also the part that left me the deepest impression of this whole talk.

    3. You can monitor them wherever they go without you: in their bedroom, in theirclassroom.

      The parents monitoring is pretty conflicted. On one hand kids haven't developed a complete world view or value, so it's necessary to provide with guidance and assistance. On the other hand, it might cause teenagers to be rebellious and insecure.

    4. These technologies both failed to achievewidespread adoption, according to Benjamin and Nielsen-Gamman, because they were seen as subvertingvaluable human relationships – relationships necessary to child development.

      All the children-rearing machines or technologies are trying to use "taking burden off the shoulder of the parents especially the mother" as their marketing scheme or selling point, however, do parents really want to miss the crucial moments when they are supposed to establish relationships with their children?

    5. But most damning, perhaps, was the photo that accompanied the article: the Skinner babyenclosed in the crib, with her face and hands pressed up against the glass.

      Even if the baby is smiling, it makes parents uncomfortable. It reminds me of little animals people observe for entertaining purpose or people in a camp.

    6. that this fantasy of the robot companion or caretaker has its own, long history – stories thatelicit fear as often as comfort.

      "The uncanny valley" is the hypothesis that human replicas which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit feelings of eeriness and revulsion (or uncanniness) among some observers. So tech companies have stopped the effort to make robots resemble human.

    7. I’m not sure those in education technology always want totalk about this consumer framework – we like to pretend we use technology because it will “improveteaching and learning,” not because we’ve been heavily marketed certain products and certain stories aboutthe necessity of our technology consumption.

      The speaker does't want to put the focus on ed tech in this talk, but to examine the history of technologies of home so that she can also examine the social and economic history related to home education/ child raising tech.

    8. What dowe expect this technology to do? How does this technology actually function? Who does it benefit? Whatdoes it signal? Whose values, whose imagination does it reflect? Who builds it? Who buys it?

      The main topic of this talk. "Who" is also a very important question to address to. (from foundational perspectives in education reform class)

    9. We prefer to think of ourselves as professors or pedagogues orscholars or students, not as consumers or users.

      Education sometimes cannot get away with doing business.

    10. LMS

      Learning management system

    11. I’m interested in what we believe technology will do. I’minterested in why we believe technology will work, and in why technology is featured so prominently instories about the future. Why and where.

      I didn't realize this notion until the speaker pointed out here. How all the movies depicts the future as droids replacing human, augmented reality or VR, as if technology equals the future.

    1. aredirect

      In the case of China, i think it's quite different. There's no segregation but less developed area and region, like the north west, government is also trying to get more educated young people to go there

    2. bar

      "Bar" here meaning barrier, people don't want to change old things that works but open to new intervention, aren't these two things conflicting?

    3. And perhaps the most obvious ofthose has been an increased tolerance for half-baked plans.

      Parents don't really want the school to experiment but play safe because their kids are involved.

    4. The ostensible brokenness of public education, it seems, is notmerely a talking point; it is also an article of faith.

      My lack of knowledge in American public education prevents me from fully understand the author's firm belief in public education.

    5. some policy elites really believe the fake history—about a dramatic riseand tragic fall.

      Who made the fake history?

    6. Finally, consider the outcomes produced by the educational system.

      The author feels that America has made improvement on teachers' qualification, school curriculum and educational system for example college enrollment is at its highest right now.

    7. For most of American history, teachersreceived no training at all,

      One main problem is the teacher. Lack of qualification, experience and professional/ continual training. Though it has improved a lot, there are still a lot of things to be done.

    8. As Michelle Rhee’s group, StudentsFirst,declares: Americans can “work together to fix this broken system.”

      Who is this guy and what is Students First? What are they trying to do?