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Digitally Literate #209

Sometimes you gotta flyDigitally Lit #209 – 8/10/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to issue #209 of Digitally Literate. In this newsletter I distill the news of the week in technology into an easy-to-read resource. Thank you for reading. Please subscribe if you haven’t already. This week I sent out the…

Teaching in the Age of School Shootings

Teaching in the Age of School Shootings by Jeneen Interlandi (nytimes.com)

What happens to teachers who are forced to act as first responders?

Jeneen Interlandi in The New York Times. All annotations in context. Teachers were the first responders. Before police officers and medics arrived, they gathered sobbing, vomiting, bleeding kids into the safest rooms they could find, then locked the doors and kept vigil with them through the stunned and terrified wait. They shepherded the injured to…

Predicting Active Shooter Events: Are Regional Homogeneity, Intolerance, Dull Lives, and More Guns Enough Deterrence?

Predicting Active Shooter Events: Are Regional Homogeneity, Intolerance, Dull Lives, and More Guns Enough Deterrence? (ResearchGate)

Research in Crime and Delinquency from Richard B. Duque, E.J. LeBlanc, & Robert Rivera. Abstract: Based upon a secondary analysis of 2016 General Social Survey (GSS) data, this study identifies regional “Heterogeneity”, “Tolerance”, “Life is Exciting”, “Lack of Confidence in Institutions” and “Gun Ownership” effects related to the frequency of Active Shooter events, which occurred…

The School Shootings That Weren't

The School Shootings That Weren’t

Anya Kamenetz on NPR’s Morning Edition. How many times per year does a gun go off in an American school? The reports from the U.S. Department of Education are apparently way off. This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, “nearly 240 schools … reported at least 1 incident involving…

Arming Teachers And Expelling Students Is Not The Answer To School Shootings, And It's Dangerous

Arming Teachers And Expelling Students Is Not The Answer To School Shootings, And It’s Dangerous (Learning Policy Institute)

What can we do to end #SchoolShootings? Give students the tools that can help them resolve conflicts peaceably and lead to success later in life.

Post by Linda Darling-Hammond in the Learning Policy Institute blog. All annotations in context. These social-emotional learning practices have been found in hundreds of studies to reduce negative behavior and violence in schools, making schools safer while also increasing academic achievement. The guidance builds on what we know about how to increase school safety through “conflict…

It’s the Guns

It’s the Guns (The Atlantic)

The outrage after Parkland set off a moral reckoning and awakening—there’s a simple explanation for school shootings.

Commentary from David Frum in The Atlantic following the school shooting at Santa Fe High School outside of Houston, TX. Americans of high-school age are 82 times more likely to die from a gun homicide than 15- to 19-year-olds in the rest of the developed world.   Only 30 percent of Americans own guns. Thus far, that minority has…