But how effective is that outlet if individual citizens– even purported journalists (not including you)– can just "hide" or "snooze" comments on the platform?

While taking down the President is one thing- on the opposite side, individuals on the platform are creating a sanitary environment, not allowing for true in-depth discussion, and preventing any comments that don't agree with their own.

Is this really the "public square" that you envisioned? Is it right for a journalist (again, not meaning you) to hide or delete comments that don't agree with their thesis?

Is the takedown of the President just another symptom of Toxic Positiviity on the platform?


The Student Reporting Labs of PBS Newshour has been going strong for years. Now is educators’ chance to usher in a new era of reporting.

Journalism needs us now more that ever. With the blistering attack that the media is getting from the left and the right, whether it’s the non-stop sputtering of Hillary’s emails, or Sean Spicer unloading “alternative facts” in a White House press briefing, the role of the journalist has never been…


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Helping teachers to grasp new technology has, over the years, been a challenge, as any school technology coordinator will tell you. Sitting in staff meetings when the proverbial naysayers question the direction of technology in the classroom is a routine part of the process. …


President Obama, in a presidential proclamation, proclaimed the week of June 17th, 2016 as the “Week of Making” all across the United States.

Having just returned from The White House for the kickoff to the Week of Making and witnessing the Champions for Change event, celebrating makers from all over…


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Twitter ignored how its small, dedicated communities were using its service, and now it’s suffering because of it.

We’re reading it everywhere right now: Twitter is dead.

One of my favorite writers and tweeters is Mathew Ingram, a writer for Fortune and one of those journalists who makes themselves extremely accessible on Twitter. You can usually expect him to respond to your tweets, like a modern journalist does…


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This holiday season is turning out to be a great season for Virtual Reality. Verizon stores are giving away free Google Cardboard headsets. What is Google Cardboard? It turns your smart phone into a virtual reality headset! You can’t beat free, and you can’t beat VR!

Why is this important…


Brace Yourselves for a New Wave of Classroom Integration

By Daniel Rezac

Every year in the last days of June, twenty-thousand educators gather for what could be known as the “Auto Show” of education technology. The ISTE conference, as it’s known, showcases the latest innovations happening in the ed…


For those of us who aren’t educators, Twitter for teachers is an entirely different beast. It’s not about celebrities; it’s about connecting and sharing.

There was a time a few years ago when, for the tech-education zealots, Twitter was the thing. Every education conference had its own hashtag (and still…


This post is also cross-posted to my blog HyprFocal.com. You can connect with me there or follow me @drezac for more about education and the media.

Sometimes it’s good to get a dose of reality.

Last April I stumbled upon an EdSurge post entitled, “Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate…


It Breaks Every Time

Just listened to This Week in Google with Jeff Jarvis and Leo Laporte. Great show, which is getting to be less and less about Google, and more about Jeff’s increasingly innovative ideas about how we can change journalism and the news.

I find it fascinating how Leo Laporte’s model for…

Daniel Rezac

Senior Education Partnerships Lead at @gotynker. Veteran educator. Film School reject. Ally of good journalism.

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