Episode 108 – Trademark Tim goes to Graceland


Tim, Tony and Patrick are discussing Trademark and intellectual property issues in schools and the WriteLab service that helps improve student writing. Check out the talking points below.

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Intellectual Property and Schools
a. Link: http://hackeducation.com/2015/01/14/openness-and-ownership/ by Audrey Waters of Hackeducation
b. Link: http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/1/10883856/fine-bros-entertainment-react-world-licensing by Vlad Savov of The Verge
c. The Fine Brothers trademarked “React” and YouTubers lost their minds
d. Update: They abandoned their attempts
e. Should schools go about trademarking units/lesson plans?
f. Should teachers/students be worried of this trend?
g. Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/
h. TES: https://www.tes.com/us/

Write Lab – AI and the path to better writing a. Link:http://hechingerreport.org/robo-reader-redux-can-a-curious-computer-improve-student-writing/
b. Is this a threat to teachers? Are we becoming obsolete?
c. How long until something like this is widespread and accurate? Acquisition opportunity for Google/Apple/Microsoft
d. $5 Per Semester, Per student – Current Promotion e. Hemingway App:http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

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