Monday, April 30, 2012

howard rheingold

my first intro to howard was this podcast.. i believe my first one ever.

dean shareski hosting- alec couros in there and rick
edtech-posse-5-6-chatting-with-howard-rheingold/ - 2009

7 min in - we're smarter at finding each other - howard
12:20 -  a refreshing mechanism - alec

14:20 - hangout - networked individualism - at the moment - our venn diagrams intersect - howard
15:12 - when you get ticked - you announce you are leaving.. that doesn't work on twitter - howard

15:40 - what takes place in a classroom
17:09 - wesch - the master
18:20 - a way out of the conundrum of assumed content - howard
18:45 - students expecting content -
20 - expertise lies not in content but in connection - alec
21:40 - kids in uni - 12+ years - good at being in an environment where they are told what to do - dean
28:57 - micro lecture format
29:40 - lectures are for telling students what's important in the reading you know they are not going to do - howard
30 - something in my gut tells me - lecturing students is not right - howard

30:45 - what's the value of being together in a room - dean
this is what hit me.. and i remember the podcast... and howard and dean and alec for

32:15 - kids in couros and shareski's rooms - think they are going to change the world.. fired up - rick

34:45 - i was too antsie to be in a classroom - howard - i see that person who i am out there talking them. they are either broken by the system.. or working it

35:20 - and these are the success stories of the system

40:35 - whoa sonja livingston

40: 40 - mindfulness, knowing what to pay attention to
43:20 - the meta-skill, is my  mind just wandering or do i need to pay attention to certain skill
44 - howard doing the - shut off for a minute - a probe of mindfulness - not telling you to not do things.. but to do things mindfully

47:55 - distracted by ben grey saying i'm full of crap - howard

50:45 - the community is whatever you want to project onto it
isn't about math to build a sturdy bridge.. it's about human behavior

51:50 - i think i would have to learn it with them - i think this is rick talking
54 - our minds are too fast for what we think they are - no? - howard
54:40 - having a wandering mind has gotten a bad name - howard

56 - we need to get this info out there - rick - esp what is really going on in the head of those who look distracted

so - my first intro to howard - is centered around this question.. what is the value of being together in a room. and via our learning and prototyping.. we are now saying.. create spaces of permission, with nothing to prove, spaces per choice.. gatherings that matter.
which bleeds right into the whole idea of networked individualism.

so - how important is crap detection?
good intentions out number bad ones 20 to 1. The beauty of this logic is simple - the network magnifies good intentions exponentially faster than the bad ones - good guys and girls everywhere win.
this directly from paul hughes - but i hear danah boyd saying this quite often.. our obsession with fear mongering.
others on our obsession with cyniscism...

and now - reading kathryn schulz's being wrong.. and hearing dave cormier in my head.. 
who's to say what is crap and what is not..
me - messingly thinking through all this here.

howard on net smart

my notes from reading net smart