Thursday, May 31, 2012

co working

thanks Ben

wasting time

George Haines (@George_Haines)
5/31/12 5:58 AM
For the people who encourage kids to drop…

As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show.This growing time-wasting gap, policy makers and researchers say, is more a reflection of the ability of parents to monitor and limit how children use technology than of access to it.

who's to say what wasting time is.

aren't we wasting an awful lot of time, by saying we are freeing people up, yet still looking over their shoulder with a check list. how will that ever get us to breathtaking? to quality of life?

perhaps we haven't really set people free, perhaps we haven't gone deep enough on what equity really is, what success really is...  perhaps we are the ones wasting time.

and money:
The new divide is such a cause of concern for the Federal Communications Commission that it is considering a proposal to spend $200 million to create a digital literacy corps. This group of hundreds, even thousands, of trainers would fan out to schools and libraries to teach productive uses of computers for parents, students and job seekers.

afghan schools

Whitney Johnson (@daredreamdo)
5/31/12 6:13 AM
"Education is the backbone of a country," @gaylelemmon reports on Afghan schools


Harold Jarche (@hjarche)
5/31/12 5:45 AM
@CBCNews: Neil Macdonald: Why the world is deaf to Syria's screams” excellent, but painful, analysis HT @cbmackay

My editors felt that if innocents in Syria are dying for their freedom, the least we can do is look at the evidence of their suffering.
But now what?


thanks Jennifer

shelley wright

Shelley Wright (@wrightsroom)
5/30/12 9:57 PM
I blogged

Kids need experiences that encourage myelination.

Seth's Blog: Getting serious about experimentation

Seth's Blog: Getting serious about experimentation

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

whimsy matters


Crystal Landscape 7-6, Longmont 9-3
LONGMONT -- Thompson Valley's top summer team showed some youth in its first game against Longmont, but quickly rebounded to split their NCBL opener. A lineup of fresh faces put together 17 hits between the two games and received a brilliant pitching effort from Kevin Laws in the nightcap.
Garrett Smith, leading off, had three hits and scored three runs, and Sam Hardy went 2-for-3 with two runs in the second game for Bruce Kelly's team. The Eagles also played well defensively, with highlight-reel plays from a number of positions in the field.
"I really like our defense, even though we are young we are rock solid," Kelly said. "Sam over at first base, he pulled a rabbit out of his hat a couple of times.
"Kevin pitched a real gem. He's been working on a curveball and he used it three or four times, and it was very effective."

jennifer sertl

formality is one of efficiencies many enemies.. via 
w/all the resources available today there is no excuse not to know your people. via  -tech wants to help us get back to us
the key to dealing with diversity is curiosity. via 
it's expensive to require people to follow rules for no intrinsic reason. via 
stifling individuality is expensive p. 105 via 
instead of responding to their change.. you need to be there in the midst of their change. p. 97 via 
it's nice to get good news, but what you're really after is bad news and the opportunity to fix what is broken.. p. 96 via 

david hodgson

There’s no fixed sense of what is possible. 
I knew that something would happen in the moving forward.”

Seth's Blog: "Perhaps your anxiety is specific to magicians"

Seth's Blog: "Perhaps your anxiety is specific to magicians"

Monday, May 28, 2012


@pammoran How free bikes help girls in India go 2 HS & lower dropout rates @gravesle @catherinecronin @monk51295 @maryannreilly

Weezie Yancey-Siegel


tomorrow went lowercase

Brad Feld (@bfeld)
5/28/12 7:23 AM
Seeing the Future in Science Fiction : The New Yorker… via@NewYorker

the river.. seeing other people who thought that way

connected canada

George Couros (@gcouros)
5/28/12 7:07 AM
Hey #ConnectedCA participants...did you add your name to this list?…

hendylou (@hendylou)
5/28/12 4:11 AM
late-night-early-morning-can't-sleep blog post #connectedca this wknd-seriously the sun is coming up, go to bed Lindy…

johny jones

we could... spend this next year... waking each other up..

empathy as currency

pammoran (@pammoran)
5/28/12 4:48 AM
Empathy as currency of learning RT @boadams1 @deacs84 reflects on #edu180atl: laura deisley via @edu180atl

jose baldala

Jose Baldaia (@Jabaldaia)
5/28/12 3:34 AM
TY RT @anamvenegas: "@benignopf: “@Jabaldaia: Imagine the possibility that something could be #designthinking”"

max mckeown

Max McKeown (@MaxMckeown)
5/28/12 3:26 AM
Do you listen with impatience?#leadership


DML Central (@dmlcentral)
5/27/12 8:20 AM
A youth's learning environment is 'the third teacher'

Darcy I have this talent, and I have to see where it might be relevant to the curriculum, the same thing goes for technology. 

why do we do this? wondering what we might be missing out on..

whimsy matters.

how very lovely is this - the first few minutes of kids talking about the book w/o words:

nic askew

the opportunity for such a glance exists everywhere. and always.

oh my.
this one - narrated by Nic...

Seth's Blog: Thriving in a wet environment

Seth's Blog: Thriving in a wet environment

Sunday, May 27, 2012

war vets


About 18 veterans kill themselves each day. Thousands from the current wars have already done so. In fact, the number of U.S. soldiers who have died by their own hand is now estimated to be greater than the number (6,460) who have died in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.

tweets on may 27

look at the collection of things I mailed you just in the last 30min.
crazy. the things we think about.. write about...  the things we don't just do.

Joe Bower (@joe_bower)
5/26/12 2:06 PM
I often find myself advocating 4 kids in a way that protects their mental health needs from needs of education system

Alec Ross (@AlecJRoss)
5/27/12 3:19 AM
Hillary Clinton "Those who perpetrated this atrocity must be identified and held to account."

brian (@iEducator)
5/27/12 3:52 AM
Why Are YouTube Video Views Falling?

Naomi Epstein (@naomishema)
5/27/12 3:37 AM
About Kindness.... and The Way it Comes Back to You via @CeciELT#eltchat #efl #esl

Kes Sampanthar (@KesSampanthar)
5/27/12 3:46 AM
Why We Lie - Dan Ariely's foray into (dis)honesty

Amy White (@amytwhite)
5/27/12 3:49 AM
The Most Comma Mistakes:


Doug Peterson (@dougpete)
5/27/12 4:18 AM
10 Reasons To Quit Your Job Right Now! via @zite


Doug Peterson (@dougpete)
5/27/12 4:20 AM
If students are digital natives why don't they like our e-learning? via @zite


Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu)
5/27/12 8:11 AM
Testing turns more parents to #homeschooling via "@GrumpyEducators: - parents look to…#edreform

mark pesce

Jennifer Sertl (@JenniferSertl)
5/27/12 6:37 AM
Disconnect to Connect…by @mpesce

 The self itself is under threat, not because of the erosion of privacy, or the inversion of public and private spaces, but because we can not find the time to tend it.

pesce is brilliant

nothing to prove

JackieGerstein Ed.D. (@jackiegerstein)
5/27/12 7:02 AM
Collaborative Learning due to social intelligence, wicked problems, and network culture via@HuffPostEdu

what if.. the mindset is different.. what if it is as simple as setting people free. in spaces where they have nothing to prove.. I believe, we would then not only start solving wicked problems.. we might just quit creating them.

Seth's Blog: Emergency room doctors

Seth's Blog: Emergency room doctors

nothing new.
but requires a change in mindset.

this could happen via public ed.. no?

Saturday, May 26, 2012


I want to paint them
a compelling picture
A man gaining himself
through others
Society... school

A tall man, with white teeth
He shines in the light
A man who has everything
The life
A boat
A wife

Yet as the picture develops
They see
That everything for the man is
A yearning for
That is not nothing
But self

A glimmer
A speck of hope
Its vast
Its magnanimous

Self seen
The man for who he IS
he looks free
He looks without need
His everything is now full

The turning of the man
A gaze
Toward the viewer
His eyes
A true reflection
Of lost self

A realization
A self found
At the painting
Of a Picture


jeff lebow

always learning.. from jeff lebow

human cooperation

Howard Rheingold (@hrheingold)
5/25/12 5:39 PM
Evolution of cooperation: channeling tribal instincts via symbol systems #cooplit



via Wesch on fb


saul kaplan


via scott

jennifer sertl

p. ?
companies (perhaps ed) that fall in love w/making improvements may miss the opportunity for transformational change. via

p. 96
most aren't telling you ..
telling only what thy think they are supposed to

p. 96
it's nice to get good news, but what you're really after is bad news and the opportunity to fix what is broken.. 

p. 97 instead of responding to their change.. you need to be there in the midst of their change. 

stifling individuality is expensive p. 105 via @JenniferSertl

it's expensive to require people to follow rules for no intrinsic reason. via @JenniferSertl

the key to dealing with diversity is curiosity. via @JenniferSertl

w/all the resources available today there is no excuse not to know your people. via @JenniferSertl -tech wants to help us get back to us

formality is one of efficiencies many enemies.. via @JenniferSertl

formality creates extra work and unnecessary constraints.. via @JenniferSertl

from her brilliant soul book

Jennifer Sertl (@JenniferSertl)
5/25/12 5:26 AM
Business Strategy + Self Awareness Agility3R… w/ #FF @raesmaa @johnsonwhitney @jhagel@digitaltonto

sandymaxey (@sandymaxey)
5/26/12 5:45 AM
What if every corporate leader recognized power of place? Hseih's startup as a force for #urban development?

"In times of rapid change learners inherit the earth .. the learned find themselves equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."

imagination requires a peculiar effort of mind which is not required for understanding. - Descartes p. 51

game on.