Saturday, March 31, 2012

hunger games

by suzanne collins

reading hunger games... my so many correlations..
is this thinking part of the movement?

p. 87.. how empty the house felt.. even from a distance..

p. 111... that's the first time I'd seen him smile. it transformed him to someone menacing.. to some one you wished you knew...

p. 123.. remember they already love you.. just be yourself..

p. 174... energized by renewed fear (disgust)
p. 175... there's no time to judge if a. move is the correct one. when there's a hiss, I act or die

p. 179.. pity does not get you aid. admiration at your refusal to give up does.

p. 208.. people that have it good.. are at a disadvantage.. they don't know how to be hungry

p. 212.. by lunch we have a plan..by early afternoon we are poised to carry it out

p. 204.. elements of expertise from unlikely people.. here - rue and her noticing abilities.. starting to carry over to katniss
p. 209..  more expertise - boy from district 3 who sets up the mines
p. 220.. katniss knows there is a solution .. makes herself focus  - there is a solution to this, i know there is, if i can only focus hard enough
p. 236.. don't hate the people hate the capital.. peeta - think of a way to show the capital they don't own me. that i'm more than ust a piece in their game
p. 238 - rue's connection to birds.. our connection to everything.., ray, i am
p. 239 - district 11 giving gift to district 12 - this is how we can make change happen.. boldness together, reaching past supposed barrier
p. 240.. when she feels unable, she sees prim watching her, and can't not go on, then to jump start herself,.. katness talking to herself - detox
p. 241... no longer running.. no longer defense.. katness to cato - i'm right here.. waiting.

p. 242.. katness believes she can win.. and it's not about knowledge or skill, it's about her connections.. to people. esp rue at that point
p. 311 - most of my life has been consumed by the acquisition of food, take that away and i'm not really sure who i am
p.354 ..  everything was about them,  not the dying boys and girls i the arena


oh my. now reading catch fire..
wasn't going to add notes here.. i was just going to read..
but p. 100..
what about the families.. the ones that can't run away.. this isn't just about saving us anymore (and I hear charters and et al screaming in my head) a
p. 111... when a sick or dying person is brought to her.. this is the only time i think my mother knows who she is
p. 122... i can't let the capital hurt prim.. and then it hits me. they already have. (let's wake up and listen to the youth around us.. to everyone.. what is more of a risk..? playing it safe is certainly not boding us well.)
p. 143... the disbelief of the chronically hungry..
p. 144... discontent was always there, of course, to some degree. but shat differed was that talk was no longer sufficient, ad the idea of taking action went from a wish toa reality
p. 205.. cinna - don't worry. i always channel my emotions into my work. that way i don't hurt anyone but myself
p. 253 - the mockingjay has come to symbolize so much more...  and i'm suddenly so afraid for him. what has he done? something terribly dangerous. and act of rebellion in itself.... don't worry i always channel my emotion sin to my work. that way i don't hurt anyone but myself.
p. 257 - how real are the tears? s this an acknowledgment that he has been stalked by the same fears i have? that every victor has? every parent in every district in panem?
p. 258 - and then it happens.. the vistors begin to join hands..an unbroken line.. first public show of unity among the districts since the dark days

and now.. mockingjay
p. 5 - some walks you have to take alone
p. 23 - re: in the arena. caesar - it costs your life. peeta - oh, no. it costs a lot more than your life. to murder innocent people. it costs everything you are.
p. 28 - i've got someone to tell my secrets to again.
p. 36 - in many ways, district 13 is even more controlling than the capital [is this not what's happening in ed..? ie: waiver of nclb has more rules perhaps, and worse.. we're believing it's a setting free]
p. 90 - [this was probably one of the hardest pages for me to read in all 3 books. the most real. these hospice type goings on. all of us - talking to teachers and kids that feel like there is no way out, they have no choice - ] - the damage, the fatigue, the imperfections, that's how they recognize me, why i belong to them. i begin to fully understand the lengths to which people have gone to protect me. what i mean to the rebels. my ongoing struggle against the capitol, which has so often felt like a solitary journey, has not been undertaken alone. i have had thousands upon thousands of people from the districts at my side.
p. 110 - therefore, his worth is not defined by a single element.... [so he focuses less on the single victories or failures]
p. 126 - i decide not to judge him without knowing more details  [chimamanda - the danger of just one story]
p. 241- all around the dining hall, you can feel the rejuvenating effect that a good meal can bring on. the way it can make people kinder, funnier, more optimistic, and remind them.... it's not a mistake to go on living. it's better than any medicine.


- mockin g  j   a    y



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Friday, March 30, 2012

howard rheingold

ah Howard. what a great book. thank you.
dang. 2003.


a lovely mix (in my mind) of pesce and kelly and ward




















some of my fav parts:

his note to Judy and Mamie - w/o you what's the point

love watching people.. figuring them out.. indulging in ongoing curiosities about them.. so reading all his ventures was lovely. his attention toward people.. refreshing.

smart mob - people wo are able to act in concert even if they don't know each other
these devices will help people coordinate actions w/others around the world - and, perhaps more importantly w/people nearby (resonate w/a quiet revolution, city as floorplan)
mobiles - not just a way to do old things while moving, a way to do things that couldn't be done before.
not just about building tools, but what we use the tools to do.
he described my node/net moment in nyc on p 2.

cell - as remote control for your life 
helps you to live in rhythm with others
60's - self interest = public good - are we there again?  p. 48
copyleft - like paper tape in mit drawer
the person has become the portal  (networked individualism)  p.57
like going put on your x-d glasses:
p. 60: when network aimed at broadcast - linear; when transaction between individual nodes - squared; when it includes ways to form groups - exponential
machines have no business sleeping
genius of naptster - no altruistic sharing motives need be present, ... sharing is the default..  p. 72
via doctorow - relevance switching: creating own self-udatig map of net by querying the social networks of people who share  your interests  p. 77
mesh.. p, 80 - sheep shit grass, every user provisions the resource he consumes
detox app .. p. 87 - tech help you to know what you need to know and helps connect you to groups that would benefit you and you can benefit
p. 100 - making it possible to click on the real world and expert something to happen, 5 bill codes scanned, and from 2003, detox app thinking so doable, no?
p. 102 - chips in air - happening yet?
gershenfeld - the real promise of connecting computers is to free people, by embedding the means to solve problems in the things around us
people who trust each other inherit each other's webs of trust.
hiding crap is the easy part. the real achievement is finding quality.
reputation/transparency/surveillance - induces people to police themselves..
kept talking about people finding loopholes.. made me think of bud's post today
p. 132 - marc smith - if people who can provide one another with a needed good or service can easily find one another and get assurances and recourse so that they can trust one another , a wealth of pent-up value can be released.
new to me  802.11b means - wireless cards...
wifi popping up in expensive coffee shops
ch 6 - wireless quilts - want kosta to see
telecommunications spent 150 bill in late 1990's (so now don't want it to be free?)
if one thing unites the disparate wifi activists, it's the conviction that they are asserting a right to a public good
check out video of colonel dave hughes (from colorado - co city) - wifi on indian reservations
lessig on machiavelli - innovation makes enemies of all those who prospered under the old regime, and only lukewarm support is forthcoming from those who would prosper under the new  p. 155
kelly - how do humans exhibit emergent behavior?
p. 179 - Bernardo Humberman, collective intelligence, emergence
p. 194 - Maenpaa - places and times are not planned in advance; rather people agree (or just understand without further mention) to call "when they get there." this makes life less bound, since it is possible to arrange each day according to the events it brings about.
i love this... perpetual beta.. always in the now.. shift on thinking of time

p. 195 - barry wellman - networked individualism.. it is easier for individuals to connect with multiple social milieux, with limited involvement in each one, which in turn diminishes the control each milieu exercises over the individual and decreases its commitment to the individual's welfare. people switch fluidly from network to netwrok, using their communication media to contact the social network needed for each moment..
i love this as well.. diminishes the control..

p. 196 - love this as well - the presence of those who are absent...
p. 200 - joseph weizenbaum - ai, 1976
p. 202 - how ubiquitous mobile internet access and info embedded in places might reshape cities
p. 212 - howard: i have used the term "smart mobs" because i believe the time is right to combine conscious cooperation , the fun kind, with the unconscious reciprocal altruism that is rooted in our genes.
our choice..          what we know and what we do matters...


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eli regalado

bravo Eli and icosa

rob mcinstosh

the metacity  - the frog

The Metacity
View more presentations from frog
just finished the triumph of the city - edward glaeser, child in the country - colin ward, and smart mobs- howard rheingold - so fitting..

thanks Kevin

matterport



scan to 3d -

today i am alive

























thank you Adam..
spot on...

bud hunt

in search of agency

i love this Bud.
thank you.
bravo.

recognize the constraints of a situation and to begin to play with them

buffy hamilton

on connected learning
the unquiet librarian


french journalism at cu

via howard - on role playing game class at santa maria is learning:
intraspace - something you learn about because you're interested
peer to peer learning
supposed to be learning

how do we connect all 3 of these

howard on tech failing... if you are not falling off of it, you are not on the edge


Here are her slides
her paper


libraries (wesch) - getting to know people..

one of Buffy's blog posts that references these relationships and the Michael Wesch article

Thursday, March 29, 2012

venessa miemis

on jean russell and agency

wifi

free wireless broadband  - freedom pop

thanks Jim

Lucy buck



love you dear... love the work you do...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

regina dugan

darpa - scientists and engineers change the world..
be nice to nerds..



remove fear of failure.. impossible things become possible
the fear of failure confines you and life gets dull.
sure good things happen, but amazing things stop happening.


"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" asks Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet -- that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail. (Followed by a Q&A with TED's Chris Anderson)

alec couros

on steve hargadon - future of ed

open teaching..
starts with open teaching... open transparency in how we learn

girls first ski jump - couros's fav's on youtube

Alec Couros 6:13 PM
the accomplishment
the transformation


the learning project - with shareski - learn anything via internet
how can i learn something today, how can i be vulnerable on the web, and connect to people
dean - guitar (hs students made videos for him to learn)


http://educonphilly.org/conversations/Learning_in_Public
Alec and Dean led that conversation at Educon



open access journals- not the norm for most univ professors
 - tax payers are paying double for this.. and we're hiding info people could use

open access - pay if you like, don't if you can't
so knowledge flow is free, people can still make money, money doesn't come directly from content
value comes from what you give away - rheingold - attention is the one thing we have little of.. the more you give away - the more attention you get

when pursuing passion.. money takes on a different role, ie: don't need same standard of living because i love what i'm doing   -

not the content.. the experience (mooc - an event)

steve collis - most audacious classroom

could agency start to overrule compliance?
agreed - sense of networks is new..

once the institutions tinker with this networking too much..lose the essence.

one of fav videos from one of Alec's courses by @onepercentyellow.

what tech wants

from word of mouth hierarchy
eons ago ( or even just the advantage of being close to people who knew things did things)

to word of mouth rhizomes..
(shirkys cognitive surplus)


what tech wants

edward glaeser

triumph of the city

so many people doing cool things..
like wanting to read every book, i want to meet them all..

my latest intrigue - Edward Glaeser

-cities are the absence of physical space..between people and companies..
success depends on physical connection..

zappos-founder-dreams-of-fixing-world-by-fixing-cities
If you fix the cities, you fix the world."

sounds like Cormier - no?
sounds like community as curriculum..


why are we laden with policy/rules/credentialing/...?
because our communities are broken, disconnected (thomas)
so - let's work on community... no?





why vegas to  Hsieh: The good times in Vegas, when it seemed like money was falling off of trees, I think caused people to chase something that ultimately wasn't able to bring them long-lasting happiness.


let's quit chasing, or being zombies..
let's create us. now.


Connie Yowell - this is a work that needs to never be finished...  perpetual beta.. always becoming..


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nic askew

THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS


we create our own reality 
yikes - it's me and my thoughts..
all of a sudden - we are responsible for ourselves 
falling on the heals of the intoxication of finding out the power we do have
not only are we empowered.. we are innately positive..


nothing new...  
doing it, being it, ... perhaps..


grazie Nic

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Seth's Blog: Why isn't it better?

Seth's Blog: Why isn't it better?

let's free up people..
let's help un paralyze.. no?

spaces of permission.. where you don't have to prove anything...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

dave cormier



1. the best teaching prepares people for uncertainty (core pieces of rhizomatic learning)
edtechtalk -

not teaching people what's right and what's wrong - but preparing for uncertainty

how do you do this on purpose..?
no pre-established curriculum















how does it scale?
stop measuring...
not possible to measure learning...

so love the stop measuring learning. but how do we measure effort, et al? perhaps stop measuring (period). no? spaces of permission where we have nothing to prove.

community as curriculum.. how are the people around you doing.. no?
our little public ed manifesto



bravo


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lms

David Jakes (@djakes)
3/26/12 4:04 PM
@csessums I think the whole LMS thing needs to be rethought. It's certainly not an innovative space. Perhaps it was never intended to be.


i agree...



steve cunningham

oh my.. do i love what he's been up to at readitfor.me


is amazing..
thank you Steve..

how can we unleash this... people are craving this insight.

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play

via bud on his week in tweets:
So playing well with others requires knowledge of boundaries and constraints. And the ability to decide when to fiddle with them. #

boundaries and constraints.. curious if we focus too much on them and less on knowledge of a person, getting to know a person.
perhaps they are one and the same.

in ed.. i do believe we focus too much on boundaries and constraints.. i'm thinking because it's such a mass of people. and many of them are not choosing to be in certain spaces.


just very curious - what would happen if we left people alone.. to be free.. would we settle in to a more humane play.. in a more timely fashion..?

i know we haven't seen that in ie: school, but i'm thinking that's because we haven't really practiced free-ness.

krishnamurti.. partial freedom is no freedom.
i'm thinking of spaces where no one feels they have to prove anything.
or no one thinks it's a trick and if they fall for it.. this time of being free.. they'll have to pay for it later.. by more work or a lower grade or .. ?


very curious...
dying to experiment with a larger group of people
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leo babauta

9-essential-skills-kids-should-learn/

by leo

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jill hart

https://twitter.com/andreameyer/status/183896276427997184

Emily badger

but we’re practicing introspection here, not finger-pointing


https://twitter.com/archforhumanity/status/184334641589792769


via architect for humanity

health

health care in 2010 - 1 trill

here's a post with a potential break down..

thanks Sierra.

curious what the 20 and 30 % break down is.

eye see

brock leMieux (@brocklemieux)
3/26/12 4:53 AM
Awesome @eyeseemedia online magazine; 'Get Schooled' the power of #education around the world:bit.ly/GPN8oP


goldie hawn

found hawnfoundation via this article tweeted by Kes.. ah the connections..
and i started looking into her mindup


and found this article on goldie by the same author of the movie -
About the Author: Ingrid Wickelgren is an editor at Scientific American Mind, but this is her personal blog at which, at random intervals, she shares the latest reports, hearsay and speculation on the mind, brain and behavior. Follow on Twitter @iwickelgren.

wondering.. is it not that everything is new.. it's more that we don't take more time to talk.. share? imagine if we spent our days.. the work/school part of our days - pursuing things such as this... connecting people about things such as this.
incredible things keep happening on the side. what if they were the center. what if the center is now the center of the edge..

i remember growing up with goldie on - dang can't think of the name of it - but a go-go show. and i can remember my impression of her was happy. kind.
love reading a bit more about her.

if so many of us really believe in quality of life and happiness.. let's do more about it, no? not just after hours.

life's too short.
no?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

the-disadvantages-of-an-elite-education

If one of the disadvantages of an elite education is the temptation it offers to mediocrity, another is the temptation it offers to security. When parents explain why they work so hard to give their children the best possible education, they invariably say it is because of the opportunities it opens up. But what of the opportunities it shuts down? An elite education gives you the chance to be rich—which is, after all, what we’re talking about—but it takes away the chance not to be. 



What happens when busyness and sociability leave no room for solitude? The ability to engage in introspection, I put it to my students that day, is the essential precondition for living an intellectual life, and the essential precondition for introspection is solitude. They took this in for a second, and then one of them said, with a dawning sense of self-awareness, “So are you saying that we’re all just, like, really excellent sheep?” Well, I don’t know. But I do know that the life of the mind is lived one mind at a time: one solitary, skeptical, resistant mind at a time. The best place to cultivate it is not within an educational system whose real purpose is to reproduce the class system.
..The kid who’s loading up on AP courses junior year or editing three campus publications while double-majoring, the kid whom everyone wants at their college or law school but no one wants in their classroom, the kid who doesn’t have a minute to breathe, let alone think, will soon be running a corporation or an institution or a government. She will have many achievements but little experience, great success but no vision. The disadvantage of an elite education is that it’s given us the elite we have, and the elite we’re going to have.

happy

how to find happiness on socialnetworks

John Hagel just fb'd this..



george siemens

edgex
 - slide deck

what would a disrupted ed look like

dan meyer



via http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=13409

diane ravitch

WHAT IS THE SECRET of successful charter schools, those that consistently record high standardized test scores?
Note: wait.. a defn of success we should all be questioning.. before we start swimming in the secret.. no?




so - i just finished Diane's book 
and boy did it rile me up. perhaps the kindle for ipad is not such a good idea for me.. i'm a write in the margin as i read person.. and i find myself doing that on the kindle.. via twitter. 
well - caught in the moments.. i'm sure my tweets may reek of disrespect to Diane. if so - i want to clarify here... i'm riled about a system we need to change, a conversation in desperate need of change, and the story she tells, the facts she shares, amped that. 

lately i've been repulsed by my own boldness, crassness, outspokenness.
i'm calling myself on it.. and struggling with it..  
it doesn't feel like the me i'm used to.
but i do feel a responsibility to change things up. 

i see us spending so much time/money/energy - and people - working toward a goal - that i don't think any/most of us desire. i think too many of us are just in the carry-on phase. too busy to breathe even, let alone notice the passivity we've gotten ourselves into.

one major thing i think we're missing:
assessment.. means to sit alongside. it's a conversation. not a comparison of scores.amzn.com/k/35GDE9EPSQRD7 #Kindle

district charters:
pammoran (@pammoran)
@monk51295 yep - one in Ga I know ofbit.ly/GNu0Xs


a lot of this was in there:
Bernd Nurnberger (@CoCreatr)
MT @samchaltain: when you define #school success or failure via a single metric, this is what happens -wapo.st/GMrbUXcc @monk51295


and very little of this:
Bernd Nurnberger (@CoCreatr)
@tonnet: Why we need pop-up #schools « bit.ly/GOWBrz” #ed #edchat@monk51295


thank you Bernd..

ruth dandrea

DML Central (@dmlcentral)
3/25/12 10:06 AM
'A Test You Need to Fail': A Teacher's Open Letter to Her 8th Grade Studentsbit.ly/H1JYhr

jonah lehrer

first met up with him while reading john dewey..how we think



IMAGINE from Jonah Lehrer on Vimeo.




we can't help but...creativity is our natural state..






via brainpicker's post




fostering-creativity-and-imagination-in-the-workplace
on npr.org
via Michael cling an on fb


highlights to me.. great read..


Scientists have determined that people in a relaxed state and a good mood are far more likely to develop innovative or creative thoughts. ..
At 3M, every engineer has an hour a day to do whatever they want: whether that's work on a side project or simply tinker with a hobby.
Jonah Lehrer
EnlargeNina Subin
Jonah Lehrer has written two books about the brain: How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist, in which he argues that Marcel Proust was decades ahead of science when it comes to understanding how the brain works.
"It doesn't have to be directly relevant, they don't have to justify it to their boss — all they have to do is promise to share it with their colleagues," says Lehrer. "This sends an important message early on: we've hired you, we think you're smart, we trust you, we trust you to find solutions, you manage your time in your own way."











 a little bit sad or melancholy — comes with some cognitive benefits. ...
and..
as we get older, as we get tenure in a field, we become invested in the status quo. We develop habitual ways of thinking, routines, we develop customs in terms of how we solve problems. Those make our lives a little bit easier, they make it easier to apply for grants. They make our days a little more efficient but they also make it harder to think outside the box." 

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Looking at a Writing and Reading Process Connected...

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Looking at a Writing and Reading Process Connected...: Lately I am thinking about the amount of reading I am doing as I write two articles & wondering about how that process compares to research ...


brilliant capture Mary Ann

Seth's Blog: "I don't see it"

Seth's Blog: "I don't see it"


can you see a quiet revolution..?
redefining school ..changing a person, a community, ... ou city...?

get restless till you do... no..?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

presentation mode

routine - you get better at things, you work toward that 10,000 hours to become expert

chaos - you get better at you, imagine 10,000 hours at practicing vulnerability in context.. swimming in the moment, taking life in, as is, listening, not missing it

[huge scene for me in hook - i can't remember who tells who.. but they say - you're missing it.. ]

for me this resonates with swimming. i love being underwater.. i feel immersed, like in no pretenses, and free, like i have nothing to prove, i just am. when you get a second wind at something, and you just feel like you could go on forever, addicting almost...

[thank you amanda]
interesting that presentation mode doesn't work in hangouts.
hangouts are closer to what i've been craving.. those intimate virtual convos. where presentation doesn't exist, but rather community and conversation.

here's to not missing it, to breathing life in.
to forgetting about any presentation, but rather - simply being present.


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janet jones

great pics of space (fitting with Colin Ward's child in the city/country)

design at its purest..

looks like some connection with austin center for design as well - Alex?...


thanks for the intro Nabil


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dalai lama

on money and happiness


money economy only brings comfort for our physical
money never brings peace of mind

more money - more fear
jealousy, distrust, competition
deep inside - lonely
unhappy, not due to lack of money/education/fame

western ed/modern ed, history is oriented about material development,

daniel pink

Daniel Pink (@DanielPink)
3/23/12 4:49 PM
3 tips for TED speakers (and other talkers) . . . awe.sm/5iCCN (via the Pink Blog)
1. prep - but not too much
2. say something important  (vs saying important things - as in demoing what you know)
3. say it like yourself

howard rheingold

Milton Ramirez (@tonnet)
3/24/12 7:23 AM
Howard Rheingold: Knowing How to Collaborate Is Essential.to.pbs.org/GYOUih

Rheingold: Attention is the fundamental instrument we use for learning, thinking, communicating, deciding, yet neither parents nor schools spend any time helping young people learn how to manage information streams and control the ways they deploy their attention.

The political public sphere, citizen science, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, open-source production, emergent collective response to disaster, the blogosphere -- many capabilities and institutions that didn't exist a few years ago are now wielding computational, economic, political and cultural power, not because of top-down planning by big government or big corporations but by the active participation of billions of people. 
Knowing the importance of participation and how to participate has suddenly become not only an individual survival skill but a key to large-scale social change.
Knowing how to participate is just the first step. Knowing how to collaborate has become essential to individuals who want to succeed in the 21st century and to the health of the culture that is emerging. 
Collective intelligence, virtual communities, smart mobs, crowdsourcing, social production, peer learning are distinctly different forms of collaboration that have sprung up now that every desktop and every pocket is a potential printing press, broadcasting station, marketplace, community forum, political organizing force.
thinking today about zappos et al.
thinking about what we're doing.


thinking about the book/pamphlet..

this is really about..
changing a community (a person, a city, a world) by redefining school.



soul-jerkingly monumental.
and laughably simple.
no?
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gapping

in great filmmaking.. storytelling.. leaving enough (and ongoingly bigger) spaces/gaps where you aren't feeding . spaces of permission .. where you begin to own.. where you begin to co- create..


grazie Brian.. the fascinating film guy...

Seth's Blog: Episode markers

Seth's Blog: Episode markers


moving to our new digs.. as it were...
from the classroom ..to the city/country..

from theory to practice.
from right to .. I don't know.
from defined to alive.
from routine to perpetual beta.
from assumed safety to vulnerable in the context of the moment.
from answers to questions.
from fear to love.
from. normal to weird (extraordinaire).

where shall we move to..? today..?

Friday, March 23, 2012

mary ann reilly

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Undo the Folded Lie: Wing Left Behind "Creativity is the residue of time wasted," wrote Albert Einstein. I think about this observation as I recall the last ...


loving this:
We must love one another or die.

and this:
the continuous reinvention of self.


especially.

Seth's Blog: Extending the narrative

Seth's Blog: Extending the narrative


be you.

today.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Connie yowell

Connected Learning: Designed to Mine the New Social, Digital Domain

Connie yowell

Connected Learning: Designed to Mine the New Social, Digital Domain

taylor wilson




became nuclear physicist at 14 - built a fusion reactor - began at age 12-13

natalie warne

being young and making an impact



found this great ted because of
Randi Klassen (@randiklassen)
3/21/12 9:44 PM
Watched a Ted Talk today and wrote about it here, bit.ly/GKLOmF #ECMP355 you should watch this!


motivated by conviction and not recognition


single-mindedly without a care who is watching...


so - look at all this crazy incredible-ness... people doing something that matters
100000 anonymous extraordinaries...


so what do we do when they share that.. we critique it.. perhaps to someone then having a breakdown, because they were misunderstood..


we have to start assuming good will.


assume good will


we are wasting time and money and people.
we are wasting people.


when the doors are closed and the cameras are off it's tough ... but that's what makes us..



when the doors are closed and the cameras are off..
what is your dance?
that is what makes you extraordinary

learning about learning

JackieGerstein Ed.D. (@jackiegerstein)
3/21/12 9:54 PM
RT @NewsHour Five Misconceptions About Learning Disabilitiespbs.org/newshour/rundo…


talking to self is huge... no? 
detox

Seth's Blog: Confidence without guts

Seth's Blog: Confidence without guts

Seth's Blog: Clearing the decks

Seth's Blog: Clearing the decks

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

wiz khalifa

"It's funny how we feel so much but we don't say a word, we're screaming inside but we can't be heard." -Wiz Khalifa


thanks to kaity h on fb

dale stephens

uncollege - bringing back apprenticeships 

lacy manship





more places to learn about lacy's work

mark raymond




colin ward - child in the city, child in the country
peter kageyama - for the love of cities
cameron sinclair - how design can change a place


we want to create equitable society, remove stigma...
bring people together.

connect.



____________

connected learning dot tv



watch it again and again...


mimi: if people don't learn how to learn.. we're just really in trouble

connie: we are fundamentally starting with the wrong questions.. ie: what's the material they need to cover. it doesn't almost matter who the kid is.
question: what's the experience you want the kid to have.. then you have to pay attention to the kid.
we've forgotten that we actually have a passion for learning
school is a node in the network of learning.
it's a work in progress that should never be finished.

watch it again and again..

oer uni

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/31947

cool... is Alec a part of this?..

kirill kireyev



instagrok site











grok: to understand thoroughly and intuitively

steve collis

landscape frame gateway design model

Simon sinek

http://blog.startwithwhy.com/refocus/2012/03/two-not-three.html


choices as non- linear Ed... no?
always a fork in the road..
see eteves today..as step in ease

Monday, March 19, 2012

neighborland

just now meeting Tee Parham who does neighborland in boulder.. what a great site/idea..

thank you Christian.

jared polis

jaredpolis New video about New America School, which I founded almost ten yrs ago so proud of the NAS team & the students! http://t.co/oDjgIbks



so much of illich in me.. do we really need to feed others?
why are we deciding achievement and success for others?




started by Jared in 2004 for english language learners


classes 8am to 10pm 4 days a week - flexible schedules offered


huge bravo to Jared...
and to this new american school family..
for sure. no doubt.




but - are we sure the diploma is it?.. are we sure college as is is it?







tweets mar 19

Ewan McIntosh (@ewanmcintosh)
Reading IDEO’s Ten Tips For Creating a 21st–Century Classroom Experience | Metropolis Magazine: In recent years,... bit.ly/zlaLiY
..........esp love 7, 8, 9, and 10...

Sinan Si Alhir (@SAlhir)
"@DennyCoates: "Tell me what company you keep, and I'll tell you what you are." - Miguel de Cervantes"
..............credentialing via community?


Goran Kimovski (@g_kima)
Einstein on Kindness, Our Shared Existence, and Life’s Highest Ideals: “Without the sense of fellowship with men... bit.ly/FRcMtg  via brainpicker