Sunday, April 28, 2013

tweets - life, love, writing, rights

Define American (@DefineAmerican)
4/26/13 4:36 PM
10 quotes from @joseiswriting speech at today's @BCRIorg

Ryan Bretag (@ryanbretag)
4/26/13 4:37 PM
What the NFL Scouting Combine Can Teach Us About Teacher Eval - sure, when you treat employees like live stock
Numbers might matter for fantasy leagues and fantasy schools, but in real life, the victory happens together.

bacigalupe (@bacigalupe)
4/26/13 4:38 PM
Who Is Happiest At Work? Probably Not Who You Think via@TIMEBusiness
In most organizations, low performers are pretty much left alone. They are happy as clams because no one notices or bothers them. They can just sit there quietly and won’t be discovered as long as no one does anything to alter the terrain.

Ryan Bretag (@ryanbretag)
4/26/13 4:42 PM
5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices

“Every time I would turn around, she would just be deleting everything on the screen.” My friend told me. “I bought her a bluetooth keyboard and that has helped.”
How does the purchase of a keyboard magically improve the writing process? It doesn’t – though it may help with typing.

“…this study seems to illustrate an important point: adults who have spent decades typing on a traditional keyboard, find it very difficult to imagine that students can be successful typing efficiently on a virtual keyboard. The evidence here, however, does not support this bias.”
Once we disconnect the process of writing from the mechanics of typing, then we can begin to look at the potential of mobile devices.

Many adults have come to associate writing with Word – as in Microsoft Word. In fact, one of the most common questions that we get at EdTechTeacher when talking with schools who are moving towards iPad programs is “What about Word?” While a host of Word-like apps exist, thinking beyond the traditional word processor opens up so many other avenues. For example, Drive allows for collaborative writing, while AudioNote (iPad or Android) syncs recorded audio with typed or written words, and Evernote makes written content available on any device.

Imagine a group of students working on a writing assignment…. what do you see as a final product? In a traditional setting, we envision words on paper (or on screen) – a text-based output.
With mobile devices, we have instant access to cameras and microphones as well as the ability to write, type, draw, capture images, and create videos. As a result of these tools and capabilities, the writing process no longer needs to be limited to solely text-based output. In fact, by leveraging these capabilities, students who would otherwise be labeled as having “output issues” suddenly have a voice.
“With writing on iPad – students who HATE writing to actually do it without thinking they are writing at all. They actually think we haven’t had “writing” in a day or so when iPads have been used.” – Suzy Brooks
If the writing infers a process used to generate and communicate a coherent idea or concept, then why do we make the assumption that the communication has to occur solely through text? By expanding upon our definition of “writing” with mobile devices, then the possible becomes redefined.

Kevin Hime (@coach57)
4/26/13 4:37 PM
Where is the $$$ going to come from to implement CCSS in…
holy crap cow

DML Research Hub (@dmlresearchhub)
4/26/13 4:59 PM
The Drop In/Out: Sierra Goldstein Is Using Mobile To Hack Her Own Education via@BoryanaDz

ReachScale (@ReachScale)
4/26/13 5:02 PM
Next 5 Billion: Majority of humanity will come online 1st time, in areas ridden w conflict/instability/…

The world is not perfect, and with more connectivity we have greater visibility into the challenges that exist in every corner of the globe. There's room for optimism and there's room for pessimism, but above all we must start with understanding. So we're publishing a book, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business. It looks at the good and the bad that awaits us, and describes some ways we might navigate these challenges.

As you think about the next five billion to come online, what makes you excited and afraid? What stories do you have of surprising twists on the front lines of this new digital age? Leave a comment; on Monday, April 29 we're giving signed copies of our book to the 15 most insightful comments chosen by The Huffington Post, and we'd love to hear from you!

syamant sandhir (@syamant)
4/27/13 7:21 AM
For tech to develop in emerging economies, the first obstacle is trust -@ecuamatt…

WiredAcademic (@WiredAcademic)
4/18/13 3:18 AM
Brown University Creates Online Course for High School Students Innovative & thoughtful #edu idea from Rhode Island
via Wendy Drexler

Schooling the World (@schoolingworld)
4/27/13 2:21 PM
"Delusions of Development:" new collaborative blog that "aims to explore and expose dominant mindsets,

Helen Walters (@HelenWalters)
4/28/13 7:26 AM
Great story on New Delhi's "unauthorized colonies," home to some 5 million…
Tapan Kumar Chowdhury, 62, a retiree now working as an activist in the colony, said legalized status would be likely to improve sanitation and local health standards through installation of a true sewage system. But he remained skeptical about whether the election-year promises would be carried out, noting that politicians preferred to keep colonies vulnerable so that residents remained more beholden to them for even incremental improvements. “They have a vested interest in keeping us illegal and unauthorized,” he said, “so they can use us as a vote bank.”
“Where will the poor man go?” he asked. “That is the problem.”

Donald Miller (@donaldmiller)
4/28/13 7:26 AM
New post: "Sunday Morning Sermon: A Renowned Scientist Tenderly Explains His Faith"

Jennifer Borgioli (@DataDiva)
4/28/13 7:18 AM
@gadfly1974 I agree the system has become unkind. It would seem, though, that it would behoove us to be kind to each other. @rratto

Jennifer Borgioli (@DataDiva)
4/28/13 6:39 AM
@teacherken startled by your comments and links, on Diane's blog re: Allison. Bringing in personal info like that seems way over the line.
Jennifer Borgioli (@DataDiva)
4/26/13 3:10 PM
@1momzer I absolutely do not. We're talking here in #140. Talking about the science of teaching/learning does not do a disservice to art.
John Spencer (@edrethink)
4/28/13 7:28 AM
@DataDiva @MWStory @tgwynn What she did was cruel, vindictive, personal and based upon something public.
Brad Ovenell-Carter (@Braddo)
4/28/13 7:30 AM
Socrates would blanch: "Seesaw App Could Bring "Wisdom Of The Crowd" To Moral Dilemmas" good read
Peter Vander Auwera (@petervan)
4/28/13 7:30 AM
Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you

right in the midst of it..

Mark E. Weston Ph.D. (@ShiftParadigm)
4/28/13 7:30 AM
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
George S. Patton #thinking #satchat