Friday, August 2, 2013

tweets - whimsy matters

Catherine Cronin (@catherinecronin)
8/2/13 6:44 AM
RT @crumphelen: Rhizomatic me, a learning nomad. << wonderful post!

Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan)
8/2/13 6:53 AM
WordPress 3.6 is out, kids. Update now. : )

"Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible." - Robin Morgan

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Will Richardson (@willrich45)
8/2/13 7:04 AM
The Future Is Now – 15 Innovations Impacting Higher #edchat

Innovation 13: More certificates and badges
Alternate forms of credentialing will become increasingly common. Some students might prefer a certificate in business, for example, from a more prestigious institution, rather than a business minor from their home institutions.

as limit goes to infinity.. you get a type of brain (networked individualism) happening on its own.. the person then becomes remarkable.. because he's doing/being what he already is.. rather than market worthy.. from spending his day, his self, proving himself, proving (most often in a fake way) his worth

also #8. embedded remediation.. well if you really want it embedded and sustainable.. it's that whole longing for the sea thing.. no matter how cool or handy remediation is.. whimsy is the (perhaps only) sustained thrivability.. no?

Scott Meech (@smeech)
8/2/13 7:05 AM
Good morning Ed Tech world. Start w/ pet peeve. If you post an icon on doc or preso w/ app icon, get rid of extra white around corners!
how to do that?

Bud Hunt (@budtheteacher)
8/2/13 7:06 AM
Calling all student makers: Call extended to August 15th for NoCO Mini Maker…

Video of my presentation "Through the MOOC Darkly" to Saylor online last week - Enjoy -

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"The best schooling may the schooling that least impedes the mind's free exploration of the environment."—Mimsy Sadofsky

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ReachScale (@ReachScale)
7/30/13 7:17 AM
"The next global economy isn’t just about stuff, it’s about human lives." says @umairh by @MClendaniel@FastCoExist…

So, what should the brands do that aren’t on this list? It’s not as simple as retooling your offerings. You have to change how you think. "That requires rethinking organization, strategy, and especially marketing. It means rebuilding organizations to measure and track human well-being. It means crafting a human strategy, to deliver higher levels of well-being across a company’s constituencies, at two, five, and 10 year intervals. And it means investing in marketing which doesn’t merely promise shinier stuff to people--but ignites higher levels of human potential in them."
dear Ed...

Can we ever achieve a world of only brands that are positively impacting people’s lives? It seems doubtful. It will always be easy to offer cheap, bad solutions that prey upon consumers (especially as long as government subsidies continue to prop up some of the most disliked sectors like finance, energy, and agriculture). But if these trends continue, the days when this is the norm may be ending. "That’s precisely what the arts of both leadership and entrepreneurship this decade and beyond are about: resolving the dilemmas of the industrial age--not merely choosing one or more of yesterday’s bad choices," says Haque. "Those that can do so successfully will probably build the great brands--and the great institutions--of the 21st century."

The real story of the global economy is this: institutions aren’t delivering the level of well-being that people want, need, and expect," says Umair Haque, the director of the Havas Media Labs and Harvard Business Review blogger who writes frequently on how business can create real value. "The next global economy isn’t just about stuff, it’s about human lives

"People want lives that count, resonate, and matter in human terms--and it’s the failure to live that way that leads them to mistrust institutions, instead of respect, adore, and maybe even love them."

umair haque (@umairh)
7/30/13 7:25 AM
That's not to point fingers. It is to point out that our leaders are actually clueless--they're not just pretending to be :)

Bucky Fuller Inst (@BuckyFullerInst)
7/30/13 7:27 AM
Burning Man is coming up, and this looks lovely!

nancyflanagan (@nancyflanagan)
7/31/13 6:34 AM
MI charter schools spent 81% more per pupil on admin costs so why the push for more? Opposite of "consolidation."…

Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep)
7/31/13 6:35 AM
Popular columnist Can Dundar: “They haven’t been letting me write for the last three weeks without any excuses” TIME…

BizInnovationFactory (@TheBIF)
7/31/13 6:46 AM
Growing up white South African puts onus on u to think how u use privilege to correct injustice@Paul_Maiyet #BIF9

David Jakes (@djakes)
7/31/13 6:55 AM
RT @aiacae: Google never laughs at you for asking a stupid question...Tony Wagner #caebos#campustech

Donald Miller (@donaldmiller)
7/31/13 6:47 AM
New post: "What I Learned About Leadership Listening to the Nixon Tapes"

Democracy Now! (@democracynow)
7/31/13 6:55 AM
#Manning case could set "legal precedent for the future of national security reporting and whistleblowers." -@carwinb

David Jakes (@djakes)
7/31/13 6:55 AM
RT @aiacae: Teachers used to have the market cornered on knowledge; we owned the papyrus scrolls; not the case anymore. Tony Wagner #caebos

William Chamberlain (@wmchamberlain)
7/31/13 6:56 AM
@bennettscience @gcouros it changed not because of the tools, but the conversations those tools allowed me to have. #pcsequip13

"there is no easy technical workaround out of the current crisis of digital surveillance" @zeynep #NSA

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John Hagel (@jhagel)
7/29/13 7:25 AM
For a life to be epic, there must be sacrifice. The latest from

A better question: “What work am I willing to suffer for today?”
In your epic life, you are doing great work, the work of your soul: you are suffering for something beyond yourself. You shape your life around a mission and use yourself up every day in service of something bigger that fulfills, inspires and sustains you. You are on a meaningful journey, and you’re taking others with you.
This kind of passion is focused on others, not self; on what you can give, not get. You think about the world in terms of how you can best and uniquely contribute to making it a better place, instead of how it can fulfill your own needs.
This kind of passion is fueled by what Henry identifies as “compassionate anger” (the word ‘compassion’ means ‘to suffer with’). He asks:
Where do you see dynamics in the marketplace or the world at large that cause you to feel a desire to step in on behalf of those who are suffering in order to bear part of their burden or rectify a wrong?
And if you’re completely drawing a blank, let me suggest something: instead of thinking what you’re willing to suffer for, think of how in your life you have suffered.
I don’t like to dwell in the past, particularly the less-pleasant parts of it. (I went for years without talking about my childhood.) I know that I am not my past. At the same time, I’ve come to understand the story of your past as a useful tool with which you can deliberately create your own future. Your backstory may not be who you are, but it holds some fascinating keys as to who you can be.
I find, however, that it’s not so straight-forward. It flows both ways. We may learn to love others through the act of loving ourselves, but we learn to love ourselves through the act of loving others. We work to heal others – and continue to heal ourselves. We teach to discover what we most need to learn.
That’s the power of connectedness.

Global Voices (@globalvoices)
7/29/13 7:25 AM
In Egypt, Young Men "Die for Nothing" @mosaaberizing's photos of the Raba'a massacre on 27/7

DML Research Hub (@dmlresearchhub)
7/29/13 7:25 AM
The Costs of Common Core Tests and of Dissertation Embargoes via@audreywatters

following passion compassion and men dying in egypt.. and... and..

perhaps this seems silly..?

not in regard to audrey's post..
but to what she brings to light.. what we trade ouselves..ou kids in for.. daily

The North Carolina legislature reached a budget deal that would allow school vouchers beginning in 2014, that would end teacher tenure in the state, and that earmarks $5.1 million for Teach For America.
The Chicago School District is laying off 2000+ employees, including about 1000 teachers.
much time do schools spend on standardized testingAccording to a new report by the AFT, “The grade-by-grade analysis of time and money invested in standardized testing found that test prep and testing absorbed 19 full school days in one district and a month and a half in the other in heavily tested grades

sorry.. but no way that covers it.
the weekly pd's address/obsess it
it's become a mindset..
perhaps 19 days more accurately represent the only time our minds can look ahead..think beyond testing... (even if it is those same 19 days.. so scripted.. a bot can do it.. bots take the
under complete anal government control.. so .. now.. I can think... reflect.
for 19 days.

very cool...
John Hagel (@jhagel)
7/29/13 7:21 AM
Interview with Thad Sterner who coined the term "augmented reality" via@Reese_Jones

I found an interview (above) of Nikola Danaylov talking with Thad Starner, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and technical lead for Google Glass. He coined the term "augmented reality" and is a pioneer in wearable computing. It has an intriguing headline: Reduce the Time Between Intention and Action

Alec Couros (@courosa)
7/28/13 10:40 AM
RT @10NovemberGus: A big part of @courosa #BLC13 talk and empathy theme. Internet gen. will learn to let go

Nearly the entire lives of our generation have been catalogued and stored in servers, with the most mature and carefully thought-through utterances indistinguishable, as data, from thoughtless pre-teen rants. We gave much of this information willingly, if half-wittingly. A fact of being a young person today is that our data are out there forever, and we must find ways to deal with that.
Certainly there will be many uses for information, such as health data, that will wind upgoverned by law. But so many other uses cannot be predicted or legislated, and laws themselves have to be informed by values. It is therefore critical that people establish, with their actions and expectations, cultural norms that prevent their digital selves from imprisoning their real selves
This leaves the third outcome: the idea that we must learn to care less about what people did when they were younger or otherwise different. In an area where regulationsprivacy policies and treaties may take decades to catch up to reality, our generation needs to take the lead in negotiating a “cultural treaty” endorsing a new value, related to privacy, that secures our ability to have a past captured in data that is not held to be the last word but seen in light of our having grown up in a way that no one ever has before

Will Richardson (@willrich45)
7/29/13 6:45 AM
Everything Wrong With America In One Simple Image (INFOGRAPHIC)

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 04:25 PM - 28 Jul 13