Monday, November 25, 2013


@steelemaley @teach4aliving "Minecraft: The Story of Mojang" Full 1.75 hour documentary now on YouTube.

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Really enjoyed this:  The Thrill of Breathlessness

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Commons-Based Peer Production and Artistic Expression in Greece - P2P Foundation

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@buffyjhamilton ..but yes. We look at public libraries, museums, coffee shops, Tech Shops, street corners @ethorsenahs @mtechman

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Nikhil Goyal (@nikhilgoya_l)
11/24/13 12:17 AM
Wendell Berry: "People who own the world outright for profit will have to be stopped by influence, by power, by us.”

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 03:23 PM PST
What if we could start all over again and design higher education from scratch?  What would a university look like if there were no legacies from medieval knowledge traditions, Enlightenment epistemologies or taxonomies, or Industrial Age requirements, regulations, departments, majors, minors, distribution requirements, professional schools, or standardized assessment metrics?  Below the photo, you'll find a template and a series of open-ended questions to get us started on imagining the university from scratch. 

from scratch.. with a template?...

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
11/24/13 7:14 AM
@wikileaks I don't disagree, but I think whistleblowers & others in serious danger have the right to make some tactical choices.

Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton)
11/24/13 7:15 AM
@irasocol @dmlresearchhub @ethorsenahs @mtechman I just think the landscape is a lot more complex and nuanced than what you see.

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
11/24/13 7:15 AM
@wikileaks And no matter what else is true, it's vital people be able to take the risks they're willing to take. They have to have autonomy.

Ira Socol (@irasocol)
11/24/13 7:17 AM
@buffyjhamilton that post describes 10 libraries. Bretford is a rare treat.DIY is norm @dmlresearchhub@ethorsenahs @mtechman

Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton)
11/24/13 6:53 AM
@irasocol @dmlresearchhub @ethorsenahs @mtechman at end of day, learning spaces of all kinds can learn from each other.

Ira Socol (@irasocol)
11/24/13 6:33 AM
@buffyjhamilton that was clearly the experience @dmlresearchhub spent much time w/groups that seem to hate public ed @ethorsenahs @mtechman

Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton)
11/24/13 7:18 AM
@irasocol @dmlresearchhub @ethorsenahs @mtechman if you have community partners and district policies to enable DIY, that is great.

Gary Slutkin, MD (@GSlutkin)
11/24/13 7:20 AM
"@carlbildt: Very substantial that Iran will suspend all enrichment above 5 prcent & dilute or convert all its 20 prcent enriched uranium."

Troy Hicks (@hickstro)
11/24/13 7:21 AM
Watching #ncte13 #ignite talks and following the Twitter stream at the same time is a multitasking, mind melting experience. Wow...

Jennifer Sertl (@JenniferSertl)
11/24/13 7:21 AM
To be nobody but myself-in world which is doing its best to make me somebody else~EECummings ♫…

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
11/24/13 7:21 AM
@wikileaks @clivesimpkins Feeling is mutual. I've long been and remain a huge supporter/admirer of WikiLeaks. Questions are legitimate.

WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
11/24/13 7:19 AM
@clivesimpkins @ggreenwald A matter of public education and documenting position. We love Glenn. We've been there and know how hard it is.

Clive Simpkins (@clivesimpkins)
11/24/13 7:12 AM
Why is @wikileaks at loggerheads with @ggreenwald? Exactly what the enemies of transparency would wish for.

Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton)
11/24/13 7:22 AM
@irasocol @dmlresearchhub @ethorsenahs @mtechman I'm not listing excuses, Ira. These are realistic challenges most people face.

Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton)
11/24/13 7:23 AM
@irasocol @dmlresearchhub @ethorsenahs @mtechman many find ways to subvert them, but for you to dismiss them as excuses is rather arrogant.

Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton)
11/24/13 7:23 AM
@irasocol @dmlresearchhub @ethorsenahs @mtechman changes are helping shift their work and their role as instructional designers/leaders.

Buffy Hamilton (@buffyjhamilton)
11/24/13 7:26 AM
@irasocol @dmlresearchhub @mtechman right. I get that. But as I said earlier, some changes are more structural & district level policy.

WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
11/24/13 7:27 AM
@ggreenwald Journalists must keep source agreements. But they must also protect sources, from themselves and in general. A difficulty.

jimmy greer (@jimmygreer)
11/24/13 7:27 AM
A universal income is not such a silly idea | @TimHarford |
city/universe as school/ home... ness

Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD)
11/24/13 7:28 AM
Safe Spaces for Teachers' Professional Voices in a Public

oh my... this is more evidence of failed public Ed system.. than any test scores could ever be... no..?

the supposed leaders in a space... don't have permission for their own voice..

Currently, safe spaces exist for tenured professors (my status), but such is not the case for public school teachers and their students; as Arundhati Roy has explained, “We know of course there’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.
Because, as Orwell cautioned, public discourse is dominated by partisan political voices and “[p]olitical language–and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists–is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

Professional teachers’ voices in the public sphere must, as NCTE suggests “[contribute] to honesty and clarity in public language” as a form of resistance to the continued failure of partisan political discourse, especially as that partisan political discourse impacts our public school, our public teachers, and our public school students.

every gathering (perfect sync that my spell check switched gathering to authoring.. not same).. could request 10plus gut wrenching questions.. just so the human mind can shift gears (ongoingly) to the verbiage/language of this now/space/gathering..

pammoran (@pammoran)
11/24/13 7:28 AM
What we can learn fr twitter users New Scientist News: 5 fascinating things revealed by Twitter…

Lolly Daskal (@LollyDaskal)
11/24/13 7:28 AM
RT @Simon_GB A3:Be bold, Be beautiful, Be you.#spiritchat

Miles Berry (@mberry)
11/24/13 7:29 AM
@TheoKL Blip: "We have been reviewing the Blip content library and identifying accounts that don’t meet our Terms of Service." Charming.

Ira Socol (@irasocol)
11/24/13 7:29 AM
@buffyjhamilton our librarians blog and speak for themselves from SLJ Summit to SXSW@dmlresearchhub @ethorsenahs @mtechman

WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
11/24/13 7:29 AM
@ggreenwald Yes. But those around them should educate them and the public as to the reality of these choices.

esp if educating is via.. doing it ness... modeling.. the alternative..
we spend too much of our days analyzing/assesing/proving..  thins that can't really be analyzed assessed proved.... no?

Why the Tipping Point is Toast: Groups not individuals drive influence. via @DigitalTonto

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"School attendance appeared to increase violent juvenile crime by almost 30 percent."

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How much does it cost to develop an app? The true price of starting from scratch...

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Facebook is for grandparents: What we need in a next-gen social network | @scoopit via @olanderil #socialmedia

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Connections Academy (@ConnectionsAcad)
11/25/13 6:40 AM
Congratulations to Connections Academy student Sam Buck, who got a perfect score on his #ACT test! @ACTStudent

Samuel focused on subjects he liked, and it was hard for him to just drop focus and switch from class to class. His mother said he was not getting the support he needed and found an alternative with Ohio Connections Academy.

all of us.... no..?

Neus Lorenzo (@NewsNeus)
11/25/13 6:40 AM
@ddrrnt very interesting! emrging alternative ecconomy…#communitybuilding

lisaansell3 (@lisaansell3)
11/25/13 6:41 AM
Hebden Bridge reacted violently to a vending machine being installed at the train station. Hebweb was ablaze. A lapdancing club is genius.

Ben Kuhlman (@bkuhl2you)
11/24/13 7:59 PM
Ever heard of "schoodling"? #21stedchat #elachat #engchat Cool way of representing-to-learn.

Micha (@SweetCharlie)
11/25/13 6:42 AM
Bhaalu, Stievie of Telenet Rio? Ik neem aan dat iemand al een overzichtsblogpost aan het schrijven is?

Lenore Skenazy (@FreeRangeKids)
11/24/13 12:01 PM
Mayor of Small Town Declares Kids Not Allowed to Bike on Streets. (Also hates "unsupervised play.")

Levo League (@levoleague)
11/25/13 6:45 AM
It's not as daunting as you think. 4 Tips to Craft the Perfect Pitch E-mail

Kelly Hoey (@jkhoey)
11/25/13 6:46 AM
So Why...Because you’re still

YaleSoc (@YaleSoc)
10/25/13 3:52 PM
Grad students Shai Dromi and Xiaohong Xu working on a new blog on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity:

Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans)
11/25/13 6:41 AM
Idle observation: there are popular Android apps whose file size is the same as entry level monthly data bundles in emerging markets

Donald Miller (@donaldmiller)
11/25/13 6:47 AM
New post: "What If The Answer To Your Problem Is To Hit the Gas"

Yale University (@Yale)
11/25/13 7:00 AM
Yale team finds clues to origin of

chadsansing (@chadsansing)
11/25/13 7:00 AM
worked w/ PLC this AM using together.js in @MozTeach Thimble to make a RAFT prompt generator for ELA #teachtheweb

nicco mele (@nicco)
11/25/13 7:00 AM
A stunning visualization of the evolution of privacy on Facebook - how default settings have moved away from privacy:

David Armano (@armano)
11/25/13 7:00 AM
(great read by @JeffElder) Inside a Twitter Robot Factory -

HuffPostEducation (@HuffPostEdu)
11/25/13 7:01 AM
The crazy thing an injury did to this

steve blank (@sgblank)
11/25/13 7:01 AM
It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness

An Evidence-based Curriculum (currently taught in the Lean LaunchPad classes and NSF Innovation Corps accelerator). In it we emphasize that a) the data needed exists outside the building, b) teams use the scientific method of hypothesis testing c) teams keep a continual weekly cadence of:
  • Hypothesis – Here’s What We Thought
  • Experiments – Here’s What We Did
  • Data – Here’s What We Learned
  • Insights and Action – Here’s What We Are Going to Do Next

yea. so imagine that for 100% of humanity...
7billion more experts..
and quite honestly.. no longer subtly hosing in current labelled entrepreneurs... no?..
app ness
ie.... daily...  hourly...
with instant feedack... connections resources.. tribe...
every day....

We focus on evidence and trajectory across the business model. Flashy demo days are great theater, but it’s not clear there’s a correlation between giving a great PowerPoint presentation and a two minute demo and building a successful business model. Rather than a product demo – we believe in a “Learning Demo”. We’ve found that “Lessons Learned” day showing what the teams learned along with the “metrics that matter” is a better fit than a Demo Day.


only zoom out more

If anyone knew them, the fact that NSFW is now funded by Peter Thiel would explode every irony and hypocrisy meter on the planet

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