Sunday, December 22, 2013


$40k a year to attend Harvard University as me

HuffPostEducation (@HuffPostEdu)
12/20/13 7:30 AM
“To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.” -- Henri-Frédéric Amiel

or is that just in a coercive/compulsory system...?

Knewton (@Knewton)
12/20/13 7:26 AM
Knewton has raised $51 million to accelerate worldwide growth.

George Siemens (@gsiemens)
12/20/13 7:31 AM
@mweller why are you always blogging? Shouldn't you be doing research? Next you'll start linking to your blog posts on Twitter

Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep)
12/20/13 7:56 AM
Entering 3rd week. Ahmed Maher, others, too. RT @MohAbdElHamid We made a bigger fuss about#FreeAlaa last time he was arrested. Shame on us.

Jeffrey D. Sachs (@JeffDSachs)
12/20/13 7:56 AM
More info on my @coursera class: “The Age of Sustainable Development” - Sign up today and join us Jan 21st!…

As a teacher in this lovely state of Georgia, I wish we as a profession had a greater degree of access to research articles and databases.

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sounds like a kid voice in a classroom as well.. no?

example.. of pay per census (although if not couched in the rest of the synchronicity - may sabotage itself)

new deal

Paula Naugle (@plnaugle)
12/21/13 8:15 AM
Thank you #HourofCode for 10GB Dropbox increase. Nice bonus for those who participated.

Maria Popova (@brainpicker)
12/22/13 7:22 AM
25 years ago this week, Joseph Brodsky gave the best commencement address of all

ie... if Maria thinks it's best.. it's hard to not look..
not because it might be (best).  but because I value her insight and want to see it clearer.. daily..

also... no marketing needed.. if I know. her.. the person..
clay Shirky ness

Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the Holy Book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.

The purpose is to enable you to articulate yourselves as fully and precisely as possible; in a word, the purpose is your balance. For the accumulation of things not spelled out, not properly articulated, may result in neurosis. On a daily basis, a lot is happening to one’s psyche; the mode of one’s expression, however, often remains the same. Articulation lags behind experience. That doesn’t go well with the psyche. Sentiments, nuances, thoughts, perceptions that remain nameless, unable to be voiced and dissatisfied with approximations, get pent up within an individual and may lead to a psychological explosion or implosion. To avoid that, one needn’t turn into a bookworm. One should simply acquire a dictionary and 

and read it on the same daily basis — and, on and off, with books of poetry. Dictionaries, however, are of primary importance. There are a lot of them around; some of them even come with a magnifying glass. They are reasonably cheap, but even the most expensive among them (those equipped with a magnifying glass) cost far less than a single visit to a psychiatrist