Wednesday, May 28, 2014

tweets

Commencement cowardice or commencement cynicism? http://t.co/ypwLVddWE6

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/brainpicker/status/468895005760036864


http://sfglobe.com/?id=785&src=share_fb_new_785
jam - 3 random guys


Thoughtful reflections on The People's Platform by @libshipwreck (worth checking out all the other book reviews too)http://t.co/S5ZTLqyeoi

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/astradisastra/status/469142473303146496


Sectioning a grapefruit is a mind stilling opportunity

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bemerson/status/469155158295724032


http://www.democracynow.org/2014/5/21/koch_brothers_exposed_the_chilling_new


An excellent discussion on next steps in choosing our future, as educators, and for our children....http://t.co/gW7TxALXfo

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/WalterinDC/status/469263787741024256
love Yong's comment - that we have to not agenda-ize youth


http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

posted by nikhil on fb
The piece we've all been waiting for.
In The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for reparations for slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and discriminatory housing policies.
"Having been enslaved for 250 years, black people were not left to their own devices. They were terrorized."


"That Snowden organized such an event ... speaks volumes about his motives."  http://t.co/EbHXA88oRd

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/469298381203202048




RT @dajbelshaw: Wow, great article! RT @little_wow: shoutout @dajbelshaw @webmaker @mozilla in this fantastic article http://t.co/7ZpPPwf5nQ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/indy_johar/status/469362673852112896




So it took a visionary like @chrislehmann to start the #schoolshouldsuckless hashtag. Let's get it some legs. Because, well, it SHOULD.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/aronsolomon/status/469517242775142400


Tomorrow 22 Higher Education Experts from #HvA, #HU, #Fontys, #HLeiden, #HH will join http://t.co/K69iPjdgV7Changing the face of Education.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KnowmadsNL/status/469517355761278976


Can this umbrella-sized folding bike actually work? http://t.co/Tth0p7GKYl http://t.co/u6ATn9zZFi

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/FastCoDesign/status/469539660071731200






“In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” - Bertrand Russell

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JuliaKirby/status/469657935032119297


"The nature of people planning for other people: They always get it wrong." -  Bruce Beasley

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/soundscrapers/status/469673320875442176


Ecuador, Open Knowledge, and ‘Buen Vivir’: Interview With @mbauwens http://t.co/4GSqWtpK15  via @LPforDesign #BuenConocer

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/FLOKSociety/status/469682891958779907





What is it I can do to be more curious as a lecturer in higher education? #cfedu14

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KnowmadsNL/status/469814893626290177
whoa.


Thoughts? => How American Universities Turned Into Corporations http://t.co/TmKSFkqSth

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/markgr/status/469807584451780608


България в 21-ви в.: лична необразованост, уязвимост, съучастие, обществено деградиране.http://t.co/O4sp4rZqxB

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/asennenov/status/469815611795980289


The Economics Of Attention http://t.co/nNUP4smCIS via @bernadettejiwa #marketing #advertising #business

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bernadettejiwa/status/469815772319977472


"most people of high intellect have sought to serve power and not critique or question it" http://t.co/QY0R2k1gWF via @plthomasEdD

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/plthomasEdD/status/469816478615625729


"It is a time of howling fatuity." @agpublic on how wearable technologies are drawing stakes between us @DEAFdotNLhttp://t.co/3tnWQUp8iB

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/anabjain/status/469865150464679936


Each year, 500 Chinese students commit suicide because of the pressure caused by exams.  http://t.co/6V3SPbXJ6Q

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikhilgoya_l/status/469875962985730049


https://vimeo.com/24657217

shared by nikhil sheth to nikhil g's page on fb


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Boy-spends-one-year-in-jail-for-stealing-Rs-200/articleshow/9401616.cms

posted in fb by jodhbir - sounds like the divide, matt taibbi



"A city cannot be a work of art." Jane Jacobs, 1961

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/peterlaurence/status/468494668716851200

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really?
i don't know..


"Architecture is not a work of art, but the art that makes the work." Marco Frascari, 2011

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/peterlaurence/status/468494742146547712


New technique to produce graphene might enable advances in display screens, solar cells, or other devices.http://t.co/laWIGiDKNQ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MIT/status/470626654973599744


To paraphrase Jane Jacobs, this is not reform of urban public schools.  It is sacking of urban public schools.  http://t.co/SLnN8SSH5R

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/AlinskyLives/status/467144008939343872



@surreallyno perhaps more than a reflection, a systemic indoctrination factory.

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@wmchamberlain I put to you that schools are prejudiced against kids that don't fit the schoolie mold. We debase their value accordingly

Cristina Milos @surreallyno
Society is prejudiced against people who do not fit the mold. A school is a reflection of that. @wmchamberlain



have always taught my students to think for themselves. They are to study multiple views on a given topic, then take their own position and support it with evidence. “That is the old way of writing,” my Common Core handler sighed. “We want students to repeat the opinions of the ‘experts’ that we expose them to on the test. This is the ‘new’ way of writing with the Common Core.”


No #hashtag will ever "fix everything." They can & do raise awareness & draw attention to issues & events. @zeynep: https://t.co/bWt6vBwrqs

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There are cases where intervention is appropriate, and there are cases in which external actors can best help by not doing any visible acts of help. But in many cases, the foreign intervention is exactly what allows these groups to recast themselves as defenders against external aggression.
The real problem is not the desire to intervene but that we have no reasonable levers of intervention: no neutral, well-equipped peacekeepers, no functioning international system dedicated to human rights and welfare rather than big power games and jostling for resources; not even an international justice system that actually works to also indict the powerful rather than just the losers and two-bit African warlords.


@digiphile @zeynep You both should read this by Dr. Ben Scott if you have not already done so - weeklywonk.newamerica.net/articles/whyha…





.@davegray we're using http://t.co/L3WTLknFiX to brainstorm street mural ideas for Neighborways projecthttp://t.co/j8QBATDV4l Perfect tool.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sifowler/status/470741854028587009







http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/26/why-i-chose-to-quit-my-job-in-aboriginal-child-protection

posted on fb by carol



Check out the latest of our Västerås Conversations - @cbrewster & I discussing 'The Limits to Measurement' -http://t.co/zzIiSzCj0w

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/dougald/status/470994138666909696


Why the Future of Technology is All Too Human http://t.co/345Pa1zff7

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Digitaltonto/status/471000994042503168


Connected educator @flipster33 helps students find meaning in their learning http://t.co/a1l7gDAeGI

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/471149447670677504




Great profile showing why our tech expert, @micahflee, is so unique and valuable  http://t.co/FVHGUoMDTx

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/471362399434719232


Is there value in going off grid? @barrywellman says digital is normal communication now, so you'd miss out #meshconhttp://t.co/SilGnI7ojp

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/meshcon/status/471364905560334336





Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DrMayaAngelou/status/469911477500272642



The world was a better place because Dr. Maya Angelou was in it. #RIPMaya http://t.co/O4F6460gS3http://t.co/j2nyPsRNqw"

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Poet, author and humanitarian Maya Angelou has passed. She was 86.
Her last tweet, sent May 23, spoke volumes about her life and the inspiration we all were given by her.
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014

Google can only find what's available. That's why content is so important @ptryan123 #meshcon

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/martinwaxman/status/471678179347013632


You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DrMayaAngelou/status/343844424767389696


"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DanaBennis/status/471680328319655936


“Few parents have the courage and independence to care more for their children's happiness than for their success."
—Erich Fromm

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikhilgoya_l/status/471712279625740288


Do you need managers if you hire employees who are capable of managing themselves? #workshifting #meshcon

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/TorontoLouise/status/471718893132972032


http://edudebthelp.com/


Drivers aren't what needed to be "disrupted," it's driving itself. The fact our cities are unwalkable & public transit stinks.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/astradisastra/status/471769026851770369


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I missed this jaw-dropping @EricaLG story when it appeared: Baltimore foster care youths get HS diploma in a day.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

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Kitra Cahana from World Press Photo on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: a ghost posed on my lips

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: a ghost posed on my lips: Water's Edge (M.A. Reilly, 2012) Prayer By Jorie Graham Over a dock railing, I watch the minnows, thousands, swirl    themse...

Seths Blog: To be seen

Seths Blog: To be seen

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Noam Chomsky (May 19, 2014) "Rethinking US Foreign Policy" [NEW!!]



18 min
40 min - won't change if we sit ..

jane jacobs - credentials

In the meantime, each year students have poured forth from universities, a clear, harmful case of education surrendered to credentialism. One wonders at the docility of the students who evidently must be satisfied enough with the credentials to be uncaring about the lack of education. - Jane Jacobs

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

tweets

http://www.afr.com/p/boss/the_wearable_tech_revolution_Gk8l4z0QaTKtfjpVXZHieI

added to @telliowkuwp's @Webmaker hackpad re: @audreywatters test; #teachtheweb = pedagogy as much as Web; check it! https://t.co/MHnBYoCQhp

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/chadsansing/status/466925108318445568


http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Blazing-Trails-Solar-Panels-Could-Replace-Roads.html


@zaidhassan Well, that’s a deal!
Next time you are around, do contact us! By the way a must read for you: http://t.co/uRZxX48DMK

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/csigaloff/status/466693919187951617

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@csigaloff looks good - will read. However the first question is why "social" why "innovation" and why "labs"? Curious as to your take...


“As far as I know, this is unprecedented,” Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia http://t.co/2gdu4Ll9Au

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ieducator/status/466813917055172609


Staying Competitive in the Knowledge Economy http://t.co/nUc3SLICsc "Knowing how to learn" is key. #edchat #cpchat

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/willrich45/status/467137385684545537
would simply say - to stay happy/healthy - not so much competitive..


RT @landrights4all:  LandOwnership, even mutualised/cooperative, creates wealth4some & poverty4others - unsustainable. UrbanCommons

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/467311527729840128


Meet Alexandra, a @CSUCollegeOfBiz #RamGrad who jumped into undergrad w/both feet & succeededhttp://t.co/SX0eyaUmKL http://t.co/qEg3Dv0Tc1

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ColoradoStateU/status/467318594045345794


Soma solidarity sit-in in Istanbul. RT @140journos: 21:24 #İstanbul #Kadıköy - Gruplar, #Soma. via @demirokcemhttp://t.co/21b5T1qdqK

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/467371249862467584


http://www.kosmosjournal.org/article/human-watershed-the-emerging-politics-of-bioregional-democracy/

a mustread by James Quilligan:  posted on fb by michel


http://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/david-loy/listening-to-buddha-how-greed-illwill-and-delusion-are-poisoning-our-instit

why is more always better if it can never be enough?
posted on fb by bernd



#satchatoc #PISA holds us back from imagining what's possible in education with globalization and tech

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/YongZhaoUO/status/467462434303639552


#satchatoc Trust is mentioned by many. Need to re-instill trust in our systems. Political accountability sounds good, but trust is magical

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/YongZhaoUO/status/467467109354975232




"the cure for boredom is curiosity. there is no cure for curiosity." -dorothy parker.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/467676905643458561
is it dorothy parker?




We need to harness the power of decentralized social networks - they're much harder to manipulate or shut downhttp://t.co/znwQk66Fme

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jhagel/status/467703896777818112



Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.

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yes. that grit.



It is astonishing how many industries would cease to exist should women suddenly begin to love their bodies. @shanley

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/thisiskyramaya/status/467720744257224705




Short but sweet: @elonmusk on #motivation http://t.co/wNoqiO8Co4 (via @JoelRunyon)

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/alexisgrant/status/467682310712999936




Very interesting profile of @alaindebotton and what accessible existential writing does to people, and to the writer.http://t.co/naBYzFavac

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/gpetriglieri/status/467793401736593408


I'd written about payment processer censorship re:Wikileaks. Now @wepay. http://t.co/l1fDm3KDEv @jilliancyork @mollycrabapple @emptywheel

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/467822747964293120


Was going to disengage to write about @WePay but @PennyRed got there first. Must-read: http://t.co/wKkn6z3y3T

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jilliancyork/status/467823950295085056










Is social practice an activist practice? If so, where is the activism located? #oetally #oe2014

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/carola_rola/status/468090015243702272


I'd want to be remembered as the writer of a song about being in space who enforced takedown of a non-commercial cover by a real astronaut

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/cogdog/status/468203131210596352


What Farm-to-Table Got Wrong - This @nytopinion piece by @DanBarber is most definitely worth a read.http://t.co/wQQxpGAs1Z

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SlowMoney/status/468410089075113986


'Equity isn't something we take up at the end or the beginning' http://t.co/kBG2JE98A1  #edchat http://t.co/ZAlAE7U77I

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/TheCLAlliance/status/468428484743008256
or perhaps.. it comes from getting rid of the prescribed middle as well.. no?


If we allow originality to become more important than authenticity, we'll lose ourselves. Honor God; just be you.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/lovedoes/status/468428861193998336



As a writer, where you would presume education matters, I can't remember any employer asking where, or even if, I went to college.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/lukeoneil47/status/468434832675336192



'This is so freaking huge man, it's insane': The plan to let anyone become European – digitally via @ZDNethttp://t.co/tcUx2AqMl0

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mgorbis/status/468437839776985088



The Rubik’s Cube is 40! #CubeDoodle
https://t.co/88MDBsur6L
Dear Google -  brilliant.  Well Done, but 40! is really old

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/kevinmerges/status/468447462110146562



We have lost our minds. MT @schoolingworld: Over 10,000 American 2- and 3-year-olds prescribed medication for ADHD: http://t.co/6XdmUMjwEo

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MaryAnnReilly/status/468497876730277889


introducing Killing Me Softly to the kids led to American Pie led to the history of rock-n-roll, metaphor &, uh, Revelations. #escalation

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bonstewart/status/468510989684858880
about a boy ness




“A goodbye letter to The City of San Francisco from your Deputy Innovation Officer” by @channelshannonhttps://t.co/S73t4spNWq

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Medium/status/468512926505000960



Towards Better Group Work: Seeing the Difference between Cooperation and Collaboration #oldailyhttp://t.co/xTgZKCtBBB

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/oldaily/status/468611596848095232



Mustread: “Everything is Broken” by @quinnnorton https://t.co/A1z95rDPbc

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Falkvinge/status/468717711069937664


@pfeltenNC w/ @CEL_Elon We need to create more space for students to lead us and turn curriculum into what they want it to be #reinventors

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/reinventorsnet/status/468834337220091904






Awesome to see students in #tic104 populating readings spreadsheet, http://t.co/OrGd3k4dG5 , which in turn is building out course structure.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jimgroom/status/468854695994200064



Mi único jefe serán los ciudadanos: nuestra revolución ciudadana derrotará a la politiquería y la corrupción

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EnriquePenalosa/status/468872058060173312



http://www.sparrowmedia.net/2014/05/cecily-mcmillan-sentenced-to-90-days-jail/


“I am very conscious of how privileged I am, especially in here. When you are in prison white privilege works against you. You tend to react when you come out of white privilege by saying “you can’t do that” when prison authorities force you to do something arbitrary and meaningless. But the poor understand that’s the system. They know it is absurd, capricious and senseless, that it is all about being forced to pay deference to power. If you react out of white privilege it sets you apart. I have learned to respond as a collective, to speak to authority in a unified voice. And this has been good for me. I needed this.”
“We can talk about movement theory all we want,” she went on. “We can read Michel Foucault or Pierre Bourdieu, but at a certain point it becomes a game. You have to get out and live it. You have to actually build a movement. And if we don’t get to work to build a movement now there will be no one studying movement theory in a decade because there will be no movements. I can do this in prison. I can do this out of prison. It is all one struggle.”


























Higher ed becoming a joke http://t.co/1giBY5FNRt Interesting times... #highered

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/willrich45/status/468813934632648704