Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Terrific post by @downes Half an Hour: Becoming MOOC http://t.co/C6aHMBpKRv

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/timkastelle/status/565743797452419073

I'd hate to see my kids, posterity in general, inherit such a twisted society. We must do better.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NelsonEmpowered/status/565876157602861056

Kelly Hoey (@jkhoey)

2/12/15 6:55 AM
The “game” IS the ritual. // Here’s How @brainpicker of @brainpickings Writes buff.ly/1JlwIj6 via@copyblogger

By the way, I know it’s a whole heckuva lot of text, but my full Detroit series is here: http://t.co/LELBMSlcVWWill be 7 parts in total.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/lizgannes/status/565569083567919104

The New Greek Government Endorses Commons-Based, Peer Production Solutions | David Bollierhttp://t.co/mNsSbM35wG

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/566017494587297793

"Ultimately, it's not a film about me. It's a film about us." Edward Snowden @TimesTalks:  http://t.co/6w9Q0Y0ILU

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/citizenfour/status/566029045167423490

I love you and will miss you terribly brother @carr2n. The heart of the Internet just broke.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/xeni/status/566078015231115265

Just watched @carr2n moderate a panel with @ggreenwald, Laura Poitras, and Snowden three hours ago. He was adept and hilarious. How tragic.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/trevortimm/status/566078800820436992


“We are nonchalantly throwing all of our data into what could become an information black hole without realising it. We digitise things because we think we will preserve them, but what we don’t understand is that unless we take other steps, those digital versions may not be any better, and may even be worse, than the artefacts that we digitised,” Cerf told the Guardian. “If there are photos you really care about, print them out.

.@GoogleGuacamole Piaget's Constructivism, Papert's Constructionism: What's the differencehttp://t.co/Ffd1nTNYn7 Edith Ackermann #vcualtlab

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/catherinecronin/status/566229926547046400
That’s when we need to ask ourselves, in all simplicity, “who are we to tell the children of others what they should learn, and how? Who are we to know what’s better for others, what’s to be bettered? 

Ethan Zuckerman (@EthanZ)

2/13/15 6:54 AM
Many sites are blocking Tor users for fear of spam, scraping - runs the danger of making anonymity online unusable: blog.torproject.org/blog/call-arms…

"We’re asking the Denver Police Department to no longer investigate and police their own. These are broken systems." http://t.co/sE50r04Vbn

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/566431911669932032

Wow. Japan now has more electric vehicle charging stations than gas stations! http://t.co/mif0R8Z4S7 The EV oppty is huge!

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/timoreilly/status/566638808616013824

Gershenfeld, Ratti. Artigianato e architettura open source http://t.co/SSv2SPgjyK … - @edge @NeilGershenfeld

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/lucadebiase/status/566567496720076800

The conference my teen is attending in New York with a group of students from @WindsorHouseBC looks pretty amazing! http://t.co/9XHq84A1Zz

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/HHG/status/566817804972597248

WOW!  @internetsownboy just won a WGA award!  So honored.  Totally blown away! http://t.co/v64hViTk8a

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/knappB/status/566804246540976128

Behind other tech buzzwords (IoT, wearables, robotics) is a real transformation: the rise of SoCs (systems on chip http://t.co/SvCMm5eavh)

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/chr1sa/status/566845349935849475

Saul Kaplan (@skap5)

2/15/15 8:54 AM
.@tenygross RI is a case study in how to marginalize and wait out change agents!

"students have not learned how to learn. Instead-- learned how to succeed at school." It's all credentialing...https://t.co/UVkOoUxEIH

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nancyflanagan/status/567051777233547264

Meet@@teamshuddle - it's @lyft for kids @jowyang @AlbertCanig @aprilrinne @chelsearustrum @rmchase @peers http://t.co/HuBap8DpnE

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/instigating/status/567181439062392832

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE)

2/15/15 7:00 PM
"@iyad_elbaghdadi: Don't watch the ISIS video. Don't share the ISIS video. Don't become a node in their distribution network.”

Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar)

2/16/15 9:35 AM
Smart people use simple language; because smart people know we only hear what we understand.

Austerity is when the people who have the least give up the most, so that the people who have the most don't have to give up anything.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Getsmart4/status/567537653575200769

Street boys have have come up with a savings scheme and you are busy here tweeting alcohol photos and stale jokes.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bonifacemwangi/status/567546183506464768

Roberto Greco (@rogre)

2/16/15 9:43 AM
“Literacy should not mean the ability to decode strings of alphabetic letters.”

“There are very few school environments in which the idea of the illetterate but literate child is plausible.”
New media promise the opportunity to offer a smoother transition to what really deserves to be called “literacy.”” papert.org/articles/Obsol…

Jorge Barba (@jorgebarba)

2/16/15 9:44 AM
Could driverless cars own themselves? ow.ly/J8zNz

Roberto Greco (@rogre)

2/16/15 9:44 AM
“[Invisibility] can reflect a sense of vigilance, a sensitivity to and respect for external conditions.

"Encouraging students to learn how to find their own way is not utopian but necessary."http://t.co/Kwjj5NJLyd #edchat

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/dmlresearchhub/status/567719056359587842

New paper from @Mizuko - Learning connected civics: Narratives, practices, infrastructureshttp://t.co/tZjwNpruhK #youthculture

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/dmlresearchhub/status/567764227860205568