Tuesday, April 14, 2015


How many/which teens use platforms like FB, Twitter, SnapChat, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Vine + more. Out TMW morning at http://t.co/rfKQ28SCMF

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Redefining education for the 21st century @YongZhaoUO http://t.co/MCriil7MBO

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Michel Bauwens : « Quand survient le chaos, il faut déjà avoir les solutions » - Rue89 http://t.co/NXdlbbypn6

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MUST READ by @juanmthompson: How St. Louis Police Robbed My Family of $1000 (and How I’m Trying To Get It Back) http://t.co/I536Zql6Fg

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In the four years after the Colombia-US Free Trade Agreement, 105 union organizers in the country were assassinated. http://t.co/2p4EeIA7qD

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The immigrant who shot the #WalterScott video almost erased it because he feared for his lifehttp://t.co/OHCGXgOrqx http://t.co/2xbpkqRYs6

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"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."--James Baldwin

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Great Nick Kristof piece on the Social Progress Index: http://t.co/9Cye2LgDtP

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“We’re not now No. 1 in a lot of stuff that traditionally we have been,” said Professor Porter, an expert on international competitiveness.
perhaps huge problem - is that we have experts in international competitiveness.. no?

a lot of the process of enabling innovation is empowering lay people. -Jonathan Levi #ppeleft

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So far, someone killed by an American police officer each day of 2015 except for one https://t.co/gx6ZmFQIHlhttp://t.co/FRWN4IF1vG

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The Current State of Machine Intelligence http://t.co/sGX3i26O6V by @shivon via @nancygiordano > great overview

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Verste lærdom i går: info om hvordan Pearson nå tar over LMS'er,  IQ-tester, PISA osv. Skremmende og nesten konspiratorisk.

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Analytic folks at #wpac might want to know that research meta-analysis doesn't really support the "10,000 hour" idea. http://t.co/AzCsSC1lm0

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For years now Spain has been sunk in a perpetual downturn, with an unemployment rate exceeding 20 percent for the general population and hovering around 50 percent for those under 25. The exasperation has given rise to Podemos, a new populist political party that opposes austerity policies and is poised to displace the establishment. But the less-noticed side of this uprising is movements like the CIC, working closer to the ground and reshaping the structure of everyday life.

The most innovative #coop today may be the one invented by a bank robber: https://t.co/nWGuRcZhr1@GarAlperovitz @davidgraeber @Demos_Org

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posted on fb by don
I loved doing this interview about how we can change the paradigm in mental health research.

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Lego Mindstorms: A History of Educational Robots http://t.co/WHkVeT4r9y

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First time in an open course like #rhizo15 "how do i succeed in a MOOC" https://t.co/kXuJEEYO64

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Noam Chomsky - 'Requiem For The American Dream' Trailer: https://t.co/qlV2zbtm3h via @YouTube

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Can digital humanities become more than a thing that works within institutions to something that works on institutions? @alanyliu #txdhc15

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Here's me reflecting on networked society on On Being (@Beingtweets):  http://t.co/xLJmqtBeRX It's a fun interview!

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@dajbelshaw speaks about competency in digital literacy, in context. He touches on #successkid and #meme culture!

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"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."—E.E. Cummings

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#IdeaConf15 is a celebration of our belief in learning through play https://t.co/4Gh21K29q2

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What determines how fast we learn? Neuroscience is beginning to provide some answers and it's a bit counter-intuitive http://t.co/zkyB5wZEgv

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These cognitive control centers are thought to be most responsible for what is known as "executive function." This neurological trait is associated with making and following through with plans, spotting and avoiding errors and other higher-order types of thinking. Good executive function is necessary for complex tasks but might actually be a hindrance to mastering simple ones.
"It seems like those other parts are getting in the way for the slower learners. It's almost like they're trying too hard and overthinking it," Bassett said.
The frontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex are some of the last regions of the brain to fully develop in humans, so this dynamic may also help explain how children are able to acquire new skills so quickly as compared to adults
or - could be that those that seem to be slow learners - just don't fit with task - isn't this all about assumption of that particular learning? what if we're missing human potential by deciding before hand what should be learning.
and to kids learning quicker when younger.. that too could be because when they are under 5 is when we give them freedom to follow whimsy..  maybe it's our compulsory directives that get in the way.. not the regions of the brain..
perhaps we overthink when flow is stifled with directives..

Burning Man's Cool Kids Break Off To Mix Tech And Music In New Festival http://t.co/kNo5BMDvZL via @forbes

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Slippery concepts deserve to be more carefully looked at. 
Mindset - slaying the roots http://t.co/FfmmcEDOiR 1/2 http://t.co/EtQLJzFufJ

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The world needs a new economics. Study #postgraduate #economics with us for a better world.http://t.co/Z9uQMEN8bq http://t.co/T0nG9uSTlw

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RT @esenabre: Eduardo Galeano: A cada paso que uno da, la utopía se aleja otro. Para eso sirve, para caminarhttp://bit.ly/kfgWUf #indignats

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"Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that, one magical day, good luck will suddenly rain down on them – will rain down in buckets. But good luck doesn’t rain down, yesterday, today, tomorrow or ever. Good luck doesn’t even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard the nobodies summon it, even if their left hand is tickling, or if they begin the new day on their right foot, or start the new year with a change of brooms. The nobodies: nobody’s children, owners of nothing. The nobodies: the no-ones, the nobodied, running like rabbits, dying through life, screwed every which way. Who are not, but could be. Who don’t speak languages, but dialects. Who don’t have religions, but superstitions. Who don’t create art, but handicrafts. Who don’t have culture, but folklore. Who are not human beings, but human resources. Who do not have faces, but arms. Who do not have names, but numbers. Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the crime reports of the local paper. The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them."
— Eduardo Galeano, "The Nobodies"[13]
"Utopia lies at the horizon.
When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps.
If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead.
No matter how far I go, I can never reach it.
What, then, is the purpose of utopia?
It is to cause us to advance."
―Eduardo Galeano

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Eduardo Galeano, genius Uruguayan writer, has died. Read his book 'Century of Wind' - it's a masterpiece.

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Data and Diplomas: On LinkedIn's Acquisition of http://t.co/qB0eq3YfLq http://t.co/GhKFKbdIcC

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from michelle holidays post on fb

Samantha s -  Over twenty years ago I did an internship at the homeland of the community school movement, Flint, Michigan, and this seems like a renewed version of that. http://infed.org/.../e-texts/hiemstra_community_school.htm 

Prof David Harvey: Rojava must be defended

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This is 1 of the best articles I have read on the topic: The New Civil Rights Movement Doesn’t Need An MLK -http://t.co/9zka8amKBg @Shugah

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Here's my big story on Marissa Mayer and Yahoo's quest to reinvent itself for the mobile era. http://t.co/TOYt2D27Iyhttp://t.co/Lf2MJCGYK6

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"Yahoo has accomplished a lot in two years of playing catch-up," says Nick O’Flaherty, strategy director at creative consultancy Wolff Olins. But "its mobile products, while thoughtfully designed, are just ‘nice to have’ versus ‘need to have.’ Yahoo needs some ‘need to have’ in its arsenal."

Can't be at @SkollWorldForum in person? Watch livestreaming of opening plenary: http://t.co/6IYXgyWdne #SkollWF http://t.co/LfaISlwaty

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ask people what they need first, then figure out what place connects to that need, as response to how to find place #berkman

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