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9) #learning : How serious are we about learning? http://t.co/M6HH3ap3im sober view @cdnorman #a3rOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/JenniferSertl/status/440546637971083265
When we spend as much time creating those spaces, places and systems, then we can answer “yes” to the question of whether we’re serious about learning.
"It’s not possible to move from one activity to the next at blinding
Arguing that ‘the line between educational and commercial purposes may be somewhat blurry,’ Katherine Varker, Associate General Counsel for McGraw-Hill Education, asks: Where does targeted advertising end and personalized learning begin? via http://digital.hechingerreport.org/content/schoolprivacyzone-emerging-best-practices-for-a-contentious-issue_1301 The fact that you don’t know – or don’t care – means that I don’t want your company anywhere near my kids.
Recently I set this challenge to 20 Eighth Graders (12-13 years old) “what will the next wearable…http://t.co/eHOFNTHdXdOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/donbuckley/status/438015855427735552
Mark Zuckerberg: "We Want to Create a Dial Tone for the Internet" http://t.co/sFHuLrBNjmOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/mashable/status/438017590632652801
Google's Project Tango is looking to 3D map
I recently overheard a mother of college-age kids talking about helping her children find their passion. Then I received an email from a professor who I know, about a test someone she knew was creating to help kids find their passion. Numerous books exist on helping you find your passion, complete with exercises to help you remember what you loved to do as a child, or teaching you how to brainstorm. And then of course, there are plenty of academics who write about passion-based curricula.Sounds nice. Everyone should do what they love.On the other hand, we have the “exposure” people. Defenders of the existing school curriculum often use the word “exposure” to defend the fact that everyone must take algebra or chemistry in high school or write papers on Dickens in college. How could you know if you are interested in these things you are never exposed to them?This puts modern day parents in a bind. They are torn between racing around to various after school classes and summer programs and extra lessons that will help their children fine their passion and, at the same time, reinforcing decisions made by educators a century ago that their child must study, and do well in school, and learn to love whatever it is they are being exposed to this year.I feel sorry for today’s parent. So much obsession with something they cannot control. They can’t fix the curriculum (only Bill Gates can do that -- hence Common Core -- and its hardly a fix) and they can’t figure out how to help their child find their passion. (Chess club, skating lessons, flute playing, soccer practice -- there is so little time.)So let me make a few observations. I realize I am long past the age where I have been raising children, and that the modern generation of parents takes it all so seriously (while mine just said “go out and play”). But really, let’s think.your kids passion may suck: my son’s was passionate about being a rock star; I said nomy daughter wanted to be a ballerina; I said nomy son wanted to be quarterback of the New York Giants (so did I ); I said no -- this time because “really?” it wasn’t going to happenmy daughter wanted to be a full time writer; I said she had to learn a real profession, something that would help her eat.
“Build Community. Start Companies. No Talk. All Action.” – Startup Weekend Motto When we met Nina Portugal two weeks ago at a Teach For America information session about Oakland’s first-ever Startup Weekend EDU, she described the specific struggles of her long-term English learner students at Castlemont High School in Oakland. Nina was on the fence about pitching her idea in front of hundreds of strangers, but eventually joined the other 32 brave […]
My mom, Catherine, on her wedding day.
My friend Robyn sends a link via email with a brief note to watch a video. He's been doing improv work with medical students and a former student sent him the link.
3 minutes. Yeah I can work that in.
My mom was asymptomatic when she was diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. She had some type of required screening done
Please Come Back (M.A. Reilly, 2014, Newark NJ)
Today there's distance in my head. I have been recalling the conclusion to Thomas Friedman's column, How To Get a Job at Google and thinking about learning and schooling as they are played out at places where I work. Friedman writes:
in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavor, it also cares about a lot of soft skills —
All I'm saying is that big news stories lead people to debate furiously about things they don't quite get, like foreign/fiscal policy & techOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/JoshConstine/status/436347532222803968
In an untransformed world we can have magical communication devices like iPhone, but they just enable us to communicate irresponsibly,fasterOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/
Images I made during February, 2014. (Shot with a Nikon D300, manual. 18-200 mm lens)
Snow Falling, Again (M.A. Reilly, February, 2014)
One Leaf Left (M.A. Reilly, February, 2014)
A Stand of Trees (M.A. Reilly, February, 2014)
Deer in Woods, Snow Falling (M.A. Reilly, February, 2014)
Entering (M.A. Reilly, February, 2014)
White Out (M.A. Reilly, February, 2014)
Images I made during February, 2014. (Shot with a Nikon D300, manual. 18-200 mm lens)
125th Street Station (M.A. Reilly, Feb. 2014)
Black Limbs (M.A. Reilly, Feb. 2014)
Winterscape 1 (M.A. Reilly, Feb. 2014)
Just There (M.A. Reilly, Feb. 2014)
A Road Through (M.A. Reilly, Feb. 2014)
Winterscape 2 (M.A. Reilly, Feb. 2014)
Lakeside (M.A. Reilly, Feb. 2014)
This weekend Edsurge will bring its Tech for Schools Summit to Baltimore. Acting Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Education, Jim Shelton, will keynote and 900 educators have signed up to learn about new tech tools and digital content. The Baltimore Summit comes on the heels of the wildly successful EdSurge Silicon Valley Summit which drew 600+ educators. Prior to Silicon Valley, EdSurge hosted similar events in Chicago and Rhode Island.
colonialism. histories. a conversation worth listening in on. @katemfd on #FutureEd, with @CathyNDavidson: http://t.co/12fKmUDGLaOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/bonstewart/status/434509299352481792
Incubating A Worker Cooperative On A Shoestring With Time Banks: http://t.co/ns1vDIGAKn via @youtubeOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/434741890424922112
Brits waste 7 million
Critical information to share: MT interesting interview about drug-use levels and patterns in the U.S.:http://t.co/99GjXC6xqd via @kjhealyOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/CanalesRo/status/432688120468111360
We are part of community of orgs working to end homelessness. Get 2 know partners, too. @naehomelessness @CSHInfo @USICHgov + so many othersOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/100khomes/
Earlier this week, NewSchools and Silicon Valley Education Foundation collaborated on launching a new learning innovation zone. Ten companies competed for the chance to run pilots throughout Silicon Valley school districts. They were drilled with dozens of questions from a panel of both educational leaders and business leaders.
What is P2P? An Introduction http://t.co/HxikvykDZyOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/P2P_Foundation/status/430798516748038144
The History of the Future of Ed-Tech (notes and slides from my keynote this morning at #ettipad)http://t.co/0x9BqEUkJqOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/audreywatters/status/430765279094661120
Big thumbs up: TN Governor proposes to make all community colleges and
"Even the fact that the system has a lot of stupidity in it has a function. It means that people are filtered out for obedience. If you can guarantee lots of stupidity in the educational system, like stupid assignments and things like that, you know that the only people who will make it through…. are people who are willing to do it no matter how stupid it is, because they want to go to the next
I just got an email from a friend the other day asking for my mailing address to send me a holiday card. When my kids were toddlers, our holiday cards went out about a month late too. Here at NewSchools, we have lots of toddler-aged ventures that keep us too busy to post our New Year’s reflection right at the beginning of January. So, better late than never, here are my reflections from 2013, many of which are stories to watch in 2014.