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City Brights: Howard Rheingold : Attention literacy
"Mindfulness and norms, my students helped me see, are essential tools for those who would master the arts of attention.

The point of this story isn't to get everyone to pay attention to me or professors in general - it's that I want my students to learn that attention is a skill that must be learned, shaped, practiced; this skill must evolve if we are to evolve. The technological extension of our minds and brains by chips and nets has granted great power to billions of people, but even in the early years of always-on, it is clear to even technology enthusiasts like me that this power will certainly mislead, mesmerize and distract those who haven't learned - were never taught - how to exert some degree of mental control over our use of laptop, handheld, earbudded media."
education  howardrheingold  pedagogy  multitasking  laptops  learning  attention  1to1  1:1  21stcenturylearning  21stcenturyskills  literacy  learning2.0  classroom  tcsnmy  mobile  phones  media  socialmedia  lindastone  continuouspartialattention  productivity  mindfulness  listening  conversation  focus  classrooms 
may 2010 by robertogreco
ideaslab - finding out what is possible
"The ideaslab aims to challenge the way we think about learning and teaching, and find new ways to take technology into the classroom."
21stcenturylearning  creativity  ict  future  education  videoconferencing  innovation  learning2.0  ideaslab  learninglab  tcsnmy  lcproject  learning 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Half an Hour: An Operating System for the Mind [Stephen Downes on the Core Knowledge "Challenge to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills"]
Two quotes (not the whole story): "When you teach children facts as facts, & do it through a process of study & drill, it doesn't occur to children to question whether or not those facts are true, appropriate, moral, egal, or anything else. Rote learning is a short circuit into the brain. It's direct programming. People who study & learn, that 2+2=4, know that 2+2=4, not because they understand the theory of mathematics, not because they have read Hilbert & understand formalism, or can refute Brouwer & reject intuitionism, but because they know (full stop) 2+2=4." ... "We are in a period of transition. We still to a great degree treat facts as things & of education as the acquisition of those things. But more and more, as our work, homes and lives become increasingly complex, we see this understanding becoming not only increasingly obsolete, but increasingly an impediment...if you simply follow the rules, do what you're told, do your job & stay out of trouble, you will be led to ruin."

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knowledge  literacy  criticalthinking  skills  connectivism  education  stephendownes  programming  brainwashing  cognition  automatons  directinstruction  cv  tcsnmy  history  future  agency  activism  learning2.0  change  gamechanging  information  learning  truth  relevance  infooverload  filtering  unschooling  deschooling  psychology  brain  attention  mind  diversity  ict  pedagogy  e-learning  theory  elearning  21stcenturyskills  21stcenturylearning 
september 2009 by robertogreco
edublogs: Ken Robinson's The Element: reincarnating creativity
"Schools are built for, and in the image of, the industrial revolution ... Creativity and standardised testing can't share the same bed ... The death of entrepreneurship ... What is it that needs to change? Clue: It isn't curriculum or assessment ... Fundamental change through Brains Trusts ... Making sure that our current and future students in schools and higher education establishments are capable of entrepreneurship in many areas of their lives, of coming up with solutions that marry new technology (bringing with it new possibilities we could not have before thought through) with strong understanding of design to tackle issues that really matter is the number one task to ensure that they can fully participate as citizens. Simply providing access to part of that equation is not enough: broadband for all without understanding for all, community without happenstance on a global scale, a child's creativity without understanding of the potential technology brings."
education  kenrobinson  learning  entrepreneurship  tcsnmy  curiosity  passion  self-directedlearning  schools  deschooling  schooling  unschooling  creativity  change  reform  learning2.0  outliers  malcolmgladwell  online  internet  gamechanging  ewanmcintosh  testing  assessment  nclb  scotland  us  teaching  children 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Weblogg-ed » It’s Riskier Not to Change–”Tribes”
"I know we talk about this ad nauseum, the fears that educators have and what to do about them. And I know the answers aren’t easy. The problem is when the music industry gets paralyzed it loses profits. When the education system goes that route, we lose kids."
willrichardson  education  schools  learning  change  sethgodin  clayshirky  tcsnmy  lcproject  future  leadership  management  fear  stasis  shift  gamechanging  risk  risktaking  children  music  recordingindustry  research  learning2.0  unschooling  deschooling  cv 
january 2009 by robertogreco
ed4wb » Insulat-Ed
Applying Clay Shirky: "A scribe [school], someone [an institution] who has given his life over [whose mission is] to literacy [education] as a cardinal virtue, would be conflicted about the meaning of movable type [free-forming educational networks]. After all, if books [information/teachers/experts] are good, then surely more books [information/teachers/experts] are better. But at the same time the very scarcity of literacy [information/teachers/experts] was what gave scribal [school/institutional] effort its primacy, and the scribal [school/institutional] way of life was based on this scarcity. Now the scribe’s [institution’s/school’s] skills [information/teachers/expertise] were [are] eminently replaceable, and his [its] function–making copies of books [educating]–was [is] better accomplished by ignoring tradition than by embracing it.” (p. 67)
education  learning  tcsnmy  networks  constraints  filtering  insulation  rules  regulation  clayshirky  control  change  reform  school  schooling  policy  networkedlearning  administration  leadership  management  connectivism  21stcenturyskills  networking  learning2.0  future 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Becta report shows benefits of Web 2.0 in the classroom - Becta
"young learners are prolific users of Web 2.0 technologies in their leisure time but...use of Web 2.0 in the classroom was limited...Web 2.0 helps to encourage student engagement and increase participation...use of social networking technology can encourage online discussion amongst students outside school...encourages some individuals to extend their learning through further investigation...engagement when...publish[ing] online ... encourage[s] attention to detail &...quality of work. Some teachers reported using publication of work to encourage peer assessment. ... over half of teachers surveyed believe that Web 2.0...should be used more often in the classroom...majority of teachers questioned had never used Web 2.0 applications in lessons, despite being frequent users of technology in their personal & professional lives...concerns involved a lack of time to familiarise themselves with the technology &...managing the use of the internet in class"
via:preoccupations  education  learning  web2.0  technology  schools  teaching  pedagogy  learning2.0 
october 2008 by robertogreco
The Innovation Unit - What's Next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Learning [.pdf is here:]
"What's Next? makes 21 recommendations to create an approach centred on children learning with, as well as from, teachers at schools that would feel smaller and offer more personalised learning. But just as important, Leadbeater sees relationships for learning embracing the family, workplace and community as well as the school as centres for learning" "Learning is best done with people rather than to or from them."
charlesleadbeater  teaching  learning  gamechanging  future  schools  education  lcproject  learning2.0  opencourseware  policy 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Infoporn: Tap Into the 12-Million-Teraflop Handheld Megacomputer
"next stage in technological evolution is...the One Machine...hardware is assembled from our myriad devices, its software is written by our collective online behavior...the Machine also includes us. After all, our brains are programming & underpinning it"
computing  wired  cloud  kevinkelly  cloudcomputing  evolution  singularity  science  innovation  infodesign  collectiveintelligence  intelligence  computers  human  networks  mobile  mind  visualization  internet  future  brain  crowdsourcing  ai  data  it  learning2.0  trends  storage 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Against Competitiveness
"Why Good Teachers Aren’t Thinking About the Global Economy"
alfiekohn  teaching  learning  schools  society  competition  globalization  learning2.0  philosophy 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Learning Zeitgeist: The Future of Education is Just-in-Time, Multidisciplinary, Experimental, Emergent - Robin Good's Latest News
"skills valued today...not related those developed in educational prison facilities ...students in classrooms, disconnected from each...intellectual capabilities hammered into dirt by requiring certain outcomes rather than creativity&imagination."
edtech  lifelonglearning  autodidacts  learning  unschooling  deschooling  ivanillich  technology  socialnetworks  connectivism  authentic  teemuarina  e-learning  alternative  change  reform  georgesiemens  serendipity  schools  schooling  schooldesign  parasiticlearning  seymourpapert  davidweinberger  continuouspartialattention  time  context  lcproject  education  newschool  learning2.0  digitalliteracy  future  community 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Learning 2.0 eBook for Associations - Free | Mission to Learn
"I hope it is also a helpful document for those who may be new to Learning 2.0 and social media in general or who are looking for a good tool to help educate others in their organization."
learning  learning2.0  free  ebooks  socialmedia  socialsoftware  organizations  leadership 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Sit and Listen: On new report called Learning 2.0 from the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing)
"big need for change when it comes to professional development. Individuals need to do more to take the initiative, since they’re ultimately in it for themselves...employers need to open up their definitions of training and learning"
professionaldevelopment  learning  future  learning2.0  education  administration  management  leadership  training  work  careers  gamechanging  change  reform  teaching  schools  autodidactism  informal  informallearning  unschooling  deschooling  autodidacticism  autodidacts 
february 2008 by robertogreco

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