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Learning by experiment is all in a day's play : Nature News
"Preschool children spontaneously invent experiments in their play, according to research published this month in Cognition1. The findings suggest that basic scientific principles help very young brains to learn about the world…<br />
Psychologists have been drawing a comparison between cognitive development and science for years — an idea referred to as 'the child as scientist'. But recently scientists have been trying to discover whether this is more than just a neat analogy.The result marks a key step in the evolving field of cognitive development. Schulz feels that science is no longer simply an analogy for childhood development, but that this type of play is "a fundamental precursor" to science that is seen surprisingly early on. "In a sense, everyone is capable of inquiry and discovery in these ways," Schulz explains. "What scientists do is apply it to cognitive demands that are at the very edge of human knowledge.""
experimentation  children  tcsnmy  learning  science  via:hrheingold  psychology  2011  cognitivesciences  teaching  understanding 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Mycorrhizal Networks - Botany Photo of the Day
"Mycorrhizal fungi form obligate symbioses with trees, where the tree supplies the fungus with carbohydrate energy in return for water and nutrients the fungal mycelia gather from the soil; mycorrhizal networks form when mycelia connect the roots of two or more plants of the same or different species. Graduate student Kevin Beiler has uncovered the extent and architecture of this network through the use of new molecular tools that can distinguish the DNA of one fungal individual from another, or of one tree's roots from another. He has found that all trees in dry interior Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) forests are interconnected, with the largest, oldest trees serving as hubs, much like the hub of a spoked wheel, where younger trees establish within the mycorrhizal network of the old trees."
mapping  networks  cooperation  trees  via:hrheingold  fungi  mycorrhizalfungi  douglasfirs  biology 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Think before wiping that whiteboard -
"A few years ago, Intel, the US technology giant, permitted a couple of social anthropologists to explore its Seattle offices. The two researchers, Dawn Nafus and Ken Anderson, duly started observing the rituals of everyday life in Intel’s corporate “jungle”, in much the same way that anthropologists might study the social life of an Amazonian tribe, say, or a far-flung Indian village.

However, there was a twist; instead of simply looking at how Intel made products, or how the staff related to each other, Nafus and Anderson focused on Intel’s “project rooms” as their “field-site”. More specifically, they watched how different Intel employees and researchers (including other ethnographers) used whiteboards, colourful charts, photographs and graphs to convey company messages, stimulate debate – and “brainstorm” innovative ideas."
via:hrheingold  intel  observation  anthropology  howwework  innovation  whiteboards  postits  post-its  brainstorming  ideas  workspace  permanence  powerpoint  projectbasedlearning  projects  ethnography  2011  workspaces  pbl 
july 2011 by robertogreco
College of Exploration
"…a global learning network. We work with partners around the world on innovative and exploratory learning programs about our environment, the earth, the ocean, technology, leadership, learning and creativity.

We are organized as a collegium concerned with programs about our understanding of, and our relationships with and between, our inner and outer worlds.

The College of Exploration is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia USA as a not for profit with 501c3 status with the US Internal Revenue Service.

We co-explore with a range of partners to produce and offer educational and research programs. Since 1991 TCOE has partnered in a wide range of innovative education events - both online and on-site. We believe in co-design, co-operation and collaborative projects!

The CofE strives to provide learners of all ages and backgrounds with exciting online, and onsite opportunities to actively explore the world around them as well as their own responses to the world."
education  science  collaboration  via:hrheingold  oceans  environment  technology  leadership  learning  creativity  collegeofexploration  online  web  systems  systemsthinking 
april 2011 by robertogreco
How and why a commons-based society is growing in the womb of capitalism | commons knowledge alliance
"Contemporary forms of capitalist production and accumulation, in fact, despite their continuing drive to privatize resources and wealth, paradoxically make possible and even require expansions of the common... In the newly dominant forms of production that involve information, codes, knowledge, images, and affects, for example, producers increasingly require a high degree of freedom as well as open access to the common, especially in its social forms, such as communication networks, information banks, and cultural circuits. Innovation in Internet technologies, for example, depends directly on access to common code and information resources as well as the ability to connect and interact with others in unrestricted networks... The transition is already in process: contemporary capitalist production by addressing its own needs is opening up the possibility of and creating the bases for a social and economic order grounded in the common."
commons  capitalism  via:hrheingold  society  paradox  production  information  codes  knowledge  freedom  social  networks  innovation  internet  resources  economics 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Myths Related to Learning in Schools
"This chapter focuses on the intellectual stultification of learners, the first of three fundamental problems that limit the quality of thinking and efficacy of the educational experience. Students in increasingly lower grades and educators at increasingly earlier points in their careers lose their joy for their work. They become jaded by the limitations on their imaginations, frustrated by the questions they are not allowed to pursue, and depressed by the more experienced peers around them who seem uninterested in their ideas. Somewhere along the way, we—educators, parents, and students alike—decided that schooling was supposed to feel this way, that the drudgery of school was necessary in order for learning to happen. We are all culpable for perpetuating this reality."
unschooling  deschooling  schooliness  learning  schools  education  via:hrheingold  drudgery  pedagogy  teaching  lcproject  tcsnmy  criticalthinking  curiosity  engagement  boredom  coping  wastedtime  attention  homework  superficiality  myths  grades  grading  motivation  speed  slowlearning  slowness  slowpedagogy  slow  intelligence  pace  risk  riskaversion  treadmill  treadmilleducation  racetonowhere  sageonthestage  hierarchy  freedom  autonomy  burnout  creativity  curriculum 
december 2010 by robertogreco
coop/collab definition
"Collaborative learning is based upon the following principles:

1. Working together results in a greater understanding than would likely have occurred if one had worked independently.

2. Spoken and written interactions contribute to this increased understanding.

3. Opportunity exists to become aware, through classroom experiences,of relationships between social interactions and increasedunderstanding.

4. Some elements of this increased understanding are idiosyncratic and unpredictable.

5. Participation is voluntary and must be freely entered into.

Cooperative Learning is very similar except that it introduces a more structured setting with the teacher in total control of the learning environment.
collaboration  cooperation  learning  pedagogy  theory  teaching  tcsnmy  education  via:hrheingold 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Snap Bird - search twitter's history
"Where can you search?
The public timeline
Further back than 10 days
Within only your friends’ tweets
Within your Direct Messages
Within any user’s favourites"
twitter  search  via:hrheingold  searchengine  twittertools  socialmedia  history  archive 
november 2010 by robertogreco
AirDropper lets people put files into your Dropbox ... without signing up for Dropbox
"Given my fondness for Dropbox, I can't believe I didn't find out about AirDropper before today. It solves one of the biggest problems with Dropbox: getting files from friends or clients who don't want to sign up for Dropbox. AirDropper lets you send the stubborn, Dropboxless target a link that they can use to upload files directly into your Dropbox. There's no separate account signup, and nothing to download."
dropbox  sharing  productivity  tips  onlinetoolkit  via:hrheingold 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Steve Hargadon: Free Copy of "Lifelike Pedagogy"
"A few weeks ago I interviewed Marcelo Rodrigues, the author of Lifelike Pedagogy and education director of Escola do Max in Brazil, about his philosophy of "real life" education. Links to his interview are available at

Marcelo was taken by the fact that another interviewee, David Wood, offered free copies of his book in electronic form during that session, and felt that he would like to do the same for Lifelike Pedagogy. If fact, Marcelo has created a special page and video for the book in order to help spread the word about the educational model they have built and the work that they are doing.

For those interested in how to run a school based on students choosing real problems and ideas to work on, this is a book that will interest you a great deal. "
pedagogy  escoladomax  sãopaulo  brasil  emergentcurriculum  student-led  student-centered  lifelikelearning  lifelikeprojects  tcsnmy  bilingual  marcelorodrigues  lifelikepedagogy  schools  teaching  learning  unschooling  deschooling  stevehargadon  lcproject  via:hrheingold  projectbasedlearning  brazil  pbl 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Polder Model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The polder model is a term with uncertain origin that was first used to describe the internationally acclaimed Dutch version of consensus policy in economics, specifically in the 1980s and 1990s. However, the term was quickly adopted for a much wider meaning, for similar cases of consensus decision-making, which are supposedly typically Dutch. It is described with phrases like 'a pragmatic recognition of pluriformity' and 'cooperation despite differences'."
participatoryculture  consensus  cooperation  via:hrheingold  civics  community  politics  models  games 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Reading in a Whole New Way | 40th Anniversary | Smithsonian Magazine
"Books were good at developing a contemplative mind. Screens encourage more utilitarian thinking. A new idea or unfamiliar fact will provoke a reflex to do something: to research the term, to query your screen “friends” for their opinions, to find alternative views, to create a bookmark, to interact with or tweet the thing rather than simply contemplate it. Book reading strengthened our analytical skills, encouraging us to pursue an observation all the way down to the footnote. Screen reading encourages rapid pattern-making, associating this idea with another, equipping us to deal with the thousands of new thoughts expressed every day. The screen rewards, and nurtures, thinking in real time. We review a movie while we watch it, we come up with an obscure fact in the middle of an argument, we read the owner’s manual of a gadget we spy in a store before we purchase it rather than after we get home and discover that it can’t do what we need it to do."
books  reading  via:hrheingold  ipad  screens  active  patterns  interactive  bookfuturism  doing  contemplation  thinking  howwework  cv  literacy  media  technology 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Social media explained by a 9 year old in one sentence.
"Not long ago I took my daughters to the Portland Children’s Museum – wonderful place – and I couldn’t help but notice this quote written on the wall above the clay making room. To me it so effectively distilled the essence of social media that so I wanted to share it.
via:hrheingold  sharing  art  writing  self  identity  understanding  drawing  painting  expression  tcsnmy  classideas  listening  socialmedia  interaction 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Demos: Time to trust the digital generation says think tank
"Schools and parents need to stop listening to internet myths to help children get the best out of technology. In a report launched today (Thursday) the influential think tank Demos calls on schools to get past fears about children’s internet use and harness its learning potential. The report Their Space: Education for a digital generation draws on research showing that a generation of children have made online activity a part of everyday life, with parents and schools still far behind."
demos  via:hrheingold  media  technology  schools  tcsnmy  internet  myths  educations  education 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Brains Of Deaf People Rewire To "Hear" Music
"Deaf people sense vibration in the part of the brain that other people use for hearing – which helps explain how deaf musicians can sense music, and how deaf people can enjoy concerts and other musical events. "These findings suggest that the experience deaf people have when ‘feeling’ music is similar to the experience other people have when hearing music. The perception of the musical vibrations by the deaf is likely every bit as real as the equivalent sounds, since they are ultimately processed in the same part of the brain," says Dr. Dean Shibata, assistant professor of radiology at the University of Washington."
brain  deaf  hearing  neurology  neuroscience  technology  research  adaptive  composition  via:hrheingold 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Mini-multitaskers: For young people, a tendency to multitask may impoverish learning, productivity and even friendships.
"Peek behind the bedroom doors of children and teens who are supposedly doing homework, and you may find they're doing that and much more—text messaging friends, surfing the Internet and listening to iPods. In fact, according to a 2006 Kaiser Family Foundation study, almost two-thirds of 8- to 18-year-olds using a computer to do homework are also doing something else at the same time. And during a typical week, 81 percent of young people report "media multitasking" at least some of the time. Multitasking may seem modern and efficient, but research suggests that it slows children's productivity, changes the way they learn and may even render social relationships more superficial."
education  learning  attention  multitasking  relationships  productivity  messaging  tcsnmy  internet  online  via:hrheingold 
april 2010 by robertogreco
cnewmark: Trust and reputation systems: redistributing power and influence
"In real life, personal networks are pretty small, maybe in the hundreds. Mass media plays a role in shaping reputation for a small number of people, including celebrities and politicians. A very small number of people have influence in this environment.

* people tend to work with each other
* people are normally trustworthy
* despite their large media footprint, there aren't many bad guys out there
* message spreads quickly
* message is persistent, it's there forever
* connectivity is increasingly pervasive
* people are finding that reputation and recommendation systems can be used to drive a lot of profit.

Okay, so we want to be able to see who we might be able to trust, maybe by seeing some explicit measurement, or maybe something implicit, like seeing their history, and who trusts them."
via:hrheingold  media  network  reputation  networking  networks  trust  twitter  blogging  business  community  craignewmark  craigslist  internet  influence  socialnetworking  socialmedia  behavior  culture  future  identity  communication  making  social 
april 2010 by robertogreco
A Timeline of Information History » AI3:::Adaptive Information
"This timeline presents significant events and developments in the innovation and management of information and documents from cave paintings (ca 30,000 BC) to the present. Only non-electronic innovations and developments are included (that is, digital and electronic communications are excluded)."
information  history  timelines  via:hrheingold  education  technology  semanticweb  visualization  innovation  literacy  infoliteracy  classification  data  historyofinformation 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Un-Facebook Yourself - Wired How-To Wiki
"Sometimes, social networking is just a bit too social. If you're feeling vulnerable on Facebook, the web's biggest social hangout, you can easily take control over who can see your information.
howto  facebook  sharing  privacy  socialnetworking  via:hrheingold  instruction  socialmedia  security  tutorials  socialnetworks 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Patricia Greenfield on Media, Multitasking & Education « Neurons Firing
"She related an experiment done with college students where they viewed CNN news broadcasts with and without the news crawl going across the screen. It turned out that the students retained more of the news when there was no crawl. I asked my 18 and a half year old about the news crawl, and he said he finds it highly distracting, as do I. (Has anyone in the States noticed the number of highway gas station stops that now have large television screens playing at the pumps? I find them highly distracting and irritating!) I was particularly interested in Greenfield’s comment that “reading counteracts the cognitive cost of media multitasking”, and that “out-of-class reading during the college years is a statistical predictor of critical thinking skills.” This made me wonder about reading in general, and how secondary schools tend to assign so much content area reading that there is precious little time for students to read for the pure joy of reading."
reading  tcsnmy  multitasking  education  deschooling  unschooling  lcproject  learning  criticalthinking  via:hrheingold  patriciagreenfield 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Multi-tasking Adversely Affects Brain's Learning, UCLA Psychologists Report
"Multi-tasking affects the brain's learning systems, and as a result, we do not learn as well when we are distracted, UCLA psychologists report this week in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."
multitasking  distraction  teaching  psychology  learning  education  cognition  research  brain  memory  via:hrheingold 
october 2009 by robertogreco
100 Best iPhone Apps for Serious Self-Learners - Learn-gasm
"Those who constantly strive to learn more from the world around them, who can’t pass up an opportunity to pour over a book or dictionary, or who take classes just to learn a bit more are a special breed. For those with an iPhone, the chances for learning just got a lot greater. No matter if you love literature, science, nature, arts, foreign languages and travel, medicine, or Christian studies, there are apps that will enhance your ability to expand your knowledge base."
iphone  applications  via:hrheingold  selflearners  education  learning  ios 
september 2009 by robertogreco
969. Finding Ways to Help Students Answer Their Own Questions « Tomorrow's Professor Blog
"Teachers who find ways to help their students answer their own questions are teachers who are helping their students become more metacognitive–or knowledgeable about and in control of their cognitive resources. Research on metacognition has focused on what students know about their thinking processes, what students do when trying to solve problems, and the development and use of compensatory strategies (1). The ability to reflect on one’s cognitive processes and to be aware of one’s activities while reading, listening, or solving problems has important implications for the student’s effectiveness as an active, planful learner. As an expert learner yourself, you automatically monitor your understanding and adjust by filtering irrelevant information and pursuing additional information as needed."
via:hrheingold  learning  criticalthinking  inquiry  inquiry-basedlearning  tcsnmy  teaching  students  questions  assessment  metacognition  pedagogy  knowledge  blogging 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Concentrate | Mac App | Eliminate Distractions
"Concentrate helps you work and study more productively by eliminating distractions.

To start, create an activity (design, study, write, etc) and choose actions (shown below) to run every time you concentrate. When ready, just click “concentrate." All your distractions will disappear and a timer will appear to help you stay focused."
gtd  via:hrheingold  software  mac  macosx  osx  timemanagement  concentration  distraction  productivity  attention 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers -
"The rise of online media has helped raise a new generation of college students who write far more, and in more-diverse forms, than their predecessors did. But the implications of the shift are hotly debated, both for the future of students' writing and for the college curriculum.

Some scholars say that this new writing is more engaged and more connected to an audience, and that colleges should encourage students to bring lessons from that writing into the classroom. Others argue that tweets and blog posts enforce bad writing habits and have little relevance to the kind of sustained, focused argument that academic work demands.

A new generation of longitudinal studies, which track large numbers of students over several years, is attempting to settle this argument. The "Stanford Study of Writing," a five-year study of the writing lives of Stanford students — including Mr. Otuteye — is probably the most extensive to date. (See box at end of article.)"
writing  literacy  online  universities  colleges  research  learning  tcsnmy  21stcenturyskills  blogs  informal  formal  via:hrheingold 
june 2009 by robertogreco
HOW TO: Simplify Your Social Media Routine
"These days participating in social media such as Twitter, Facebook, blogging and more is almost required for any entrepreneur or business, small or large.

But there’s so much info and chatter coming in through social media that it can overwhelm you, eat up your time, and ruin your productivity.

Simplifying will help you stay in touch, and continue to participate in the conversation, without losing sight of your mission and the important work you need to get done."
via:hrheingold  socialnetworking  twitter  howto  time  productivity  informationmanagement  infooverload  distraction  focus  tcsnmy  newmedia  facebook  socialmedia  tips  simplicity  timemanagement 
may 2009 by robertogreco
The End of Alone - The Boston Globe
"At our desk, on the road, or on a remote beach, the world is a tap away. It's so cool. And yet it's not. What we lose with our constant connectedness." ... "DESCARTES, NEWTON, LOCKE, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard -- they share the distinction of having been some of the greatest thinkers the world has known. They also share this: None of them ever married or had their own families, and most of them spent the bulk of their lives living alone. In his provocative 1989 book Solitude: A Return to the Self, British writer and psychiatrist Anthony Storr made a persuasive case for the value of deep, uninterrupted alone time. He found it in ample supply in the lives of not just philosophers and physicists, but also some of the greatest poets, novelists, painters, and composers."
technology  solitude  society  facebook  email  gmail  bogs  online  internet  connectivity  mobile  phones  twitter  slow  well-being  idleness  boredom  quiet  etiquette  missedconnections  anxiety  strangers  life  philosophy  thoreau  reflection  via:hrheingold 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Big6 » What is the Big6?
"Developed by educators Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. The Big6 is an information and technology literacy model and curriculum, implemented in thousands of schools - K through higher education. Some people call the Big6 an information problem-solving strategy because with the Big6, students are able to handle any problem, assignment, decision or task. Here are the six stages we call the BIG6. Two sub-stages are part of each main category in the Big6 model:"
information  informationliteracy  via:hrheingold  education  teaching  notetaking  learningstyles  literacy  assessment  ict  studyskilss  big6  tcsnmy 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Never mind the technology, where’s the learning? » Blog Archive » Psychology of Cyberspace - The Online Disinhibition Effect
"Online safety is a developing theme with lots of educational resources becoming increasingly available, but there are few resources for teachers to enable them to understand the psychology of cyberspace. Part of the craft of the teacher though is knowing enough about how humans react to a given environment so that they can teach their students how to cope in situations."
via:hrheingold  psychology  online  internet  ict  teaching  schools  learning  privacy  perception  cyberspace  social 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List « The Mobile Learner
"To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently:"
via:hrheingold  mobile  learning  mobilelearning  iphone  education  phones  teaching  schools  ipod 
january 2009 by robertogreco
This Is How We Dream, Parts 1 & 2 | Welcome to NCS-Tech!
"It is fitting because as you will see in this video, Dr. Miller’s message is about something new as well, what he calls the “new humanities,” the technology-fueled convergence of visual, audible, textual and informatical literacies that represent, in his view, the future of human communication. A future, indeed, for which we are not prepared, largely because no pedagogies exist to teach it."
via:hrheingold  teaching  pedagogy  universities  colleges  books  humanities  change  future  literacy  research  libraries  reading  writing  communication  multimedia  reform  information  visual  audio  technology 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Education for the 21st Century: Balancing Content Knowledge with Skills | Britannica Blog
"Clarion calls for more attention to 21st-century skills brings to mind a familiar pattern in the history of education: pendulum swings between an emphasis on process (analysis, critical thinking, cooperative learning) which fosters concern that students lack knowledge and generates a back-to-basics movement that emphasizes content, which fosters concern that student are merely parroting facts with no idea of how to use their knowledge, and so on. In calmer moments, everyone agrees that students must have both content knowledge and practice in using it, but one or the other tends to get lost as the emphasis sweeps to the other extreme. To watch a successful balancing act, keep an eye on Massachusetts."
21stcenturyskills  via:hrheingold  education  literacy  knowledge  cognition  balance  learning  tcsnmy  content  skills  contentvsskills  trends 
december 2008 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Health | Internet use 'good for the brain'
"For middle aged and older people at least, using the internet helps boost brain power, research suggests. A University of California Los Angeles team found searching the web stimulates centres in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The researchers say this might even help to counter-act the age-related physiological changes that cause the brain to slow down."
via:hrheingold  internet  attention  mind  aging  health  online  brain  brainresearch 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Just How Large Is The Business World's Digital Divide? | The Future Buzz
"There are plenty of people my own age (25) or younger that are at the same level (perhaps even further behind) than those twice their age. In fact, age has nothing to do with this, there are many high level and highly influential bloggers/social media power users that span demographics. The divide exists between those who have dove in and actively use the innovative tools of communication that have changed our world forever, and those who have not."
via:hrheingold  socialnetworking  marketing  literacy  digitaldivide  digitalnatives  technology  change 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Reflections Blog Post Grading Rubric | Alex's reflecting pool
"Blog posts are graded on a 0 – 4 point scale according to the Reflections Blog Post Grading Rubric presented below. Note that both the Post Field and the Subject Line figure into the quality score the post receives."
pedagogy  blogging  via:hrheingold  rubrics  classideas  tcsnmy  technology  writing  assessment  blogs 
august 2008 by robertogreco
The Nation - The Wiki-Way to the Nomination -
"But at the same time, Mr. Obama’s notion of persistent improvement, both of himself and of his country, reflects something newer — the collaborative, decentralized principles behind Net projects like Wikipedia and the “free and open-source software” movement. The qualities he cited to Time to describe his campaign — “openness and transparency and participation” — were ones he said “merged perfectly” with the Internet. And they may well be the qualities that make him the first real “wiki-candidate.”"
barackobama  yochaibenkler  wiki  wikipedia  twitter  power  socialnetworking  selfimprovement  change  us  future  elections  2008  collaborative  socialsoftware  socialmedia  internet  web  via:hrheingold 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Throwing Sheep · Where We Started, Where We’ve Arrived, Where We’re Heading
"With a new generation of young people completely at ease with virtual social interaction moving into the workforce, it didn’t take tremendous powers of insight for us to conclude that a collision of value systems was imminent inside organisations."
via:hrheingold  change  reform  organizations  work  workplace  business  society  culture  administration  management  leadership  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  technology  hierarchy  generations  millennials  geny  generationy 
july 2008 by robertogreco
/Message: The New Literacy and The Enemies Of The Future [see also:]
"We are moving away from sustained, linear, focused concentration as our principal mode of reasoning. Note the implicit and unstated message: reasoning should principally be a solitary pursuit, not a social one."
literacy  internet  attention  reading  gamechanging  children  youth  teens  web  online  social  concentration  collaborative  culture  interactive  learning  reasoning  stoweboyd  via:hrheingold  technology  generations  cognition  teaching  im  facebook  education  lcproject 
july 2008 by robertogreco
» Tiltfactor is…
"first academic center to focus on social activist games. Our mission is to research and develop software and art that creates rewarding, compelling, and socially-responsible interactions, with a focus on inventive game design for social change."
activism  virtualworlds  games  gaming  gamedesign  social  art  programming  simulations  interaction  collective  via:hrheingold 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Why & How to Build Social Capital Online - Tara Hunt Interview :
"42-minute interview that you can use as a seminar on how to build your social capital. We went through a set of clear steps that you can follow and I made sure we clarified each one with a real-world example."
via:hrheingold  online  internet  socialmedia  networking  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  work  careers 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Short and Sweet: Technology Shrinks the Lecture -
"Other professors who have ventured into online education have made the same discovery: Just because 50-minute classroom sessions are the norm on a college schedule does not make that the ideal duration for students outside the lecture hall."
via:hrheingold  teaching  lectures  colleges  universities  technology  gamechanging  podcasting  pedagogy  teachingonline  education  learning  elearning  edtech  trends 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Edusurfing with PMOG
"Educators could create distinct missions for particular units while inspiring interest in strategic searching. Teachers can evaluate and assess a student’s research via a student’s PMOG missions. Students can earn game points as well as a grade for t
pmog  research  education  teaching  learning  classideas  gaming  internet  web  online  via:hrheingold 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Is Multitasking More Efficient?
"Is Multitasking More Efficient? Shifting mental gears costs time, especially when shifting to less familiar tasks"
via:hrheingold  multitasking  productivity  psychology  lifehacks  continuouspartialattention  focus  performance  attention 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Scientific American: About Us: Press Releases
"However They May Not Be More Productive: Nearly Six Out of Ten Agree They're "Busier" But Often Feel Like They Get Less Done"
via:hrheingold  attention  multitasking  psychology  productivity  continuouspartialattention  research  technology 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Dave’s Educational Blog » Blog Archive » Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum
"Through involvement in multiple communities where new information is being assimilated and tested, educators can begin to apprehend the moving target that is knowledge in the modern learning environment."
community  knowledge  learning  education  pedagogy  literacy  social  constructivism  via:hrheingold  theory  teaching  curriculum  lcproject  gamechanging 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Coyote Teaching | Sicheii Yazhi
"Coyote teaching is cousin to the Socratic method, but has broader application and is less focused, ordered, or systematic...coyote is a trickster figure...disturbing you or making you question your accepted beliefs and methods for doing things"
constructivism  education  teaching  alternative  learning  change  schools  style  anti-teaching  via:hrheingold  socraticmethod  creativity  balance  risk 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Reed College Grades: The Reed College Grades at Reed card “accompanies transcripts to give the recipient a better understanding of the Reed grading system and lack of grade inflation.”
"Students are encouraged to focus on learning, not on grades. Students are evaluated rigorously, and semester grades are filed with the registrar, but by tradition, students do not receive standard grade reports. Papers and exams are generally returned to students with lengthy comments but without grades affixed. There is no dean's list or honor roll, and Reed does not award Latin honors at graduation."
education  reedcollege  colleges  universities  grades  grading  assessment  learning  alternative  lcproject  via:hrheingold  unschooling  deschooling 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Technologies for Creative Thinking and Learning
"How does the design of new educational technology change the way kids learn and think? Which aspects of creative thinking and learning can technology support? How do we design systems that reflect our understanding of how we learn? This course explores i
technology  learning  education  creativity  children  edtech  schools  curriculum  teaching  via:hrheingold 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Top News - Blogging helps encourage teen writing
"Survey reveals that student bloggers are more prolific and appreciate the value of writing more than their peers"
writing  blogging  blogs  education  teaching  learning  language  literacy  publishing  teens  composition  students  via:hrheingold 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Twitter Handbook
"The Twitter Handbook will show you: *What Twitter is all about *Why people tweet *FAQ's about Twitter & the Twitterverse Glossary *How best to communicate with people on Twitter *How to find and reply to those @ messages sent directly to you *How people
twitter  howto  blogs  tutorials  via:hrheingold 
may 2008 by robertogreco
The Austin Chronicle: Screens: The Serious Play in Saving the World: Gaming gets on the sustainability bandwagon
"Integrating games based on cooperative, collaborative design with localized social networks and group-forming activity could result in powerful community development, online and off-line. As new sustainability-focused, technology-mediated communities evo
sustainability  gaming  community  games  cooperation  collaboration  seriousgames  environment  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  groups  via:hrheingold 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Digital Ethnography » Teaching with Twitter
"The World Simulation was an amazing success this year, thanks in part to the use of Twitter and Jott, which allowed students to send live updates of major events through their mobile phones."

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blogging  education  socialmedia  teaching  twitter  videos  michaelwesch  anthropology  culture  simulations  jott  technology  online  microblogging  via:hrheingold  sociology  ethnography  classideas 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Anatomy of a Mob: The Lacy/Zuckerberg Interview - TechnoSocial
"As citizens of the online world, we have a responsibility to step forward when we see people misbehaving. It doesn't take much to tone things down. People need to be reminded that the target of their frustrations is a real person."
sxsw  twitter  mobs  social  crowds  facebook  sarahlacy  statistics  visualization  community  relationships  psychology  keynote  socialmedia  society  etiquette  technology  alwayson  communication  analysis  casestudy  web  internet  online  howardrheingold  backchannel  via:hrheingold 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Notional Slurry » There are exactly two ways: one, and many
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"In what way am I delayed by paying attention to more, different, inarguably interesting stuff? Gratifying stuff?"..."Called a flighty dreamer all too often, I think increasingly that I stand on the side of realism. I will be finished when I’m dead."
attention  collaboration  ideas  learning  cv  creativity  creative  generalists  failure  future  society  expectations  howwework  method  work  careers  via:hrheingold  gamechanging  culture  specialists  specialization  life  education  academia  schools  schooling  unschooling  freedom  allsorts  canon  williamtozier 
march 2008 by robertogreco
language lab unleashed: Twitter as news feed: more amazing connections with strangers
"I was thrust into his reality and I was reading the news of Colombia via his tweets, verbatim as it were, and many hours before the conventional media picked up on it, processed it, packaged it."
education  language  foreignlanguage  teaching  twitter  reality  consciousfeeds  othersrealities  gamechanging  comments  via:hrheingold 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Education Futures » Moving beyond Education 2.0 [to Education 3.0]
"Schools are located everywhere (thoroughly infused into society: cafes, bowling alleys, bars, workplaces, etc.); Parents view schools as place for them to learn, too; Teachers are everybody, everywhere"

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education  future  via:hrheingold  learning  schools  deschooling  unschooling  ivanillich  lcproject  society  change  trends  teaching  parenting  technology  constructivism  connectivism  gamechanging 
february 2008 by robertogreco
WNYC - Crowdsourcing Map: Are You Being Gouged?
"Our latest "crowdsourcing" project asks listeners to go to their local grocery store and find out the price of three goods: milk, lettuce and beer. We've mapped the results below. Click on a tab above the map to see results for that item."
nyc  maps  mapping  crowdsourcing  food  prices  activism  journalism  shopping  googlemaps  media  pricing  via:hrheingold 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Twitter killed the Status Star | Mike Butcher - mbites
"The key difference is that people who say "take this conversation over into IM" don't get it. IM can't do what Twitter does. You can't instant message into "the cloud". With Twitter you can...Of course, the problem comes when people abuse this."
twitter  socialsoftware  communication  cloud  cloudcomputing  broadcasting  im  messaging  via:hrheingold 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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