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  1. Sep 2016
    1. How is technology changing our memories?

      Intriguing considerations ... with significant implications ... (and see below, Who owns our data? ... if they own our data, do they also own our memory?)

    2. Are we more connected or more lonely?

      Lots of researchers working on this one ...

    3. I want students to embrace technology and to love it, but also to think about the nature of technology. I want them to think beyond simply “how does this work?” and into the deeper questions about how technology is shaping our connected world.

      As should we all ... thank you, John

    4. Who owns your data?

      Many good questions here -- this one rises to the top for me and for me as teacher of my students. You, too, probably.

    5. Sure enough, they are selling a book

      Of course ...

    6. NPR story
    7. I noticed people sharing a few random articles from Atlas Obscura

      Funny ... I was going through the same thing in my head when I saw this post by John.

    1. Katie

      Nice job, Katie. This was just what I needed.

    2. We ask our teachers to innovate, differentiate, and create awesome learning experiences for our students. But do we provide our teachers with awesome learning experiences? Can they take risks? Exercise curiosity? For a lot of teachers, they can’t.

      This is often the heart of the matter for many teachers. Leadership from the top does not provide them enough space to take chances. Some do it anyway (God bless them and protect them from spiteful school administrators) but the middle majority is wary of stepping on toes and risking the wrath of administrators. I am heartened by the number of admins in IMMOOC and hope they are sharing widely with their own networks.

    3. efore I knew it, my students were teaching other teachers on campus how to get their students collaborating using GAFE!…Embracing change can lead to innovative experiences for our students!  

      Empowerment of students is powerful ...

    4. A real teacher is constantly changing, giving up, and adding in. Not for the sake of change, mind you, but for the betterment of learning.

      Great insight ... we are all always learning and adapting to new environments and new possibilities

    5. 10 years

      Ack. Not long at all.

    6. The learning environment can be an innovation in itself.

      This is something I need to think more about ... I'll have to explore how the physical layout of space might change the way my students learn and engage. I am not a row person, but I do mix things up. Not strategically, though. Or not for learning. More for classroom dynamics.

    7. I too, have often associated innovation and innovators with amazing new technology, systems, designs and ideas created by brilliant minds.  

      Maybe "innovation" is not the right term, then. If so many of us have associations (as I do, echoing Nathan here), maybe the naming of it is not right. Actually, I don't have any suggestions. Just wondering out loud in the margins ...

    8. What is the purpose of education? Is innovation necessary in education?   How are you embracing change to spur  innovation in your own context?

      These are good guiding questions ... broad enough for many entry points ...

    1. More discussion here using Hypothes.is (digital annotation right here)

      Funny ... I can't connect the text markings to your comments here. I see your comments in the margins (that place where you and I often live) but not as highlighted in the text on the page. Digging in deeper to see if I can find them ... might be some odd formatting via Amazon (You Must Only Annotate Our Text in Our Format!!)

    1. These shifts are accelerated by access to technology that has transformed how we learn. However, making these shifts equitable across countless classrooms is more than purchasing technology or creating creative learning spaces. In order to reimagine classrooms and to leverage technology, educators need opportunities to develop new skills, knowledge, and dispositions to create opportunities for deeper learning that align with the world we live in.

      This is where Step One should happen -- re-imagine Professional Development for teachers, and move away from the Stand/Deliver Sit/Listen sessions that do very little to move the needle forward. The National Writing Project's model of "teachers teaching teachers" and interactive PD sessions, where reflective practice and collaboration is at the heart of teacher learning, is a model I turn to all the time.

    2. There is wide agreement that we need to rethink the outdated factory model of education to meet the needs of all learners in our schools.

      While I agree with you, I am not sure it "wide agreement" enough to see policy changes reflect that thinking. Granted, the educational system is a slow-moving freight train. But if there was enough momentum for a shift, it would be happening all over, not just in pockets.

    3. We cannot prepare students for these careers that don’t yet exist, we must equip them to be able to adapt and work in a world that is complex and dynamic.

      This the most difficult part of being an educator. I teach sixth grade. Eleven year olds. What will the World be like for them when they graduate high school? College? Who knows? So, focusing on critical thinking skills is important -- and collaboration and problem-solving. As we identify skills that translate across disciplines, and time, we do justice to the learners in our spaces.

    4. Educators need to better understand and attend to the misalignment in the workforce job skills and our educational system that leave over half of college graduates to be under-employed  or under-qualified for their jobs.

      It seems to me that we need to do more to value and support and enhanced our Vocational Education System, which we have often underfunded and devalued as a place for those who can't cut it in academic/traditional high school settings. If we rethink Voke Ed, we could create powerful pathways for many students into the trade fields and beyond.

    5. According to the report, the skills that will be in high demand by 2020 are: Complex Problem Solving Critical Thinking Creativity People management Coordinating with Others Emotional Intelligence Judgement and Decision Making Service Orientation Negotiation Cognitive Flexibility

      These are all excellent anchor points, and articulated well. Thank you for sharing this.