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  1. Jul 2017
    1. The meeting, which the White House insists was much ado about nothing but which reportedly lasted as long as an hour, came after an official one that had been made public

      I wonder why if it was about nothing why the meeting wasn't reported

  2. May 2017
    1. you can’t pick and choose to implement some things, and not others.

      This is a bold statement. Yes the authors have been successful in business but I am always weary of absolutes and shy away from them in my writing.

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    1. Talk less about your products, and more about the big ideas behind them

      Generating Buzz

    2. growing at the rate that customers are willing to fund with their purchases

    3. Customers have funded the company, and we've never been able to grow without satisfying them. 

      I think this customer satisfaction is the key differntiator

      When you bootstrap you are forced to make customers the only priority.

    4. "lifestyle businesses" whose model is predictable but will never bring the kind of high returns that only come with placing big, bold bets

      These are always cast as less exciting, boring in a sense. tom and jerry boring Reminds me of the Zapier article and the story of the mortgage shop.

    1. The Global Competence badge system was never implemented and the other two badge systems were suspended after pilot implementations. In particular, all of the badge systems struggled to implement and manage the relatively massive demands for summative assessment of specific competencies from student generated wor

      because this is the job of robots. Let them issue the low hanging fruit badges while humans handle the participation based badges. AI could be trained to know if a film maker grasps the principle of Thirds but the Kick-Ass Kubrick Shot badge gets awarded by the community.

      https://vimeo.com/48425421

    1. raise prices on people with pre-existing health conditions — but not ban coverage — and those waivers would have to be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services.

      The claim to rape was about pregancy or STDs related from rape. Both considered pre existing claims and having "access" to healthcare is way different than "affordable" health care.

  3. Mar 2017
    1. Advocacy and use of free and/or open source tools and software wherever possible and beneficial to student learning;Integration of free and open content and media in teaching and learning;Promotion of copyleft content licenses for student content production and publication;Facilitation of student understanding regarding copyright law (e.g., fair use/fair dealing, copyleft/copyright);Facilitation and scaffolding of student personal learning networks for collaborative and sustained learning;Development of learning environments that are reflective, responsive, student-centred, and that incorporate a diverse array of instructional and learning strategies;Modeling of openness, transparency, connectedness, and responsible copyright/copyleft use and licensing; and,Advocacy for the participation and development of collaborative gift cultures in education and society.

      Couros model of open pedagogy

    1. For two decades or more, we have experienced a steady, global Kerosion of appropriated state support. In the 1970s, state general revenue appropriations covered 85% of the core academic costs (faculty salaries, operating costs of academic units, core adminis-tration). Today, they cover about a third, and the share falls every year. There have been huge rises in tuition and fees, with no

      cite this for the failing social compact and the importance of open

    2. Establishing a New Compact

      Can open be the new compact?

    3. Over time, these qualities drove American society to redefine the goal of higher education, which became, in Kerr’s words, “to serve less the perpetuation of an elite class and more the creation of a relatively classless society, with the doors of opportunity open to all through education.

      open was the original goal of land grant institutions.

    4. Permeable Boundaries

      permeable boundaries and identities. Is permutation an important metaphor?

    5. The combination of distribution of physical capital and human capital creates a new situation.

      distributed human and physcial capital is important.

    1. Open education is the combination of open licensing and web-based social media. It brings some fundamental challenges to the way we think about higher education and the institutional arrangements in which it is organized (Katz, 2008; Liyoshi & Kumar, 2008).1

      This seems to be one of the oldest defintions I could find

    1. The building blocks provided by the OER movement, along with e-Science and e-Humanities and the resources of the Web 2.0, are creating the conditions for the emergence of new kinds of open participatory learning ecosystems

      John Seely Brown suggested open pedagogy would emerge.

    1. open planning open products open post-hoc

      woodward describng #thoughtvectors

    2. Open pedagogy could be considered as a blend of strategies, technologies, and networked communities that make the process and products of education more transparent, understandable, and available to all the people involved.

      Tom Woodward defintion

    1. aul Stacey (2013) makes th

      Be as open as poissble, use modern online learnign pedagogies Use OER peer tp peer over self study use social learning leverage massive participation

    1. 79.4%ofOERusersadaptresourcestofittheirneed

      Remix is part of open pedagogy

    2. ThemoreeducatorsuseOER,themoretheyarewi

      There is an insight here with pedagogy. Not sure what. As we use open pedagogy we oursleves become more open. Maybe part of the them that open is really a journey and state of mind.

    3. 40.9%ofallformallearnersinoursampleconsiderthatOERhaveapositiveimpact in helping them complete their course of stud

      Open pedagogy may have positive results for learners.

    1. unmeasurable outcome

      I think this has more to do with the domian rather than the nature of open learning. I coudl have open learning in basic physics where mroe traditional models of measurement coul;d track progress.

    2. open = creativity

      Is this a benifit or a quality. Chick and egg?

    3. open = expansion

      maybe networked , rather than expansion. I find students need many scaffolds of community to start.

    4. open = agency

      A key principle is agency. Though could be combined with choice.

    1. Open education can take a number of forms:

      All of the descritpions of open pedagogy seem to put the openness on the content and artifacts and not in the learner.

    1. only possible in the context of the free access and 4R permissions

      This sets up a binary. You can not be "open"unless you are fully open? What does that mean when I draft a document on Google Docs? I have granualr control over permissions but someone own's my data. Is it open? Must learning occur on on a FOSS (free and open source software) to be considered part of open pedagogy?

  4. Feb 2017
    1. This is one subject where it might be wise not to rely on the reflexive media narrative.

      Did they not ask for lists of scientists working on climate change during transition? Did they not wipe any mention of climate change from whitehouse.gov on a day one? Did they not put a gag order on science?

  5. Jan 2017
    1. How Does Copyright Encourage Creativity?

      Make this into make a new comic strip about copyright encouraging creativity.

    1. http://smartcopying.edu.au/copyright-guidelines/copyright---a-general-overview/1-3-what-is-protected-(types-of-works).

      There has to be a good gif of different kinds of art flying at you. That will make a cool scene

    2. Purpose of Copyright

      Have a frame with two characters one for each motivation.

    3. History of Copyright

      Make this a pop up character. Pointing for more info? Possibly one reoccurring scene.

  6. Dec 2016
    1. This kind of minimal observation—analogous to car inspections—would be less taxing but still yield useful information

      The problem with observations is they have been too minimal. One of the key differences to high performing charters when compared to their urban peers has been the amount of observation and coaching involved in the classroom.

    2. classrooms under control and are teaching in a responsible way.

      This is what happens when economists speak of teaching. They see it as merely controlling students and ensuring that they are all in their seats like good little cattle. Don't forget all of these VAM models came from agriculture. My students aren't cattle.

    3. This is spending a lot of money to find that nearly all teachers are effective and to generate teacher feedback that does not improve student learning

      Could we not make the same argument about the test scores? If NAEP and TIMMS growth have been stagnant for the last 25 years doesn't that mean accountability based reform are a waste of money?

      The idea that any employee should go through the year and not have an observation and be evaluated by their supervisor seems silly,

    4. The finding is saying observations and test scores are measuring different things.

      We needed a study for this.They are uncorrelated because they are different measures. That being said we do not pay enough attention to capacity of evaluators nor do we use teacher observations in growth models.

    5. Using test scores to evaluate teachers has been controversial, to put it mildly

      Just because we should doesn't mean we can. I just do not think enough unique variance year over year can be teased out from teacher effects

    6. But what principals observe is whether teachers are teaching. The crucial question is whether students are learning.

      A good observation report should make the connection to student learning. Too often evaluators do not focus on the learning.

    7. A principal (or district administrator) comes into a teacher’s classroom with a measurement tool in hand (now more often on a laptop), and checks off whether he or she observes various things in the classroom.

      Actually a good teacher observation model is much more than a checklist approach. It is not a dichotomous measure as the author suggests

    1. The best course may be a cautious, thoughtful understanding of planned moves.

      Slow and low, that is the tempo Let it flow, let yourself go

      Another way to phrase the statment

    1. they need eight more to tie with the 1992/93 Pittsburgh Penguins, and nine to set a new NHL record. It’s a huge task, but the Philadelphia Flyers have come this far already, so it’s a possible achievement – no matter how slight that possibility is.

      how

    2. With their current winning streak standing at nine, they need eight more to tie with the 1992/93 Pittsburgh Penguins, and nine to set a new NHL record.

      what

    3. This was the same season that Mario Lemieux won the Hart Memorial trophy, led the NHL in plus-minus, with+55, and won the Art Ross Trophy by scoring 160 points, despite missing 24 regular season games due to being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease.

      Compare players

    4. Pennsylvania rivals.

      who

    5. With a two-day break since the game in Detroit, the Flyers will face the Colorado Avalanche on the road (December 14), then move onto the Dallas Stars (December 17). That concludes Philly’s three-game road trip, with them hosting the Nashville Predators (December 19) and then the Washington Capitals (December 21).

      why

    6. December 12

      when

    7. Philadelphia

      where

    1. engageinopenandcollaborativenetworks,communities,andopenlysharedrepositoriesofinforma-tioninastructured

      So life long learning can only happen in "the open?" Seems like Hegarty is describing their ideal arc rather than the arc-of-life learning.

      I also wonder when we stop describing learning and we are just talking about being a human. Is there a difference?

    2. Youshouldneveruse“open”asanadjectiveunlessyoucanclearlydescribehowthe“open”thingdiffersfromthenormalthing.

      Binaries are never fun. Open to me is more of a continuum.

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    1. CANBEANARTFULANDPHILOSOPHICALACTTHATSUBVERTSLINEARITYANDPROMOTESALTERNATIVEORSCAFFOLDEDFORMSOFEXPRESSION.FROMTHATPERSPECTIVE,HYPERTEXTINGISFAIRLYAWESOME.

      Hyperlinking is how the workflow of most classes built on open pedagogy work. Usually students run their own blog and then syndicate to some course hub,

    1. Laura  Park  Gogia,  MD,

      One of my favorite thought leaders when it comes to networked learning spaces.

    2. Networked   learning,   open   education,   and   connected   learning   are   emerging   pedagogical  fields  that  explore  the  opportunities,  challenges,  and  imp

      Writing in threes. We as humanity are drawn to it.

    1. Domain of One’s Own

      Essential in development of open pedagogy. Really inseparable. It is the tool of the action, and the activity lead to the evolution of the tool.

    1. assignment, you should also provide a detailed description of how the assignment will be graded

      Not necessary in truest sense. Look at Rhizo14 and Rhizo15 for great learning with no direction and no assignment.

    2. Reciprocal Teaching = 0.74

      Reciprocal teaching has always focused on strategy instruction what I see is more a strategy exchange in open pedagogy. There is a collective toolbox and some people hold more parts than others.

    3. Organizing and Transforming

      This is much smaller than remixing. Though in many ways a summary is a remix. Still I wonder if the effet size would hold as the degrees of freedom of the derivative work grow.

    4. Teacher Clarity

      What does teacher clarity mean when the community is the teacher which is often the model found in open pedagogy?

    5. remix

      Does a non-derivative license by definition make something open or less open?

    6. Worked Examples

      This is critical. In most fluent of open pedagogy spaces participants are there to create what they believe is the highest expression of art in their domain.

    7. John Hattie’s book Visible Learning

      Hattie's work is also very influential in my world view. In fact it forms the background to all the facilitating I do around teacher observation. Yet Open Pedagogy speaks to so much more than efficacy. In many ways it isn't always as efficient, yet the messness is where real learnign occurs.

      When I think about Open Pedagogy I am also drawn to Friere: FriereRadicalPedagogy

    8. David Wiley

      David as written a lot about Open Pedagogy. Explore his stuff.

    9. What is Open Pedagogy?

      Open is both an attitude and a continuum. Together they make open a journey. When it comes to open pedagogy we are now simply referring to the map and the compass. Some paths are well carved but others are still left unexplored.

  7. Oct 2016
    1. These things thou must always have in mind: What is the nature of the universe, and what is mine—in particular

      I thought our mind were to be clear of thought or is to be a single focus on this thought?

    2. A strong vibe of staying in tune with nature. Again getting at how nature is defined will be necessary for understanding.

    3. Give thyself leisure to learn some good thing, and cease roving and wandering to and fro. Thou must also take heed of another kind of wandering, for they are idle in their actions, who toil and labour in this life, and have no certain scope to which to direct all their motions, and desires.

      An important critique for our attention economuy

    4. Which thou shalt do; if thou shalt go about every action as thy last action, free from all vanity, all passionate and wilful aberration from reason, and from all hypocrisy, and self-love, and dislike of those things,

      Seeing many connections to Ram Das and "Be Here Now"

      It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.

      — Ram Dass (@BabaRamDass) December 19, 2014

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    5. from whom, as a channel from the spring, thou thyself didst flow: and that there is but a certain limit of time appointed unto thee

      Must we accept fate? Can it not be shaped by our actions?

    6. As for those things that are commonly said to happen by fortune, even those must be conceived to have dependence from nature, or from that first and general connection, and concatenation of all those things, which more apparently by the divine providence are administered and brought to pass. All things flow from thence: and whatsoever it is that is, is both necessary, and conducing to the whole (part of which thou art), and whatsoever it is that is requisite and necessary for the preservation of the general, must of necessity for every particular nature, be good and behoveful.

      II need to think on this some more. Seems to be a key consideration. there free will in this model or is man's will as apart of the whole simply another step in the same cosmic dance.

    7. And as for thy life, consider what it is; a wind; not one constant wind neither, but every moment of an hour let out, and sucked in again

      The inevitability of our monir existence on this planet. It is a little ironic to read something over 2,00 years old writing that our lives our mere winds. I guess some blow harder than others.

    8. ndeavour to have power of myself

      To control desires, squash passions, and eat sparsely one must have control over the physical as well as the mental body.

    9. always to hope the best; and to be confident that my friends love me

      Interesting so is hope not considered a kind of passion,. What is the rationality of hope?

    10. freely and heartily to speak well of all my masters upon any occasion

      Why not just deserved occasions? Is it best to only criticize laterally?

    11. very learned, and yet making little show.

      Country Dumb?

    12. a purpose to live according to nature

      Looking then for a definition of nature. Will it be elemental?

    13. myself with a spare die

    14. whether in the sharpest pains, or after the loss of a child, or in long diseases, to be still the same man

      Is there rejection of pain and passion a worthy endeavor? What is gained by losing or having?

    15. anything to do, to do it myself rather than by others

      Western individualism.

    16. two great factions of the coursers in the circus, called Prasini, and Veneti

      Need a better translation for these but seeing a lot of dichotomies. opposite forces that must be avoided

    17. fame and memory of him that begot me I have learned both shamefastness and manlike behaviour

      Interesting connotations here in terms of refraining from passion and the rise of fame. It is hard to imagine accomplishing noteirity without passion in a subject.

    1. In this activity we will hack credibility

      What are your markers of credibility? How do you know if an author is an expert?

  8. Sep 2016
    1. The jobs of the future require social skills, not maths

      Future of work section

    2. Remote jobs vs. remote teams

      Have a section for EDU106 News on Future of Employment include this

    1. The judge noted in his opinion that evaluations almost always rate Connecticut teachers as effective.

      You can be an effective teacher and still have students score low on tests. They are two different measures. The idea that student scores are low so majority of teachers must be ineffective is a false claim.

      Would you expect the majority of doctor and lawyers to be ineffective? No, people with decades of experience and 8-10 years of schooling are surprisingly good at their jobs.

      We can not fire our way to greatness. Instead we should invest in our teaching corp.

    1. it’scomplicated

      This is the first reading. Please read chapters one and two

    1. Becoming Rhizome Researchers

      A few of us are working on an open research project examining literacy practices and text moves and leadership development in open online classes.

      We will use the tag #rhizome as we read and develop subtags such as #methodology or #literature.

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  9. Jun 2016
    1. It is also widely acknowledged that the current practices for ensuring that coop-erating teachers are professionally prepared for their work are inadequate and fail to address some of the most basic issues associated with their supervisory work (Glickman & Bey, 1990; Knowles & Cole, 1996).

      I also wonder how we train supervisors.

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    1. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years.

      Yes but we still see issues of access and inequality. There is wealth concentration never before seen.

    1. For this example, I pursued the meme idea since that fits in nicely with the workshop on open content that we did earlier this summer, but without specifying the nitty-gritty of the community space

      I think memes can be a great way to reach students. Here is an easy project I made: https://thimbleprojects.org/jgmac1106/1979/

  10. May 2016
    1. Maybe creative work, meant to be put out in the public sphere

      This seems like my defintion of a blog.

    2. This second case was often seen as “appropriating” content and re-circulating it without the author’s consent

      This is an issue we have dealt with at Mozilla with x-ray Goggles for quite some time. There is still debate whether proxies "copy" a text. Legal review says the law is on our side..but I am sure other lawyers disagree.

    3. In your view, what’s the best approach?

      Have an abuse reporting feature for authors. That's it. Greenwald's assertion that citation is appropriation is nonsense.

      If an author reports abuse of annotations, and that is verified by staff or a trusted community member simply disable annotations on a case by case basis and delete the accounts of abusers.

    4. Google’s work on the Right to be Forgotten

      This was not and is not by choice. It is a threat of sovereignty by nations trying to impose their laws on to the web and other nations.

    5. Many interviewees even mentioned blogs and personal content should opt-in to be annotated. The most vulnerable demographics would prefer to have more control over what happens with their content

      I have to disagree. Granted my disagreement is coming from a place of privilege so I have not faced the same level of harassment but if opt-in was the default open annotation would be dead. Killed by the tyranny of the default.

    6. distort traffic metrics

      You mean I broke your A/B testing...Awwee shucks. Watch how many things load on a modern website. I do not think this is a real issue for small indie publishers and bloggers.

      Many sites (you can't annotate the Common Core Standards) already block proxies. If sites want they can employ the same tactic.

    7. Involve authors.

      Can web mentions be integrated into annotations? This of course would mean authors would have to have the right plug-ins and javascript installed but it would be nice to be notified if someone annotated your website.

    1. Essay authors can receive public or private

      Imagine if a writer of a book could ban writing in the margins.

    2. Appropriation

      Do you mean remix? That is how I read this definition.

    3. The Genius Web Annotator is a hybrid of citation and appropriation that doesn't respect the source's owner nor have any mechanism to opt out or block it

      Not necessarily true. I run into sites that block proxies all the time. You can not annotate there.

  11. Apr 2016
    1. Fairy tales and their motifs of transformation, magical objects and powers, trickery, and wishes help children identify with their sense of poetic justice and provide a straightforward understanding of right and wrong.

      Yet the characters are often quite static. I think as children get older they will also need exposure to more complex texts where everything is not as black and white.

    1. purpose of this study was, then, to calculate the readability level of a typical sample of picture books available to children

      FYI-This is a bad, bad, idea on so many levels. Look at Serafini's work on his tripariate model for more info on picture books.

    1. My point is that you don’t have to be a GitHub or Wikity expert to be #IndieEdTech.  I mean, you could be, but you don’t have to be. #IndieEdTech is bigger scene than that.

      Yes the focus on remix is key. Awesome quote.

    1. Frank Levy and Richard Murnane

      This is also important. By citing who Warschauer cites Shawna traces the perspectives and bias in the piece.

      Once again this is done succinctly with a predicatable text structure requiring minimal inferences on part of the reader.

      Plus its done in a way that doesn't make you want to pull your eyes out from boredom. That is the real hard part.

      Concise Creativity

    2. As is what often happens in education, many of our faculty and staff in essence worried that we were “throwing the baby out with the bath water” in trying to focus less on the presentation of arbitrary “content” (e.g., the workings of the circulatory system)

      Yes using tech to simply showcase learning is a waste of instructional minutes.

    3. John Bransford

      Stop what you are doing and go read everything Bransford wrote.

    4. In his book Learning in the Cloud: How (and Why) to transform Schools with Digital Media, Mark Warschauer, a professor of Education and Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, writes of the need to teach “21st century skills” alongside content in schools; that the “separation” of these two in schools and classrooms is potentially harmful to our future global citizenry.

      Examine Shawna's first sentence. She clearly indicates to the audience that this post will be anchored in a literature review.

      More importantly Shawna is able to give the title, author, and a summary in once sentence.

    5. As I read the first few chapters of Warschauer’s book, I was reminded of what happened in my school when, two years ag

      Shawna used a connection to a personal detail to support the claim that the debate between skills and knowledge plays out.

      I do think Shawna should have taken a stance around this part of the post. I am interested in her voice. I want to know where she stands on the issue.

    6. The danger in favoring the development of 21st century skills over content knowledge (or vice versa) in school

      I would say the danger between separating skills and content is there is no separation.

      Content is comprehension. Yet at the same time those who thrive in digital spaces can become self-programmable learners and back fill content knowledge.

      But this ability is still directly ties to background knowledge. Less knowledge requires greater skill and more knowledge requires less skill.

    7. However, as with any calls for “balance” in education, what is needed is not repeated proclamations for it (like obscenity, many of us fail to define it but claim that we “know it when [we] see it”), but a clear articulation of what it looks and sounds like in a classroom. For that, I’ll have to do some major reflecting and get back to you.

      Shawna finished with her position statement. This is very common in literature review and literary analysis assignments.

      • Intro (author, title, summary)
      • Deep Summary
      • This is what I believe

      Except in blogging you may want to take a TLDR, or what we used to call, "top of the fold" make your position evident and early. Do not feel afraid to use call out boxes, blockquotes, etc to draw the readers attention.

    1. Data visualization is also an area quickly become she is deeply committed to

      Fix this sentence.

  12. Mar 2016
    1. Modeling:  I will explain that I will be using this paper (lined chart paper) to write a letter to my son. I will start it

      You may want to model using the same format the students will use.

    2. Then I will ask them who they are going to write a letter to and what are they going to say. We will go over a few ideas together and I will ask some of the children who they are going to write a letter to.

      Is this connected to the books being read? Are they writing to the characters or the author?

    3. Objective: for children to understand the very basics of letter writing-communication with someone to share a thought, idea, invitation

      You may want to refine your objective so it is more measurable. Such as, "write a letter with a greeting and a closing"

    1. If the students were paying attention to the direct lesson/instruction from before than they should have no problem corrrectly completing the assignment. 

      Then is paying attention what you are tying to assess?

      I encourage you to rethink your assessment strategy. What are you going to use to see if students can distinguish fact and opinion?

      What will you do for students in conferences who have met this standard? What will you do with students in conferring that have not met your learning target?

    2. The student can then hear the content of the story which is essential in helping them to differentiate between fact and opinion.

      You would be conferring with the students. You can read to them. Yes not having to focus on decoding may help the students to look for facts and opinions but the teacher is the best scaffold in your tool box.

    3. tudents will be given a book to read independently

      Base on this lesson you never looked for fact and opinion in a text with students.

      The anchor charts are important. Graphic organizers scaffold the text and serve as an external storage of our memories.

    4. If all is going well within the minilesson there will be at least some oposition from the students.

      You underestimate the power of conformity in an elementary classroom.

      I like how you are defining fact and opinion with a personal example but you need to model it with the text as well.

    5. project a digital copy of the story in the front of the room accompanied by a voice recording.

      @laurenbarry Be cognizant of when and why you make the decision. Nothing beats having your teacher read to you.

      Not saying there isn't a place for audiobooks. I enjoy them and they are great for reinforcing fluency.

      You also have to be careful making digital copies of books. It is okay to record yiurself reading a book, but displaying a page by page turn as a close-up is usually a no go.

  13. Feb 2016
    1. settings, and major events in a story

      I think the Three Little Pigs would be a good story for this standard because it changes settings and has easily identifiable characters.

    2. dentify

      Students need to be able to pint out characters in stories.

    3. identify characters

      A kindergarten student must know a definition of a character

  14. Jan 2016
    1. self-promotion is the name of the game.

      Is self-promotion the end game of your social media presence? Is that your purpose in sharing your story?

    1. my attempt to describe and explain the net-worked lives of teens to the people who worry about them—parents, teachers, policy makers, journalists, sometimes even other teens

      We need to think about the literary practices of teens

    1. Just like our first class this class will be production based. You will be making and building from the start.Throughout the class

      I use the word class way too much in these three sentences.

    1. I see it in the American who served his time, and dreams of starting ove

      I am glad to see a reference to what I consider our largest national embarrassment. Our prison population and how many men of color we lock up.

    2. reduce the influence of money in our politics

      Based on precedent money=speech. The government can not tell someone how to spend their money.

    3. We have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not the other way around

      This would take a constitutional amendment or grassroots efforts at the state level.

      What would also help would have been scientific methods of sampling for the census but a literal read of the constitution does not allow this....

    4. online tools that give an entrepreneur everything he or she needs to start a business

      Have you compared either our physical infrastructure (crumbling) or our digital (monopolized and non-existent)

    5. But after years of record corporate profits

      And capital gains taxed at a far lower rate than the income of lower and middle class.

      Nothing is going to happen on taxes until the next census. Gerrymandering after 20110 was just to deep a red cut.

      The only tax reform Paul Ryan will take is a txt cut.

    6. early childhood education

      While critics will claim the gains caused by early childhood ween by third grade I do not see this as an issue. Universal pre-K will be a game changer.

    7. get the education

      The idea that America has had the number one education system in the world is not true. I think our success has always been as being the place the best and brightest want to be.

      We are a country built on immigration not our educational system.

    8. uniquely American belief

      It this thinly veiled American Exceptionalism?

      Not sure. I do know when I travel abroad you do not see the same "I can crush it" attitude.

    9. We did not, in the words of Lincoln, adhere to the “dogmas of the quiet past.”  Instead we thought anew, and acted anew. 

      A call out to Trump and "Make America Great Again"

    10. I want to focus on our future.

      Alliteration and consonance are under valued rhetorical devices.

      They bring power through cadence.

    11. I will not let up until they get done.

      or until December., which ever comes first. I wouldn't take wagers on things getting done.

    12. from helping students learn to write computer code

      kidscancode and everyone needs to code mantra comes front and center. Not sure that is our strongest educational priority.

      but if Obama has been weak on anythign it has been education.

    13. So I hope we can work together this year on bipartisan priorities like criminal justice reform, and helping people who are battling prescription drug abuse

      Low bar problems (it is an election year) and lets not ignore the fact the big pharma has made millions on prescription drug abuse.

      Though look at the sentence structure in the paragraph. Sets the bar low and then dangles low hanging fruit with a call to action.

    14. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it shorter.  I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa.

      A call back to the election. A preview of #nextprez to start the election

    1. But tonight, we turn the page.

      Notice the rhetorical technique. You have the metaphor of turning the page along with the strong "But" as a signal word to start.

    2. unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world.  It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.

      Is this an example of 44 passing the blame back on to 4 or simply a statement of reality?

      It is quite the negative connotation to start

    1. Let’s start with this central assertion, that Professor Green’s paper was “an academic study.

      Did the bloggers make the assertion. I do not think the authors did. In the abstract they clearly refer to this as an "article"

    1. To get involved in the project, you’ll need to create a Twitter account and share content online. To learn more about how and why to use Twitter, please click here.

      This may change if we add a stream.

  15. Dec 2015
    1. evaluation is only going to be a feedback tool when it could be so much more

      only going to be...this statement gets me. This is exactly what a teacher evaluation system should strive to be.

      An effective feedback tool leads to growth. In fact we know from John Hattie's work that effective feedback has some of the largest impact on learning.

      I want evaluation systems that are based on being effective feedback tools for teacher growth.

    2. Ineffective teachers are eligible for dismissal

      Here I agree. We need to make it easier to give principals control over hiring and firing. There needs to be some flexibility in tenure systems.

    3. Effectiveness data are linked to teacher preparation programs

      There is zero evidence that this is even statistically possible. In fact the AERA and a majority of Deans at Schools of Education have come out against this practice.

    4. 11 states have evaluation systems for principals that are exactly the same as the requirements for teachers

      This is silly we need different leadership and instructional capacity rubrics for school leaders.

    5. The use of student learning objectives/outcomes (SLOs) isn’t helping differentiate teacher performance.

      This is because SLO's are a failure. Trying to have all teachers base their goals on student growth is a fallacy. I know the "alternative" is to judge teachers solely on HST testing but then you have art teachers judged on reading scores...that's silly...so in an effort to create "objectivity" teachers have to right SLO's. These contribute to overtesting, fall victim to Campbell's Law, and make no sense.

      Why can't a goal for an art teahcer be: "Create a community based art show that connects students to local artists..."

      Because it can't be quantified.

      SLOs need reform.

    6. But there’s also a real downside for states that indulge critics by delaying implementation, adopting hold harmless policies or reducing the weight of student achievement in evaluations

      There is some statistical reasons for doing so. If you are going to use Value Added scores you need multiple years of data. Switching assessments reset the clock.

      A delay was statistically required.

    7. There is a troubling pattern emerging across states with a track record of implementing new performance-based teacher evaluation systems. The vast majority of teachers – almost all – are identified as effective or highly effective.

      Why is this hard to believe? That a majority of teachers would be effective. This idea that we must have a witch hunt to "weed" out ineffective teachers makes NCTQ reports suspect.

      Could you imaging saying the same thing about doctors or pilots? Wouldn't you want the vast majority of those flying you throw the sky or taking a scalpel to your skin to be effective or highly effective?

  16. Nov 2015
    1. Each of these approaches has its benefits and drawbacks.

      This is the key information the user will want. What are the pros and cons and what is the best approach to me.

      Either a three column table or three "profiles" and why they chose each of the three options.

    1. Blogs:

      Linking to other blog posts in our posts is a great idea to really share the love.

      Stealing this idea of mini-event blog rolls at the end of posts.

    2. will be great just like the long bridge we made!

      What a wonderful metaphor.

    3. I also loved the bridge making session were we were supposed to make the longest possible paper bridge with half of the team blind folded.

      I am totally going to go this lesson at my fir Mozilla Club meeting next semester.

      One thing that struck me about Mozfest was how often tech was never present in a session.

      Refreshing.

    1. When this distributed leadership through participation is collaborated, and everyone devotes something, learn from others; the whole group benefits and move forward together. This is what reflects the true meaning of participation and leadership.

      I am going to use this piece in my class as an example of leadership and advocacy.

    2. I believe everyone is a leader, and it is the participation of the community members which acts as a pillar to the community.

      This is a wonderful definition of distributed leadership. We need to recognize horizontal and vertical pathways of community support.

    3. This week I also got my name in Mozilla about:credits,

      That is awesome. Congrats. This is my favorite #mozfest post. It details how leadership and advocacy spread across the web.

    4. Anup, our community mentor, got a chance to attend MozFest 2015. Last Saturday, he took an online session on vidyo,

      This outreach, right after #mozfest is a good idea.

  17. Sep 2015
    1. 8U1LT-IN DIGITAL AUDIT rqAIL This text was recognized by the built-in Ocrad engine. A better transcription may be attained by right clicking on the selection and changing the OCR engine to "Tesseract" (under the "Language" menu). This message can be removed in the future by unchecking "OCR Disclaimer" (under the Options menu). More info: http://projectnaptha.com/ocrad

      Check out the image annotation.

    1. lanced literacy is a philosophical orientation that assumes that reading and writing achievement are devel oped through instruction and support in multiple environ ments in which teachers use various approaches that differ by level of teacher support and child contro

      Is balanced to weak of a word? An agreement? A compromise? Or a dissolution of both positions?

    1. In 2006, seventeen-year-old Bly Lauritano-Werner wrote a piece for Youth Radio

      Here is the piece by Bly Lauritano-Werner

    2. arguing that social norms around privacy have changed in order to justify their own business decisions regard-ing user privacy.

      Yes us giving up our privacy in content silos like facebook or advertising networks like Google is very profitable.

    1. Once the realm of celebrities and their beliebers, academics are taking to Twitter: about one in 40 scholars now use the popular microblogging site, according to some sources.

      This lede is just historically inaccurate. #Edchat started in 2009. I don't think Bieber released an album until 2010.

      Educators, beyond the tech class, were the first to embrace Twitter.

    1. What: Paul Allison’s annotations How: https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=paulallison

      I am going to try this now to build a teacher feed.

    1. skill being developed or content knowledge being constructed

      Another false dichotomy

    2. First, choose your goal. Do you want to buildcomprehension, or increase literary discussion?

      Going back and reading the first thing I ever published. This may be the most dummest of sentence I have wrote.

  18. Aug 2015
    1. We think the most promising approach is a version of the second model, “If YouBuild It, They Will Come.” We would charge the National AssessmentGoverning Board with setting standards—in grades 3-12 in reading, math, andscience, for starters—and developing world-class tests aligned with those stan-dards and the underlying content frameworks.

      Connecting to standards and assessment was something baked into the DNA of national standards.

    1. . (6)Antonio Brown, PIT11

      Seventh

    2. 2. (38)Aaron Rodgers, GB7

      Goes sixth

    3. 5. (5)Marshawn Lynch, SEA

      Goes fifth

    4. 1. (1)Le'Veon Bell, PIT11

      Goes fourth

    5. 3. (3)Jamaal Charles, KC

      Goes third

    6. 4. (4)Eddie Lacy, GB

      goes second

    7. 2. (2)Adrian Peterson, MIN5

      Goes first

    1. The most common bit of concrete advice offered by Dweck and others enamored of the growth mindset is to praise kids for their effort (“You tried really hard”) rather than for their ability (“You’re really smart”) in order to get them to persevere. (Google the words “praise” and “effort” together: more than 70 million hits.)

      I think the author has understated how feedback works in incremental theory. Neither feedback option is better. They should be connected to the stated learning outcome. The key feature is feedback shoudl not be about the student or pleasing the teacher but about the goal.

    1. Hello, my name is Lisa. My favorite color is orange. It’s nice to meet you. Welcome to the network.”

      Hello my name is Greg. My favorite color is something only I see and they can often confuse the shit out of me. Welcome to the network.

    2. Though they can be enacted and nurtured via the tools of technology

      This is why I need to finish one read before I am done annotating. Authors often address earlier doubts. Its good writing.

    3. tool for a practice risks reductionism and even more risks replacing the core human-to-human relational element that defines networks with a human-to-technology relationship.

      The tools do mediate the spaces. Specialized language, an OG tool, has always signaled membership in and out of networks.

    4. First, think about your favorite color. Then, turn to the person sitting next to you. Extend your hand, say hello, state your name, and say your favorite color.

      As someone who is colorblind I want to stretch this metaphor somehow. Play with it semantically.

    1. According to The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)

      The CSAIL study proved what YouTube producers have longed figured out. Shorter more frequent videos work better. MOOCs aren't new. We just used to call them YouTube,.

    2. “It was interesting, because the University of Phoenix rented out this beautiful lecture space at a nearby art institute, which had a huge bay window that would be my backdrop. I was told the University would find people to populate the lecture as it was recorded, and when I gave the lecture, I noticed all the people were incredibly beautiful…I found out later that they were hired models.”

      Glad to see the University reinforcing body type and gender stereotypes right into their MOOCs

    3. “We estimate total costs per MOOC, including facilities, equipment, and overhead, of $38,980 to $325,330” the authors explai

      Either these costs are grossly inflated or universities are doing this totally wrong. If I dedicated 25% of my workload to teaching a MOOC (and teaching makes up about 50% of my job) that would come nowhere to reaching the costs.

      I can build a MOOC tomorrow for about $40 bucks in hosting.

    1. “Shortening and dumbing games down is not an option, since most avid players don’t want short or easy games.” This is exactly what we should NOT do when teaching our struggling readers. Good teaching should be engaging and challenging. 

      Sage advice for any new teacher.

    1. Per-post access permissions: Want to keep just one post private or share it with members of your site? Now you can.

      This will be an awesome feature for submitting feedback to students.

    1. We need to think of 21st Century Skills as practices of pedagogy rather than of performance

      Though the next question would be is pedagogy itself a performance?

  19. Jul 2015
    1. Depending on how strictly the behaviorist paradigm was followed, hypotheses andconclusions were more or less restricted to discussion of observable behaviors andthe environmental stimuli that preceded them (Strike, 1974)

    2. his shift in the view of language acqui-sition from conditioned behavior to natural process inevitably reverberated in thereading research community in the form of psycholinguistics (Goodman, 1965

      This gave rise to the whole language movement

    3. The efforts of researchers during this periodgave rise to extensive literature on learners and the learning process that re-mains an enduring legacy for the domain of reading.

      I wonder if this had to do with the space race? It was the start of the "schoola are failing" trope.

    1. Shedroff (2009) argued that in current design practice, the main focus should be on creating environments that encourage relationships with individuals, experiences that connect on an emotional and value level

      I agree. I have tried to "escape" the LMS only to recreate it. I can use open-source tools and variety of networks but if students see them as completion channels and not communication channels all I get is a stream of assignments handed in.

    2. The challenge includes not only the validation of the information but also the generation of ideas and thoughts that the organized institutional social setting of the past might readily provide,

      I agree we have handed over text-construction to the crowd. Coiro et al argued that this is self-directed text construction but I think it is more social. Our networks influence what we read just as much as what we click.

    3. He discussed a form of knowledge that would involve learners thinking about and confronting themselves with the uncertainties and dilemmas in their own lives. Learning is at the heart of personal change and transformation, and the learner needs to take risks and deal with changing situations in his or her environment.

      Does this have to be another dichotomy? Knowledge and skills need to be part of pedagogy. Hated to have a plumber who spent who whole education thinking about how the o-ring really feels.

    1. OB101

      You should encourage everyone to tag their annotations ob101 so we can sort the annotation stream.

    1. pinMode() which takes two variables, the first the pin number, and second, whether it’s an input or output pin.

    2. Every sketch needs two void type functions, setup() and loop(). A void type function doesn’t return any value. The setup() method

      Confused on the difference between methods and function. Te author refer to methods more often.