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  1. Apr 2019
  2. quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com
    1. jagged

      To me this word has a ton of power and it's the hard g's in jagged

    2. ugly weed

      Why is the author using the word ugly? It has a negative connotation? What does it do to give this word power?

    3. harnessed

      poets can find power in verbs

  3. Feb 2019
    1. adio wave travel through free space?

      speed of light

    2. What is the name for the distance a radio wave travels during one complete cycle?

      wavelength

  4. Dec 2018
    1. underground writers. . . .

      I love this piece by Maisha Winn on a similar thread: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10749039.2014.990037

    2. Radical

      I usually avoid extra modifies. I find them repetitive and redundant, but if any can bring radical to the writing classroom it is Marcelle M. Haddix

  5. Oct 2018
    1. made part and parcel of teaching and learning in classrooms

      As English teachers we often begin by asking what exemplar text would you use. So let's start to curate a list of what kind of healing text you would use as models to admire and pick at or simply wiggle around in our heads?

    2. fear and pain that crease the fabric of our work, noting intersec-tions between our disciplinary commitments, theoretical traditions, and democracy.
      • find healing power
      • pedagogy
      • giving students space
      • to write,
      • a place to be.
      • Check out our feeds
      • Though the honesty and openness falls
      • on engendered roles
      • much pain still hidden
      • behind masculine masks.
      • or Expressed in Anger
      • Justified? Misplaced?
      • Heal without hate
      • Let healing writing scream
      • in quiet tears
      • embrace your space
      • and simply try to be
    3. healing of pain wrought by policy and politics. Our field—particularly our expertise with modes of communication—is uniquely suited for sustaining ways

      I think we should have a disclaimer that teachers are mandatory reporters and trauma education can lead to situations you must report.

      Students should be aware of these obligations before these efforts begin.

    4. Testimony, Witness,

      I find giving my students a domain and the freedom to write leads to healing through words. To data I have had students discuss their journey with dating violence, bulimia, and addiction.

      Looking back as I write this, however, it seems the ability to engage in healing writing is an engendered practice. Not sure I have had any students who identify as male take a risk in their healing.

    5. morning after the election

      It wasn't the morning after for me. I saw three county returns in the middle of Florida and new we were done.

    1. Dewey’s (1927) assertion that ‘[a] Great Community can only occur with free and full intercommunication’ (p. 211)

      compare to the distributed nature

    1. there is little power, there is correspondingly little sense of positive responsibility.

      Can this be a response to trolls? When you have power of your domain.

    2. educative process is carried on in a predominantly democratic or non-democratic way becomes, therefore, a question of transcendent importance not only for education itself but for its final effect upon all the interests and activities of a society

      If we want a democratic society we need a democratic educational system. This requires in digital literacy folks to have their own domain.

    3. all institutions are educational in the sense that they operate to form the attitudes, dispositions, abilities and disabilities that constitute a concrete personality

      Educational is this sense is can be both and negative.

    4. freedom of mind and of whatever degree of freedom of action and experience is necessary to produce freedom of intelligence.

      An interesting critique of libertarianism in the tech world from Dewey.

    5. democratic way of living

      For Dewey democracy isn't a set of laws but a way of living.

    6. each individual has something to contribute, whose value can be assessed only as enters into the final pooled intelligence

      the collective feed

    7. they will grow and be able to generate progressively the knowledge and wisdom needed to guide collective action

      Having a domain is collective action

    8. Even where democracies now exist, men's minds and feelings are still permeated with ideas about leadership imposed from above, ideas that developed in the long early history of mankind.

      Make a parallel to the rise of commercial silos.

    9. they will grow and be able to generate progressively the knowledge and wisdom needed to guide collective action

      How does this fit the web?

  6. Aug 2018
    1. Aggregating lots of annotations on a single page

      This is what we seek:

      treasure

    2. Create an IFTTT.com recipe to port your Hypothesis RSS feed into WordPress posts. Generally chose an “If RSS, then WordPress” setup and use the following data to build the recipe:

      I disconnected my IFTT. I ended up breaking my pocket integration and started worrying about data leakage.

      The less third parties the better IMO

    3. I was taken with Ian O’Byrne’s righteous excitement in his video the other day

      Yes we have all been playing with this idea we need to figure a way to build in a page

  7. Jul 2018
    1. The most fascinating aspect of these early MOOC’s was the pedagogical approach. Dave Cormier in this YouTube video maps out the five steps to success in a MOOC – 1. Orient, 2. Declare, 3. Network, 4. Cluster, 5. Focus.

      Keep for "how-to" section

    1. (Shanahan and Shanahan, 2012

      Think we should frame this as a disciplinary literacy study.

    2. 1) it is sufficiently different from current practice and does not suffer from the same shortcomings; 2) it has key components that can be justified, using theoretical or empirical reasons, as powerful agents for improving the outcomes of interest;

      Cover this is Extending and Clarifying Previous Research

    1. I’ve started off with a slightly different approach that each student should start of with a space of their own to manage and consider the implications of becoming the owner of their own story.

      The idea that owning a domain changes the act of learning is essential to Open Pedagogy

  8. Jun 2018
    1. education outcomesand its cost

      Need to decide on writing measures.

    2. A fidelity of implementationmeasure (or measures) to assess whether the intervention is delivered as intendedby the end users in an authentic education setting

      Try to have the package delivered by classroom teachers without us teaching in last year.

    3. Data thatdemonstrates that end usersunderstand and can feasiblyimplement the intervention in an authentic education setting

      Usability study included in the methods of the pilot year.

    4. A fullydeveloped version of the proposed intervention(new or modified)

      A turnkey social reader turned LMS that can be applied to any #IndieWeb blogging environment (license up to vendors and partners) as well as openly licensed learning materials and assessment tools.

    5. writing skills including handwriting and composition

      HTML is handwriting and composition

    6. Leu et al., 2015

      Would have to use an Author citation here 🙂

    7. develop and validate measures of writing quality

      I think you can see this growth in writing over time. By having students engage in multiple pieces of authentic writing we may be able to parse growth.

      Think about annotations and developing a code book to annotate over time. That is clearly demonstrable growth thaty could easily be analyzed.

      Tools that make teachers more reliable are just as important.

    8. only 27 percent of eighth and 12thgraders were at or above the proficient level in writing and 20 percent of eighth graders and 21 percent of 12thgraders

      We need to explain why the current model of writing is insufficient.

    9. long-term outcome of this research will be an array of tools and strategies

      Taking back the web is the long term strategy and to do that we need students who can read and write the web.

    10. Dr. Rebecca Kang McGill-Wilkinson

      Will read grant if submitted by April 1st.

    11. Your research mustbe conducted in authentic K-12 education settingsor on data collected from such settings.

      We will start with one setting in the development year, two settings in the pilot year, and four settings (2 high and low in two SES districts in two states).

    1. teachers to understand their students more completely

      At the same time perezhivanie must accept this identity work was being compelled and their s a power imbalance where the student will try to please outside factors. Some may not share the mist critical funds of identity in a school setting

    2. However, this studyadds to the literature by offering an additional identity modality in the form of existential funds

      Almostt all of the new literacies studies as of late focused on identity ad naseum with the JPG flair.

    3. new identity emerges as a result of somekind of crisis

      but then we get to new identities requiring crisis. Not sure I agree.

    4. passive, lazy, andexhausting.

      There is cultural meaning here of the cat as a metaphor for lazy. Think Garfield.

    5. Critical episode:“Iam a sleeping ca

      This reminds me of the pre and post test we used to give as part of the New Literacies Institute. Choose one picture that represents you before and one after,

    6. imply told to experiment with differentapps and software

      Wondering what happens to students who could not use the software. Just being more skilled in specific software signifies identity.

    7. Avatar Project

      In my work on critical evaluation I want to explore what happens when students interact with bias avatars doing read alouds.

    8. creating their avatars

      I think we can leverage this in learning by allowing students to "unlock" bounty boxes similar to the in-app economies of most games.

    9. perezhivaniethus involves an individual working through a traumatic experience to bring aboutcatharsis and the integration of the experience into the individual’s personality

      Sounds like Piaget here to me.

    10. Critical episode: a traumatic experience or a life-changing episode in one’s life that leads to ablockage in psychological development

      I think there can be many small episodes that build over time

    11. Therefore, learning should focus not only on mediated processesof knowledge creation, but also on mediated processes of identity development, which the Funds of Identityapproach attempts to do

      Very similar to Gee's Big D little d discourse model

    12. life experiences that help them to define themselves

      It is this that scares me. We are no longer just having students define themselves.. Well actually I believe we project many MEs and have many other MEs projected back onto us.

      Yet they are no longer in control of how their life experiences get shared. A social algorithm determines what events they see from friends and what friends see of them.

      Notification provide gratification while reinforcing specific funds of identity.

    13. historically accumulated and culturallydeveloped bod[ies] of knowledge and skills essential for household or individual functioning andwell-being

      What is the meme version of of historically accumulated. Clearly memes are deeply influenced by funds of knowledge as evident by Black Twitter yet they are more temporal and draw heavily on pop culture. At the same time having a deep meme game also signifies status in digital culture.

    14. define themselves and tohelp them grow as human beings

      I believe in a digital world we need to ensure students control the spaces where they are defining themselves.

    15. ositive and negative experienceshave a key role to play in creating links between the classroom and home and in fostering thedevelopment of new identities

      This what scares me. We have added silos as an intermediary in the positive and negative experiences students have.

      An algorithm gets to decide which friends a friend shares communication. A hidden box controls what experience gets reinforced in youth culture.

      Think about that. We have handed off the creation and curation of identities of children to corporations.

    16. internalize and individualize their cultures

      What does this mean for digital culture?

    1. open, online platforms, learning about connected learning

      I am okay with people calling places like Twitter and Google+ open in the ways they were used in clmooc. Are you? Can open learning happen on closed systems?

    2. The Fallacies of Open: Participatory Design, Infrastructuring, and the Pursuit of Radical Possibility

      We welcome you to share thoughts and ideas as we come together and reflect on so many years of #clmooc Just remember to tag posts clmooc, plus any other tag you want arty gif

    3. Infrastructuring

      plumbing and pedagogy

    4. Participatory Design

      People

    1. I want to take a few paragraphs to reflect on where we have come with digital writing. Then, in the remainder of the article, I will argue that the path for the potential of digital writing doesn’t end here.

      @troyhicks try to avoid these meta organizational sentences I know it is expected in the genre of academic writing but we can be more creative in our transitions and laying out how we organize.

      We will journey through the past of digital writing and then explore the possibilities together so you will know how to reach out and rekindle....

      or something

    2. lives even more strategically and creatively in the years ahead.

      The fields of wild flowers, dried and shriveled

      tamed by power. Mowed down for convenience.

      No one would walk this hills to see wild flowers

      Now plucked, gone.

      Genetically engineered and packaged and patented

      Take this seed and we will plant it.

      We know best

      We provide the water, light.

      Grow your seed. Blossom your network

      Just don't leave our walled garden

      Everyone is here, its better we look the same.

      Lovely blue flowers for all.

    3. Digital writing has come a long way in the past decade

      Often the wrong way. We went from an open web where everyone controlled where they published to a homogenized world of corporate silos where alogrithims influence what we read and thus what we write.

      Web 2.0 became the corporate web.

      True critical digital literacies must begin by taking back control of your identity.

    4. https://voyant-tools.org/

      I need to check this out.

    5. As we move into the second decade of fully exploring and enacting digital writing practices in our classrooms,

      I think we are moving into the third and not second decade. Although you and I presented at some of the earliest NCTE sessions on digital wrting and those were in 2007.

    6. just over twenty years ago, that these processes of “reading, discovering, creating, and analyzing” various kinds of texts could still require the same fundamental skills crucial to the English classroom, and yet how our world—enabled by networked technology

      Yes the technology has changed but they we we learn to write is not the fundamentally different.

      Pedagogy first. Always

    7. Just over twenty years ago, at the same time

      Here is the thing the next decade of digital writing would be best served if it looked like the digital writing of yesterday.

      Let's stick to html on domains students own.

  9. May 2018
    1. They are picked up—we know not how. From obscure sources and by unnoticed channels they insinuate themselves into acceptance and become unconsciously a part of our mental furnitur

      Cultural knowledge or folk knowledge as Campbell put it?

    2. It is marked by acceptance or rejection of something as reasonably probable or improbable.

      Even Dewey felt a critical stance was a specific type of thought. I believe this is essential in our networked world.

    3. successions of imaginative incidents and episodes which, having a certain coherence, hanging together on a continuous thread, lie between kaleidoscopic flights of fancy and considerations

      Chalk this up to another definition of the web by John Dewey

    4. Reflection involves not simply a sequence of ideas, but a consequence—a consecutive ordering in such a way that[Pg 3] each determines the next as its proper outcome, while each in turn leans back on its predecessors.

      This reminds me of Gee's circuit of reflective thought. or Kaku's Human consciousnes:

      involves the ability to create a model of the world and then simulate the model of the world in order to obtain a goal. Maybe reflection is consciousness. Can one be conscious and not be in a reflective state. Is that the primitive brain?

      Or when we are far down on Maslow's scale. Then again a hungry or shlterless person would reflect on that a lot.

      Maybe its just when automatcity must take over either due to skill or situation.

    5. Daydreaming, building of castles in the air, that loose flux of casual and disconnected material that floats through our minds in relaxed moments are, in this random sense, thinking.

      Seeing again this delineation between thinking and critical thinking.

    6. Pg 2

      Three kinds of thinking:

      1. thinking is being conscious of a thing
      2. two we only think of things not present
      3. thinking is limited to evidence and testimony
    7. words that it is not easy to define just what we mean by them

      Defining things is hard.

    8. adopting as the end of endeavor that attitude of mind, that habit of thought, which we call scientific

      This sounds very much like disciplinary literacies to me. Also has the who dispositions focus is all the rage.

      Too bad we don't know much more about measuring dispositions now than we did 118 years ago. Go back to "multiplication of studies" not what Dewey meant but love the irony?

    9. Our schools are troubled with a multiplication of studies, each in turn having its own multiplication of materials and principles.

      Sound familiar?

    1. They cite several cultures and indicate how the purpose of literacy influences students' access to development of skills

      It is important to recognize how culture influences orality.

    1. Teachersreadbookstochildrenandreinforcedthevocabularyinthebooksbypresentingconcreteobjectsthatrepresentedthewordsandbyprovidingchildrenwithmultipleopportunitiestousethebook-relatedwords

      Save for vocabulary module

    1. With news this week that EPA's Inspector General would look into Pruitt's use of multiple email accounts, he is now facing more than a dozen probes and investigations from Congress, the White House and his agency's internal watchdog.

      How does Pruitt still have a job?

    1. “We don’t want to advance something that we know will just get vetoed,” Ryan told reporters Wednesday morning.

      Says @spearkerryan the man who sent dozens of repeal Obamacare votes he knew would never become law.

      Such hypocrisy.

  10. Apr 2018
    1. The strategy was to force vulnerable Democrats facing reelection in pro-Trump states to vote on making tax cuts for individuals permanent.

      This is the problem. Our tax code shouldn't be messed with just to win elections.

      Politicians should try to change laws because they believe what they are doing is right.

  11. Oct 2017
    1. Itisunfortunatethatmanyoftheauthorsoftheseprogramshavenotputthesameeffortintosystematicallyevaluatingtheireffectoneducation

      Machine learning can be leveraged here

    2. ImplicationsforEducation

      How can we measure critical collaboration skills? It is clear authentic tasks and models are necessary. Digital Field placements can make this happen

    1. critical collabora-tive uses of technology.

      We must focus our use of edtech on this area.

    2. During fieldplacements, the use of technology was considerably constrained by over-whelming demands placed on student teachers, thus perpetuating the periph-eral role of technology in a teacher preparation experience.

      Technology plays a peripheral role

  12. 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

  13. 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.

    Annotators

    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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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?

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 201806-dcs-uploaded-doc.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com 201806-dcs-uploaded-doc.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com
    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.

    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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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. 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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  21. 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/

  22. 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.

  23. 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.