1,684 Matching Annotations
  1. Jan 2016
    1. It won’t be easy.

      MLK quote from Nobel Speech 1964. Lots of powerful turns at end well worth studying.

    2. But I can’t do these things on my own

      This is straight from ym the Bernie Sanders playbook.

    3. it only serves as a recruitment brochure for our enemies.

      sort of like drone strikes?

    4. Ask the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen

      Ask the wedding party in Yemen...oh wait you can't b ecause you aithorized drones to kill them.

    5. And the international system we built after World War II is now struggling to keep pace with this new reality.

      Is this nuance lost on most Americans?

    6. America safe and strong without either isolating ourselves or trying to nation-build everywhere there’s a problem.

      another issue--doing so without killing our economy.

    7. we didn’t deny Sputnik was up there.

      Backhand to global climate change deniers.

    8. I think there are outdated regulations that need to be changed, and there’s red tape that needs to be cut.

      No, duh.

    9. The bipartisan reform of No Child Left Behind was an important start,

      Laughable lauds for a failed program.

    10. Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.

      Another Trump ref

    11. Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can be automated.

      Is this just another "expert" prediction like Christensen's bogus disruption theories.

    12. these things

      Is this a veiled attempt at American exceptionalism?

    13. promising to restore past glory if we just got some group or idea that was threatening America under control.  And each time, we overcame those fears.

      Reference to Trump et al.

    14. change that’s reshaping

      change as the only constant

    1. The series Anatomy of a Scene invites film directors to comment on their own work.

      I use Vialogues to do the same kind of video annotation.

    2. Michael Chabon also added an annotation to the final couplet of the track.

      Celebrity annotation--is that added value?

    3. slow readers down,

      slow reading, slow eating, slow .... a new zeitgeist?

    4. Skills and Strategies | Annotating to Engage, Analyze, Connect and Create

      Please use this tag below for your annotations--nextprez

      If you tweet out, please use #nextprez.

    5. In this post we hope to both expand their definition of what annotation can be and inspire them to experiment with new ways of doing it

      purpose of article--a call to action.

    6. By Jeremy Dean and Katherine Schulten

      Jeremy Dean, bio at Hypothes.is. Katherine Schulten, bio at NYTimes

    1. Teachers feel as if they have limited control over what happens in their classrooms; parents feel as if they have little control over what gets taught their children; and students feel as if they have no control over what or how they are taught.


      You can use emojis in osX by holding down command+control+spacebar to open up the emoji keyboard.

    2. Quote:

      "But this was more than a useful innovation. That first book — and the classic paper “A City is Not A Tree,” and really every work by Alexander since — amounted to a kind of technological critique, revolving around the observation that we’re doing something wrong in the way we make things. We’re substituting an oversimplified model of structure-making — one more closely related to our peculiar hierarchically limited way of conceiving abstract relationships — in place of the kinds of transformations that actually occur regularly in the universe, and in biological systems especially. Ours is a much more limited, fragmentary form of this larger kind of transformation. The result of this problem is nothing less than a slow unfolding technological disaster. We know it as the sustainability crisis."

      Salingaros, N. A. (2012) The radical technology of Christopher Alexander - the Permaculture research institute. Available at: http://permaculturenews.org/2012/12/06/the-radical-technology-of-christopher-alexander/ (Accessed: 11 January 2016).

    3. In these settings, learning is a side effect of creative production, collaboration, and community organizing, not the explicit purpose of the activity.

      Learning is never a side effect. It is a parallel event, occuring all the time. If we consider learning as a consequent event and an object of some other doing, then we are in danger of committing the same sin as the 'banking' model--x causes y. Dangerous and predictably problematic.

    4. By examining participation we see our relationship to “content” – whether that is educational or entertainment-centered – as part of shared practice and cultural belonging, not as a process of individual “internalization.”

      Isn't it both? For example, when I do annotations like this I am looking for a way to understand and, if worthwhile, internalize the best ideas I find. It is a part of my own internalization process.

    5. Researchers at IRL, PARC, and LCHC demonstrated through empirical study that learning is inseparable from the cultural identities, practices, and material settings of everyday life. They argued that the educational agenda should focus not on getting things into kids’ heads but on supporting contexts where kids could belong, participate, and contribute.

      Theory drives practice. Learning theory drives learning practice. Problem is this: what if you are wrong in part or in whole? What has been the consequence of learning as 'banking' theory?

    6. I haven’t focused on in-school learning.

      Probably a good idea. Not enough folks focused on informal learning.

    1. If anything, all the incentives have gotten worse; if anything, the ranks of dedicated, safely employed critical thinkers in a position to be the voice of reason have thinned. In all likelihood, the coverage today would be far uglier and more prejudicial than it was when the scandal actually broke.

      spooky ture.

    2. What she found, over and over, was that researchers whose conclusions didn’t line up with politically correct orthodoxies — whether the orthodoxy in question involved sexual abuse, transgender issues, or whatever else — often faced dire, career-threatening consequences simply for doing their jobs.

      perhaps this addresses the very real danger of 'doing your job' that you raise in your Dear Henry soundcloud file?

  2. Dec 2015
    1. this process has been domesticated.
    2. but I’ve come to believe that what’s at stake is probably much more complicated than I thought.

      A common refrain: the more I know, the more I know that unknown unknowns lurk aplenty. This is the wisdom of experience and not of youth.

    3. Coming of Age
    4. Little consideration is given to the diversity of how these supposed “digital natives” experience technology

      This is a common assumption I teach my students to disabuse whenever they see it. People are rarely a monoculture, almost never monolithic block.

    5. often assumed

      Assumed by whom. I have a hair-trigger bias on this because of some media outlets who have argued that 'some expert', unnamed of course, says this or that. Grrrrrrr!

    1. So my goal for each job was also to keep meeting more people I could learn the business from—everything in the wine industry is based on relationships.”

      Each "job" elicits relationships. If it doesn't then you aint larnin'

    2. For Strieter, the wine business requires simultaneously solving the science of growing, the art of making, and the business of selling

      Question to ask yourself: how does my job pose interesting questions to pursue? what are those questions? are they the right questions to spark my passion?

    3. The bottom line

      Here is a comic version that sums up in the final panel: Image Description

    4. We made the case that companies should do more through redesigning the work environment to elicit and amplify worker passion in order to improve learning opportunities and ultimately drive sustained performance improvement.

      Why not build the capabilities of passionate workers and let them build their own damned work environments that "elicit/amplify worker passion 2 improve learning opportunities/drive sustained performance improvement." Whynot have a partnership together? Why does this reek of management hierarchy?

    5. Less than 12.3 percent of America’s workforce possesses the attributes of worker passion.

      The assumption here is that 'worker passion' however that is defined is the driving force behind higher levels of performance.

      This is the driving force behind all of my composition classes. You have to 'wanna' and I mean really wanna write about that special topic or question. Without that you will have at best competent drivel.

    1. we almost pulled the plug

      pull the plug

      One of my favorite annotations is an image that points to dead metaphor, i.e., cliche. In a way it helps to revive both the metaphor and its extension.

    2. In many ways, forms of media participation have become so mundane and everyday that they do not “count”

      Can't remember the exact quote but it reminds me here that only when a tool becomes ordinary does it become useful

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    3. the conversation doesn’t have to end but may spark many subsequent exchanges with many more people.

      Hence the need for a public conversation with the whole book. Hell no to the isolated scholar here

      Hell to the Nope

    4. Truth be told, I never wanted it to end.

      Process as product? Process over product?

    5. teasing out the various strands of our interconnected research

      Teasing of the Yarn

    6. the busiest people we know
    7. And the result is a book, which is being released this month by Polity Press.

      The metaphor behind "release" is pretty profound. Released into the wild. Like the book is a injured wild thing that has been nursed to health and now returns to the zeitgeist from whence it came? More like a domesticated thing that we allow in and out through the pet flap in the door?

      I am thinking more in terms of 'reader response' theory which argues among other things that the book as a stable thing that the authors have control over no longer exists once it is 'released' into the reader wild. As lit-crit David Bleich once noted, "Knowledge is made by people, not found."

    8. a wealth of other topics we hold near and dear.

      Assumption: not the wisdom of crowds (mobocracy) but the wisdom of wise crowds.

    9. The key word here is conversation.

      And wouldn't this book have been even more of a conversation had they also published it on a platform like WordPress using PressBook's plug-in. Hey, they could still do it, right?

    10. The Conversation Never Ends

      I am reminded a bit tongue in cheek of Robert Earl Keen's anthem of touring, "The Road Goes on Forever (and the Party Never Ends")

  3. Aug 2015
    1. Maybe I don't even know what a soft skill is. Is hammering a nail a soft skill while writing the instructions for how to do it be a "soft skill"?

    2. “soft skills”

      Sorry but when I see "soft skills" I hear "soft targets" a jargony dodge phrase that avoids the real.

    3. We need to prepare students for the future not catch up to the past.

      Reminded of Otto Scharmer and The Presencing Institute and how we need to stop leading from the past. You can't change the past. What we need is a new way of conjuring future as it wants to emerge now. Scharmer's book Theory U is an ethereal manual on how to do just that.

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    4. focusing

      Focus--now there's a magic metaphor. Part of me loves legible illusions like the map and chart and the infographic. Insofar as they are of use but only just another filter for meaning I am OK with it, but the institutional demands of schooling always make them something more.<br> I think that part of the problem is in that magic word focus. If you want to extend the metaphor a bit to the biological realm, as I understand it our brains actually put together more information about visual "reality" from the peripheral. Plus, there is a huge paradox in focusing: our high def , sharp vision occupies 1% of the retinal area but preoccupies 50% of the visual cortex. The paradox being that the fovea is a blindspot because of its acuity. We see yet we do not. Our minds are half occupied with seeing the grand 1% of the sensorium (yeah, I can appreciate the analogy to modern economic life here) Small wonder that the Latin word fovea originally translates as "pit or pitfall". Focus is a pitfall, there for a specific adaptive purpose--to survive on some savannah or woodland or veldt somewhere. But we live in a very different environment now. We need the periphery. Metaphor controls, it is the default until we reprogram it. I think we need to reprogram the 'focus' metaphor.

  4. Jul 2015
    1. guiding student to discover

      I think so too, but also part of me is so wary of trying to know what is best for someone else.

    2. part of my life

      Mine, too. Partly internalized, partly a space to revisit, partly a piece to fit into the large and borderless 4d puzzle that is living.

    3. What do you think the above image is?

      the would be two sets of frog eyes at night in a muddy pool.

    1. Here’s what I wrote to her:

      I don’t think the change is largely in the medium. I think the change is in the stance. Most of what people are calling remediation, most of what I am doing in fact, is just a mapping over from one medium to another. Unless the parallax occurs like Sousanis talks about in Unflattening, I don’t think there is a remediation. It’s not the medium it’s the messenger.

    2. I am trying to find some balance for the word even as I work with the concept.

      I am trying to hold two or three defs in my head here. Context is all. Language can be terribly tribal. Or in this case a guild language like so much academic jargon, intended to off-put the uninitiated and to make sure that those with the correct handshake and ring can play.

  5. Jun 2015
    1. a desire to honor my responsibility to the community.

      You are following through and I am up early this morning trying to honor your intention--reciprocation, to me the most powerful social reason of all. Only my humble opinion.

    2. I realized that I was feeling pressure - self-generated, I'm sure - to "lead" since the inquiry strand is "my thing"; and I was feeling that I needed to produce something in order to "lead."

      I was feeling similar pressures from farm work and the miserable heat and humidity. I am getting up at 4 am now to get some decent head work in before I have to do the farm stuff. Don't cry for me, Argentina.

    1. We do not want to leave the school system behind. We need to keep driving toward where we want everyone to be versus waiting until everyone is ready. The end goal will involve the Internet, and there needs to be a framework for it.

      But we do want to leave it behind--the words we use--"school system" tell us exactly what is at the center--schools. What we learn are learn systems where learning is at the center which implies tacit-wise that the learner is at the center.


      learner centric

  6. Apr 2015
    1. Using Wikipedia’s “Wikipedians” as a general compass, only .01 — .02 % of their audience creates (contributes) to their community. Everyone else, statistically including yourself, is just a leech of the system.

  7. Jan 2015
    1. "Burroughs’ output predicted the affective temporalities that social networks would make ubiquitous half a century after Naked Lunch appeared: a continuous stream of emissions less concerned with the definitiveness of any individual utterance than with the continued elaboration of a familiar presence."

      I get the click of recognition with this particular quote. The world isn't so much flat as that Pharisee Friedman asserts as it has been leveled like the top of a mountain, all the energy goodies ripped out and the overburden midden gravity fed below, holler fill.

    1. animated gif in a zeega Terry Elliott did

      Here is the link: http://zeega.com/170893

    2. they noticed that my whole article was really about that

      I have just the book for you: Sentipensante Pedagogy

    3. but our real need is to feel loved ok, that’s a bit extreme, but you know

      No, this is not extreme at all. Love has so many forms and all are worthy.

    1. watch this and push back against the criticism of our profession

      Also, watch this and be aware of what drives folks to say and think horrible thinks about the very folk they claim to trust with their kid's brains.

    2. This is a great idea, WMWP.  Real service for your community.
  8. Dec 2014
    1. Maybe that is where this argument goes. I believe that the The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House. Audre Lorde.

    2. continue caring.

      Ancillary question: care about what?

    3. those that care and those that don’t care

      The problem for me is that this is a continuum of caring. They are oftentimes both. They define caring from each-their-own perspective. In other words the strategic students show how they care by honoring the system that assigns points to work and the intrinsic learners show they care by honoring their own inner compass. These 'definings' and 'honorings' are quite different from the way teachers and mentors define caring which are in turn quite variable.

    4. she made the mistake

      Reminds me of Taylor Mali: What Teachers Make. Or you can just listen to the relevant snippet here: Let's Be Honest

    5. “do they care?”.

      Simon Ensor and I have been having 'picnic' conversations on this over the last couple of months. I have even had Hangouts of One (yes, I am a lonely dude) that are in part about this. In our picnics the question has taken another form: is it fun?

    1. Are you pro- or anti-emoji?

      I am anti-communication. Just like the patent office said in 1865 about no new patents and what Bill Gates said about memory (yes, he really did say it-- [http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/09/08/640k-enough/]) we don't really need new vintages do we?

    2. There’s a strain of Jewish humor that hinges on which word is stressed in speech, which corresponds to which word is in italics in writing.

      Well...this borrowing from voice to speech is not exclusive to any culture. He just wanted an excuse to tell a joke.

    3. It’s not that good writers have chosen to flout a rule; it’s that the rule is not a rule in the first place. What Heller and many writers before him have never asked is: What makes a rule a rule? Who decides? Where does it come from?

      This is exactly the same thinking I discuss with students when I introduce citation to them. I get the inevitable question: why do I have to do it this way? I respond with three words: tribal, logical, conventional. Not in any particular order. Linguists are descriptive, grammar marms are prescriptive. Guess who is way more interesting.

    4. you’d sound like a pompous jackass.

      Holy, leaping jehosaphats of hyperbole, Batman. He's so hyperbolic he's asymptotic. Yeah. I said it.

    5. I tend not to be a pedant about Latin plurals. I like “the media are,” but I’m in a fussy minority here.

      Using the connotative and negative tone of pedant shows exactly how he feels.

    6. Trying to embed something in here from the atlantic article

      <iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" src="&lt;a href=" http:="" <a="" href="http://www.theatlantic.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">www.theatlantic.com="" video="" iframe="" 384088="" "="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">http://www.theatlantic.com/video/iframe/384088/"></iframe> OK, that didn't work. How about a YouTube vid? <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//&lt;a href=" http:="" <a="" href="http://www.youtube.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">www.youtube.com="" embed="" VX07m-wahOg"="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">www.youtube.com/embed/VX07m-wahOg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> OK, not embeds work so far. Not even images. Inserting images using the image url just gives you a link. Was hoping for the actual image.

    7. astonished at how difficult they were to interpret.

      similar to a telephone interview--transcripts are valuable to the visually impaired but they represent a throttling of the gestalt, the whole of voice and vision that make up the full monty that is F2F conversation.

    8. his grammar feud

      Yeah, grammar marmism is rampant in our worlds. Some people mistake language for a machine when it is really a joshua tree or a redwood or some kind of fungus. The only disease that would kill language would be the evolution of telepathy and I don't think that would do it. To adapt Johnny Paycheck: take your rules Mr. Heller and shove 'em.

    9. the author and Harvard professor

      Interesting choice of word order here: author and professor instead of professor and author.