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Darren Kuropatwa
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Karl, there are no words. I choked up several times reading this & the links you've shared. I'm grateful for the open way you've shared yours and your family's experiences here; I learned much from it. 
The following is my best recollection of recent events. I’ve tried to make it as accurate as possible, but undoubtedly there are mistakes of fact or sequence, as eyewitness accounts are notoriously inaccurate. I’ve also tried...
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Very sorry to hear what happened. Very happy to learn you're ok. 
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I wouldn't say spreadsheets aren't flashy or cool. When you add hyperlinks, real time search and various ways to filter information collected via forms spreadsheets get real sexy real fast ... although still a bit geeky I guess. ;-)
I know that this isn't a scientific survey, by an means. However, I've been asking people what program or app people use most often, both at work and at home. I expected to hear something about social media or modeling softwa...
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Both strong videos with excellent points made. There is an intersection of thought in both I'd like to see explored further. Just contrasting the differences isn't enough. I hope to see this debate extended further.
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Well said. Darren. One thing I would like to see and would have loved as a middle school/high school student would be the ability to "choose" your teacher. Technology grants us access to global expertise, yet we are confined and constrained to a single mentor/teacher for as many as four, six, and even nine months. Why can't I "choose" my mentor or my teacher? Why does my "main" teacher have to remain the same teacher all year? If it requires me to fall out form the system to get this need met, we are blowing it, man.
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Once again, Darren you have me thinkin and tinkerin with perceptions and biases I have.


5 things that stand out...
"personalization
publishing
collaborating
feedback beyond the walls
engaged in teaching what they have learned..."

Awesome. I love this.

My two cents FWIW. I think that they look different and shouldn't mirror. For example the beauty of the feedback and collaboration online is that it is a flattened hierarchy where the loudest or squeaky wheel doesn't get to "dominate". However, online everyone has the same voice and power to speak. So, while I can pause, reflect, come back to this reply and either delete or send. F2F there is no "undo" or delete. It's more transparent (ironically.)

Publishing also should look different because when working online, a k-5 student could have the equivalent to a cutting room floor, just by layering permissions and access. you could post the story a 7 year old wrote on the school website, but if you have permissions set up, the only people who will see it are the "right" ones. Whereas, f2f if you put something in the hall, or front bulletin board, there is no freedom to fail or celebrate small steps. It either has to be polished and "best work" or you put the child in a vulnerable and unfair position.

Where I think the "teaching what you've learned" differentiates f2f or online is again in the ability to iterate before sharing and to access "expertise" in real time via the web. Short of helpouts on google, it's not that simple to pull in an expert synchronously and "just in  time"

That's my two cents for whatever it is worth, and I thank you again my friend for sending me down this reflective journey on a Saturday ;)
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    Coordinator of Curriculum, 21st Century Skills, present
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