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From The Edvocate's About page:

The Edvocate was created in 2014 to argue for shifts in education policy and organization in order to enhance the quality of education and the opportunities for learning afforded to America’s students. What we envisage may not be the most straightforward or the most conventional ideas. We call for a relatively radical and certainly quite comprehensive reorganization of American’s P-20 system.

#edreform   #globalization   #competition   #edvocate  
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#password   #security  

Meta: I'm loving the title & URL for this, which contain "Passowrd" I mean really... ;-)
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Sea1i0nlips is actually pretty easy to remember.
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Voting-rights groups and Republican-led Oklahoma reached a settlement that could help get more people to the polls.
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Cc +Laura Gibbs Because I hardly ever say anything nice about OK except there was this musical once.
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Act II, Scene 1 of Our Corporate Overlords
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“Imagination is the precursor to policy, the precondition to action. Imagination, like wonder, allows us to value something.”

#quotes #wisdom 
"Imagination is the precursor to policy, the precondition to action. Imagination, like wonder, allows us to value something." Beatrix Pot
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Good thing she didn't go to school.
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"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones." - John Maynard Keynes
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This #Mozilla  take on Web literacy can help turn the ocean liner, I think.

#digitalliteracies   #digilit   #weblitstd  Cc +TeachThought 
A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)
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Good clean fun. Or collective hive-mind Rorschach test?

Via +MIT Technology Review on Facebook.

#twitter   #controversy   #technologyandsociety  
A new way of analyzing disagreement on social media reveals that arguments in the Twittersphere look like fireworks.
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Middle-school shop teacher?
 
Future Presidential candidate
And you were wondering where they were all coming from.

#election   #analysis  
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Our comrades across the Channel say we are dumping our problems on them by refusing to process migrants on our own shores
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WILD HOG is a fine acronym indeed!

Interesting +Edutopia post.

#teaching #questions
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes teachers move past off-the-cuff and knowledge-based questions by designing questions before teaching.
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  • Cal State Monterey Bay
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • United States Naval Academy
  • And yes, Howard Rheingold University
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Aboard the higher education ocean liner in a sea of changing affordances, and... wait, what is that? Looks kind of like a big white mountain, only...
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UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2015: I joined CLMOOC (Connected Learning MOOC). More to follow.

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 conversations about education, teaching & learning, and edtech. Also into classic TV, movies, sci-fi, and comics. I talk a little about politics and a little about race, because education and pop culture are full of both. But I try not to repeat conversations I had online back in the '90s or face-to-face before that. You'll figure it out.

I'm a college lecturer (adjunct) using real name for most activities, and several screen names that arose because of multiple accounts in different spaces that said to pick a user name. A couple of those names stuck and it's easier just to keep them. I live in "unremitting beta" around teaching, learning, and technology. Overall, I also seem to be "awaiting moderation" (thanks to +Meg Tufano for the phrase as it applies to humans). I continue to learn a lot (one hopes) from Howard Rheingold's own study of social media. He shares most of it and you could do worse. You may want to read Howard's book Net Smart for more, or just take an online class with him.

In the fall, I teach a first-year transition course that seems to go through a top-down, significant change every couple of years. Current theme for my class is Technology & Society, go figure. My life lesson so far: Happy classes of freshmen are all alike. Each unhappy class is unhappy in its own way. (Thank you, Mr. Tolstoy!)

I have also taught an intro technology class, basic computer architecture, and a 200-level class called Cyberdemocracy that is a work in progress, but strives to have participants "become their own historians" as they consider the US political process over time, through various technology lenses.

My social media time & emphasis:
  • Google+: Most time, most emphasis, most in-depth conversations. "Best" PLN for my edtech & social media interests. This is the online space that feeds & fulfills me. I have a G+ academic presence too (campus logo & no hoodie in that profile image) that is more for support of my classes and less about my personal interests.
  • Facebook: Real-life friends & family who may not be using other social media. It's FB or no contact with some of them. They know what a phone is but they don't use it to talk. ;-) Also, I like to observe what some businesses & education & NGO types think they should be doing on FB. (Lookin' at you, ISTE and New Media Consortium.) For the record, in 2015 I'm reconsidering my views & usage of Facebook. I've been connecting with more educators and some former e-mail friends who basically don't do e-mail list conversations anymore.
  • Twitter: Second-best for my edtech & social media interests. Best for short exchanges. PLN overlaps but is not the same as G+ PLN. Some tweeps don't like G+ and some G+ers don't like Twitter.
  • Blog writing/commenting: Sigh... Can I use the "writer's block" excuse? I do comment frequently under a screen name (so I can have a life elsewhere) but rarely write full posts anymore.

I have other interests. My positions on most issues will be apparent if I've posted more than one item. (Sometimes I just share a stand-alone item to generate conversation.) Most of what I share here is "Public" with a smattering of "Private."

Credit to +Gregor McNish for the phrase "a sea of changing affordances" in my tagline.

Update, May 22, 2014: Meg (see above) has inspired a metaphor adjustment because we educators may be like the classic frog in the slowly heating pot: Boiling the Titanic.

UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2015: I joined CLMOOC (Connected Learning MOOC). More to follow.
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