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Steve Hargadon
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Shadows on the Wall - The Futility of Ed Reform
Have you ever had a thought come to you with such force or clarity that you realized your thinking, from this point forward, will never be the same? I'm sitting in a workshop at the AERO conference this weekend. The session is going to be led by Pat Farenga...
Have you ever had a thought come to you with such force or clarity that you realized your thinking, from this point forward, will never be the same? I'm sitting in a workshop at the AERO conference this weekend. The session is going to be led by Pat Farenga, who's a good friend at this point ...
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What a thoughtful and kind post.  Just gearing up to do a new set of interviews, and it helps to know that you found value in them.  Thanks for being someone who makes a difference.
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"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." - Isaac Asimov
Technically, I don't agree with this quote. There are all kinds of ways that education, teaching, learning, and schooling take place where external pressures or motivators supersede the self, where submission to power or authority is at the heart of what is...
Technically, I don't agree with this quote. There are all kinds of ways that education, teaching, learning, and schooling take place where external pressures or motivators supersede the self, where submission to power or authority is at the heart of what is learned.
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Announcing Library 2.015 - 5th Annual Global Conference on the Future of Libraries + Call for Proposals
21st Century Tools, Skills and Competencies Take Center Stage at Global Library Conference “How can we delight our users and customers?” That is one of five questions libraries should ask, according to author Steve Denning in his recent Forbes article  abou...
“How can we delight our users and customers?” That is one of five questions libraries should ask, according to author Steve Denning in his recent Forbes article about the future of libraries. Denning goes on to say, “Libraries must imagine a future that users will truly want, even though users ...
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"If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation." - Chinese saying
Investing in and caring for future generations is surely the hallmark of a mature society. It is the motivation of almost everyone I know who teaches. The catch-22 of an education systems which produces so many students who feel like failures (and often hav...
Investing in and caring for future generations is surely the hallmark of a mature society. It is the motivation of almost everyone I know who teaches. The catch-22 of an education systems which produces so many students who feel like failures (and often have literally failed), where only a small ...
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"Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom." - Albert Einstein
Having researched many quotes only to find that good ones tend to get credited to famous people (maybe because that lends them more credence), I have no idea if Einstein really said this, but here's a fuller version of the quote attributed to him: It is, in...
Having researched many quotes only to find that good ones tend to get credited to famous people (maybe because that lends them more credence), I have no idea if Einstein really said this, but here's a fuller version of the quote attributed to him: It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that ...
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"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." - Groucho Marx

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." - Groucho Marx. Posted by Steve Hargadon at 9:06 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest ...
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Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding
May 18th - June 1st, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com . Please share this new...
Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Please share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues!
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Money, Power, and "Science" as Policy
I'm so very appreciate of those who do scientific research, whose work helps to better lives and deepen understanding. But we have to be very careful when science is used to demand conformity, or when its use in policy arguments can clearly be tied to finan...
I'm so very appreciate of those who do scientific research, whose work helps to better lives and deepen understanding. But we have to be very careful when science is used to demand conformity, or when its use in policy arguments can clearly be tied to financial gain by the parties involved.
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Save the Date: June 24th - Future Ready Schools | 2015 School Leadership Summit
Each year TICAL ( http://www.portical.org ) holds an annual School Leadership Summit . This year's Summit, on June 24th from 8:00-4:30 PDT, will focus on the pillars of the U.S. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge . The Pledge is a commitment by d...
Each year TICAL (http://www.portical.org) holds an annual School Leadership Summit. This year's Summit, on June 24th from 8:00-4:30 PDT, will focus on the pillars of the U.S. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, ...
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  • Stanford University
  • Haverford College
  • Henry M. Gunn Sr. High School
  • Terman Jr. High
  • Lucille M. Nixon Elementary School
  • Swarthmore Elementary
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Professional Information:  I am the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education interview series, and founder and chair or co-chair of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the School Leadership Summit and the Global Education ConferenceLibrary 2.0, the Future of Museums, Gaming in Education, and the Homeschool Conference.

I pioneered the use of social networking in education by creating the Classroom 2.0 social network in 2007, and supported and encouraged the development of thousands of other education networks, particularly for professional development. For the last eight years, I've run a large annual ed-tech unconference, now called Hack Education (previously EduBloggerCon). I blog, speak, and consult on educational technology, and my virtual and physical events build community and connections in education, with 130,000 members and over 100,000 participant log-ins annually.

I have been the Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE, a regular co-host of the annual Edublog Awards, the author of "Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education," and the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award (CUE).  I have consulted or served on advisory boards for Blackboard, CoSN, Instructure, Intel, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, MERLOT, Microsoft, Mightybell, New Media Consortium (NMC), Ning, PBS, Promethean, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking. A number of corporations and organizations support my events, and you can see a list and more details of my projects at Web 2.0 Labs.

Personal Information:  I was a foreign-exchange student through AFS to Brazil for a year in high school, and organized and led group tours for several years as my first job after college for Stanford's Alumni Association. I spent 2013 traveling around the world talking to people about education. I have the skin condition Vitiligo and created the world's largest social network for those with Vitiligo at VitiligoFriends.org as well as the UniquelyBeautiful.net site. I also run a network for members of the extended Hargadon family--Hargadon is an Irish name, and all Hargadons come from Sligo.

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Educational Technology Consultant
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  • Web 2.0 Labs
    Founder, 2011 - present
  • Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate)
    Social Learning Consultant, 2009 - 2012
  • Stanford Alumni Association
  • Hargadon Computer
  • Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
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Park City, UT
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Lincoln, CA - Granite Bay, CA - Palo Alto, CA - Stanford, CA - Portola Valley, CA - Menlo Park, CA - Haverford, PA - Swarthmore, PA
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