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Steve Hargadon
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“I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.” - Alexis de Tocqueville
What makes this quote so jarring is that it comes from such a famous book - Democracy in America - and that it's the opposite of what we (in the United States) like to think about ourselves. Entertain with me the idea that it might be true. Our national deb...
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Yes, and de Tocqueville wrote DIA in the 1830s...  And there's a lot of history in between which surely plays into this as well (1870s and psychology / beginnings of behavioris; then 1920s, Bernays and Lipmann, Propaganda).  The rise of the corporation and cubicle employment surely has something to do with our ability to think independently.  Lots to think about.
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Final Pat Farenga Webinar in Starting to Homeschool Series
" Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling. "Webinar #6: Year-Round Learning Opportunities," will be broadcast live from 3 -...
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"There is no recipe for raising children to be successful adults, but parental warmth and affection make more of a difference than any other factor… The main finding… was that 'subjects who had warm mothers or warm fathers were more likely to be rated as higher in social accomplishments 36 years later.' - Radcliffe Study, Quoted in the Boston Globe (4/8/91)
I remain intrigued by the idea that to really help students, we need to be helping families. Not trying to transplant things from the family to school, which is a risky proposition, and based on the belief that we can somehow isolate certain factors and rep...
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"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." - G.K. Chesterton
A little self-reflection is badly needed right now. What do we believe about children, about learning, and about the role of education in a society? And what do these beliefs tell us about the soul of our culture?
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This was originally published on Recode by Mightybell’s CEO Gina Bianchini. Last week, Reddit, the user-submitted news site known as the “front page of the Internet,” was thrown into chaos after the...
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"All children are born geniuses, and we spend the first six years of their lives degeniusing them." - R. Buckminster Fuller
I've never really liked the use of the word genius in pithy quotes about education. It's always felt to me that claiming every child to be a genius was sort of the height of silliness--an exaggerated, rose-colored, and naive view of what could be a more pra...
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Interview with Erica Goldson - The Valedictorian Who Spoke Out About Schooling
Today I interviewed Erica Renee Goldson , who in June of 2010 who gave a valedictory speech at Coxsackie-Athens HS Class of 2010 that went viral on the web . A YouTube video and the text of her speech are at her website , for ease of viewing her ten minute ...
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“When you judge you project your shadows onto others. When you love you project your inner light.” - Aine Belton
I've always been intrigued by the degree to which those things which bother me about other people are often the things that I like least in myself. Perhaps it's my own worries and insecurities--the fact that I haven't figured out how to overcome or come to ...
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Interview with Denise Pope on "Overloaded and Underprepared"
I interview Denise Pope on her new book, Overloaded and Underprepared:  strategies for stronger schools and healthy, successful kids ,  as part of the FutureofEducation.com interview series.
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"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." - Marcel Proust
There is a difference between wisdom and knowledge. Knowledge can be taught, but wisdom must be obtained by oneself. Wisdom is self-discovered. Galileo said: "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself." Knowledge is cr...
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"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." - Paolo Friere
Here is the initial synopsis of Hans Christian Andersen's tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes," from Wikipedia : [It] is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are u...
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"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction." - E. F. Shumacher
It's really hard to not do anything. To not solve a problem for someone else. To not create a program to fix something. But sometimes, not doing anything is the best thing. For example, when a student needs to go through the discovery process on his or her ...
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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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May 26
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The Learning Revolution
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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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