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Ira David Socol
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Supporter of Educational Innovation: Provocateur - defending children and childhood
Supporter of Educational Innovation: Provocateur - defending children and childhood

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All I can say right now about Deven Black...

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I push the correlation envelope here...

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Ira David Socol commented on a post on Blogger.
I don't want to build "grit." Grit is not a school concern. Grit is what you do to survive in moments of scarcity. It is an amoral state, which is fine, but not what we need to be promoting.

I, like most kids you want to "give Git to," have all those gritty solutions, we could/can lie, cheat, steal, and get out of class and school.

What I think you want for your children is resilience, but resilience only comes from supplying conditions which create slack and abundance. Resilience only comes when we're sure someone is there to pick us back up. And that has nothing to do with "difficulty" or "challenge" - especially among children for whom simply getting to school in the morning is difficult and challenging.

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Just wanted to do a quick introduction. I'm not much of an ISTE person, huge conferences and formalized training have never been anything of interest, but I've worked deeply in educational technology/universal design since 1995 when I first built a fully networked high school with teacher laptops and hundreds of Macs and PCs for kids (with 11 images, ranging from science to publishing). Before that I did tech with the NYPD.

Later I developed accessible computing at Grand Valley State University, for homeless education in Grand Rapids, MI, with Voc Rehab agencies. Now I am Project Director for Design 2015 in the Albemarle (VA) County Public Schools, leading a transformational change project involving technology, space design, furniture, schedule changes, and of course pedagogical change across 26 schools. home | acpsdesign2015

I've found that integrating technology in ways which transform really requires IEPs for every teacher. There is no other way.

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Ira Socol hung out with 4 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Michael Thornton, Erica Thorsen Payne, Brian Kayser, and David Glover

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