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for writing this - I think you have put into words what many, I hope, feel. At the same time, whether it's stop-and-frisk or stand-your-ground or fire first-question later, we seem to have a cultural mindset among some about boys and men of color that begins with a negative frame. It's disturbing and each of the cases -  Martin - Davis- Lopez - seem to be moving us farther down a slippery slope in which common sense and good judgement are not operative. I blame it on an incivility that permeates media, lack of cross-cultural face-to-face connectivity, isolation within communities, fears embedded in a dominant white culture, and handy weaponry that makes bad judgement and lack of common sense easily acted upon. No parent should have to fear when their son(s) are out that they might lose their lives in what seems like random acts of violence but which are likely not as random as they seem. No parent should go to bed at night thinking that the color of their son's skin increases the odds that he will be killed or hurt because of his color. We should be better than this.  All of us. 
I hate the term "loud music trial." It makes it sound like somehow the decibel level provoked the violence, like maybe the homicide was at least somewhat justified. The facts remain. A white man shot unarmed black teenagers. ...
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If you haven't read the book SWAY - the section on candidate interviews is excellent 
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Design and thinking - the movie. Has anyone seen this?
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The blog for the movie Design and Thinking has info about access
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The conversation yesterday was stimulating and as always it's so challenging to hear from voices that link different perspectives to create both resonance and occasionally dissonance in the #ideachat community.  I have been thinking about the thinking on the role of empathy in developing insight and wondering if intuition incorporates empathy or if empathy is separate from intuition. Anyway ...empathy seems to be in short supply these days - how does our focus on numeric data become connected to intuition, empathy, and creativity. How do we keep the faces of the people impacted by our decisions in the process of evolving insight?
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We missed you +Mary Ann Reilly ! I think intuition is important to empathy +Pam Moran. If we develop skills to be more intuitive, can we increase empathy? As MaryAnn describes, the bridge may be self-awareness. 
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The natural pedagogy of teaching leads to different entry points for learning - different than the classic classroom pedagogy developed for factory schools.  Here's a great example of what happens when adults and children create through design, play, engineering, and construction .... with a touch of art thrown in for good measure. Now, who gets to do this?
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We need more interactive AppStore connect history to and with kids - will look for it 
For the past several months I have been working on a new project that I am excited and super anxious about. I was approached by individuals at Mind Gamez to come on and consult on a new video game app they were developing. To...
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A5 we are starting to ask admin candidates to share a brief vid of their work w faculty as a pre-attachment to application - if they can get that done its step 1 ... Many can't ... One submitted iPhone to YT link - 
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Am surprised how little tech is used in presenting oneself for a job. 
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This Atlantic article on Aaron Swartz's work, his life and death, offers perspective on his brilliance and his struggles. It also included an amazing video of him speaking to the issues that drew him from being an expert millennial tech geek to becoming a social activist. It's worth the watch- a loss to technology expertise for the future. 
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Hacking Education  - 
 
I'm going to be doing a virtual "conversation" with +Becky Fisher for a VSTE online conference in early spring. We plan to engage in discussion about the concept of what it means to hack education, why this concept offers transformation not tweak-formation, and  how disruptive invention can be supported explicitly. When Postman and Weingartner wrote Teaching as a Subversive Activity they likely had no idea that it would become a bible of sorts for the 21st century educator looking to radically overhaul curricula, assessment, and instruction more suitable to the factory floor than to contemporary work spaces where creativity, critical problem-solving, communication, and teamwork are as important to employee success in the service sector as to advance manufacturing programmers.

I'm interested in thoughts on the key questions that we need to consider to promote dialogue about the idea of hacking education as well as any resourcing ideas you think we should share. Thanks .... we'll let folks know when this is going to happen in the event that you are interested in joining in -
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virtual Classroom is the great one Technology at this way
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