I was fortunate to attend CultureCon in Boston, which focused on designing workgroup practices that embrace agile, nimble learning. This is the world into which our students will be growing.
From Robert Krulwich: If you can … fall in love, with the work, with people you work with, with your dreams and their dreams. Whatever it was that got you to this school, don’t let it go.
"In a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil, the kids loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn't let that stop them."
America needs “informed communities,” places where the information ecology meets people’s personal and civic information needs.
With all of the horrible things we've learned through the Internet about suffering in our world lately, this is a video about the simple, powerful joy of people around the world singing together.
From Harold Jarche: I think the edge will be where almost all high value work gets done in organizations. Core activities will be increasingly automated or outsourced.
If we want to see true school reform, we have to recognize that it will look different in various contexts. It might be unschooling for some, home schooling for others, community schools for others and progressive public schools for others. It might mean building a new structure or it might mean transforming the factory into... Continue Reading →
From Kima via Cooperative Catalyst: "Today, I watched a profoundly disturbing film. It completely shattered my view of education as a progressive force in the world. Even if the system in place is seriously outdated, I never really questioned the intrinsic value of education as a way out of poverty, as a way to move... Continue Reading →
It seems that I am very late to this party. I've been watching the 2007 South Korean drama, Coffee Prince, on Hulu. It's the story of about a dozen people — from three generations — in a Seoul neighborhood who come together to renew a failing cafe and who actually renew each other. As with... Continue Reading →
"Did you ever think that your computer was alive? That there was someone inside working for you? 'Hi, a real human interface' is a metaphor for how interaction with technology should be. It was our attempt to create the perfect interface; one that really understands our deepest needs, a human interface indeed." http://vimeo.com/4697849 "Multitouch Barcelona... Continue Reading →