At a time when so many teachers and administrators fear and forbid student access to the internet from school, a high school teacher on the California coast is encouraging students by the hundreds to blog, Skype, gamify, and mindmap collaboratively in public. Problems? Zero. Enthusiasm -- I can personally testify as one of the people Dr. Preston invited to videoconference with his students -- blows the roof off. Preston’s students are enthusiastic about the texts, the ideas, the possibility of reaching out to the authors of those texts and inviting them into the class, and the power and responsibility of co-designing their own learning. They launch “learner ventures,” learning about “entrepreneurial learning.” They are involved in micro-finance in Africa. They sat in as one of the “fishbowl” respondents in a Connected Learning videoconference.
Be subversive for good, y’all. Remember that you are not a cog in a machine that is moving beyond you, no matter how much it might feel that way. You are an agent for learning. And you have the ability to act and react to what is happening wherever you find yourself. #
EATONTON, Ga.— EATONTON — For a few hours, at least, everyone could suspend reality. As long as they talked about her, she couldn't really be gone — not dead, no, not killed a world away, not lying in a coffin bound for Georgia.
Source: tumblr.com via Lauren on Pinterest We all know the famous quote by Ghandi who said «be the change you wish to see in the world». It sounds simple, doesn’t it. But what does it really mean? That we need to be perfect all the time?
Me being absolutely 100% myself together with the most amazing ladies ever: Ana, Anne-Sophie and Farnoosh! This is the story about a girl. A story about desperation, overwhelming sadness and incredible hope.
Source: aufschnitt.tumblr.com via Marthe on Pinterest Do you have a big dream? Do you set huge goals for yourself? Do you aim for something magnificent? I know I do. And recently, I have noticed that I'm always living one step ahead of myself.
Gently and kindly, I’d like to say to you that Making isn’t just about circuits and transistors. Or about robots and tank treads. Or drones or LEDs embedded in belt buckles and clothing. Making is more primal than that, and far too important to leave to the geeks with soldering irons. #
The knitters are Makers. As are the cooks. The writers, the poets, and the children with construction paper, scissors and glue. The kid making dresses and slacks in his basement is a Maker. So is the young lady weaving flowers into bracelets and wreaths. #
If you’re building something from the stuff you’ve got on hand, then you count. You’re Making. That’s a good thing. And I want to help build cultures of Making and Makers that recognize that the thing made is less important than the habit of the Making. #
"When do you know the relationship between you (the librarian) and your library (your place of work) is over?"
As someone in the business of innovation, I'm often approached by fellow information professionals frustrated by the creative limitations of their organizational culture. What do you do? How do you know when it's time to move on?
The first project at Maker Camp is our popular compressed air rocket that we first introduced in Make: Vol 15 to huge response. We featured it again in the “School’s Out” summer issue and are delighted that rocket guru Rick Schertle is our guest counselor for this project and will be with us in New York to launch Maker Camp at the New York Hall of Science.
In an interview, Yang described how his work in the classroom with comic books was influenced by Ernest Morell. He argued that “critical literacy” in both K-12 and college environments could be improved by engaging with “a taxonomy of different kinds of literacy,” including “traditional media literacy (reading and writing in traditional sense)” and “new media literacy (digital literacy).” To create their printed texts, students worked not only with sketches but also with “genres and types of genres, fluency and deliberate decisions, and the intellectual rigor of learning to cross-analyze texts, such as Greek myths, news about current events, and popular media to think about representation in new ways.”
Massimo Bartolini’s impressive green outdoor library titled Bookyard was constructed by the artist in the idyllic vineyard of St. Peter’s Abbey in the Belgian town of Ghent. It is part of the Track art festival, and visitors are invited to take a book along in exchange for a small donation.
Source: aedruleysi.tumblr.com via Marthe on Pinterest How many times haven't I said those words. Who knows? We'll see. Maybe I'll do it some day. We were brainstorming ideas. Dazzling each other with dreams.
Source: thedecorista.tumblr.com via Chanel on Pinterest Be a lamp, a lifeboat or a ladder, help someones's soul heal- RumiFor a huge part of my life, I have been rocking it alone. Up until recently, I never shared my problems, not with anyone.
Source: designsponge.com via Marthe on Pinterest Today I did something completely out of character. I did something that I've never dared to do before. I did something I've been really scared of. I did something I have previously avoided.
; Source: leloveimage.blogspot.com via Positively Present on Pinterest This morning, I got a request for this post. I haven't written much about the topic of beauty before, but I felt really compelled to write this post immediately.