"When the profit motive gets unmoored from the purpose motive, bad things happen." Features a 10 min RSA Animate: In Drive, Pink goes on to illustrate why the traditional carrots-and-sticks paradigm of extrinsic reward and punishment doesn’t work, pointing instead to his trifecta of intrinsic motivators: Autonomy, or the desire to be self-directed;Mastery, or the itch to keep improving at something that’s important to us; andPurpose, the sense that what we do produces something transcendent or serves something meaningful beyond than ourselves.
Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey: “I think that poems legislate the world for us because they not only reckon with the past, with our history as human beings, they also help us to envision and imagine the better worlds that we are every day working to build. Poetry can do that for us."
"Twenty-first century readers and writers need to: - Develop proficiency with the tools oftechnology - Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally - Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes - Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information - Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts - Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments"
If you want to understand digital fluency, consider what it takes to be fluent in a language.
Joseph McCaleb's insight:
"To be truly fluent in a foreign language, you must be able to articulate a complex idea or tell an engaging story; in other words, you must be able to 'make things' with language. Analogously, being digitally fluent involves not only knowing how to use technology, but also knowing how to construct things of significance with those tools."
Even those who are in the edtech industry can miss out on some seriously helpful free learning sites that are impacting the teaching and learning practices offering a little something for every kind of learner in 21st century.
Badges include: oral historian, historical biographer, cool curator, cultural storyteller, portrait reader, community historian, symbols spotter, correspondent, dirt detective, art advocate, environ-scientist, culture keeper, eco-journalist, time traveler, H2O hero, conservation campaigner, invasions investigator and tree hugger. Quests include things like listening to audio, taking pictures, recording, etc.
Concordance of Digital Tools:Valuable teaching always involves contact with students in a way that makes their learning meaningful. A variety of tools enhance contact between teachers and their students in digital environments. On this page, we compile a growing list of useful tools for extending conversation or activities outside the boundaries of the traditional online or on-ground classroom.
"Creating your own PLN can be as organic and informal as you like. Some people crave a more structured atmosphere and so seek out the support of an actual coach, while others build their own network of resources devoted to a specific topic. There are all sorts of coaching and mentoring experiences available and social media offers a plethora of options for building, creating, and connecting with the right folks. You can join Facebook groups as well as Google+ Communities. . .