I have long had my misgivings about Edupunk. I know the idea is pure in Jim Groom’s heart, and I have gotten a kick out of seeing how the idea has resonated in unexpected places. But too often the baggage associated with “punk” seemed to overwhelm and distract from what I thought was a fairly simple idea […]Read more "All you do is do it, do it.."
“If you have three Pepsis and drink one, how much more refreshed are you? You, the redhead in the Chicago school system?” “Pepsi?” “Partial credit!” Kind of humbling how a few seconds of animated comedy can effortlessly make so many of the points I’ve struggled with over a decade of doom-mongering… One more reason for […]Read more "Partial credit"
Words fail me when I try to capture the depth of my admiration for Grant Potter. A creative and profoundly thoughtful educator. A brilliant technologist, tinkerer, hauler of bootstraps. A webhead of the highest and most ethical order. An astonishing and versatile musician. An ambassador of almost every form of Canadiana worth feeling proud of. […]Read more "Grooving on an essential open educator"
It’s almost impossible to keep up with the blur of amazing work coming out of the Reconsidering Reconciliation artist residencies these past few weeks. I just had to share this hilarious one-minute trailer for Reconsidering Reconciliation: The Movie… From the ed techie perspective, I must again sing the praises of Alan Levine, who has constructed […]Read more "Mock (MOOC?) movie trailer, Art + Reconciliation keeps rolling"
For “art works”, we might substitute “content”, or “educational resources”. Via the mighty BAVATUMBLR, on the occasion of Brian Eno’s birthday. I know we’re supposed to revere Eno for his contribution to ambient art, but my warmest feelings are reserved for his earlier glam pop stuff: I also like this interview very much.Read more "Triggers for experience"