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Marti Weston

How Schools Can Teach Innovation - - 2 views

    Essay on innovation and how we can create innovators in schools. Unfortunately the headline writers invoked Steve Jobs and this took away fro the content and wonderful ideas in the article.
susan  carter morgan

The Future of Libraries | it's iNavis ... the teacher technologist - 0 views

  • What is the role of the librarian? Libraries came about due to a limited resource landscape. That landscape is changing drastically right now. The role of the librarian today is
susan  carter morgan

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody - 0 views

  • If I had to pick the critical technology for the 20th century, the bit of social lubricant without which the wheels would've come off the whole enterprise, I'd say it was the sitcom. Starting with the Second World War a whole series of things happened--rising GDP per capita, rising educational attainment, rising life expectancy and, critically, a rising number of people who were working five-day work weeks. For the first time, society forced onto an enormous number of its citizens the requirement to manage something they had never had to manage before--free time.
  • It's better to do something than to do nothing.
  • We're going to look at every place that a reader or a listener or a viewer or a user has been locked out, has been served up passive or a fixed or a canned experience, and ask ourselves, "If we carve out a little bit of the cognitive surplus and deploy it here, could we make a good thing happen?"
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