Friday, January 24, 2014

How to Really Build a Community of Practice

I found this article deeply interesting and compelling, and not just because I really enjoy working with the Arduino.

For me, this article was really about how to organically build a community of practice.

How Arduino Is Becoming The World's Social Network For Hackers And Makers ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community:

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Everything Old Is New Again

I found this article from the great blog Paleofuture to be really intriguing and interesting.

I was particularly struck by the number of designs for remote learning through technology over the past hundred years. What struck me more than anything was our myopic view of what is "disruptive" in education. Just look at the radio book, and then compare it to the almost daily press reports about the role that tablets will play in schools.

It's a good reminder that knowing about the past, particularly in educational technology, needs to be a critical part of our work.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

From @johnkuhntx: Ed Reform’s Atari Problem – @ THE CHALK FACE

I am very interested in the connection the author makes between the early gaming industry and current trends in the education industry (a work I use intentionally).

From @johnkuhntx: Ed Reform’s Atari Problem – @ THE CHALK FACE:

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