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  • 1. LEARN TechLearn2009 Cliff Landis clifflandis.net
  • 2. A little music to help us learn… •Mendelssohn •Lasse Gjertsen •Kutiman
  • 3. EVOLUTION LEARNING YOU CAN’T STOP CREATIVITY ART LIFE
  • 4. How many of you plan to stop reading books when you retire?
  • 5. My problem with “lifelong learning” http://www.flickr.com/photos/19342976@N00/2378084776
  • 6. Auditory Learners http://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/87422646/
  • 7. Kinesthetic Learners ttp://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/3283753909/
  • 8. How did visual learners learn before the printing press?!? ww.flickr.com/photos/38446022@N00/2874171422
  • 9. Visual Learner ≠ Textual Learner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9WtBRNydso
  • 10. Whnce Ltrcy? .com/photos/51035553780@N01/2831891520
  • 11. What happens when we can no longer rely on spelling in text? www.flickr.com/photos/91071760@N00/250869964 …wait….could we ever?
  • 12. But soft…how was the Bard’s spelling? www.flickr.com/photos/25188011@N00/3101392028
  • 13. Melville Dewey? Melvil Dewey? Melvil Dui? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Melvil_Dewey.jpg
  • 14. Language ≠ Text Language = Ideas www.flickr.com/photos/44124370018@N01/2320267692
  • 15. Searching visually
  • 16. Searching aurally
  • 17. Searching kinesthetically?!?! www.flickr.com/photos/80992738@N00/2643080409
  • 18. The need for Universal Design http://failblog.org/2008/09/05/ramp-fail/
  • 19. Universal Design 1. Equitable Use 2. Flexibility in Use 3. Simple and Intuitive 4. Perceptible Information 5. Tolerance for Error 6. Low Physical Effort 7. Size and Space for Approach and Use http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/about_ud/udprincipleshtmlformat.html
  • 20. Culture teaches us… Vision > Hearing > Touch How does that affect Education?
  • 21. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
  • 22. There goes my career in dance… http://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/123174181/
  • 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/3460639346
  • 24. I didn’t become a book artist until my late 20s http://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/3283753909/in/set-72157613245473098/
  • 25. Think of the single most important thing you’ve ever learned
  • 26. What are we teaching our kids? • You have to get a job • You have to learn this stuff • Only results count • Your security is more important than your joy • Other people decide which of your contributions is important • Be creative, but only within the constrains others set for you
  • 27. Think outside the box! (but if you do anything outside the box, you’re fired) www.flickr.com/photos/53171632@N00/2487676119
  • 28. Assigned readings were their own horrific Crucible www.flickr.com/photos/73516598@N00/126347839
  • 29. What evil, maniacal, sadistic bastard thought up the idea of a “core curriculum”?!?! www.flickr.com/photos/77482236@N00/369387949
  • 30. • Minimally Invasive Education is defined as a pedagogic method that uses the learning environment to generate an adequate level of motivation to induce learning in groups of children, with minimal, or no, intervention by a teacher. http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/MIE.html
  • 31. When we play, we learn. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/stuart_br own_says_play_is_more_than_fun_it_s_vital.ht ml www.flickr.com/photos/99911874@N00/562918256
  • 32. Generation Gap ≠ Can’t / Won’t / Doesn’t http://www.flickr.com/photos/84392129@N00/3169496625
  • 33. You are the embodiment of learning www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/2397012858
  • 34. You are the embodiment of creation www.flickr.com/photos/63989735@N00/2431138923
  • 35. You are NOT just a brain on a stick. http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1126
  • 36. You are learning You are creating Now, just do it deliberately
  • 37. Questions?