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A keynote presentation to TLt 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 15, 2008 -- Ustream recording of most of the session available at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/416785

A keynote presentation to TLt 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 15, 2008 -- Ustream recording of most of the session available at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/416785

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  • I’m your after dinner mint. What matters… what are some really big things we either take for granted, forget, overlook, or maybe even neglect? Things about making what we do matter. What do we know? What should we know? How should we act? I don’t know, but here’s a list of things I’ve thought about. Light but profound, like a baby’s smile. Mixture of Elmer Gantry and Elmer Fudd. First principles of being an educational technologist. Tall order. I won’t be comprehensive of course, and in fact, I intend to be very very selective. Just a few things My things, not evidence based, not consistent, not defensible.

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  • Your First Life: Technology and Other Important Things
    • Richard A. Schwier
    • Educational Communications and Technology
    • University of Saskatchewan
    Keynote address TLt 2008 May 15, 2008
  • F R E D
  • Eudaimonia Photocredit: Gerard Girbes Berges (2008)
  • About who we are as educators
  • Tell vivid stories
  • http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools
  • Having someone listen is just as important as having something to say Photo: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid laughingsquid.com .
  • Reconsider learning outcomes and who owns them
    • How to predict consequences
    • How to read
    • How to distinguish truth from fiction
    • How to empathize
    • How to be creative
    • How to communicate clearly
    • How to learn
    • How to stay healthy
    • How to value yourself
    • How to live meaningfully
    -Stephen Downes
  • Being a big stupid failure is important
  • Visioning isn’t new-age crap It actually works
  • Competition isn't always bad, but it lurks in the strangest places
  • About who we are as people
  • Play is more important than work
  • Be selfish and narcissistic
  • If something keeps depressing you when you look at it and you can't do anything about it, turn your gaze
  • Text http://www.globalincidentmap.com /
  • About who we are as Educational Technologists
  • O BANG
  • We aren't green, but we can be greenish http://www.storyofstuff.com/ Photo credit: ocean . flynn We aren’t green, but we can be greenish
  • http://www.storyofstuff.com /
  • Intentionally break your own patterns of thinking http://www.isuma.tv /
  • Slow down It’s not a race
  • From Dag to Denise to me to you To preserve the silence within amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky. Dag Hammerskjöld
  • Find constancy in a sea of change
    • We are part of a movement, not part of a search party