The importance and seriousness of silly

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The importance and seriousness of silly

  1. 1. The Seriousness of Silly Dean Shareski Social Learning Summit April 21, 2012
  2. 2. Don’t dismiss
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaslevinson/1333521561
  4. 4. Descriptive, Not Prescriptive
  5. 5. Jabiz RaisdanaJakarta, IndonesiaTeacher, husband, Dad@intrepidteacherhttp://www.jabizraisdana.com/http://shareski.ca/y/15h
  6. 6. How do we “sell” social media?
  7. 7. “Turns out Facebook is a lot like Facebook”Clay Shirky
  8. 8. “Bringing smart peopletogether is an ancient andeffective technique fordeveloping ideas. The Net alsolets smart people connect andcommunicate. But the Netbrings people together in newand occasionally weirdconfigurations—a weirdnessthat is now being reflected inhow expertise works....”
  9. 9. Tim LauerPortland, ORPrincipal, Dad, Pizza lover@timlauerhttp://timlauer.org/
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lewiselementary
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/timlauer/
  12. 12. http://ink361.com/#/users/237813/photos
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/3165154438"If people did not do sillythings, nothing intelligentwould ever get done."- Ludwig Wittgenstein
  14. 14. http://ushahidi.com/
  15. 15. Lee KolbertPalm Beach, FloridaTech Coordinator, HockeyMom@teachakiddhttp://www.leekolbert.com/http://shareski.ca/y/15g
  16. 16. Linked In Out
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgecouros/4526034883“I don’t teach subjects, I teach kids”
  18. 18. “I don’t connect to resources, I connect to people”
  19. 19. Different Spaces Loosely Joined
  20. 20. http://zefrank.com
  21. 21. Bud HuntNorthern ColoradoInstructional Technologist,Writer, Dad@budtheteacherhttp://www.budtheteacher.comhttp://shareski.ca/y/165
  22. 22. http://www.flickr.com/photos/woscholar/2622117022
  23. 23. Bonnie StewartCharlottetown, PEIWriter, Researcher,Educator, Blogger, Mom@bonstewarthttp://cribchronicles.com/http://shareski.ca/y/15f
  24. 24. Being real
  25. 25. http://www.talknerdytomelover.com/home/2011/4/21/howto-get-started-on-twitter.html“I don’t get twitter”
  26. 26. Stain(ski)Dean Shareski@shareskihttp://shareski.ca

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