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Keynote Presentation for Tech & Learning Tech Forum in Austin, TX, November 4, 2011.

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    • What MATTERS NOW Dean Shareski Tech Forum Austin, TXhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/sukanto_debnath/2354615165 Nov. 4, 2011
    • Dean Shareski @shareskishareski@gmail.com shareski.ca
    • Photo by Darren Draper
    • MINUTIA
    • MINUTIAEating ribs at Target Field
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/woscholar/2622117022
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/370268513
    • ATTENTION http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/370268513
    • “It isn’t that they can’t pay attention;they just choose not to.” Mark Prensky
    • Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/
    • Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/ information
    • Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/ information attention
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/21978136@N07/2361435197/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/34445383@N00/15259985/http://www.flickr.com/photos/67316954@N00/51757715/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/9080018@N07/1389430954/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/woscholar/6305024548
    • Thinking TimeThinking Spaces
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidchief/405506361
    • CITIZENSHIP http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidchief/405506361
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissariat/21591176
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissariat/21591176
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissariat/21591176
    • Gary Stagerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/delphwynd/5220226613
    • JOY
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm I’m appearing to accept an odious premise—namely, that joy must be justified as a means to the end of better academic performance. Not so: It’s an end in itself. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activitybecause youre not sure where it fits with a robustcurriculum but still think its important.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activitybecause youre not sure where it fits with a robustcurriculum but still think its important.D. Not do it at all.
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
    • PLAYhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
    • “...the pattern has been that as children grow up andbecome more proficient at making sense of theenvironment in which they live, their world seems tobecome more stable. Thus, as a child grows andbecomes accustomed to the world, the perceived needfor play.”
    • “...the pattern has been that as children grow up andbecome more proficient at making sense of theenvironment in which they live, their world seems tobecome more stable. Thus, as a child grows andbecomes accustomed to the world, the perceived needfor play.”“As we watch the world move to a state of near-constantchange and flux, we believe that connecting playand imagination may be the single most importantstep in unleashing the new culture of learning.”
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653303315 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653879644
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653303315 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653879644
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653303315 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653879644
    • “Play can be definedas the tensionbetween the rules ofthe game and thefreedom to act withinthose rules.”
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewarchy/2391115592
    • The Labfacilitatesimagination andplay
    • The Lab focusing on thefacilitates awakening ofimagination and genius inplay people
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
    • STORYTELLINGhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
    • The greatest digital divide is between those who can read and write with media, and those who cant. Elizabeth Dalycc licensed flickr photo by jayRaz: http://flickr.com/photos/shnakepup/2935979173/ 55
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21847073@N05/5836280320
    • SHARINGhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21847073@N05/5836280320
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696
    • My Teaching Staff
    • My Teaching Staff
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4766403166
    • http://unplugd.ca http://www.flickr.com/photos/unplugd/6027365839
    • eski@gm ail.com @sh areski sharideasandthoughts.org