What Matters Now

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What Matters Now

  1. 1. What MATTERS NOW Dean Shareski Tech Forum Austin, TXhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/sukanto_debnath/2354615165 Nov. 4, 2011
  2. 2. Dean Shareski @shareskishareski@gmail.com shareski.ca
  3. 3. Photo by Darren Draper
  4. 4. MINUTIA
  5. 5. MINUTIAEating ribs at Target Field
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/woscholar/2622117022
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/370268513
  8. 8. ATTENTION http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/370268513
  9. 9. “It isn’t that they can’t pay attention;they just choose not to.” Mark Prensky
  10. 10. Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/
  11. 11. Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/ information
  12. 12. Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/ information attention
  13. 13. 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/
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/woscholar/6305024548
  15. 15. Thinking TimeThinking Spaces
  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidchief/405506361
  19. 19. CITIZENSHIP http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidchief/405506361
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissariat/21591176
  21. 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissariat/21591176
  22. 22. http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissariat/21591176
  23. 23. Gary Stagerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/delphwynd/5220226613
  24. 24. JOY
  25. 25. 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/
  26. 26. 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/
  27. 27. 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/
  28. 28. 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/
  29. 29. 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/
  30. 30. With regards to creating a video like that do you:
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. 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.
  34. 34. 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.
  35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
  36. 36. PLAYhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
  37. 37. “...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.”
  38. 38. “...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.”
  39. 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653303315 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653879644
  40. 40. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653303315 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653879644
  41. 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653303315 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegras/5653879644
  42. 42. “Play can be definedas the tensionbetween the rules ofthe game and thefreedom to act withinthose rules.”
  43. 43. http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewarchy/2391115592
  44. 44. The Labfacilitatesimagination andplay
  45. 45. The Lab focusing on thefacilitates awakening ofimagination and genius inplay people
  46. 46. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
  47. 47. STORYTELLINGhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
  48. 48. 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
  49. 49. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21847073@N05/5836280320
  50. 50. SHARINGhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21847073@N05/5836280320
  51. 51. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696
  52. 52. My Teaching Staff
  53. 53. My Teaching Staff
  54. 54. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4766403166
  55. 55. http://unplugd.ca http://www.flickr.com/photos/unplugd/6027365839
  56. 56. eski@gm ail.com @sh areski sharideasandthoughts.org

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