National Affairs: “Higher ed. is approaching a tipping point and the industry will encounter disruptive innovation.” http://t.co/IShzEH0j
@walterbriggs Aah! Well, I won’t forget now!
#EdCampMe smackdown begins.
@jstepheng Thanks for sharing your experience with Flickr and VoiceThread!
Use Flickr for cloud image storage. Supports Creative Commons, privacy settings, groups for parents, archive to local server. #edcampme
UWisconsin: Rubrics for assessing portfolios, podcasts, web pages, blogs, wikis, Twitter feeds, and other web 2.0 projects - #edcampme
Plenary session previewing afternoon sessions and debriefing from the morning #edcampme
Homework idea: Read out loud into iPad, send to teacher. #edcamp
Touch devices are changing the conversation around student learning, esp. allowing creative expression. #edcamp
Oops. #waynflete not waynfleet.
Digital portfolios: Use video clips with tabletop tripod to capture key moments like student presentations. #edcampme
@alicebarr Thank you!
Digital portfolios: Teachers take pictures, take meeting notes, type notes from kids, and create a daily online journal entry. #edcampme
Wow. The #edcampme backchannel is already buzzing … even though we’re only in the middle of the opening housekeeping meeting!
Chris Pullman’s collaborative design approach for WGBH’s identity & comm.: “We’re in the ‘understanding business’” http://t.co/HT1q5smL
Grant Wiggins: The key to learning is self-sustaining work, with helpful coaching, designed in from the start. http://t.co/VYP7buhT
Maine moves ahead of Vermont as most rural state in the nation according to 2010 census data. http://t.co/RRLq4cX0
NPR: Fostering creativity in the workplace. Get relaxed. Go outside the status quo. Delete extraneous ideas. Iterate. http://t.co/184RvixI
BDN: No grade levels? No letter grades? Rockport conference to tackle questions about standards-based education - http://t.co/AIajdbQ6
amymwilkinson We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin
@pultevwhxa4 Agreed. First, support the intrinsic interests of students. Second, spark curiosity across content areas.
The UK government has refocused its online strategy from content to task completion. Satisfaction is the metric. Bingo! http://t.co/ypjZAMib
Measuring engagement: Define how your organization will make an impact. Then, select metrics and stick with them. http://t.co/ccT0Fr7d
Forbes: Top talent leave an organization when they’re badly managed and the organization is confusing and uninspiring. http://t.co/eNKtEhRC
amymwilkinson In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby
@21stcentskills Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it.
@ZGJR I enjoyed talking with you today. Your enthusiasm is contagious.
#MESummit - Developing conflict resolution, communication, and collaboration skills should be first step in project-based learning.
#MESummit: Unconference session: How do we make STEM engaging, relevant, and connected to real problems in Maine and our communities?
@ludicrose You as well. The backchannel is small but strong.
How do we bring more people to Maine who can telecommute to work anywhere? And then help them serve as mentors to K-12 students? #MESummit
Rafael Zaomra of Eastern Maine Medical is talking about mobile-tele-medicine. Bring professionals to wherever they are needed. #MESummit
InfoWeek: Twitter acquired Posterous “to pick up talented software engineers” and will beshut down withnin 6 months - http://t.co/CMEpd3Rb
Overheard: Are terms “innovator” and “laggard” value laden? How about “risk-taker” and “practical, reflective implementer”? #MESummit
PBS delivers more than one petabyte of video content per month via Amazon Cloud Front - http://t.co/ZqFv4bRj
Chronicle: A boom time for education start-ups. “Despite recession, investors see ‘Internet moment’” - http://t.co/bfen9X5h
Curation: “a drive to find the interesting, meaningful, and relevant amidst the vast maze of overabundant information.” http://t.co/3OMATwhY
This American Life retracts story by artist who’s monologue on Apple factories contained “numerous fabrications” - http://t.co/DRQPkIK4
Scottish government video connects heritage of innovation with leading-edge sectors. (“Scotland: A Science Nation”) - http://t.co/J3W0Zy5F
Chronicle: Big Data - digital breadcrumbs left while browsing - is key theme at South by Southwest Interactive - http://t.co/VgvXYIDK
Adobe releases details for Photoshop Touch on Android and iOS - http://t.co/bxAxp4n1
Does Kony2012 signal a disruption for NGO’s gatekeeper role? After raising awareness, we can now research what’s happening directly.
@kerri9494 Agreed! What experiences can bring together a full spectrum of inquiry? (Recently revisited Karamazov, helpful for group mgt. :)
@kerri9494 Intrinsic curiosity comes first, then academics. For ex: our elem. circus arts club: ride unicycle first, study physics later.
@kerri9494 Yes! To integrate content-area based “education” with a lifelong learning culture of interdisciplinary curiosity and action.
Sometimes pain and suffering, even when seen virtually, are so hard to bear. Awareness cracks the false veneer of our culture of denial.
NYT: Lisa Shannon on Nick Kristof’s blog: Kony’s victims say his capture would be an unambiguous victory for humanity - http://t.co/rjXsX1XR
@josie__huang I’ve heard your voice nearly every day for years, but haven’t met you, and now miss your voice! Congrats on new assignment.
@leolabeth Sounds great! Please do share links.
@leolabeth ‘Twas rhetorical. However, goes to a deeper question: we need an interdisciplinary approach to curiosity, no matter what field.
Should STEM education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) integrate the arts, architecture, design? (STEAM) http://t.co/asEclwnM
Another Ugandan perspective on the Kony2012 awareness campaign. Video from Jolly Grace Okot: http://t.co/XVbWmYmq
The benefits & hazards of raising awareness about war criminals. Simplistic? Powerful opening? Read the comments. http://t.co/Dsv0d2ZI
Ellis: Kepware could grow from $13 to $100 million, but disruptive innovation could emerge anytime. What’s next? Is it worth the risk?
Ellis: It doesn’t make sense for small software companies to offshore engineering. Too much overhead.
When small, Kepware funded 3 univ scholarships and well-paid internships doing real deliverable projects - http://t.co/TwnuK7A4
Potential tidal power at current #Maine site: 5MW from 29 units. Global potential: estimated at 500,000 MW. 2020 cost per KW: 10 cents.
Correction! Today’s speaker is ORPC president and CEO Chris Sauer - http://t.co/bFBCZQ4N
ORPC video about its TidGen project. Demo will power 20 homes. Projection: enough energy at the site for thousands - http://t.co/mcTDmzJ3
Ferland: ORPC.co first turbine in the Bay of Fundy is 60 feet deep and 1/3 off shore and connected through single transmission to the grid.
Wikipedia: “Tides are more predictable than wind energy and solar power.” First research: 1928. Tech now ready. http://t.co/uev3oUGR
Ferland: #Maine has best tidal energy resources on the east coast: more water flows into the Bay of Fundy than all rivers in the world.
@jenvandeusen Learning more today. Challenge in defining innovation: what is the scope of the innovation sector? Entrepreneur is only part.
Gooding: Only 5% to 20% of startup want to grow and innovate, but jobs and wealth accrue to those who do. http://t.co/u1SqjKbb
One methodology for measuring innovation using census data: human capital, economic dynamics, well-being, more - http://t.co/kTE4nKWK
Health care costs are higher in #Maine, hard for start-ups to offer to employees. Competitors have socialized health, lower personnel costs.