Jay Collier (@JayCollier)

Midcoast Maine USA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @JayCollier ever

March 2012

National Affairs: “Higher ed. is approaching a tipping point and the industry will encounter disruptive innovation.” http://t.co/IShzEH0j

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iAnnotate: reading, annotating, organizing, and sending PDF files. Great for marking student papers - http://t.co/wy9tokJX #edcampme

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DelmarReid RT @Buffalogal Dear LinkedIn users…if you don’t explain how you know me and why you want to connect, it’s difficult to do that.

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More from #edcampme: SplashTop allows remote computer control from an iPad http://t.co/W3IFCQPp

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Zite is a personalized news viewer for iPad3. Like Pandora for news. http://t.co/kws6k24z #edcampme

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hdavidson82 “The raw joy and excitement of edcamp is because everybody here chose to be here” @dancallahan #edcampme

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jstepheng RT @hdavidson82: Discussing the awesomeness of backchanneling, while backchanneling. #edcampme

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rainbowcat5 #edcampme When do we get to do this again? Fabulous! Thank you to Waynefleet.

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Students using iPads to make digital portfolio diaries http://t.co/QUGltSYs #edchat #edcampme via @dancallahan: [Why blogger instead of WP?]

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EdCamp is the best conference structure I’ve ever been part of. @dancallahan is sharing tips for creating one - #edcampme

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Great conversation about learner-centered education & standards-based education with @girrll, @priyamaine, @amacd, EBartley #edcampme

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Wish I’d gone to #SXSWedu. The schedule looked good - http://t.co/WHnBHevJ #edcampme

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@jstepheng Thanks for sharing your experience with Flickr and VoiceThread!

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Use Flickr for cloud image storage. Supports Creative Commons, privacy settings, groups for parents, archive to local server. #edcampme

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Have students e-mail tagged photos to class Flickr account, send to VoiceThread http://t.co/AI8YVehQ #edcampme

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Using #VoiceThread to capture student annotations of a learning experience http://t.co/H6ApfcWg http://t.co/KeD3EoEb #edcampme

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UWisconsin: Rubrics for assessing portfolios, podcasts, web pages, blogs, wikis, Twitter feeds, and other web 2.0 projects - #edcampme

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NAEYC white paper on Interactive Media as Tools for early childhood learning - http://t.co/PO4aDeMo #edcampme

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Plenary session previewing afternoon sessions and debriefing from the morning #edcampme

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AppShopper notifies you when the price of an an iPad app drops -http://itunes.apple.com/… #edcampme

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bhsprincipal Encourage your school admin to try #edcamp style PD. It will make their life easier and be better for staff. #edcampme

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Several folks here at #edcampme are using a Trident case for their iPads. http://t.co/x5DrvXeE

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Mathwise (iPad) “teaches math tables while collecting student analytics for use by a teacher or parent” - http://t.co/Vn4OUZLi #edcampme

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Futaba (iPad add) is a multi-player word game for kids. http://t.co/or2A44jE #edcampme

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Genius Scan (iPad/iPhone app) captures image and turns it into a PDF - http://t.co/F7sudrjl #edcampme

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Resources from 2011 conference on young children and iPads in Maine: http://t.co/K6MmXQrl #edcampme

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Homework idea: Read out loud into iPad, send to teacher. #edcamp

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RT @shrop: @JayCollier It also works great with USB music keyboards. I have used that setup live on stage a number of times. [Thanks!]

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High-quality, royalty-free music: http://t.co/fEm5l3l1 via @dancallahan #edcampme

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@dancallahan’s 5th-grade students shoot video, pop it into timeline, edit, and publish, all in iMovie/iPad - http://t.co/cPHFqOpY #edcampme

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iPad camera adaptor accepts USB keyboards. #edcampme via @dancallahan

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Touch devices are changing the conversation around student learning, esp. allowing creative expression. #edcamp

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rvsmall @rmbyrne shared The Flat Classroom Project http://t.co/xSXsIhKM #edcampme - so cool!

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jessakeenan Food for thought: a digital portfolio that travel with a student EC through 12 #edcampme

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#Maine teachers & students create content using Mac OSX apps on the #MLTI image, but don’t have a common space to share safely. #edcampme

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If you are using #BuddyPress for digital portfolios and/or family and community communications, please let me know. #edcampme

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You know, #buddypress would be a great platform for early learning portfolios, integrating many kinds of content/communication. #edcampme

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Apps to help young learners create content for moviemaking: HelloCrayons and PuppetPals. #edcampme #waynflete

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#Waynfleet teacher teams post password-protected updates with journal notes, pictures, videos for parents and grandparents. #edcampme

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iPod apps for synchronized audio/notetaking. http://t.co/y5zOAx7d http://t.co/frNBFVtR

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Digital portfolios: Use video clips with tabletop tripod to capture key moments like student presentations. #edcampme

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SouthShoreEric @JayCollier An Unconference + Education — Nothing could be finer! #edtech

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Digital portfolios: Teachers take pictures, take meeting notes, type notes from kids, and create a daily online journal entry. #edcampme

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Bob Mills of #Waynfleet on digital portfolios for early learners: they help students realize the value of their classroom work #edcampme

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@alicebarr @alicebarr What is the URL to the video you showed earlier? I can’t seem to find it … #edcampme

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Participants are creating sessions at #edcampme. http://t.co/lbrZ9U1E

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Wow. The #edcampme backchannel is already buzzing … even though we’re only in the middle of the opening housekeeping meeting!

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#Maine teachers describe how #standards-based education really works - http://t.co/Tt7abCAM

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Map showing the tracery of wind flowing over the US right now. Zoom in. Beautiful. http://t.co/GjYWYQiW via @wjdennen

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Lesson plan for teaching 4-5th graders why and how to give credit for others’ work online - http://t.co/vOnqDwnp Via: http://t.co/37hqXx1I

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Chris Pullman’s collaborative design approach for WGBH’s identity & comm.: “We’re in the ‘understanding business’” http://t.co/HT1q5smL

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Grant Wiggins: The key to learning is self-sustaining work, with helpful coaching, designed in from the start. http://t.co/VYP7buhT

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Maine moves ahead of Vermont as most rural state in the nation according to 2010 census data. http://t.co/RRLq4cX0

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NPR: Fostering creativity in the workplace. Get relaxed. Go outside the status quo. Delete extraneous ideas. Iterate. http://t.co/184RvixI

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BDN: No grade levels? No letter grades? Rockport conference to tackle questions about standards-based education - http://t.co/AIajdbQ6

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In-depth introduction to proficiency-based #education in #Maine, already in practice in 22 districts and high schools - http://t.co/xeL6GNZv

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Skills Development #Scotland provides 25,000 apprenticeships a year across a spectrum of industries - http://t.co/qzshYW1C

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Rich Nadworny analysis of social media in Burlington Vermont’s recent mayoral race. http://t.co/YBpXIHEL @rnadworny

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amymwilkinson We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin

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dmlcentral “Why we need a debate about the purpose(s) of education” [slide deck] http://t.co/CsgVSVyr via @dajbelshaw

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@pultevwhxa4 Agreed. First, support the intrinsic interests of students. Second, spark curiosity across content areas.

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The UK government has refocused its online strategy from content to task completion. Satisfaction is the metric. Bingo! http://t.co/ypjZAMib

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Measuring engagement: Define how your organization will make an impact. Then, select metrics and stick with them. http://t.co/ccT0Fr7d

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malpaso RT @snbeach: So, suppose knowledge is not the goal of education. http://t.co/zFEaeUf8

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mmuir 18 Reasons We Need More Psychology (And Less Logic) In Our Education Thinking http://t.co/K9OduKDO

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SunJournal: #Maine bill defining local teacher evaluation process passes hurdle after amendment reinstates due process. http://t.co/8tva9g7s

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The Economist: The “maker” movement could change how science is taught and boost innovation - http://t.co/HseYZ4E3 #STEM #MESummit

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Massimo Banzi, co-founder of #Arduino, introduces the $20 open-source “computer” to newbies - http://t.co/Uge0qgHH #STEM

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Forbes: Top talent leave an organization when they’re badly managed and the organization is confusing and uninspiring. http://t.co/eNKtEhRC

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amymwilkinson In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

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amymwilkinson RT @mobaidat: You will gain knowledge through reading but you won’t get innovative without practicing. #Innovation #Entrepreneurship

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Harvard Business Review focusing on “The Secrets of Great Teams” http://t.co/qeYWFFkK Subscribe. /via @AmyMWilkinson

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@21stcentskills Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it.

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engagefored Thinking of studying in Scotland? Find out what one of the current Saltire Scholars has to say on the subject. http://t.co/S1iZR0Lw

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dmlcentral Connected Learning: Its principles weren’t born in the digital age, but they are well-suited to it. http://t.co/B1f22SHm #connectedlearning

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@ZGJR I enjoyed talking with you today. Your enthusiasm is contagious.

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JoDell_Warren Networking with educators and community members…priceless #MESummit

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NSF-funded Maine Physical Sciences Partnership at UMaine supports almost 50 rural school 6-9 classrooms - http://t.co/kEe6gTMH #MESummit

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edutopia Nice read. RT @NMHS_Principal: Top 5 Lessons for the Digital Age http://t.co/TTpjSaEx #edtech #edchat #cpchat

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@EmmaLishness @cev4 Please share the meaningful points the emerge from your unconference session. #MESummit

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Peter Benson: Real education inovation begins with adults sparking a child’s passion - http://t.co/wLQNsgFt http://t.co/jjQ7mg28 #MESummit

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RT @tomofarmer: #MESummit: Great connections with the DNA Learning Center http://t.co/bYWvq0bP #dnalc. SMCC workshop with Cold Spring Harbor

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#MESummit - Developing conflict resolution, communication, and collaboration skills should be first step in project-based learning.

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Developing Talent in Young People (Bloom). Talent is tied to values and interests of the family of origin. http://t.co/dtzLWnkn #MESummit

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Curriculum Topic Study: helping science and mathematics educators use national standards and research. http://t.co/m1gRX4xk #MESummit #NSF

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Kids Involved Doing Service Learning. http://t.co/7HCFTooR Bringing real world experiences into classrooms. #MESummit

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#MESummit: Unconference session: How do we make STEM engaging, relevant, and connected to real problems in Maine and our communities?

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@ludicrose You as well. The backchannel is small but strong.

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ludicrose #MESummit iPods connect surgeons across Maine. The aggregate knowledge of the medical profession even in deeply rural areas of the world.

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Qvidja50 Deficit of 1,702 trauma surgeons in USA. iPod Touch to the rescue! Dr. Rafael Grossmann #MESummit

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21stcentskills Check out Maine’s own TED Talks at http://t.co/d2OrVMvq #MESummit from 2012 STEM Summit at Colby College

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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

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Rafael Zaomra of Eastern Maine Medical is talking about mobile-tele-medicine. Bring professionals to wherever they are needed. #MESummit

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InfoWeek: Twitter acquired Posterous “to pick up talented software engineers” and will beshut down withnin 6 months - http://t.co/CMEpd3Rb

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EmmaLishness “Today, a child in Africa with a cell phone has access to more info. than the President of the U.S. had 15 yrs ago.” Dr. Grossman #MESummit

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ludicrose #MESummit I wonder about the age breakdown of tech adoption, especially of technology. My students are early adopters, but innovators?

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Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm: market to early adopters differently than the early majority - http://t.co/0BR7kzvE #MESummit

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Overheard: Are terms “innovator” and “laggard” value laden? How about “risk-taker” and “practical, reflective implementer”? #MESummit

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JoDell_Warren #MESummit early STEM education would produce the STEM interest needed to spark learners- my opinion

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21stcentskills Students must be involved in realistic projects and partner with businesses, connect with other K-20 schools, Habib Dagher UMaine #MESummit

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Qvidja50 Mike Dubyak, CEO #WrightExpress talks about the unmet need for IT professionals in Maine #MESummit

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djloughran In case you missed it, here’s the BDN article about today’s summit #mesummit http://t.co/aOK29zwe

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RT @djloughran: If you have any interest in STEM you should follow the @Reach_Center - http://t.co/lb3peRKu #mesummit

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JustineFG #MESummit Early engagement in STEM and awareness of opportunities are 2 of 7 priority goals. Also: adult learner support.

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Worth revisiting Rogers’ “Diffusion of Innovations” for today’s businesses - http://t.co/2oW7SS6w #MESummit

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@21stcentskills Do we need more “computer science majors” or do we need more people with specific skills? Could be different … #MESummit

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Does it make sense to break out jobs in demand by level of education? Here’s one model. http://t.co/l77KOapp #MESummit

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PBS delivers more than one petabyte of video content per month via Amazon Cloud Front - http://t.co/ZqFv4bRj

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Chronicle: A boom time for education start-ups. “Despite recession, investors see ‘Internet moment’” - http://t.co/bfen9X5h

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Curation: “a drive to find the interesting, meaningful, and relevant amidst the vast maze of overabundant information.” http://t.co/3OMATwhY

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This American Life retracts story by artist who’s monologue on Apple factories contained “numerous fabrications” - http://t.co/DRQPkIK4

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Campaigning for the economic benefits of an educated citizenry: Smarter Scotland: http://t.co/nOh9q282 - Seven reasons: http://t.co/GZdCCa8L

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Scottish government video connects heritage of innovation with leading-edge sectors. (“Scotland: A Science Nation”) - http://t.co/J3W0Zy5F

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Chronicle: Big Data - digital breadcrumbs left while browsing - is key theme at South by Southwest Interactive - http://t.co/VgvXYIDK

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amymwilkinson RT @forbes: In order to succeed, you have to fail. Here’s 3 ways to fail big. http://t.co/8x2JRmOC

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dmlcentral Singapore’s 21st-Century Teaching Strategies http://t.co/NWMkTmpx

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#Maine Downeaster funding salvaged in U.S. Senate vote - http://t.co/oxIBpMxe #Amtrak #Snowe #AngusKing

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#Maine DOE Commissioner Bowen’s testifies in support of educator effectiveness bill. #LD1858 http://t.co/eSmzQa6S

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How do states help educators excel through self-knowledge? To provide info that supports improvement, rather than punishment? #LD1858 #Maine

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#Colorado’s Effective Educators initiative - http://t.co/qBBToJ54 related to #Maine #LD1858

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Text from #Maine “Act To Ensure Effective Teaching and School Leadership” #LD1858 [public hearing underway now] - http://t.co/RekXMMTH

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#Maine public hearing on #LD1858 on teacher evaluation - streaming audio here: http://t.co/DClVIJbu

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RT @TEDxKids@BC - Kids from British Columbia will share experiences and inspire others to follow their dreams April 5 - http://t.co/InPZmyUQ

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Public hearing for first new #Maine education bill available via audio streaming - http://t.co/DClVIJbu - LD 1865: http://t.co/F5Y8PgOs

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I’ve been told http://t.co/NzA56I2y has best #Maine coverage. Big-screen GalaxyS/Android looks good. Why choose iOS? - http://t.co/LefaRnud

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Adobe releases details for Photoshop Touch on Android and iOS - http://t.co/bxAxp4n1

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EdCampME RT @mrichme: Wow, registration for #EdCampME is over 150 people!!!! More information can be found at http://t.co/55o3jjOz

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@josie__huang Dartmouth’s extreme hazing won’t stop as long as alums believe its a good thing. Read comments at WSJ: http://t.co/kj5cLwIt

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Does Kony2012 signal a disruption for NGO’s gatekeeper role? After raising awareness, we can now research what’s happening directly.

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@kerri9494 Agreed! What experiences can bring together a full spectrum of inquiry? (Recently revisited Karamazov, helpful for group mgt. :)

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brainpicker “Creativity is subtraction.” And 9 more truths of art we need to remember but often forget http://t.co/Go8cDgz0

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@kerri9494 Intrinsic curiosity comes first, then academics. For ex: our elem. circus arts club: ride unicycle first, study physics later.

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@kerri9494 Yes! To integrate content-area based “education” with a lifelong learning culture of interdisciplinary curiosity and action.

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Sometimes pain and suffering, even when seen virtually, are so hard to bear. Awareness cracks the false veneer of our culture of denial.

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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

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@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.

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@leolabeth Not at all. Thank you. Just read about North Haven last week: http://t.co/TOEQtfz7

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See how your county rates on US Commerce Dept innovation index, along with contributing factors - http://t.co/aWWHkMJz http://t.co/KFr7KzhS

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@leolabeth Sounds great! Please do share links.

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@leolabeth ‘Twas rhetorical. However, goes to a deeper question: we need an interdisciplinary approach to curiosity, no matter what field.

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Should STEM education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) integrate the arts, architecture, design? (STEAM) http://t.co/asEclwnM

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Another Ugandan perspective on the Kony2012 awareness campaign. Video from Jolly Grace Okot: http://t.co/XVbWmYmq

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The benefits & hazards of raising awareness about war criminals. Simplistic? Powerful opening? Read the comments. http://t.co/Dsv0d2ZI

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Thanks to Cheryl Miller and the Maine Development Foundation for a great day with #Maine #entrepreneurs - http://t.co/qjCGd0Sx

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Ellis: Kepware has an open culture for interaction, few layers of mgt, more opportunities for taking responsibility. #entrepreneurs #Maine

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Ellis: The most important thing to be aware of is your own abilities. Are you the right person to run the company? #entrepreneurs #Maine

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Ellis: Kepware could grow from $13 to $100 million, but disruptive innovation could emerge anytime. What’s next? Is it worth the risk?

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Ellis: It doesn’t make sense for small software companies to offshore engineering. Too much overhead.

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Ellis: We need to quadruple the number of students coming out of #Maine high schools interested in engineering - http://t.co/cSO0JCwc

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When small, Kepware funded 3 univ scholarships and well-paid internships doing real deliverable projects - http://t.co/TwnuK7A4

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Next up: Corky Ellis, president & founder of Kepware, which develops software for factory automation. #portland #maine http://t.co/TwnuK7A4

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Kauffman: What do #entrepreneurs do [sketchboard animation] - http://t.co/6AC8DBBs

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Potential tidal power at current #Maine site: 5MW from 29 units. Global potential: estimated at 500,000 MW. 2020 cost per KW: 10 cents.

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Correction! Today’s speaker is ORPC president and CEO Chris Sauer - http://t.co/bFBCZQ4N

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ORPC video about its TidGen project. Demo will power 20 homes. Projection: enough energy at the site for thousands - http://t.co/mcTDmzJ3

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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.

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Ferland: #Maine tidal power innovations incl: lower speed, higher output, less impact, fewer cables to the grid - http://t.co/QtqPe5PC

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Wikipedia: “Tides are more predictable than wind energy and solar power.” First research: 1928. Tech now ready. http://t.co/uev3oUGR

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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.

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CBS: #Maine company ready to install first grid-connected tidal power unit next week, using 20-foot tide - http://t.co/cxSrMx6w

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John Ferland, VP of Ocean Renewable Power Company, which produces tidal electricity turbines - http://t.co/ESjcr6UP #Portland #Maine

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Jean Hoffman of http://t.co/tLVCVQeV: “If I could recommend one thing to politicians: invest in elementary #education.” #enterpreneur #maine

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Even in a recession, people spend a huge amount of money on pets. http://t.co/U5nh3glf is focusing on generic Rx drugs. http://t.co/vTTVP0qy

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Jean Hoffman of http://t.co/U5nh3glf: Create a learning organization where people can make mistakes & learn from them. http://t.co/FxqYF8ob

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@jenvandeusen Learning more today. Challenge in defining innovation: what is the scope of the innovation sector? Entrepreneur is only part.

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Anyone in #midcoast #maine interested in a makerspace / hackerspace / co-working incubator in #Brunswick / #Topsham? - http://t.co/JjavOlBe

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Next model for coworking in #Portland, #Maine: current businesses renting space to individuals - http://t.co/Gav9HMlH

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#Mainer Doug Hall founded Innovation Engineering Management System: “Fail fast, fail cheap.” http://t.co/qgbGQhfR

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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

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John Voltz: #Entrepreneurial ideas: If they’re big enough and cool enough, you’ll find support. #Blackstone

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One methodology for measuring innovation using census data: human capital, economic dynamics, well-being, more - http://t.co/kTE4nKWK

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How do you measure innovation? Google results: https://t.co/C7sG0Hx6 One interesting survey: http://t.co/Xi1A9XL1

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Gooding: Couple moved fm Hawaii to Peaks Island #Maine to start business due to great resources here - http://t.co/UPaUrOmy

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Tim O’Reilly on the Maker movement [sketch video] http://t.co/OjW2c2uw /from #Kauffman

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Lemonade Day #Maine is “a free, fun learning program teaching youth how to start, own and operate their own business” http://t.co/LcfWG7u3

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Voltz: Goal is to create a vibrant ecosystem so that, after an #entrepreneur sells a company, they stay in #Maine to create the next one.

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Voltz: Funding good ideas isn’t the problem. Getting the good ideas is the hard part. #entrepreneurs #Blackstone

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Top Gun: #Blackstone’s John Voltz talks about the $3 million entrepreneur initiative in #Maine. http://t.co/fVsLaqBX http://t.co/S4CdhrC5

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Kauffman: Where do entrepreneurs get their money? (The downside of venture capital) via/John Voltz #Blackstone http://t.co/r9qkWW2P

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John Voltz: #Blackstone Foundation is in the midst of #3 million initiative to support early-stage entrepreneurs. http://t.co/IHqomUXW

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As a luxury product, Twenty 2 Vodka was strongly affected by the recession - http://t.co/1QXwBdzB #Maine

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Hard to get funding, but much passionate support in #Maine. Still struggling with infrastructure in eastern region. http://t.co/IBmVzDlK

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Cerahelix has received federal grants for their water filter research, but make sure it’s aligned with vision. http://t.co/JJQ5PYUX #Maine

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Cerahelix has received federal grants for their water filter research, but make sure it’s aligned with vision. http://t.co/JJQ5PYUX #Maine

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Health care costs are higher in #Maine, hard for start-ups to offer to employees. Competitors have socialized health, lower personnel costs.

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Google though Shannon Kinney would have trouble hiring in #Maine, and it would be harder to be visible. But she moved. http://t.co/IBmVzDlK

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Seeking 10,000 new people to join the innovation sector in the #Portland region. #Maine

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Josh Broder (Tilson) is seeing people move up to #Portland #Maine from Boston to improve lifestyle (lower costs) - http://t.co/5K1ZfzqR

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#Maine entrepreneur participated in Mass Challenge accelerator for “early-stage entrepreneurs” and commercialization - http://t.co/dUS1ePXQ

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Entrepreneurs report good resources in #Maine: responsive government, access to collaboration, proximity to Boston - http://t.co/S4CdhrC5

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