Jay Collier (@JayCollier)

Midcoast Maine USA

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

July 2012

Just posted my notes from #ToddRose at the Future of Learning Institute 2012 http://t.co/xf7B532d #storify #toddrose #fol2012

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#ToddRose: Aspiring to an ecosystem of individual opportunity leads to a different set of choices in designing for variability. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Stop designing for the average (replicating print model)! Ex: all Kindle books default to automatic translation. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: The revolution in education will be thru automatic translation, vocabulary support, and text to speech in all languages. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Stay open in education by using the browser for apps and avoiding proprietary platforms of all kinds. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: 50 years ago, school standardization was needed for scale. Now, scalability and flexibility (variability) can coexist. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: So, competing on average scores (no matter the method) should not be the point of education and is misleading. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: If you just look at U.S. school districts with less than 10% free/reduced lunch, we’re actually ahead of Finland. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: We’re hung up on assessment score, but they’re averages, so they say nothing about variability, and can be misleading. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: We design curriculum for the “average 5th grader,” but that doesn’t consider the wide variability of 5th graders. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Close your eyes & listen to this video. Then watch with eyes open. Different? http://t.co/x7F7tbNh http://t.co/Bywveudy #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Different sensory signals must be integrated with each other to create meaning. With variable signals, variable meaning. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Perception is complex. Listen to these tones in a room of people. Notice how many cannot hear them. http://t.co/yUJwoX5p #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Transformation in neuroscientific perception of brain: from spaces (imaging, locations) to overlapping, integ. networks #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Biggest barrier in education is the “myth of the average student” which drives curricula, assessment, systems. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Most research on learner variability - multiple styles, abilities, skills - has not been fruitful. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Bigger context: the best predictor of whether an ADHD student will thrive is whether their school values curiosity. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Genetic marker for ADHD points toward propensity of thrill-seeking … *and* curiosity. The larger context is critical! #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Ex. of reductionism in behavior and learning: ADHD. Not a useful classification. Instead, MBE looks at whole systems. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose: Mind/Brain/Education (MBE) is new interdisc. science focusing on big questions about complex systems, like weather. #FOL2012

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#ToddRose - Overview of research on the Mind and Brain in Education. #FOL2012

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Recommended by learning group: Jared Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget http://t.co/PpDbys7v #FOL2012L

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#FOL2012’s chair co-authored book on global competence and leads The World in #Portland (#ME) Project - Download book: http://t.co/SQJ1bHvz

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Just posted my notes from #DavidPerkin’s presentation at #FOL2012http://t.co/cn7AhLjE

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#DavidPerkins: We learners are like “Two Blind Men Crossing a Log Bridge.” http://t.co/SLWU9fAl #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: Re-conceive education from a “foundation” to a “launching pad.” Learning consists of “groping our way” in unknown. #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: Instead of focusing on problem-solving, we need to focus on ways of choosing the problems that need to be solved. #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: “Learning toward expertise” neglects ways of knowing, focuses on answers. Instead, how about “expert amateurism”? #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: Problem with “excellence” is that it tends to mean sophistication within a discipline, rather than out to the world. #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: Instead of achievement gap, attend to relevance gap: what content matters for the future lives of today’s learners? #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: However, we’re faced with double-edged aspirations: achievement, information, excellence. #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: Rather than teaching via breadth of coverage, use smart sampling based on richness, variety. Is less more effective? #FOL2012

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conweb #fol2012 This learning is exquisitely delicious. I hunger for it all year long. Now so uplifted, energized. Thank you, David Perkins, FoL!

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#DavidPerkins: So much is #lifeworthy. There is *always* too much to cover, a “worthytopia.” How do you do “smart sampling”? #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: How do we make “wimpy” learning topics #lifeworthy? Reframe and bundle them with vigorous ideas, connect w/purpose. #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: 21st Century skills; big ideas that matter; rich cases & artifacts; and calibration knowledge are all #lifeworthy. #FOL2012

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@conweb I don’t use Facebook for professional communications, so I’m exclusively tweeting #FOL2012 here.

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#DavidPerkins: How many used elementary statistics and probability in past 10 years? [Almost 2/3 of participants raised hands] - #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: How many have used quadratic equations outside academia? “Quadratic equations are not a lifeworthy topic.” #FOL2012

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#DavidPekins: Lifeworthy learnings are big understandings, go beyond the classroom, and live on. Insight, actions, ethics. #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: One survey on top “lifeworthy” topics: self-understanding, empathy, ethics, communication, learning to learn - #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: Reflect on “what has lasted and mattered to you” in your life, beyond schooling - #FOL2012 #LifeworthyLearning

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#DavidPerkins: Much of what we teach now is *not* “lifeworthy” and there’s far too much that *could* matter! - #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: Considering what is “‘lifeworthy’ in the face of the many unknowns” is actually unsettling (in a good way) #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: Many propose ways of “learning that’s likely to matter to the lives that learners are likely to live” “LIFEWORTHY” #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins: For Neil Postman, the central problem in education isn’t engineering, it’s metaphysical: What is *worth* learning? #FOL2012

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#DavidPerkins on “Educating for the Unknown:” the brain, the mind, and future learning at #FOL2012 - http://t.co/Txa6yFb2

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I’ve posted my notes on Howard Gardner keynote at the Future of Learning Institute http://t.co/E5HHZubY #storify #fol2012 #howardgardner

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Howard Gardner at the Future of Learning Institute http://t.co/E5HHZubY #storify #fol2012 #howardgardner

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@alsylvia “How do we create schools where it is safe to fail?” Model that behavior in your own life and classroom first? Courage. #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: Envision “the kind of individuals we nurture and the kind of society we create.” MLK: Intelligence PLUS character - #FOL2012

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RT @conweb: The GoodWork Toolkit page is a good site for ongoing reflection. http://t.co/bbbbEQ55. [Thank you, Connie!] #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: We need to model how to become a “cyber citizen” and master the “ethics of roles in an increasingly virtual world.” #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: In a digital age, one may still only learn method through face-to-face apprenticeship. #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: “We respect people who behave ethically.” #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: To model the Ethical Mind, create a Commons where you can “reflect on dilemmas and how they could best be solved.” #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: Study showed young workers know the “right thing to do,” but don’t do it b/c their peers don’t. Must be modelled. #FOL2012

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NYTimes: Jonah Lehrer Resigns From The New Yorker After Making Up Dylan Quotes for His Book - http://t.co/2OiGMngr #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: Intertwined facets of good citizenship include focus on excellence, being engaged, and acting ethical. #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: The Ethical Mind is a higher level of abstraction than respect. Conceives of oneself as a good citizen and worker. #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: Model and establish a respectful culture/atmosphere in family, work, community, esp. when media don’t - #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: For the Respectful Mind diversity is a fact of life. Beyond tolerance, toward understanding and empathy. #FOL2012

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NYTimes opinion: [School Performance] Tests Don’t Assess What Really Matters - http://t.co/ojEqfN2l #FOL2012 RT @ProjectZeroHGSE

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#HowardGardner: The Creative Mind takes risks. It’s an iconoclastic temperament. Should schools be cultivating creativity? #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: The Creating Mind reflects on synthesis (own and others) and imagines outside the box/norm. #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: Darwin epitomizes the Synthesizing Mind. Out of too much info.: goal, gather, organize, iterate, synthesize. #FOL2012

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NY Times letters: Is Algebra Necessary - http://t.co/65wYbPmL #FOL2012

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#Howard Gardner: 5 Minds: Disciplined, Synthesizing, Creating, Respectful, Ethical. #FOL2012

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#HowardGardner: Education is no longer just K-12. He proposes the “Harvard Graduate School of Lifelong Learning.” Birth to death - #FOL2012

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RodRock1 #fol2012 #folf What do we know?How might we rethink learning?What should we do differently?What will these change lead to? FOL Throughlines.

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#HowardGardner: Brain is not the same as Mind. Globalism is not internationalism, multiculturalism or universalism. #FOL2012

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Robertoderizans Gardner: We live….in a society where the material rewards for irresponsibility sometimes dwarf the plaudits for responsibility. #FOL2012

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Howard Gardner: “Instrinsic motivation becomes essential” as we raise the “future stewards of the workplace and the wider world.” #FOL2012

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JFC: From a knowledge economy to a learning economy toward a wisdom economy: deciding *how* to apply learning. #FOL2012

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Pew/Highed Ed survey: 60% of respondents predict mass adoption of distance and “hybrid” learning by 2020 - http://t.co/NeZYIzyR #FOL2012

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mikepetroff Cambridge becoming social media research hub - http://t.co/3G5zxbXK

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New metaphors for learning are evolving: organic, commons, social (JFC: collaboratories, “tribal” learning.) #FOL2012

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Whereas structures for learning are perennial, context is changing rapidly. [JFC: hyper-global and hyper-local; no intermediaries.) #FOL2012

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Just met faculty interested in how role of teachers changed by learning technology in developing countries. #FOL2012

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Speaking: Veronica Boix Mansilla of #Harvard Project Zero, the co-convener of #FOL2012 http://t.co/ugF8MxgB

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Three strands at #FOL2012 this week: neuroscience and learning, technology trends for education, and globalization as context for outcomes.

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Getting ready for the Harvard Future of Learning Institute to begin. #FOL2012 http://t.co/dLayeluT

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@bjfr Thanks for the shorter hashtag. #FOL2012

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Thrilled to be at the #Harvard #Future of #Learning #FOL2012institute all week. Many tweets to come.

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The Guardian: Are open educational resources the key to global economic growth? - http://t.co/VTgVJ2Up

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Chronicle: Credit-rating agencies issue warnings for colleges not “managed with close attention to future trends” - http://t.co/YLJ5BscU

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Four barriers that MOOCs (massive open online courses) must overcome to tuild a sustainable model - http://t.co/VHuIGJyV

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Salam Shabab: Iraqi reality show w/30 youth (prod: Brett Pierce)  #mlti http://t.co/3bMrwO9O

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World Bank: Uruguay’s Plan Ceibal: The world’s most ambitious roll-out of ed. technologies? (1 laptop per student) - http://t.co/vqNc2Dfk

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Open Ed. Resources #OER search engine (with standards alignment) from the North Dakota Dept. of Education - http://t.co/DzKZE7Kn

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“Google has started a ‘mindfulness’ movement at the company to teach employees” to disconnect from their devices - http://t.co/rZJSnUZn

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#Berkeley joins #MIT and #Harvard in #edX open source courseware (alternative to #coursera), 120 others interested - http://t.co/dFL2Xv6i

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@wjdennen I thought Twenty Ten was replaced by Twenty Eleven. I stand corrected. Thank you.

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New #Maine STEM charter school features deprecated WordPress 2010 theme - http://t.co/bBbzsN5C

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UVA prof says online education is inferior b/c it’s not face-to-face. Sorry, false dichotomy. The future is blended. - http://t.co/QW4pJEEi

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Eben Moglen: as gatekeepers (publishers, broadcasters, etc.) dissolve away, innovation grows. [Education is next.] - http://t.co/jSYXBD89

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The Finch robot integrates with Snap to teach computer programming in 3 dimensions - http://t.co/x9GnGQLF

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Snap/BYOB extends the Scratch programming language into a computer-science environment for HS/college students - http://t.co/dZrIlb9X  

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NYTimes: “The American retirement system simply defies human behavior. The coming crisis is a shared problem.” - http://t.co/JXFlWUrT

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@KyleJudah It’s a flawed study, but it raises the important questions.

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KyleJudah #highered must read RT @JayCollier One-third of colleges are on financially ‘unsustainable’ path, Bain study finds - http://t.co/lL8IBl8V

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Chronicle: One-third of colleges are on financially ‘unsustainable’ path, Bain study finds (interactive website) - http://t.co/JYdditFH

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#Maine schools respond to governor’s comments on NAEP/Harvard study. #ap - http://t.co/jUrFbi1S 

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UK government rolls out national community for agile software development on #BuddyPress #WordPresshttp://t.co/0qZ5iiMT

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Video: Sugata Mitra on children, self-education, and the evolution of human consciousness. RT @AdvancEDorg https://t.co/qUIAkish

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Godin: We need librarians (info guides) more than ever. A library ought to be the local nerve center for information - http://t.co/HYj8q1aF

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@walterbriggs That’s cool. Are any of those blogs public?

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Science teacher got every single student to blog by doing it during class time to report on learning. Read a few. http://t.co/6959NBSx

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@bcedplan My pleasure. I’m very interested in the development of your plan for #BC #education.

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Infographics: How #education is funded in British Columbia. Clear and concise. http://t.co/S0btdV7c #bc #bcedplan

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19 bold ideas for change in education from Will Richardson - @willrich45 #iste">http://t.co/2Lhgo7zN @w

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openculture The Rolling Stones Jam With Their Idol, Muddy Waters. 1981. Video: http://t.co/NqrKA5Z0

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RT @tomwhitby: Take time to read The value of Edcamp: Reclaiming professional development By Dan Callahan http://t.co/TwDw4naG #Edchat

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JoselinMane Different device usage:
Desktop is for creation
Tablet is for consumption
Phone is for get and go
#wcbos via @gregorvios

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For content strategy, develop for mobile first. Edit out bloated content intended for desktop use. One experience for all. #wcbos

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Tools for viewing websites in multiple devices - http://t.co/AJ6KeOsF ht… #wcbos

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Google’s new definitions/questions for a “high-quality site” for search engine optimization. Wow. - http://t.co/YDcNFOBZ #wcbos

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How do you measure the credibility of a web experience? Go to the Stanford Web Credibilty Research program - http://t.co/i083c6yf

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@moeizme I’m still in Metcalf eating. Near podium!

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Global awareness does not mean simply learning about other cultures’ foods and holidays - http://t.co/nO9mVf2R

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@moeizme Yes! About to go into Beyeler’s session. Lunch?

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Overview of current approaches to front-end development beyond HTML and CSS:  #wcbos - http://t.co/UJuPtdXd

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patrickmlarkin Awesome! RT @gcouros: This is one of the best ways I have seen Pinterest used by @mcleod: 99 Slides on education http://t.co/DcyC0pkK

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Great conversation with @PKS and @afangster about learning, libraries, and gaming. Scratch, Minecraft
Plague, Inc. #mit #maine #wcbos

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snbeach Super easy transcript creator from Hashtag Twitter chats. http://t.co/5YBF5YfI,

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See you tomorrow morning, (sold out) #wcbos - http://t.co/hbcHYrSz

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@graynotgrey See you at WC, Ed. I look forward to an update of the past year.

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@TraceyHalvorsen Yes, please add information about all three. Thanks so much!

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@TraceyHalvorsen Would you be willing to provide information about Big Tree for our CMS criteria list? https://t.co/URnRC858

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21stcentskills The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies http://t.co/tectq2bc via @Diigo These literacies must be integrated into all subject areas.

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We’ve posted a series of videos showing what learner-centered education is all about in #Maine : student voice and cho…http://t.co/ZJBWMrlr

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Reminder: Teaching is a soulful experience that transforms kids - http://t.co/Wrkd2p1G #cea #respectingteachers

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“To make a cultural shift so that #learning at all stages of life is valued highly by all citizens” #NewBrunswickhttp://t.co/pdrNenE1

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Atlantic: Finland’s education success is due to equity, teacher prestige, no private schools, only 1 standardized test. http://t.co/3KUSVJsk

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BFP: #Vermont ranks second in the nation for being most peaceful. (#Maine is first.) http://t.co/Mp21tEfx

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The situation in Egypt is akin to a game of Calvinball — a game that has no rules - http://t.co/93thGj82

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