Jay Collier (@JayCollier)

Midcoast Maine USA

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February 2014

US News on the differing goals of business and academia. More transparency and collaboration will help. bit.ly/1fwRUsx

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Fascinating observations about career readiness, from the business and academic perspectives. Read the comments - bit.ly/MzyoPd

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Congrats to @CodeForBTV @RETN @ch_17, more for earning a @knightfdn grant for civic video, website, game platform - bit.ly/1kgHITY

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Didn’t know Amy Webb turned her TED talk on data & dating into a book. Great! Here’s an excerpt slate.me/1elxxNo @webbmedia @knightfdn

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Possible scenario for higher education: Unbundling academics from amenities into a hybrid residency/online model. bit.ly/1frygyi

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Wellesley College provides a quick college cost estimator that’s easier than than most. bit.ly/1gwlJpx via Bob Johnson

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OmidyarNetwork Way to go @codeorg! Congrats for being voted runner-up in 2 categories “Biggest Social Impact” & “Best Education Startup” at the

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@BlackPhysicists Check in with BP about multiple applications on multiple sites. I know they’ve been working on that. Also consider forums.

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@BlackPhysicists Depends on need. For social collab, still love BP. For project mgt, we’re exploring Trello. For resource exchange, Diigo.

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@BlackPhysicists Yes, I remember. The Maine DOE is now maintaining that service, although it seems mostly inactive at the moment.

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Same here! @MSrbinovich: I’m not sure why they let me into the TSA prescreen line, but I am not complaining about the zero wait time.

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marcprensky We HUGELY under-estimate: 1.The capabilities our young people. 2.The capabilities of our technology. 3.What an education could & should be.

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So how do small organizations get started in ? @waldojaquith says: use GitHub to post datasets. Discovery begins ..ds

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What are the open data repositories a small organization should consider to get started? natenatenate

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The @knightfdn principles look a lot like the Manifesto. We need to move toward agile cultures!

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knightfdn The 8 principles of data just mentioned by @danxoneil at can be found here kng.ht/N6EyqG

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democracy In MN we are close to introducing legislation to copy the heck out of @SmartChicago in first statewide promo educ effort

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angai369 Comm orgs can also be an active participant in by actually using data & showing the utility to govt for making it open.

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democracy Is your community on the map of local communities building and - see: brigade.codeforamerica.org/brigades - In not, why?

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knightfdn “There’s not much of an appetite for failure in government.” - @waldojaquith kng.ht/zzRfZh

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tmcenroe .@waldojaquith “The natural thing for a bureaucrat to do is not release data.” (because it’s safer.)

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SmartChicago In Chicago, we started w/ government policy (You can read @ChicagosMayor’s exec order on here: cityofchicago.org/city/en/narr/f…)

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Great interactive @knightfdn info graphic on civic tech knightfoundation.org/features/civic… Great network structure graphic!

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knightfdn Background info on new U.S. Institute, which aims to “connect the dots” kng.ht/1gW4xOY via @waldojaquith

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RT @LizEverson1: @SmartChicago “What’s a convening?…. Oh! Its just a meet-up.d@incouragecfcf

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.@SmartChicago: To be driven by youth, you just need to hang out with them!

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SmartChicago The @CUTGroup — the Civic User Testing Group— is our deliberate, structured attempt at thiscutgroup.smartchicagoapps.orgb4ds

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SmartChicago You can’t do something that’s really difficult to do unless you actually try to do it. - @danxoneil

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SmartChicago We have over 1,200 members as part of the @OpenGovChicago Meetup Group meetup.com/OpenGovChicago/

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.@karenaboutgary: Communicating around citizen ideas is engaging, whether they are implemented or not. Engagement restores hope.

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Gary Indiana uses apps to gather info/stories/data from citizens so the government can respond more quickly.

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Plenary session on advancing a culture of open data at @knightfdn seminar. knightfoundation.org/live/

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michaelbolden Final session of : @waldojaquith @danxoneil @karenaboutgary discuss “Opening gov’t: From data to action,” moderated by @ibarguen

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.@dnbornstein Enormous opportunities to amplify communities of interest that are passionate around single-subject problems.

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Finding and reporting these stories (a “how done-it”) is different from traditional journalism. You need to immerse in a theme.

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andrewhaeg YES @dnbornstein: Finding solutions journalism stories requires new methodologies and *new sources.* cc: @groundsource

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.@dnbornstein From Nudge: To make change, let people know how other people are responding to problems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudge_(bo…

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weinmaier ! RT @andrewhaeg: .@dnbornstein: People pay for knowledge. There’s a big market for solutions journalism.

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@knightfdn: Can you consider integrating @webbmedia’s questions and @dnbornstein work on solutions into sessions at 2015? Great!

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.@dnbornstein An opportunity for journalism: surface and amplify those who are solving community problems, but they’re hidden.

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.@dnbornstein It’s not that people are doing terrible things, but that so many are doing remarkable things that are hidden.

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How are Mainers supporting and stewarding students’ passion about apps, Internet, technology, community? @projectlogin More at

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A successful approach for credible community news isn’t the 5Ws, but H: How will people overcome obstacles in their way?

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andrewhaeg .@dnbornstein: Uses data to highlight positive deviants — outliers in data that are showing a good result.

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NYT Fixes among most emailed: How to solve real problems like homeless, education, stress and children. opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/pro…

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knightfdn More than good news: solutions that engages. More details on @soljourno kng.ht/1ba4Kej

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andrewhaeg FYI, we at @mercerccj are applying @dnbornstein’s Solutions Journalism philosophy in a spring project focused on blight.

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Fascinating: the solutions-approach to journalism. See the NYT fixes column opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/fixes/ @dnbornstein

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knightfdn Solutions is rigorous, evidence driven reporting about responses to problems - @dnbornstein @soljourno

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New news ecosystem: people tell their own stories, media then filters, curates, amplifies, and contextualizes @michaelmaness

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MapStory Visible evidence of community change is one of the most powerful things media can provide @michaelmaness

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“Credible” media: Journalist is from a place, from a point of view, transparent, self aware, subject expertise. @michaelmaness

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andrewhaeg .@michaelmaness Local media often has a different story of your community than what you think is going on.

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knightfdn Link to study @michaelmaness just referenced at about how news flows on Facebook can be found here kng.ht/19zXqoL

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knightfdn Big media favors high impact, low probability events. That makes it difficult to tackle issues communities face. -@michaelmaness

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knightfdn .@michaelmaness: design thinking is anthropology + empathy + insights + creativity + agility + rationality + user experience

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A striking shift from technology to understanding human needs: design thinking @michaelmaness

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knightfdn Next up at : @michaelmaness & @djbornstein of @soljourno on communities & kng.ht/LYbiQ4

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lisawilliams not everybody has a smartphone, tho, so apps do not help w/digital divide issues. Think featurephones & text. Follow @agahran

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Interested in meeting attendees who are using @AppInv to help students create apps for community engagement. @knightfdn

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knightfdn Download @webbmedia’s entire presentation & more at kng.ht/1gA8mqP

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amywebb How can you marry exceptional content with emerging technology? How can that content organization be self-sustaining?

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We’re getting @webbmedia’s main points via Twitter even before she shares there live here!

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Trend #4: Sponsor-based journalism. Glenn Greenwald, Bill Keller, more, moved from traditional media to be more agile. @webbmedia

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RT @webbmedia: 2011 Prediction: news products would evolve to becoming niche, rooted in activism and funded through sponsors

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Build community via stories: cheat sheets, authentic videos, explainer videos, staff insights. @webbmedia

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Yes! RT @MapStory: Public libraries, community foundations and nonprofit media are “platforms for the public” @webbmedia

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Revisioning of Baltimore Symphony website to be story-based rather than transactional. bsomusic.org

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Crowdfunding platforms facilitate the giving transaction in a different way than most foundation sites.

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Crowdfunding: position as “giving” rather than “investing” indiegogo.com wefunder.com crowdrise.com

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amywebb How can you use these emerging platforms to facilitate giving, rather than just “investing?”

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Good examples of crowd funding. Not just for small change, but millions. kickstarter.com/projects/joyla… kickstarter.com/projects/59750…

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ElzbthTilis Anticipatory computing can potentially help those suffering from memory loss to find the info they need. - @webbmedia

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Tech trend in community engagement #3: Crowdfunding. Monolithic funding is being unbundled, just like publishing and education

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Search is transforming to include new interfaces, context, sensors, data. See Mindmeld: expectlabs.com/mindmeld/

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@jojobu Don’t know about @webbmedia, but you can preschedule tweets with TweetDeck.

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How we turn the stream of “stories” into a wider context? A different kind of content structure. Wikis? @JMOONEY22 @vtdigger

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Tech trend in community engagement #2: Anticipatory computing. Search only answers what we know. What about context? @webbmedia

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Amy Webb: “Datafication” of community needs. Example: the importance of introverts medium.com/what-i-learned…

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Twitter providing grants to organizations to use and study social data blog.twitter.com/2014/introduci…

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amywebb The gulf between sophisticated users and everyone else is growing with each new wearable device, every new OS upgrade.

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amywebb Networks like Pandora can now predict our political affiliation with 80% accuracy.

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No. 1 tech trend in community engagement: Using data analysis and algorithms to make inferences @webbmedia

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Now up: Amy Webb on trends in tech at @webbmedia @knightfdn

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Convening passion communities: provide a context of silliness — crayons, pipe cleaners, clay — to open up to new ideasds

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Convene people across barriers who share passion to make change, and discover multiple pathways to solutions. Imagine futures

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Is is possible to map/visualize an interrelated network of community groups as we do with social graphs? @knightfdn

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MapStory Takeaway from design challenge: tapping existing local wisdom and local history is a way of “doing news” @knightfdn

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michaelbolden Community foundations have to be willing to bet on things where we don’t know what the outcomes will be. - Mariam Noland

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RT @GuideStarUSA: structure is archaic for work. Integrate & embed ow.ly/i/4CILK

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Is there a generational shift in philanthropy from monolithic endowments to unbundled, micro funding? @knightfdn @emmettcarson

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Mapping the ways passion communities share knowledge. How can info help people engage with each other? pic.twitter.com/1IvyGkguO0

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elisewho The community fndns @knightfdn make fun pipe cleaner prototypes for a human-centered design workshop pic.twitter.com/pzwBFuoTBI

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In building and supporting communities, “design to relate” not to inform. Support people’s passions.

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Love conversation around passion communities. Groups that love what they’re doing & have fun are more likely to persist.

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RT @incouragecf: “Boards have to drive values of your organization and take risks.” @HelenJungwirth

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mizruth Know your audience, know their passion. This will help drive priorities.

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Are you helping citizens develop their *own* apps to communicate community needs and knowledge? Let us know! @AppInv @knightfdn

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LizEverson1 @knightfdn @incouragecf CFs should listen and find ways to co-create with community members.

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knightfdn “Information is power.” - @emmettcarson of @siliconvalleycf kng.ht/LYbiQ4

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“Without a robust media, democracy fails” - @ChrisJDaggett @knightfdn [Challenge: What is “media” today?]

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Great to hear a shout-out for open-source meetings from @ChrisJDaggett at @knightfdn

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As KCIC focuses on large grantees, their agile prototype start-up fund also growing: knightfoundation.org/prototype/ @jem2998 @Bangor2020

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The @knightfdn Info. Challenge is focusing this year on 4 long-time grantees: Chicago, NJ, Silicon Valley, Wisconsin

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RT @INN: “It’s important to stay non-prescriptive in a world that’s changing as fast as this one is,” @ibarguen @knightfdn

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knightfdn When it comes to an project, size doesn’t dictate success or failure & neither does subject - @ibarguen kng.ht/wzbZ8x

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knightfdn We’re live tweeting our first session with @ibarguen this morning at 9 a.m. ET. Follow along via webcast kng.ht/zzRfZh

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Prototype fund: $35k for entrepreneurs, journalists to build and test new ideas knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightbl… knightfoundation.org/grants/2011534… @knightfdn

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Recommended by @ChrisJDaggett: Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student (2012) amazon.com/Generation-Tig…

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RT @downtown_FTL: “Good places attract and retain good talent” pic.twitter.com/yWkmZeRE13

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annhhoang “If you don’t understand the information culture of the community you want to impact, you aren’t informed enough to be effective.”

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What an amazing day at @knightfdn Media Learning Seminar. Forgive me for the burst of tweets. More to come over the coming days.

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Knight is planning to “build a national network of civic innovators” @knightfdn @EducateMaine

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The myth of the average: aggregate numbers can be misleading. Look at your local community reality, @ProjectZero @knightfdn

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We want to help students move beyond producing media to creating apps to make meaning from community data @projectlogin

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How do we break down big problems into smaller increments that can be funded and measured more easily? @knightfdn @projectlogin

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Great mission: The Chattanooga Public Library’s mission is to be the community’s catalyst for lifelong learning @chattlibrary @natenatenate

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Brilliant! Here are some initiatives @natenatenate developed for communities & libraries natehill.net @ProjectZeroHGSE

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Beyond producing and consuming information (inputs/outputs), what is the knowledge, the meaning we create from it @projectlogin

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marikalynch Only a small group of people are passionate about civic issues. How do we widen that circle? pic.twitter.com/6nzO8OE5dM

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Participatory discovery - helping passion communities learn tools to express needs - requires nimble culture @projectlogin

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Great parallels between design thinking and agile culture and development @projectlogin

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Applying design thinking to growing our info cultures: discovery, ideation, iteration @projectlogin pic.twitter.com/8AjThqktF6

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We have a role in helping people find new ways of expressing their voices with new engaging tools engaging to them @projectlogin

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How do we spark and amplify the voices in our passion communities so others can find them and connect

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Exploring community information culture at the Knight Media Learning Seminar. Twitter back channel at

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How do we support a thriving information culture? Grow civic engagement through “passion communities” pic.twitter.com/yTeIOvQ4JI

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Great to be at @knightfdn media learning seminar to focus on community information needs on behalf of @projectlogin kng.ht/LYbiQ4

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Chronicle: Pearson to offer web-enabled badges (based on Mozilla Open Badges) providing proof of achievement - bit.ly/1f0r1vm

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BDN: The University of Maine Presque Isle is transitioning to proficiency-based learning model along with Maine HS - bit.ly/1oscoF2

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Slate: Doing Higher Ed Right - Michigan universities increases funding; Iowa State hires more full-time faculty. slate.me/1fXq4C5

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jknox78251 A new way for startup businesses in Maine to raise capital ow.ly/tnDxy

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@jknox78251 @projectlogin Thanks for the shout-out Jess. I’m glad we share common aspirations for Maine learners.

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@bshacklett Thank you for being there. Please share the good news in your community! Slides: slideshare.net/collier/introd… @projectlogin

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drjecker @JayCollier RT @BoingBoing: Makerspaces and libraries: two great tastes that taste great together dlvr.it/4pF8Yk

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DianeRavitch Public schools are a civic responsibility not an emerging market:

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Wired UK: “Code.org’s grand plan: ‘we want to get the whole nation coding for an hour’” bit.ly/1lDai6z

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Wasington Post: “The things teachers do for kids that can’t be evaluated.” Overview of hashtag stories. wapo.st/N1rcwz

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Great teachers help students spell “evaluate” correctly. pic.twitter.com/iNprBr1UYP pic.twitter.com/SbsTMR4WPG

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UK — first G20 country to move computing to the core — to fund teacher training in development, tech entrepreneurshitcrn.ch/1br2nCCPE

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Propublica: Some colleges raise tuition so they can give deep discounts. “A carefully engineered illisuon.” bit.ly/1esBMX3

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Interesting data-backed story of how much students actually pay for college depending on parent income. Select Maine. bit.ly/1esBhwb

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