Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. This might seem a humble ambition for a project of this scope, but only if you mistake Carbon Ideologies for a work of activism. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

From Wikipedia “Beacon formed part of Facebook’s advertisement system that sent data from external websites to Facebook, for the purpose of allowing targeted advertisements and allowing users to share their activities with their friends. But it is very much like 2018.

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

I’d spoken with my friend Izzy Gesell – someone who has written books on humour – and his advice was to notice stuff. Facilitators can become attached to our processes and may be loathe to let go of that great activity, even though it will no longer serve the needs of the group.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

And that goes for activity on social media too. I have observed people on social media who admit to measuring themselves by the number of followers / friends etc. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Is that technology now active? And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). yeah turn off location tracking, go to the pub with friends, and presto, your location is tracked. Asking for a friend.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. We now have the possibility of creative activities becoming distributed and democratized. is that these creative activities become distributed and democratized.

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Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

You can only do one thing at the time, hence engaging in smartphone activities often implies not being their with your attention for your family or friends. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

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Sightedness: What Can You See?

Michael Sampson - Currents

A friend invites you to a party on Saturday night. The reticular activating system. You get yourself ready and turn up at the appointed time, entering a brightly lit, resplendently decorated party hall filled with people chatting in small groups while an orchestra plays a selection of the best classical music. As you enter the room, what do you observe? What do you see? I think that you see what you’ve been trained to see.

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Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

Making choices for the external activities to follow is always a tough process. External activities add a lot of value, providing a structured guided experience in social settings, often in the fields where we can’t do it good enough (sports, music) or with other “extras”, such as concerts and social life of the choir or Russian in online lessons.

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Fluid structures: a climbing frame

Mathemagenic

Our house in the Netherlands was no different and for many years we had a small scale climbing structure ( Early start ) in the middle of our living room, used extensively for physical activities, lounging and playing. When the kids grew out of it, I sold it to a friend with a newborn and promised to the kids that we will create something similar that can grow with them further.

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June in review

Mathemagenic

Two weeks with the kids in Russia, with an intense week-long camping with Natural school and then no less intense days of meeting with family and friends and sorting out the remaining boxes from my mother’s house at dacha. work activities, routines and personal growth plan for me.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.” I was happy to be able to spend a short time this week at a gathering of Art of Hosting practitioners in Columbus, Ohio.

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

We are halting all utilities’ and other energy extraction activities that produce greenhouse gases immediately, and phasing out all non-essential and centralize utility operations as quickly as the shift to renewable, community-owned utilities can be put in place. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

Hearing follows a bit later, so that the infant will immediately be able to recognize voices as mother, friend or stranger, not as words, but as tones — safe or dangerous, reassuring or alarming — and react accordingly.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

Why do ‘I’ spend most of my time in escapist solo activities, when I am surrounded by natural beauty and intelligent, caring people? And I enjoy the company of friends. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

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Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

This means most of your energies will be spent on networking activities often with no immediate obvious payback, rather than those other methods. Step 3: Plan your search and network activities.

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World’s Largest Reading Lesson – New Orleans

Portals and KM

The New Orleans Public Library is starting a literacy campaign, Turn the Page, to make New Orleans the most literate city in the world by 2018.  Wendell Pierce has become very active in a number of New Orleans efforts including new housing in his old neighborhood

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Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Some of this stuff is pretty personal and I write about it in friends-only LJ, but there are enough “tips of the iceberg” visible here as well. I’m learning to recognise when I need a break, how to help myself (with sleep, meditation, physical activity or whatever works in the moment), how to communicate it to others and arrange for help. Dealing with resistance and difficulties , September 2018.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: Mesmerizing way to distract you from your boring treadmill activities.

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