Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

Spies, detectives and Victorian London of Sherlock Holms stories. The post Learning highlights: November 2018 appeared first on Mathemagenic. November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

All that our selves think of as real is just invention, story, the brain’s feverish patterning. The story of climate change hangs on human behavior, not geophysics. A moving story. Tell a Sci-Fi Story in Six Words: Hundreds of people took John Kellden up on his challenge.

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Planning meetings? Can visuals help? Learn the basics at our 2018 Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

The report should help connect the work of everyone together to tell a bigger story (hopefully). I’m planning a meeting for May where a group of scientists will come together to plan their reporting on five years of study. In their case they have been monitoring glaciers and snow melt.

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Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

DLA Piper , a global law firm with a presence in more than 40 countries, was hit with the NotPetya ransomware attack in June 2017. It caused significant damage to its global IT infrastructure (hat tip, ITNews): – every data centre and Windows-based server was impacted.

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Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because you know that stories are how people from different cultures and with different experiences communicate, empathize and grow to understand each other. TenReasonsToKeepWriting 3:35pm · 26 Oct 2018. One of the people I enjoy following on Twitter is the author Joanne Harris.

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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

What Peace Means to Me Dec 20, 2018 video The only path toward peace and freedom from authoritarianism is the path that leads toward the creation and maintenance of the civil society. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

Its tells the story of victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago who have been catatonic ever since and how treatment with a new drug, L-Dopa, brings them temporarily out of this catatonic state, hence the title ‘Awakenings’.

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Love Story

How to Save the World

H umans are obsessed with stories. Most of our communications are stories. Most of our entertainments (film, music, theatre, reading) are stories. Our cultures are mostly about the shared stories we have come to believe. And a story of our idyllic future together, forever.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Instead, focus on core content (such as important resources, products , and stories that act as collaborative bridges between participants and interactions. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

Each had a story of how they ended up where they were today. These stories were impactful; filled with joy despite the use of words such as ‘survivor’ to describe many of the people. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

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PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

The challenge is that this has to take place in 20 slides of 20 seconds each, so you really need to be very focused in telling your story in exactly (and only…) 6 minutes and 40 seconds! Last week, I gave a presentation at the 12th edition of the PechaKucha Tilburg event.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

Stories, events, memories are part of individual sense-making and are shared in community life. Here are a few illustrative stories of negative interactions. . In a story about a young pastor who fired a church organist only to be fired himself, Dan Hotchkiss writes: “Informal networks kill silently, so it is not easy to retrace their steps. We don’t know details of this story, but these elements must have been there and the costs were real.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

His latest, The Order of Time , gently but firmly acknowledges that time is just a mental construct, a way for the human brain to make sense of things, and it doesn’t actually exist; it’s “just a story we tell ourselves in order to make sense of our existence”.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Stories about it are cautionary tales against excessive acquisitiveness and disconnection from community. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Re-Imagining Flooring – 3D Epoxy

Michael Sampson - Currents

Stuff (the online newspaper site in New Zealand) featured a story this week about 3D epoxy flooring : The latest wave (pun intended) of 3D floors presents some astonishing optical illusions, and it seems watery scenes are most in demand.

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Do You Have a Productive Partnership or a Tug of War?

Partnering Resources

And we share stories of partnerships that have done it right. They’re supposed to be your ally. Your co-conspirator. Your partner. But instead it feels like every conversation is a struggle. This isn’t how it is supposed to be.

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Microsoft Whiteboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

In some spheres, PowerPoint is becoming more of a structured method of telling a story with photos and pictures and minimal words.

Social Media Strategist Jobs: Twitter Sydney Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Twitter Moments’ feature showcases the best of the stories unfolding live on Twitter. The ideal candidate has solid experience managing in a digital newsroom, is passionate about people development and is familiar with using Twitter content to craft stories. I used to do “social media job of the week” but haven’t for years. Anywhos. Want to work for Twitter? Head of Curation, APAC (Tokyo & Sydney) .

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Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

His story reminded me occasionally of an episode of Black Mirror: Nosedive with a society based upon likes. It does not work out well for the hero of the story. I've been on a surprise strip. You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. Very exciting!

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Collaboration in the Process of Re-Imagining

Michael Sampson - Currents

Of individuals who bring different eyes, different ways of seeing, different back stories to the domain of focus, and even different uncertainty. I have argued that we see the world through what we understand, informed by our experiences, and enlightened by what we have studied.

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Slinging Mud

Michael Sampson - Currents

While training can and should be part of managing adoption, it is never the full story. I was talking with a colleague last week, and asked about a recent learning and development program on change management he attended.

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Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

The story of existentialism is therefore a political and a historical one: to some extent, it is the story of a whole European century.”. What does it mean to live an authentic, fully human life? What distinguishes us from other animals? Are we truly set apart in some way?

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Walking a Different Path – Redux

Michael Sampson - Currents

I’m not happy with my lack of articulation about the story. Yesterday I wrote briefly about Colgate-Palmolive shifting to Google G-Suite : Colgate-Palmolive needed to refresh its collaboration tools portfolio, and unlike most of its industry peers, did not embrace Office 365.

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Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

Jenny Connected

In the Master and his Emissary, Iain explains that the title of his book comes from a story in Nietzche, where the Emissary sent out by the trusting Master to do his work ‘became contemptuous of his master.

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Trust in the steps. Focussed and whole picture thinking

Jenny Connected

Bonita is a passionate speaker, and it was, I think, impossible not to be inspired by her story. The Field & Field McGilchrist 4 day course about Iain’s book, The Master and his Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , is a very rich experience.

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Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

What Lou’s team did with the InfoPath form brought back something of the origin story of education.

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Intelligent Parking with Siemens

Michael Sampson - Currents

Way to go Siemens – I love hearing stories of people being able to see a solution to a problem, and then developing a way of addressing the problem.

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Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Those stories give you something to experiment with, and they reveal an inclination in the system that might lead to change. Many times when clients contact me they ask if I can help them come to consensus or alignment on their shared purpose or desired outcomes.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

Buckle in, there’s a story ahead. They started sharing their stories with me about their own pain, their own divorces, their lives, their own struggles to be more honestly in public. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

Buckle in, there’s a story ahead. They started sharing their stories with me about their own pain, their own divorces, their lives, their own struggles to be more honestly in public. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately.

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Evidence of a friendship

Mathemagenic

Can it show ups and downs, eating pasta with mayonnaise after school, sharing stories of falling in love and various songs sang together that come up thinking of when we were 15 or 22 or 30somethings?

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Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void . I spent many years of my professional life advising small and medium sized businesses.

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

If not to relate information, tell a story, get clarity (ie learn), reassure, show affection, or entertain, what purpose does real, collaborative, interactive, iterative conversation serve? This is the first part of a two-part article. photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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Storytelling for Leaders – Auckland on May 29

Michael Sampson - Currents

The sharing of stories orally is a powerful way of cutting through. When we tell stories, people ‘get’ what we are saying – and they remember it. Shawn Callahan is presenting his Storytelling for Leaders workshop in Auckland in a couple of weeks: Anecdote’s Storytelling for Leaders program will teach you the techniques you need to better influence, engage and inspire others – just as thousands of leaders already have, from Melbourne to New York, London to Singapore.

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Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

Provide low-text alternatives that build on Alexander’s strengths for independent exploration of new domains, practicing and self-assessment : hands on learning; making, building and experimenting; story-based communication; use of videos, visual material and infographics; games and computer programs with built-in feedback. This is something that was in drafts for a while and I hesitated about publishing it – it is personal and about difficult things.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Maurice Stevens , on Sunday prefacing a story he told about race. Evaluation frameworks are based on stories about how we believe change happens. I have seen many examples of these stories over the years: An orderly sequence of steps will get you to your goal.

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My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

But I’ve become quite fond of the recurring characters in my short stories, and three of my free-verse works would be at or near the top of my favourite writings. The dubious assumptions on which we base our beliefs, stories and actions (notes from a Dark Mountain conference).

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Maria Popova’s favourite books of 2018. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. I’ll be away for a couple of weeks, so here is the last set of links for the year. Happy New Year.

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Aan het filmen

Mathemagenic

During the first day they brainstormed the story, decided on the characters and who plays whom, chose the location and wrote part of the scenario. Kids from our homeschooling group are working on a movie. We are not supposed to know much about it, since it’s their own project. It is managed by a 9,5 years old, who is busy with shooting and editing videos for a couple of years by now.

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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

Tell me a story about when things went really well. Tell me a story about when things went badly. Tell me a story of when we were at our best. Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

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Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

Exposition — the stories of those who have suffered, the calling to account, the understanding of what has allowed this to occur and how to prevent its recurrence — these are not matters for deliberation, but for obvious action. This is the second part of a two-part post; part one is here.

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A simple way to explore the Four Fold Practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

We began by telling the story of the practice and where it came from ( you can learn a bit about that here ) and then we led people in a simple exercise to explore it. The Art of Hosting is predicated on a very simple set of practices which we call the Four Fold Practice.

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