Weekly Notes for 2010-02-28

Feb 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm, Jared Stein

Twitter posts for the week

  • @qadmon People I’ve talked to at #ITC10 loved your insights into the open course you taught. Thanks again for the interview! in reply to qadmon #
  • Hacked away at 5 postcards tonight for my #motleyread friends. #
  • @diamond_mind Sorry man, wish you’d stayed over another night for #ITC10. in reply to diamond_mind #
  • @fncll Where are you at? Some alien world with bizarre but pleasantly catalystic recipes? in reply to fncll #
  • With the possibility of snow in Fort Worth overnight, I’m risking my safety to skate these Texas streets One Last Time. #
  • @fncll My uncle Rock-N-Ron lives in Anchorage. in reply to fncll #
  • @fncll But (I meant to type) I’ve never had a chance to visit. Cool city? #
  • @fncll I probably mentioned it in a past conversation; you know, I have very little to reference re. Alaska! in reply to fncll #
  • @BryanAlexander Ugetsu is so brilliant–and creepy! in reply to BryanAlexander #
  • Because I know I won’t blog about it: places I ate in Ft Worth: Risky’s BBQ, Cowtown Diner, Flying Saucer, Corner Bakery, and Jakes. #
  • Too dark and too cold to skate safely tonight! Looking forward to some early a.m. breakfast before @nancywhite’s #ITC10 keynote. #
  • I love the narrative approach in presentations–it’s almost always captivating. Go @nancywhite! #ITC10 #
  • @BryanAlexander Ooh, thanks for the recommendation. I will look into it. in reply to BryanAlexander #
  • @jonmott Amen. in reply to jonmott #
  • Hi mom! #ITC10 #
  • To manage “through technology or through process”? (Applies to netiquette, cheating, and more.) #ITC10 #
  • I dig that PowerPoint Auto Tweet. #
  • As an undergrad a forward-thinking English lit prof complemented class discussions with threaded discussions back in 1998. #ITC10 #
  • “Don’t invest in something so big that if it fails, it’s catastrophic.” @nancywhite #ITC10 (LMS, anyone?) #
  • I think this intermittent showing of the Twitter backchannel stirs audience attention, refocuses. #ITC10 #
  • Though the emphasis has been on Twitter, great that @nancywhite still asks for spontaneous oral feedback from the audience. #ITC10 #
  • .@richardleslie It’s an app for Windows PPT called SAP http://www.sapweb20.com/blog/powerpoint-twitter-tools/ #
  • Love the reminder to go kinesthetic–even if you’re not a so-called kinesthetic learner. Thanks, @nancywhite #ITC10 #
  • Some great /and/s rather than /or/s, e.g. “perform /and/ ‘on the side’” @nancywhite #ITC10 #
  • I want to advance the use of tools to foster deep, reflective thinking rather than quick, reactionary thinking. #ITC10 #
  • @fncll You’ll be happy to know that @nancywhite is modeling the practice _well_. #ITC10 All these great models emerging stokes me. in reply to fncll #
  • “I would never /not/ show up for a walk with my friend, but when she was out of town I wouldn’t walk.” @nancywhite on power of social #ITC10 #
  • @fncll I gotta say I think the Boyd example is still important by comparison. The more models–good /and/ foul–the better! #ITC10 in reply to fncll #
  • Also dig @nancywhite’s consistent use of yoga imagery. What a great theme for a great talk! Thanks #ITC10 #
  • @fncll OK, OK, I was /just/ thinking the same thing! But you know as I do, reactionary thinking can be embarrassing. It does feed the fire.. in reply to fncll #
  • Too much in-fighting, backstabbing, nitpicking–general negativity amongst certain people… grumble>grumble #
  • @busynessgirl Check out, at least, slow-blogging. And couldn’t that also be the impetus for ideas of performance-based progression in K12? in reply to busynessgirl #
  • @cogdog Here in Ft Worth it’s already around 20*F–yesterday I couldn’t wear a jacket. Here’s hoping my flight escapes the storm. in reply to cogdog #
  • Any #ITC10 folks heading out to the airport today between 4 and 5pm? #
  • @sleslie I’m testing Instructure out this semester with one of my online courses. in reply to sleslie #
  • @sleslie Yeah, I’ve made one post so far on an interesting feature. in reply to sleslie #
  • @mweisman Add another $5 for a photo op and flickr upload. #
  • Had one #ITC10 attendee tell me @diamond_mind and I were too hard on Bb and the LMS; another that we weren’t hard enough! #
  • 5 higher ed Q’s from @jonmott: Who do we serve? What do we provide? How do we self-assess? Best way to provide? Best way to organize? #
  • @fncll Quote of the day, my friend, qotd. in reply to fncll #
  • RT @fncll Err on side of caution. There’s no danger of too LITTLE LMS use and a lot of danger in how it retards Instructional Design #itc10 #
  • “You can only Daniel Larusso the students for so long.” @opencontent #byu2sigma #
  • @kylemathews Grab me a couple stickers! in reply to kylemathews #
  • Persisting question: is Bloom’s 2 sigma problem/challenge still critical, or is it futile? #byu2sigma #
  • Persisting q2: has tech morphed and culture changed so radically that we have to discard/rethink our perspectives on learning? #byu2sigma #
  • @kenwoodward Because you know I’m going to ask you to brainstorm html template changes with me. in reply to kenwoodward #
  • @opencontent If we had no designated parties, would that help? Or hurt? in reply to opencontent #
  • @jonmott Surprised at the limits of some of the choices. No libertarian or socialist options for politics? in reply to jonmott #
  • I scored 63/100 on the Pew Research Center How Millennial Are You? Quiz http://pewresearch.org/millennials/quiz #
  • Debriefing after simulations accentuates learning through reflection as objectives are solidified. #iptseminar #
  • @jonmott Me? I just made up the answers and looked confident… in reply to jonmott #
  • @sleslie Thanks for posting this; it makes me feel like my day is not so confused after all… in reply to sleslie #
  • RT @sleslie this is really funny, sort of like the Abbott & Costello of Ontology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2ujpzdeolA #
  • 2nd semester in a row where I’ve been asked to take over a class for another instructor mid-semester. #
  • @fncll Sounds like my kinda day! If you’re unlucky, you’ll be back to strike mode by 10pm. in reply to fncll #
  • @mikhailg That’s actually what got me into the Pixies in college (that and a fanatic girlfriend). in reply to mikhailg #
  • I thought I misheard NPR referring to Charles Dodgson as “Arthur”. Guess not: http://bit.ly/dc5hvd #
  • @davecormier Hey, I /wish/ my French was anywhere near as good as yours. in reply to davecormier #
  • RT @ttix Don’t forget: #TTIX 2010 call for proposals is now open at http://ttix.org TTIX 2010 runs June 9-11 in Salt Lake City. #
  • With no other classes to take this Spring, looks like I’ve got to bite the bullet and get into remedial stats. #
  • @diamond_mind I still don’t think I’d make The Dude’s team. in reply to diamond_mind #
  • Watching $JST like a hawk… (didn’t realize $ was for stocks!) #
  • Working in an old PHP/MySQL system that I’d built (probably 10 yrs ago). It’s not good, but it still works. #
  • IRS sent me a letter saying I made an error on my return by refusing a govmt handout. Deposited it in my account anyway. #
  • Fridays always end up a gruesome battle against the Dark Reinforcement Troops of Email. #
  • Jumping in as teacher for someone else’s course mid-stream is chaotic, but forces me to consider weird ways to assess. #
  • Hard to admit it, but @kenwoodward and I spent an hour going in circles over a basic misunderstanding of SRC. #