Replied to bookmark: To Mend a Broken Internet, Create Online Parks | Read Write Collect by an authoran author (Read Write Collect)
Eli Pariser reflects upon Walt Whitman's creation of Fort Greene Park in 1846 and suggests we need an online version of a shared public space. He suggests that there are three problems with the c

Isn’t this a great post Aaron, I’ve been re reading it over and over. I love how you link it to Greg’s @jgmac1106 domains from the library idea.

It is a tricky problem to get to a truly public space from our current private and commercial ones? I recall an idea that I think was talked about in Scotland about giving everyone a domain name when they were born linked to some sort of identifier. Something like that could be linked to different services at different times and deal with the fast pace changes in internet services.

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It is so subtle. Really powerful message about language, how expectations are understood, and how damaging to creativity our messages can be. Let me know what the results are.

It took me a while, but the results were great:

grid of pupil work

more info on the class blog: Creativity from a Triangle – Banton Biggies

Listened Micro Monday - 89: @maique, photographer, new dad from
Maique joins us this week from Lisbon. He worked for two decades as a photojournalist before becoming an independent photographer. He talks about the challenges of doing photography when you can’t travel, and how he copes as a new dad with the flood of baby photos. We also chatted about the upcomi...

Well that was nice. It is comforting to hear a professional photographer talk about the value of non professional photos in the A Day in The Life microblog challenge.

Listened It's Very Internet! from Hemispheric Views
Join hosts Martin Feld, Andrew Canion, and Jason Burk as they make their way through topics such as technology, coffee, books, culture, and more from different hemispheric views. Plus, cool accents! ;)

Listened: It’s Very Internet! @canion, @Burk & @martinfeld with guest @macgenie. Really enjoyed this one. The micro.blog section was good and The Oldest Thing In Our House” was great. Has me searching the house! Super show notes.

Bookmarked Stack ’em up, zoom ’em down by Sheila MacNeill (howsheilaseesIT)
Why? Just why? If you are running a virtual classroom then you and your students are not all in the same room, so why pretend? Why create a false visual hierarchy? What purpose does it serve except to extend and enhance a false sense of “normality” and control with students neatly staked in rows and the teacher at the “front”. Why try to re-create an old fashioned notion of a classroom and badge it as the “future now”.

More interesting thoughts around teaching va video conference.

Se also RE: Cameras on or off and Cameras On

I think Sheila nails the newness of this. Although we have been using video conferencing in education for a longish time, in internet years, we are just scratching the surface of it being a mainstay of delivering.

Read Verse Daily: Scarlet Macaws by Pascale Petit ( )
The scarlet macaws want their red back, not puce or pink but rich rubescence. They squawk and screech and growl for the people to give it back.

Just head this on the radio and looked it up.

They don’t want to be eaten.
They don’t want to be sacrificed.
They don’t want to be shot for their celestial light
and lose their teeth and eyes.