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Found myself listening to this. A younger me. Very enthusiastic. Tripping over words to get ideas out. And John Johnston is a brilliant host. Funny and charmingly left of centre. EDUtalk was brilliant. I miss it. @ewanmcintosh and @MrSMathsWizard all get a mention. https://twitter.com/johnjohnston/status/736100282396868609
Keeping this one for the “charming” Going to have a re-listen.
Thanks for this link, I’d not heard Vinay Gupta before. A good listen although some of the verbal style grated a bit. I’d heard the idea of fair shares, in relation to air miles, before and liked it. Possibly because I very seldom fly;-)
Been doing something similar, but simpler, for a few years, with voice memos & notes. No auto data gathering but self assessment. Valuable.
Episode 3 – Interview with Ken Smith Links from today’s episode: Ken Smith’s bioKen Smith’s Old School blogAdam’s Task (book that Ken mentioned)Instant Outline that Andy Sylvester talked about creating (activism.opml)FargoLittle OutlinerDrummer
Listened to Episode 003 – Interview with Ken Smith.
I’ve read Andy Sylvester on and off for a while. He was a user of Fargo, Dave Winer’s blogging tool which I’ve used, and blogged about. Outliners are interesting, but I’ve mostly used them for blogging and todo lists. Andy is also on micro.blog.
I liked the pace of the podcast, a wee bit slower than many. It is good length too.
Ken Smith was talking about writing & thinkings tools. He started with attitude rather than tools. The idea of slowing down and paying attention to words and sentences. The specificity of someone’s language to connect with their idea. This I did not expect.
Ken mentioned ‘standing searches’ I’ve not heard of this, I am guessing a search for a word or concept that you repeat over time?
Ken then talked about, word, gDocs and outliners. The collaboration using gDocs to build conversation and community.
Ken’s use of outliners was with Dave Winer’s tools. He described moving text, your own and others, putting it beside other text to see what ideas would appear. I’ve only though or used outlines to reorganise my own words. This sounds a lot more thoughtful.
Ken talked about using the beta of Drummer. Again discussing putting pieces text together to see what happens to illustrate and test the text.
The possibilities of pulling together multiple outlines from different folk might be a way for building small(?) temporary communities and civic space around an idea.
I was interested in the bookmarks in Drummer, I spend a fair bit of time reviewing my old posts. And thinking of how I access them. This gave me some more ideas.
The whole short podcast, which I’ve listened to 3 times, had lots to think about. Ken and Andy were talking about using these tools in a much deeper way than I use them.
I am also playing with TiddlyWiki for planning learning for my class, and thinking about how to gather learning data differently. These ideas should feed in there.
I am certainly going to subscribe to the podcast and read the previous episodes.
One of the first 623 sites! Blows my mind. Way beyond early adopter.
There should be a badge or medal.
Hi Nick, When I read this I was going to let you know that OneDrive had been rock solid for a while for me. I use a mac in school and at home. I didn’t get to write the comment.
On Monday arriving in school I opened my daily plans, a set of txt files in OneDrive, to find that they had not synced from Sunday at home. No plans 😖
Data, can be done differently.
I keep being pulled by this site. Cc @IaninSheffield