Connected Learning: Reimagining the Experience of Education in the Information Age This weekend, I am attending the Third Digital Media and Learning Conference, hosted by the MacArthur Foundation, as part of their efforts to help build a field which takes what we have learned about young people's informal learning, often through the more playful aspects of participatory culture, and apply it to the redesign and reinvention of those institutions which most directly touch young people's lives -- schools, libraries, museums, and public institutions. Today, the MacArthur Foundation is releasing an important statement about the underlying principles they are calling "connected learning," a statement which helps to sum up the extensive research which has been done by the DML network in recent years. Their goal is to foster a wide reaching conversation not simply among educators but involving all of those adults who play a role in shaping the lives of young people -- and let's face it, that's pretty much all of us.
The Beatles All-New Editions of The Beatles 1 Pair Beautifully Restored Promotional Films and Videos with Brand New Stereo and Surround Audio Mixes Beatles 1+ Deluxe Edition Celebrates the Sight & Sound of The Beatles in 50 Films & Videos London – September 15, 2015After The Beatles stopped touring, and because travelling around the globe to promote new releases was impossible, the band increasingly made what could be described as “mini movies”. These pioneering promotional films and videos helped to define the way we have come to watch music, not least because The Beatles approached filming with the same ease and innovative spirit they brought to the recording studio, exploring new creative possibilities with infectious delight. Showcasing the band’s filmed work to accompany their 27 No.1, U.K. and U.S. singles, The Beatles 1 is newly restored and expanded in multiple configurations for global release on November 6 by Apple Corps Ltd/UMG.
And Another One: Milwaukee Cop Shoots Mentally Ill Black Man 14 Times & Won't Face Charges There will not be any charges charges against Christopher Manney, a former White officer who shot young Black man, Dontre Hamilton in April. According to the District’s attorney, John Chisholm, Manney’s “use of force in this incident was justified self-defense and that defense cannot be reasonably overcome to establish a basis to charge Officer Manney with a crime.” MUST READ: Crazed Gunman Kills 2 Brooklyn Cops Then Commits Suicide Manney took his authoritative role way too far. Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms? Editor’s note: This is Part III of a guest post written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures. In Part I, he laid the groundwork by describing how artificial intelligence is a combination of human and computer capabilities In Part II, he discussed how software and mobile technologies can augment and even replace doctors. Now, in Part III, he talks about how technology will sweep through education.
Evolution of the Electric Shaman - Jim Morrison's Journey Beyond Shamanism Evolution of the Electric Shaman: Jim Morrison's Journey Beyond Shamanism Within the lexicon of material available on Jim Morrison, there is very little exploration into his spiritual life. We know that he felt those Doors performances which were successful were so because they transcended the concert experience to become a group cleansing and healing ritual. Rest In Peace: ‘Friday’ Actor Reynaldo Rey Dead At 75 Long-time Hollywood actor Reynaldo Rey has passed away at the age of 75 due to stroke complications, Entertainment Weekly reports. Mostly known for his comedic roles in popular Black films like White Men Can’t Jump, House Party 3 and Friday, Rey maintained a steady presence on the movie and television scenes for over two decades. He began his acting career in 1982, but first made his mark with a role in Harlem Nights. He later went on to make television appearances on popular TV shows like Everybody Hates Chris and The Bernie Mac Show.
Can Technology Transform Education Before It’s Too Late? Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Prerna Gupta, who is CEO of Khush (now part of Smule), whose music apps, like Songify and LaDiDa, have been used to create over 125 million songs worldwide. You can follow her @prernagupta. As technology continues its march toward the Singularity, transforming the way we work, socialize and play at an increasing rate, there is one very important aspect of American society that lags behind: education.
Jim Morrison MORBID CURIOSITY: Celebrity Tombstones Across America | home Jim Morrison December 8, 1943 - July 3, 1971 "Let's just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see what would happen. AM BUZZ: Beyonce Releases Short Film; Rihanna's Message To Her Haters & More Follow me on Instagram & Twitter @Shamika_Sanders. This R&B head and Journalism major has written for King and Giant magazine. When she isn't holding a pen she's coming up with ways to "take over the world"... Beyonce Releases Short Film Eight Reasons Startup Incubators Are Better Than Business School Let’s get this straight: If you want to work at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey or General Electric GE +0.00%, an MBA is a handy scrap of paper. But if you’d prefer to bypass the corporate ladder and actually build something of your own, spending upwards of $140,000 and two years without pay is just about the worst way to go about it. Because looming outside those classroom walls is a creature far less merciful than any b-school professor: the market. Customers, you may be surprised to find, don’t give a damn about your degree—and the market will fire you faster than any ungrateful boss. Want to take the plunge but need a bit of guidance and support?
Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 Yet he also acknowledged ambivalence about being tethered to the character, expressing it most plainly in the titles of two autobiographies: “I Am Not Spock,” published in 1975, and “I Am Spock,” published in 1995. In the first, he wrote, “In Spock, I finally found the best of both worlds: to be widely accepted in public approval and yet be able to continue to play the insulated alien through the Vulcan character.” “Star Trek,” which had its premiere on NBC on Sept. 8, 1966, made Mr.
Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments for Teachers Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light. ShareThis Copy and Paste Sony Warned Not To Cast Denzel Washington Because International Audiences Are "Racist" Denzel Washington’s name has been brought up in the ongoing story regarding the Sony Pictures hack. The Independent reports that an unnamed producer told Sony chairman Michael Lynton that African Americans are not well received by overseas audiences due to racism. “I believe that the international motion picture audience is racist – in general pictures with an African American lead don’t play well overseas,” the unnamed producer said in an e-mail. The producer goes on to praise Washington’s work. “I am not saying The Equalizer should not have been made or that African American actors should not have been used (I personally think Denzel Washington is the best actor of his generation),” the producer continued. “Casting him is saying we’re okay with a double [baseball term] if the picture works.