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Watch HowardRheingold episodes on Blip About this original series I stumbled into cyberspace a long time ago and have been a participant observer ever since . I write books and blogs and teach and speak . On my way to doing all that communicating, I seem to do a fair amount of hunting, gathering, and alchemy -- that is, transforming what I hunt and gather into something of value to someone else. 55 Must Know Twitter Tools and Applications If you haven’t heard of TWITTER, than you are surely an endangered species!!!! Today twitter is omnipresent. The growth of Twitter has been phenomenal. Due to this growth more and more people are trying to learn everything that they can about it. Social Media CoLab - Flock Amanda Zhang; Jenna Gunderson; Sean Westwood; Tina Lee Project outline: Introduction: what is Gov 2.0?

Sir Ken Robinson: Transform Education? Yes, We Must As the new members of 111th Congress wander through the building looking for their desks and lockers, it may feel for some of them like the first day at school. They should hold on to that feeling. One of the biggest challenges they face is sorting out American education. Given the recession, the dire situation in the Middle East and the general state of the planet, education is probably not at the top of their to-do list. It must be soon. Transforming education has to be at the root of everything the new administration hopes to achieve, and nothing it does in the short term will be sustainable otherwise.

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City Brights: Howard Rheingold Will our grandchildren grow up knowing how to pluck the answer to any question out of the air, summon their social networks to assist them personally or professionally, organize political movements and markets online? Will they collaborate to solve problems, participate in online discussions as a form of civic engagement, share and teach and learn to their benefit and that of everyone else? Or will they grow up knowing that the online world is a bewildering puzzle to which they have few clues, a dangerous neighborhood where their identities can be stolen, a morass of spam and porn, misinformation and disinformation, urban legends, hoaxes, and scams? I have collected evidence over the past several decades that suggests the humanity or toxicity of next year’s digital culture depends to a very large degree on what we know, learn, and teach each other about how to use the one billion Internet accounts and four billion mobile phones available today.

Stephen Downes: Fairness and Equity in Education The Idea of Fairness If we were asking questions of the children in a classroom, we wouldn't ask just one person over and over, right? We would want to spread the questioning around. About the Mex Files Begun in Ciudad de México, the city that never takes a siesta, where masked transvestite wrestlers, and machete-wielding naked farmers are as much a part of the “Real Mexico” as any thing else in the Republic, the Mex Files looks at Mexican art, history, culture, politics, economics, news, some travel and the general weirdness that usually comes blowing in from the north. What began as Richard’s e-mails from Cuernavaca, Mexico City and (for a few weeks) Monterrey back in 2001 eventually became too much to handle. The e-mail list kept exapanding, and one of the recipients — at the time, an out of work programmer in Melbourne, Australia — was playing around with “blogger” and set up a “quick n dirty” blog under “”. Richard started adding more political news, and — originally as a way to practice — translations. Lyn_2 and a few others from time to time have added their thoughts, and the Mex Files sort of took on a life of its own.