Who am I kidding? I’ll never get around to the ones I want to read in the video embedded above. The plenty of the Internet is appalling. Consider the Diigo outline of pages/posts/sites that I have vacuumed up this week that all DEMAND to be properly attended to, to get the maximum curation they deserve.
- Convert ACSM to EPUB and Remove DRM
I buy a book on Google Books I sure as heck need to strip the DRM and convert it to Kindle, too. Read just enough of this to get the job done. 20 minutes of my life. Was it worth it? The obstreperous answer is ‘hell yes’.
- A Fedwiki Happening on Teaching Machines Featuring Audrey Watters | Hapgood
At least this is in the future. Just chewed up a piece of my spring break. Oy. It isn’t enough that your present is overwhelming in its demands. Still this is a tool I want to internalize so…invest in your future. Nahhh, just learn some stuff. Share time with some very sharp folk.
- 6 Vines About Student Video Projects | The Tech Savvy Educator
Wanting to expand my ability to use everyday media apps. Vines are fun. Do I have ten minutes to play with this? Another article from them what’s using this: 3 Ideas on Innovation in Education from Vine | The Principal of Change
- The Passion of the Western Mind – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
OK, this is the book I bought because of another Wikipedia article I read and because of a post I wrote about participatory epistemology. When in the name of Chronos will I read this. Keep the Kindle handy all week in order to take a stab at this.
- 15.S23x Course Info | edX
An xMOOC that is trying hard to be partly cMOOC. And it is a subject near to my heart: Theory U. Otto Scharmer and the Presencing Institute are working very hard to move our point of view from the past the the emergent future and I really need to spend some time here to deepen my understanding of this among like-minded folk. I really don’t know the right question to ask myself here. I am drawn in just enough to see a screening of the documentary “Fire in the Blood”. I have 30 minutes to look here today. On the essential list for today
- Mindfulness in the Slow Renaissance (with images, tweets) · ddrrnt · Storify
Wrote a post about this subject this week. Actually externalized my work habits for slow “reading” ( Impedagogy | I can revive the signals …~Richard Taylor ) The problem is that I was a hypocrite about my reading of the Storify post. I did not do it justice. I give it ten more minutes right now out of guilt. Really want to follow up on many of the resourses here but especially Stephen Few’s two books Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten( Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten: Stephen Few: 9780970601971: Amazon.com: Books ) and Now You See It: Simple Visualization ( Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis: Stephen Few: 9780970601988: Amazon.com: Books ) especially in light of the comment dust up here on Maha Bali’s site: ( Hiding Emotion behind NumbersReflecting Allowed | Reflecting Allowed ) So…yes, this bears a four way stop and much more time to do it justice. And further… to use it as a decision tool?
- Learn More About Intermittent Fasting | Precision Nutrition
A passion of mine. I have so much trouble with my weight and always have. This has proven to be a way to be mindful about what I eat and I how I eat it. Plus, it seems to be totally harmless while feeling totally healthy. Here is an Atlantic article which I did read completely: HarpersMagazine Fasting – Cloudup
- Elevator Pitch | Found History
I stole this idea from Tom Scheinfeld to write my elevator pitch as tweet in Week One of #youshow15. His idea is you have three questions to answer in an elevator pitch: the what, the so what and the what next. Here is my pitch for my MOOC_HOSTEL site: we live online and we need a pub/hostel 4 digital travellers which is just built just enough and no more. MOOC_HOSTEL | “I’m the MOOC_HOSTEL, so that’s what you call me. That or, uh His MOOCness, or uh MOOCster, or El MOOCerino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” — The MOOC_HOSTEL
- Make A Gif – Animated Gifs Maker, Free Gif Creator Online
Funsies. Creating. Raw materials for more creations.
- RSA – RSA Animate – The Divided Brain
C’mon you need to know about these things and then covet the skills to do them as well. Is this a summer’s work? I will tag this as #summerproject15
- Welcome to Interzone: On William S. Burroughs’ Centennial | The Los Angeles Review of Books
This LA Times Review is reminds me why I am a child of the sixties. I heartily recommend this. Heartily as in repast. Up, down, through, and all around. You will find much that crossfertilizes and aggravates and consoles about the 20th century roaring boy.
- Free Music Archive
Discovered that one my former students, Cheyenne Hohman, is now the director and chief podcaster for the Free Music Archive. Here is Cheyenne’s blog for FMA ( Free Music Archive: cheyenne_h’s Blog ) and here is the latest podcast ( Free Music Archive: Radio Free Culture #32: “There Are No Rules Anymore,” an interview with composer Chris Zabriskie ) I can’t tell you how it warms my heart to read AND hear her great voice. Cheyenne has a long history with zines and alt-comics. Pay attention to her work. So very fine.
- Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online | Talk Video | TED.com
Good stories and great advice. Nolan’s website where he is managing editor ( Storyful )
- The Ultimate Guide for Becoming an Idea Machine Altucher Confidential
This is where I began my practice of recording 10 ideas a day. The Ultimate Guide for Becoming an Idea Machine Altucher Confidential Note I didn’t say good ideas. Just ideas. Here are mine for today. You can join in, too. January 18, 2015 – hackpad.com
- Let YouTube be your teaching guide, says expert – news – TES
The takeaway for me is that you let the tool be your guide. What affordances does the tool provide and how does that fit into your teaching. In this case YouTube is a ten-minute or lest lecture platform. Who says the lecture is dead? Not YouTube.
- How To Pay Attention — re:form — Medium
I wrote a blog post this week where I ripped out most of the suggestions and then promised to return to them with my own take. Guess what. I have not returned to them. Here is my post: Don’t Abandon the World | Attention Must Be Paid | Impedagogy The post also reminded me to keep on reading a book I have let hang fire since this summer Goodreads | On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
- New Clues
Hell, yes. The New Cluetrain Manifesto. Just proves Heraclitus was right–you can’t step in the same river twice.
And lots more links harvested and useful?
- #edugood: A Project 365 to Focus on the Good in Education | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
- Maati Baani – Horn OK Please Ep 2 – Music From the Slums – YouTube
- The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | User Generated Education
- Hot embers – YouTube
- How I Read Slow or The Lessons of Participatory Epistemology | TRU Writer
- Now That’s My Kind of Sky | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
- Great Food, Great Farmers: A Conversation With Sean Brock – Modern Farmer
- How to write 10,000 words a day | The Thesis Whisperer
- Define the Proper Peanut Butter Joy Sliding Puzzle Game
- First Aid Kit – ‘Dancing Barefoot’ (Patti Smith cover) by Stayloose
- Symphony of Ideas: 2014 – a year of connection, disconnection, and loss
- James P. Carse, Religious War In Light of the Infinite Game, SALT talk – YouTube
- The Big Lebowski Experience – An Overview : The Dudespaper
- Speedrun: The Big Lebowski in 60 seconds (Ep #7) – Geek Week – YouTube
And it goes on and on. Where did it get me? That is the deep end of the recursie pool, too deep for me right now.
And where does this story go? What is the shape of it? How does our hero conquer the continuous tsunami that is the Net?