This is a summary of my presentation for PressED – A WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference on Twitter.
This is what happens when you hit that Play button: Hundreds of microservices, or tiny independent programs, work together to make one large Netflix service. Content legally acquired or licensed is converted into a size that fits your screen, and protected from being copied. Servers across the world make a copy of it and store it so that the closest one to you delivers it at max quality and speed. When you select a show, your Netflix app cherry picks which of these servers will it load the video from. You are now gripped by Frank Underwood’s chilling tactics, given depression by BoJack Horseman’s rollercoaster life, tickled by Dev in Master of None and made phobic to the future of technology by the stories in Black Mirror. And your lifespan decreases as your binge watching turns you into a couch potato.
- Everyday is Groundhog Day
- Build a ‘bliss station’
- Forget the noun, follow the verb
- Make gifts
- The ordinary + extra attention = extra-ordinary
- Art is FOR life
- You’re allow to change your mind
- When in doubt, tidy up
- Demon’s hate fresh air so take a walk
- Spend time on something that will outlast you
I find Kleon one of those writers (and artists) who you can come back to again as a point of reflection.
To be the best teacher in the world you need to become a bionic educator. We have the technology. Now let's use it to transform learning!
In our first real episode for 2018, we revisit the importance of offline time and switching off. This is always a challenge when work is something you are incredibly passionate about. How do we develop good work habits when the lines are blurred so much? We explore the third space, a concept developed by Adam Fraser designed to help people transfer better between work and space. We once again circle back on time tracking and managing our time. We explore the value of what to measure when tracking time. Steve explains his tracking of interruptions and the use of reticular activation to intentionally manage his focus and habits. We talk about the books we read and those that just couldn’t bring ourselves to read (#blurredlines). This leads to a rich discussion on real evidence of learning and design thinking as a mental model. Student centred learning features as Dean explores his school’s new Inspire Me curriculum and the removal of the curriculum safety net.
The goal isn’t credit. The goal is change.
It feels like we spend so much time debating handwriting sometimes that we forget about typing. I really like how you compare the different applications in a concise fashion.
You might be interested in this post from Catherine Gatt, in which she reflects on the development associated with learning to type.
The Admins are back at it. Discussing new releases, changes, and discoveries in the Admin Console. Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention, special guest is CYRUS MISTRY! (I really didn't come anywhere near close to forgetting that, I just wanted to add a little...