It is interesting to consider this from a different country. As the numbers are still relatively low in Australia, I think that it will be more dancing. I guess time will tell.
For many, a life of constant economic uncertainty—in which some of us are one emergency away from losing everything, no matter how much we work—is normal. Second jobs are no longer for extra cash; they are for survival. It wasn’t always this way. When The Simpsons first aired, few would have predicted that Americans would eventually find the family’s life out of reach. But for too many of us now, it is.
Martino is not alone in advocating for the SDG Framework. Indeed, there is an entire international movement—Teach SDGs, Moving Worlds and the United Nations themselves—organizing around these 17 goals. There are schools, networks and even individual educators and learners adopting these as their new operating standards.
Ultimately, this pivot to the SDGs is what many are looking for in redesigning what teaching and learning look like.
The world’s longest chain of continental volcanoes is discovered stretching for more than 2,000 kilometres along eastern Australia.
Going forward, we have to build something better, not for the sake of the digital prophets — I cannot stress enough when I say “fuck those guys.” We must build something better for the sake of an equitable and sustainable future, for the sake of democracy. And that future cannot be oriented around “cop shit.” And folks, that means that future cannot be oriented around most ed-tech.
The initial idea proposed was that teachers would contribute to the resources available. It failed for a number of reasons, one of which was that there was an assumption of ‘build it and teachers will share’. From my experience, this was not the culture present across the board even if they were all being paid by the same entity. However, as you touch on with the rise of blogs and other means, it planted the seeds for ‘‘.
The one point I wondered from your conversation was the idea of ‘edtech refugee’. I think this is a really good way of capturing the feeling when all of the sudden people from different faculty were brought into the technology team. I was a lead user and I was used to joke that technology has a way of finding its own. Just wondering if anyone has elaborated on the refugee metaphor in the past?
- Men and suicide — unique risk factors and why men have higher rates of death by suicide
- How Dr. Joiner defines loneliness
- What does it mean to be alone but oblivious?
- The value of social redundancy
- The biological detriments of being lonely
- Is the feeling of loneliness rising in America?
- Social media’s double-edged sword
- How are young people spoiled when it comes to relationships?
- Why relationship maintenance is more valuable than new relationships
- Why you should reconnect with friends from high school and college
- Is therapy the right solution for men struggling with loneliness?
- What can men do start investing more in relationships today?
- How does this work in the age of COVID?
This has me again returning to Austin Kleon’s depiction of ‘increased complexity‘ and the challenges associated with balance as life becomes more and more complex. As I wrote in the past, I wonder if it actually for such interventions to occur?
I wonder then if the greatest challenge we face in regards to leadership is realising we cannot do it alone and recognising those who help out to make it possible?
To be honest, although I am in education and work with technology, my current role involves supporting schools with reporting and attendance. A far cry from Higher Education and being technology integrator. My involvement is something of a passion project. I like Brian Lamb and D’arcy Norman discussion of the ‘edtech refugee’ on the 25 Years of Ed Tech podcast, maybe I am a IndieWeb refugee?
In addition to this, the longer I spend hanging around the IndieWeb, the less technical I feel. Although I know more now, I think I know a lot more about what I do not know. Still need to finish reading Smashing WordPress Beyond the Blog that you recommended.
If you (or anyone else) think there is something I can help with, feel free to let me know. Just wanted it known that I am still driving my low down model, used by a little old lady just once a week to blog.
I am sure I just need to spend some more time down this rabbit hole, but right now I have hit the limit to my knowledge.