Replied to Fit2Learn: Learning How to Learn | Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog

This is a potential roadmap (among many others)… a guide to getting fit to learn how to learn in (only a few weeks away from) the third decade of the 21st century and to teach and educate children who will live into the 22nd century!

This is a great provocation Silvia. I have been wondering about what changes when teachers leave the classroom and enter different roles. Clearly there are no longer children, but I think that sometimes the challenge can be to stay ‘Fit2Learn’ as you put it. I particularly like how you break learning down into the different aspects, including mental training, physical training, process, fuel, injury and events. It reminds me of Tom Whitby’s adage: “If we are to better educate our kids, we need first to better educate their educators.”
Bookmarked Curation as an Educational Challenge (Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog)

I am calling YOU to action! Are you up for it? How will you introduce, raise awareness, take on the challenge of CURATION as an educational urgency? Don’t see it as “yet another thing to add to your plate”, but be creative in connecting the skills and content you “need to teach anyway” to curation skills and amplify teaching and learning.

Silvia Rosenthal Talisano discusses the importance of curation in the classroom. To support this, she provides a number of platforms and practices to use in the classroom. Personally, in regards to a curation space, I have taken to using a blog to collect together all my ideas. Although there were a number of features I liked about Diigo, there is something about the ability to link various ideas. Although still in their infancy, I look forward to a time when we can use mixture of micropub/sub applications to curate and connect from our own spaces.
Replied to Experimenting with Social Reading | Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog by an author (Langwitches)

I am challenging you to experiment on your own around social reading. Take a book, such as A Guide to Document Learning and connect to other readers and to Janet Hale and me, as the authors. Be aware of your reading experience. What works? What does not? What are you having difficulty with? What are your social reading skills and fluency?

I find the idea of ‘social’ reading really interesting Silvia. It has long been a driver for me, sharing summaries and responses. In the past I did this on Twitter, but have since moved such interactions to my commonplace blog.

Something I am interested in investigating further is Kevin Hodgson and Ian O’Byrne are great proponenets of this.

Also on: Read Write Collect

Replied to During Documentation Phase: Encourage “Capturable” Thinking by an author (langwitches)

There are three phases for the documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning process that Janet Hale and I advocate for in our book A Guide to Documenting Learning. This blog post explores a little the “During Documentation” phase and ways to encourage “capturable” thinking in our students.

I was taken by this remark Silvia:

The actual moment of documentation changes one’s perspective when one is cognizant of the task of later reflecting and sharing that same moment. One does not just glance over moments, but strategically becomes aware of documentation opportunities that later on will help tell a particular story. The eye is honed to be aware of details, filter and discern opportunities to capture learning.

It has me reflecting upon the association between documentation and flânerie . It has me wondering if ‘capturable’ is in the mind? Really should read your book.