Welcome to what has turned into the THIRD of a marathon fourpeat of recording and/or re-recording our final run of episodes for our year! It was kind of exhilarating in its own way… and let’s agree never to do it again!
Anyway! This episode is all about Derelict, Lagan, Jetsam, & Flotsam as per Doug’s downright POETIC title for this outing… and there’s not much I can do to top that! Please click below to feel the flotsam…
Before the waves crashed over our prow, we managed to set this audio afloat! #ednontech
I must say I’m partial to the whole concept of this show! Doug has been quite diligent collecting various educational ephemera over the years… I for one am partial to having a sort of random-drawer going in my email… some items of which are more useful to others and/or myself than others…
And so! Off these cargo go to destinations ultimately unknown!
Game On: Rebooting Education for Future’s Sake
This is a Slideshare presentation by Mark Brown, Professor and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University… who I follow on (cough) LinkedIn and who I’ve mentioned in these notes before…
This is the first glimpse I’ve had at Slideshare lately, and whoa! Garish! Blocked at all turns by advertising, which doubtless disappears for a few quid per month… furthermore there’s no audio that I can discern… but the visuals are in themselves informative and compelling…
If you can handle LinkedIn, I recommend visiting his profile! He is great for sharing cool work by himself and other colleagues in our area…
What is the purpose of educational technology?
Another highly readable, timely blog post from Martin Weller, AKA “Ed Techie”! I’m a fan, it’s safe to say, and this post is just great. It includes the results of a snap poll on the topic in question! That sounds like a rad idea, and when your networks are as deep and substantial as Martin’s likely are, this kind of just-in-time mini-research is easily executed. Again, another person with a strong LinkedIn presence which is its own kind of thing!
Place Names of New Brunswick: Where is Home? New Brunswick Communities Past and Present: Henderson Settlement
Both sides of my mom’s family have roots in the Saint John and Southwest NB, generally… including in Queen’s County, where my grandfather’s family settled in around 1820! I posted some pictures taken by my uncle during a visit to Henderson Settlement— particularly the waterfalls!— and uploaded them to a family WhatsApp group… where my dad shared this link from the Government of New Brunswick provincial archives. FYI, my best friend Jon has been working with the archives for a little while… nothing to do with Henderson Settlement per se… except that my New Brunswick world is so small and yet so deeply awesome…
The haenyeo: Unveiling the living legends of women at sea (UNESCO)
I love the UNESCO newsletter on LinkedIn that gets sent to my inbox. Again, if you use the platform you can find the article… here’s the post from LinkedIn because I can find no easy way to export the newsletter outside of sharing the link…
If you’d rather not read the article… or even if you do… this video is worth your time!
Full disclosure… my kids’ mom is Korean… my first experience as an educator was teaching English as Second Language (ESL) in a private language institute in South Korea… and while I never visited Jeju Island, I’ve heard from Koreans and from expats about these awesome, powerful women…
And that seems like a great way for me go out for this one!
New Years’ Eve Special: Derelict, Lagan, Jetsam, & Flotsam: Take 2
AKA What we threw overboard, abandoned, noted to address, and addressed in 2023
Productive stupidity means being ignorant by choice. Focusing on important questions puts us in the awkward position of being ignorant. One of the beautiful things about science is that it allows us to bumble along, getting it wrong time after time, and feel perfectly fine as long as we learn something each time.
Schwartz, M. A. (2008). The importance of stupidity in scientific research. Journal of Cell Science, 121(11), 1771-1771.
Why Should I Get into this Complex Process of Podcasting?
Panday, P. P. (2009). Simplifying Podcasting. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20(2), 251-261.
The digitalization of education depends on the technological state of the learning environment, as well as on the preparation of teachers to work in a computer environment.
Milenkova, V., Lendzhova, V., & Manov, B. (2022). Digital Aspects of Modern Society and Education Realities. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, 13(3), 11-21.
The truth is that the teachers aren’t to blame for these practices. They are in a mad-house and they must rave to be understood. Petronius, Satyricon, c. 66 AD
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How can educators adapt to seemingly ever-changing needs in a healthy, productive way?
We are pitching into the precipice of a whole New Year! We’re glad you’re along for the ride!
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