Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity . . .

Did You Know 3.0 ?

Mashed up: Education for an uncertain future!

Knowing Answers Is Good - Knowing How to Find Answers Is Vital

Since facts change and information deteriorates, it's vital to be able to know how to seek and vet potential answers since no one can be expected to have a full command of all available knowledge.

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."

"Mike Brown says Here's a goal that should be a relief, but for many people, is incredibly challenging:

When you're in a meeting, make sure you're NOT the smartest person in the room. Huh?

When you're the smartest person in the room, all the responsibility's on you. Who else is going to come up with the best ideas, the most insightful analysis, the most stirring comments?

Nobody. How could they be expected to do it when you're the best? You the man (or woman)!

Seems pretty daunting.

Instead, make sure you surround yourself with people who are smart, creative, and dynamic. Ask a few questions and let them contribute their own perspectives. Build on their ideas, allowing them a strong sense of participation and ownership.

And guess what?

Not only will you get better answers and results, you can sit back and get smarter by learning from your team!"

Balanced Thinking Allows You to Be More Strategic

Retrain your brain from 'left' to 'right' to fit into new economy , USA Today, July 14, 2008.

Art Institute of Vancouver Creattivity Test

Ridiculously serious career opportunities at Perceptive Software

Possibilities and Emotion are Important

Ben Zander

The Art of the Possiblitity

You Have to Be Able to Communicate in Multiple Ways

Communication is critical to successful creativity, innovation, and strategic thinking.

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Radical Careering

Orbiting the Giant Harball

Social Media facilitiates:
  • Self-Directed, Peer-Based Learning
  • Respect for expertise and authority

  • Participation in Social Media is:


  • Hanging Out
  • Always-On Communication

  • Interest-Driven:

  • Messing Around
    • Tinkering and Exploration
    • Transitions and Trajectories

  • Geeking Out
    • Specialized Knowledge Networks
    • Interest-Based Communities and Organizations
    • Feedback and Learning
    • Recognition and Reputation

  • How do do incorporate this into what we provide at Marymount?
  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forums
  • Assignments
  • Internships
  • Online Office Hours
  • ITS Policies
  • "Unbreakable" labs

  • Findings from Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project. (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning, November 2008):

  • Participation in the digital age means more than being able to access "serious" online information and culture; it also means the ability to participate in social and recreational activities online.

  • In addition to economic barriers, youth encounter institutional, social, and cultural constraints to online participation.

  • Networked publics provide a context for youth to develop social norms in negotiation with their peers.

  • Youth are developing new forms of media literacy that are keyed to new media and youth-centered social and cultural worlds.

  • Peer-based learning has unique properties that suggest alternatives to formal instruction.