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Presentation to the FCC National Broadband Planning Workshop - Practical Theory
"I think the scariest thing about today is -- as I listened to the speakers -- there is a growing movement in America to give up on schools. If we as educators want to be a part of the coming conversation about what learning looks like, we must offer a compelling vision of what schools can be. We must be willing to examine our own practice and be willing to change. And we must engage parents and students in the conversation, because if we don't, the "education economy" will end up recreating schools in a way that, in my opinion, will leave us good at training, but poor at learning. Jim Shelton said in his remarks today, "There are businesses that want this market, so they will create opportunities for kids." That's not the vision of education I have for my children, and it's not the vision of education I have for the students in my charge."
chrislehmann  policy  politics  money  economics  schools  publicschools  privatization  change  reform  technology  learning  education  administration  leadership  pedagogy  teaching  21stcentury  edtech  web2.0  innovation 
august 2009 by robertogreco
My Thoughts On "Startup Depression"
"I particularly like Jason's "10 specific things you can do" section. In that section he urges entrepreneurs to get focused, get better, get leaner, and ultimately to get profitable. That's spot on."
recession  web2.0  greatdepression  funding  bailout  entrepreneurship  markets  business  money  economics  leadership  austerity  management  administration  survival  focus 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Charlie's Diary: The bumpy ride hits toytown
"We've never actually seen a true global recession in a Web 2.0 world. What's it going to look like? How is it going to differ from a recession in a pre-internet world? Is it going to accelerate the hollowing-out of the retail high street as economy-conscious shoppers increasingly move to online shopping and comparison systems like Froogle? Are we going to see homeless folks not only living in their cars but telecommuting from them, using pay-as-you-go 3G cellular modems, cheap-ass Netbooks, and rented phone numbers to give the appearance of still having a meatspace office? Is the increasing performance curve of consumer electronics going to give way to a deflationary price war as embattled producers try to hold on to market share as Moore's Law cuts the ground away from beneath their feet? What have I missed?"
economics  futurism  latecapitalism  web  via:blackbeltjones  web2.0  change  tcsnmy  classideas  superstruct  recession  crisis  2008  markets  money  finance  banking  consumers  consumption  online  froogle  amazon  buyinghabits  deflation  worlplace  workspace  coworking  nomads  homelessness  neo-nomads  workspaces 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Mint | Refreshing Money Management
"freshest, most intelligent way for you to manage your money online. Not only is it free, it saves you money. While existing personal finance software require hours to set up, passion for accounting and hours of weekly maintenance, Mint is virtually effor
accounting  aggregator  banking  finance  money  webapps  freeware  household  web2.0  software  planning  tracking 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Vendor-Driven Misperceptions About Web 2.0 in Schools ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
"Educational technology staff are probably the greatest single enemy of Web 2.0 connectivity and collaborative tools in schools."
schools  technology  web2.0  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  education  learning  collaborative  online  internet  web  tools  politics  money  stephendownes 
june 2007 by robertogreco

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