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I wish I had written this

I can’t remember now where I ran across a link to Kim Cofino’s blog. Probably a tweet from one of the education movers and shakers I follow. The post that was linked in the tweet wasn’t even this particular one. But this is a great post. First Steps Toward Becoming a 21st Century Educator. But […]

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Democracy is alive

As I sit here in my living room, drinking coffee and preparing to go to my yearly Town Meeting people all over the world are facing death so they can do the same. The Women of Darnah: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=406_15Iygk4[/youtube] Alive in Egypt Alive in Bahrain Alive in Iraq Alive in Libya

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Bahrain

Subtitle: Why I need to take a break from Twitter I had been wondering how one could use Twitter in classes, it seemed to me that this was an incredibly rich way for students to learn. I am not a teacher but on Friday night I wrote to a history teacher who has always been […]

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Something is happening, Mr. Jones

It is not that I think I will see world peace in my lifetime because of Twitter. I may be an idealist (semi-closeted) but I am not a complete idiot.  I do think something very interesting is happening though. A man named Kovas Boguta has devised a really wonderful graphic showing the influences English speaking […]

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Getting to know the protesters

Hundreds of people infront of the presidential palace in Heliopolis. So peacful. So cold out here. #egypt #jan25 posted by @jarelkamar from Twitter for iPhone 2 hours 48 mins ago see: http://yfrog.com/h0enezqj I’ve been glued to Al Jazeera Engish’s live stream of Tahrir every moment I haven’t been at work or in the car (except […]

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Egypt, right now, via Twitter

H_Eid Hossam Eid® by 3arabawy كلام فارغ RT @RassdNews: عاجل ومؤكد || اعلان حاله حظر التجوال من الساعه 3 ظهرا اليوم وتم تبليغ جميع الشركات والموسسات عن طريق الهاتف 6 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply » 3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام Protests expected around 3pm RT: @bencnn: In Mahalla, few tanks, NO police. No demos yet. […]

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Egypt Feb 9

For whatever happens next, Egypt’s mobilisation will remain a revolution of world-historical significance because its actors have repeatedly demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to defy the bounds of political possibility, and to do this on the basis of their own enthusiasm and commitment. They have arranged mass protests in the absence of any formal organisation, and […]

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Egypt right now

Biggest turnouts to date, all over the country. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2011/feb/08/egypt-protests-live-updates1 Wael Ghonim’s interview riveting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjimpQPQDuU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW59LZsjE_g&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V690GO7YzgA This is the real deal. The Berlin Wall of right now. Faculty members of Cairo University [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF17Mu4eDa4[/youtube] Fine Egyptian Youth [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnV05jTVmWo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL[/youtube] At the barricades http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/02/07/watson.egypt.revolution.cnn

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Learning to learn

It often strikes me how few people, when presented with a technical problem, will try to search out the answer themselves. Most will ask someone in the tech department but if they can’t reach anyone, or don’t get an answer right away, they do not seem to go any further. They simply wait. Wait for […]

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Thinking about Facebook

I’ve been thinking about Facebook, more the last couple of days now that all the students are back and we need to worry about blocking Facebook during study hall. The decision to block it during study hours was the recommendation of a committee a year or two ago. The committee was formed of administrators, faculty, […]

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