“Certainty’s a Drug”

Two random events that converged for me today: A tweet from Mike Caulfield that reminded me that the people who don’t know are often the ones who believe otherwise: "Uh, did you realize GASLIGHT was a FILM from the 40s lol" What do we call this Dunning-Kruger-like pattern where people think the fact they've recently […]

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#Rethinq18 -ing Things

Late last week, I had the opportunity to sit in on the Thinq Studio’s one day unconference. I’ve been watching their work from afar, and following along as some smart folks do wide things. But I was looking forward to spending some time with local colleagues and teachers to explore issues around teaching differently. The […]

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Making a Maker Space. Again.

At the library, I’m working with a team of really smart folks who want to offer the best opportunities for our patrons1. One of the reasons I wanted to work with the Clearview Library District was the intensity with which they run programs and events. They – now we – are always hosting active, hands-on […]

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The Danger of “Good Enough”

Reply All is a new podcast I’ve been enjoying lately.  It’s a “show about the Internet.”  Their third episode featured Ethan Zuckerman, an Internet pioneer, apologizing for a very bad thing he did twenty years ago, a thing that really helped to shape the world we live in today. (9Or, at least, the Internet we […]

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