Jaron Lanier - Learning by Experience & Play (by lwf)
Take aways from this great talk
Don’t study a subject become the subject. Technology is a tool not the source of learning or being. Our brains have evolve with a legacy, don’t get too comfortable with technology, we should not lock in digital habits, we are interested most when it is about us not something outside of us….
I am a Teacher. I taught student who had dropped out of high school because it wasn’t working for them:
- Big Class size
- Endless standardized tests
- Charter schools more like military schools
All the education “reform” of the 1% are destroying our public schools.
So I came to Zuccotti Park and #occupy and I’ve given every day of my life to it since September 17th and I’m just getting started…
Alleviating the ills of an unjust system = okay; questioning the justness of that system = bad. Commentary unneeded.
On engineering creative and intellectual stimulation:
There’s an economic theory out there that if you take the incomes of your five closest friends and average them, the resulting number will be pretty close to your own income.
I think the same thing is true of idea incomes. You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.
Found on facebook. TRUTH.
- Is it possible?
- how would it change your teaching?
- how would schools need to change?
- What would be the role of the teacher?
- What would it look like?
- If not Why?
Love to hear your thoughts….
“Systematic wonder,” visualized.
Put yourself in the intersection.
This deserves a healthy signal boost.