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Relevant <> Visible

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In a fascinating blog entry in which Dr. Scott McLeod introduces Rapportive (which is neat, and gave me the same buzz as Boomerang but for different reasons), Scott makes the argument that "Invisible = Irrelevant."

He points out the following:
In a world that’s hyperconnected and hypernetworked, these people are off the grid. Whatever ideas they have, whatever service they’re offering, whatever charity for which they’re trying to raise money, whatever product they’re selling – whatever they’re doing is invisible to anyone outside their local geography.
In 2011, it seems to me that these people are largely irrelevant to anyone other than their local community.
It's a provocative stance but is it accurate? And, is the converse true? Does being Visible equate to being relevant? It's not surprising but I know a lot of irrelevant people according to Scott's standard. Yet, I know a lot more visible people. Which have more of an impact on me?
Obviously, significant others in…

Finding a Podcatcher for @PeppermintOS ICE

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Driving home from work today, I realized that I hadn't been listening to podcasts recently. Not one. Caught up in a maze of text, it dawned on me that listening to fresh ideas had ground to a halt. After meditating on this, I realized that because of all the different operating systems I play with, I had skipped setting up a podcatcher or software to quickly download podcasts.

While many use iTunes on their Mac, my predominant platform is Peppermint ICE, and since I'd set that up some time ago, I hadn't really spent time getting podcasts going on it. So, I went looking for a podcatcher that would work on Peppermint ICE. There are many possible answers to that question, including the following (not an exhaustive list and the install command from terminal suggested): Amarok - sudo apt-get install amarokgPodder - sudo apt-get install gpodderMiro - sudo apt-get install miroThere are many others, some command line, that I haven't really "gotten" into. Since my pref…

MyNotes - Using Social Media for PD

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Using Social Media to Enhance Your Personal/Professional Development
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MyNotes - How to Transfer Files to Your iPhone or iPad

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I have many reasons for not wanting to use the iPad 2 sitting in a desk drawer. Let's see which come to mind now: 1) I have  Nook that I use for reading; carrying another device for interacting with media is a waste; 2) I like to use a keyboard (Chromebook CR-48 works great for this) for typing (72wpm) not have to fumble with an on-screen keyboard; 3) I'm not convinced the iPad is the killer education device.   


As one technology list member put it:
I have found the Samsung Galaxy Android tablet to hold up its end vs. iPad2 in that it has the cameras front and back, is easier to hold, has equivalent apps for most applications and cost is far less.  Right now it's $149.00 from one of the major carriers.Most of the people I have using it like the 7 inch size as it fits in one hand.  They also like the SWYPE feature for the keyboard so that you can "type" much faster.I have both and find that I can move back and forth without a problem so next time I need to buy a tab…

In Public Spaces - Birds of A Feather Facebook Together

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Recently, Vicki "CoolcatTeacher" Davis wrote the following:
The PROBLEM I have is point number three in Sue's edublogger article:"Despite what you may hear, there are strong privacy options that you can set up so only those that you want can access your information"The primary problem as I maintained in Facebook Friending 101 is NOT you. Although there are educators who post innappropriate things on their walls all of the time, MOST of you IF you are using it with your students are not. These privacy options ARE NOT ENOUGH for the scenarios I've presented.Here's the response I left in the comments: Vicki, thanks for your post. The real problem is that 1) Individuals still think they can act one way in private, another in public online...and there's no division between the two; 2) We think we can tolerate that kind of behavior from those we associate with. Think of it this way..."birds of a feather facebook/tweet together." (smile) My policy,…

Installing CentOS 5.6 Network Install

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In anticipation of a class on June 11, I thought I'd play with the CentOS 5.6 network install--as that is what the facilitator said we'd be using. This is what the slideshow of the installation looks like, not that I know what I'm doing or anything. I installed it using VirtualBox running on Peppermint ICE:


Lots more work to do, i guess. What to do next? Install Moodle? Hmm.
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#Moodle Server - Set Me Up! Class Available

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Want to setup a server for Moodle, but don't know how? You've heard it takes Linux, but you work in a "Microsoft shop" and no one knows how to do GNU/Linux? Or, are you like me, someone who wants to learn how to setup a Linux server to run Moodle and other Web 2.0 solutions (e.g. Wordpress) just for fun?

Whatever your motivations, Ken Task will be offering a class in San Antonio, Texas on this subject. You can view the flyer for details, get the PDF version (Printable) version, and/or visit the web site.
Session description includes the following: A CentOS 5.6 Server Install Fest - ie, BYOLB - Build Your Own Linux Box.OS + Webmin + Moodle + config and scripts. Limit of 10 participants.  Participants bring their own Linux compatible server (with Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse + net cable) for development or production.  Installation will be done over the network.  Server participants bring (model/specs) to be Red Hatcertified.  Please see https://hardware.redhat.com/index.cg…

4TVirtualCon - Optimizing Professional eLearning Opportunities #moodle #edchat

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View more presentations from Miguel Guhlin Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to present at the 4T VirtualCon once more. My preso is about 90 slides, but only about the first 50 were intended for the session. Most are "extra" in case we had more time to share stuff. You can find all the materials referenced in the presentation online at 
http://bit.ly/4toptimizelearning

The session description included:
Professional learning challenges enable us to show off our instructional design capabilities using technology. Moodle, a course management system, enables professional learning opportunities that can reach a wide audience with diverse needs. Learn how you can optimize professional learning in your K-12 adult learning environment.
My thanks to Diana Benner (dbenner.org) for jumping in on the preso at the last minute, Peggy George and Kristy Vincent for being supportive during the preso and through some connectivity issues I experience…

Discover Writing - Creating All STAAR Writers #writing #edchat #texas

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What a thrill to have the opportunity to attend this writing session given by Gretchen Bernabei and Barry Lane. To be honest, I haven't seen/heard Barry but I have heard Gretchen, and she is phenomenal!
Of course, as much as I'd like to attend, no way with travel/conference budgets frozen. I highly encourage you to attend, if you can.
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