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27 Feb 12

This is fascinating. New conditions make for circumstances we cannot predict. Horseradish is a popular condiment in space because of the congestion astronauts experience. I find this interesting.

"To make space food more interesting (and probably generate some buzz while they're at it), NASA invited Rachael Ray to create some spaceworthy recipes; the selections favored by astronauts included spicy Thai chicken and vegetable curry. Emeril Lagasse joined in too -- with green beans in hot sauce.

29 Dec 11

 Amy Edmondson, Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, states that an organization must have a safe psychological environment so that learning behaviors become part of how we think, how we do our work, and how we interact with one another.  Without these behaviors at all levels of the organization, learning and improvement will come to a grinding halt, as it appears to have done in many organizations.

  • Amy Edmondson, Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, states that an organization must have a safe psychological environment so that learning behaviors become part of how we think, how we do our work, and how we interact with one another.  Without these behaviors at all levels of the organization, learning and improvement will come to a grinding halt, as it appears to have done in many organizations.
10 Oct 11

Netflix canning plans to spin off a separate site. I guess this is good, but it does worry me when a company makes a big reversal. I guess netflix is happy - their stock prices went up. But if Steve Jobs taught us anything it is that we, the consumer, often don't know what we want. I personally made fun of the ipad name and the first ipod - I didn't "get" until I "got" one.

19 Apr 11

Fascinating Evolution of Classroom Technology over at Edudemic (hat tip Stephen Downes.) Look at how many of these technologies are still here in some forms. All I can think as I read about halfway down is the ah so lovely smell of that mimeograph paper!`

18 Jan 11

Excellent post from my friend Walter at ASCD about innovation and how to build success for your program. A great read.

14 Jan 11

Excellent article on leadership and change over on the faith and leadership blog. It is really about change and anyone would benefit from reading this article. Here is the comment I left:

"This is an excellent article which I'll share on my own blog. I particularly like this incredible statement and wish the person would allow their name to be printed (but I could understand why they would not.) It is one of the best statements of the fear of innovation that I've heard.

"“If I do nothing then I am not creating the opportunity to be judged, for people to say I made a mistake. The consequences for people who make transformative changes can be huge . . . if there is a flicker of a sense of failure, then they will crash, they will be pushed out, condemned. They will lose . . . their job, stature, respect.”"

WOW! Do nothing - no judgment. Do something risk failing - but you also risk succeeding!

To me there is a greater risk here, that of doing nothing - fading into the woodwork. No legacy.

We'd be sitting in the dark because Edison would have quit inventing the light bulb.

If we fail it will be not because we did not try and not because we did not even allow the birth of the thought to happen in our words."

02 Nov 10

Podcasts from the Iowa Technology Education Conference including Doug Johnson's and my keynotes for that event.

18 May 10

Members of CUE in California are discussing this older post from 2006 about the lessons of change. I loved reading this because so much has happened since this time and yet I still agree with what I said in this!

14 Mar 09

This is an older post, but a good one. What to do after you know you need to shift. Packed full of resources and links, it is a nice blog post.

14 Sep 08

Excellent post from Ernie Easter about how some in his state view the "cutting edge" of technology. It is insightful and powerful, but surely something many are seeing. I joined the seedlings ning just to have access to Cheryl Oakes, Bob Sprankle, Alice Barr, and Ernie Easter. Ernie is MY inspiration.

09 Sep 08

Op Ed Piece in LA times is representative of the call for innovation in schools. As with all change - you can be part of it or it can be imparted to you.

Which would you rather have?

The imperative to innovate is here -- and those who don't act will ultimately be the ones who lose. Unfortunately, kids aren't getting any younger -- older people will just hurt their career in a life that is already one of educational excellence -- children will never reach their potential. It is important - we cannot waste time where children are at stake. We don't waste time when it comes to our own and the travesty is that many don't see anything wrong with wasting the time of another parent's child.

31 Aug 08

The lesson of missed opportunity resounds in this discussion of Xerox Parc and the Alto. They invented the PC and gave it away for free.

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