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Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
7 Wonders of Learning
The countdown begins!
Join us in our big, hairy, audacious goal to Saturday, 07-07-07 and
Listen, Laugh, Learn, Link, Love, Live, and Leap to Wonder
This is the BHAG we are leaping toward:
On 07-07-07 we are determined to collect at least 777 Learning Links, possibly more.
This is a shout-out to all Joyful and Jubilant Learners, readers and writers alike. Will you help us reach our goal? This is what you do:
1. Between now and Saturday, July 07, 2007 take your personal leaps of wonder:
2. On (or before) Saturday, July 07, 2007 return here, and enter your favorite 7 Learning Links in the comments. They can be from your own site, or from others. Along with each link, designate which of our JJL Learning categories you feel they best fit into, for we will be compiling them on this master page by category:
Our only rule: Keep it positive and clean, in the spirit of our 7 Wonders of Learning, and the aloha spirit this site was founded on by the Ho‘ohana Community. This will be a Learning List for all ages.
We only need 111 comments to achieve our goal ... think we could push for 777 contributions? WOW! That would be 5,439 Learning Links; 5,439 leaps to wonder...
Let’s go for it!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
|I get asked from time to time about what I use and how I do my podcast. This is an updated attempt to describe what I use and how I do it.|
I use one of two devices for my recordings.
1 - I obtained an MP3 at PodCamp Boston from Adam Weiss who was making podcasting starter kits available. It is an iRiver MP3 player with a mic and an instruction booklet that Adam wrote to walk you through the set up of the iRiver device.
Adam blogs and podcasts at Boston Behind the Scenes and at Adam Weiss Podcast Consultant
Adam has a good posting on mic placement
The kit details can be found here
2 - I also have a headset for the computer which I use to make the Skype phone calls that also records very nicely directly with Audacity. I use a Plantronics DSP-400
Audacity is open source “free” software that manages the audio creation and allows for editing with far more capability that I currently know how to utilize.
You can also use your phone. It will work nicely to create the "in the moment" environment.
Adam has a good posting on mic placement
Other sources of podcast info
The PodCamp Boston wiki has information from the sessions held last year
Check the schedule to see if there is a PodCamp coming to your area
An overview of all that I use to blog can be found here
As an update to this posting from November 2006. I have created a formal pod cast for Passionate Runner. It is registered with a couple of pod cast directories including iTunes.
I started an oral history project recording my father telling the stories of his life; Jerry's Story. This is not yet registered with iTunes but it is due to be.
I have a poetry podcast also in the works. I'll update this when that is ready for prime time.
Visit the podcast directories listed below
Monday, June 25, 2007
Rapid Fire Learning for June
School's out, the summer is upon us. My oh, my! Phil Gerbyshak has kicked off this month's collection at the Joyful Jubilant Learning blog.
What did I learn this month?
1 - Harvard students like to have fun too!
2 - The Golden Compass movie is coming. It is also a good time to start re-reading Harry Potter 1 through 6 to get ready for #7 due in July.
3 - I need to be more timely about celebrating my blogversaries. Yes, I do have a few of them but that is no excuse.
4 - The override is behind us but the real problems still remain ahead of us.
5 - I am putting my podcasting to good use and recording my father's oral history. You can hear him talk at Jerry's Story.
What did you do this month?
Friday, June 22, 2007
The findings suggested that the mechanism behind the birth-order effect is not biological but related to social interactions within families.
The recent study on birth order will spark more discussion. The key points in the article I read are boldened for emphasis.
"Surmised", the researcher is making sense of the data in his own terms.
"live with higher expectations", would it hurt to have great expectations of someone?
What do you think?
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Commencement everyday! Happy blogversary (belatedly)
|from the archives: in belated recognition of one year here|
Welcome to Tertiary Education, a new venture for me.
I have been writing since college. My public writing (blogging) began in 2004 as a culmination of three influences: Tom Peters, Stephen Covey and Mark Hurst. There were other influences along the way but these three stick out.
Steve had published The 8th Habit.
Tom had published Reimagine.
Mark was publishing his Good Experience newsletter.
I found my voice to add my 2 cents to the blogosphere. The writing there spun off the Hitchhiker's guide as I found other good blogs and wanted to share them. My running spawned its own forum and then my work related passion around creating a good customer experience generated its own forum.
The network provided an opportunity to explore a virtual team and how we could work together to explore our common interests in synergy. One idea that grew from that group is Blogidarity.
So why another blog?
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman is the latest influence. There are a number of connections coming together here. I started to be the world's greatest teacher of English but while I was able to work for six years as a coach and substitute teacher, finding a permanent position at the time was not in the cards. I switched to the "real world" and began my introduction into technology and support. Multiple positions with two companies have lead me to where I am today. My paths have confirmed the logical process that Tom follows in his book. I do believe the world is flattening. I do believe change will continue to be a way of life. I do believe there is no longer "business as usual".
Change is difficult for the unprepared but easy for those who are prepared.
The writing here will focus around what is needed to adapt to the new evolving world. I believe the approach that a process of life long learning, collaborative learning, working in virtual teams across miles, countries, oceans, and space eventually will allow one to succeed.
This is the commencement we need to make each day.
The commitment we need to make.
If you are interested, please subscribe with one of the several options provided. Comment as you may. Drop me an email to further a discussion.
I look forward to doing this together.
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Originally posted here on June 6, 2006
The updates one year later would be to acknowledge that
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Connecting the dots
I posted earlier that Danny Meyer advocates "always be collecting data", when you collect the data, you can connect the dots and get to use the information to your advantage.
Sometimes that advantage is to someone wanting to do evil as indicated with this InformationWeek story where a bug in Yahoo IM software was described in such detail, it provided the last clue for the hacker to figure it out and develop an exploit.
Clearly a single instance of this type of connecting the dots for malice but the concept works!
How do you learn?
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Collaboration is easy with music
|This live sample of the reactable in Berlin highlights for me how easy it is to collaborate with music.|
Stage actors, especially those in improv, do it with ideas, words and action.
Writers do it well with something like wikipedia. The outcome is understood, but the collaboration effort to get there is missing (yes, you can look into the history pages).
Online we are trying to make it a good experience at the Joyful Jubilant Learning blog.
Are there other places to view collaboration in action?
Monday, June 11, 2007
June is Lane Courtesy Month!
One of the things I love to do is drive along the right lane. It is generally empty as most folks are trying to get along in the middle and left lanes. Of course, those that are moving appropriately in those lanes are fine. Those moving slowly in those middle and left lanes are the ones being targeted by Lane Courtesy Month.
I hope you are doing your part!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
|Go to Google, type "sherku" and search.|
Did you mean: shark
No, I did not mean shark.
But I will swim in the deep waters of the internet doing my thing.
Always forward, with intensity and passion for the good things in life.
Family, friends, and the ability to create more from collaboration than one could alone.
sherku is progress in that direction.
It may be someone else's name.
I will make it my word.
What is a sherku?
Bad dream lesson
|Sitting at a table downtown Franklin. Maybe a parade today, no it is a special fair like gathering. They have closed a section of Main St. There are other tables along the sidewalk. Not sure what my table is for. I did work at a table like this in the past for the Norfolk County Pacers. Or is the table just for me? |
I did have my laptop out. My bag was by the chair. It is time to get ready to leave. I get up put my laptop on the chair. Reach for the bag and notice it is gone. I step back to look around. Too many people around. I can see the bag.
I look back to the chair and it's empty. The laptop is gone. I turn around to see but there are too many people. Some are arriving to take over at my table. I barely have time to fold up the chair before someone takes it.
I start walking away with the chair bemoaning the loss of my laptop. It is protected but I should still change account passwords, etc. What a hassle. How could it just go and I not know. Then I realize that everything for my podcast is in the bag and it is gone. It is harder to replace those iRiver MP3 players.
Why this dream? Why today?
It is a relief to be fully awake and realize the loss of the laptop and podcast kit is only a dream. Yet it was so real.
I had ordered and received my new microphone to complete my podcast kit with a backup microphone. They were delivered today and work wonderfully. I will begin a new project to record my father's story. The idea has been germinating for some time and is ready to be executed. I had talked with Dad last night to confirm some details about how we would do this.
What do I learn from this? I need to take care of the laptop and my podcast kit if I go to some public place.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Connections are important. But with all due respect, Harvard is not the only place to make connections.
Do you leverage your connections?
No tire swing today
It is good to see that even a "stuffy" institution like Harvard allows their students to have some fun.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
As part of our everyday learning, we need to stay on top of the political scene for the major issues of which healthcare is certainly one that will reach out and touch every one of us, sooner or later.If you don't already check in with Ronni Bennett, it would be a very good thing to do.
Read the remainder of her posting for the current candidates position on healthcare.
Something we all need to care more about!
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Hospitality ... is a dialogue
Understanding the distinction between service and hospitality has been at the foundation of our success. Service is the technical delivery of a product. Hospitality is how the delivery of that product makes its recipients feel. Service is a monologue--- we decide how we want to do things and set our own standards for service. Hospitality, on the other hand, is a dialogue. To be on a guest's side requires listening to that person with every sense, and following up with a thoughtful, gracious, appropriate response. It takes both great service and great hospitality to rise to the top.From Danny Meyer's Setting the Table
Saturday, June 02, 2007
The Golden Compass coming!
YouTube has the trailer for the Golden Compass which is due for release later this year.
What is the Golden Compass? The first book of a trilogy that other than the Lord of the Rings, tops anything I have read.
Why does it top anything I have read? For all the years riding the commuter rail into Boston and back, there has only been two times where I was so engrossed into my book that I nearly missed getting off at my stop. Both times, I was reading the Golden Compass. And if you have read much of what I have written here and elsewhere, you know I read a lot.
I can't wait to see it. The trailer is a good teaser!
If you have not read The Golden Compass, I heartily endorse it. Then of course, you'll get hooked to read the Subtle Knife and the finale, Amber Spyglass.