I’m trying to do a better job documenting how the InternetInformation, people, actions/interactions, habits- or something like that. does things that make me happy. It’s fun to watch different flows and people come together to take things to another level. These interactions make up my personal Internet and I hope seeing them might help someone else build their Internet, this amalgam of humans and technology, to make them happy as well. The Input Somewhere in one of my feeds I came across Selfies at Funerals. I had a really hard time figuring out who would do something like that. The amount of ego really amazed me. Open Reflection So I put this out on TwitterNote how I avoided using the word ‘tweeted’.. and the #ds106 assignment response to #funeralselfies is to create the most inappropriate selfie (historical or otherwise) possible — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) October 30, 2013 I made the following bad example after a few of my original thoughts turned out far too gruesome even for me. Feedback/Amplification William Berry then sent me an email that was something like this later blog post. Essentially, William had done a much better example using Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. With this as inspiration, I put in some after trick or treating time and made four historical examples. It’s also now made […]
IMG_5978.JPG Originally uploaded by woodward98 Two semi-philosophical posts in a row. I’m very sorry. I’ll get back on track soon, I promise. I took this picture of my son a while back. We found what a Flickr commenter tells me is a luna moth caterpillar. To me it embodies everything education should be. It was real. It was exciting. It was hands on. It made an impression. It was fun. To top it off, the social nature of the Internet and commenting gave us another avenue to explore and that led to more learning. He still remembers it today and this experience increased his interest in animals and nature. I wonder how often this happens for students in school?
I’m not a fan of the presentation style but what Phil Zimbardo is saying is interesting and relevant to what we do in teaching and education. I’d start about the 1:40 mark- so that’s only 5 minutes of invested time if you watch it. —-My summary—- People end up biased in their perceptions and break down into the following categories with two main options in each category. Past Oriented (positive/negative) – looking backwards and basing decisions off that Present Oriented (hedonistic/fatalist) – focus on the now Future Oriented (goals/transcendentallife begins after death)- cost benefit analysis, anticipated consequences So the goal is to be able to shift perspective depending on the situation. Optimum profile is high on past positive, moderately high on future, moderate on present hedonism and always low on pass negative and present fatalism. Past positive – gives you roots, identity Future – wings to new destinations and challenges Present hedonistic – energy for exploration Any time perspective in excess ends up being bad news. If this interests you at all there’s a much longer and more detailed PDF available on Zimbardo’s horrific flash site. It’s under Publications>Downloads (which I’d link to directly if the page wasn’t in flash). —-Application—- So there’s the obvious application to students and teaching them to use different time perspectives. I’d also like to […]