“If challenged, test fans often quote the late Dr. W. Edward Deming, the world-famous quality guru who showed Japanese companies how to build better stuff than anybody else. In his book, “The New Economics,” Deming wrote, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
Here’s the whole sentence as he wrote it: “It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it — a costly myth.”
A Fun-Stopia for Today’s Busy Citizen — The Message — Medium “Most people I ask seem to be OK with the idea of a little slavery in exchange for happiness-on-demand.” tags: weekly circle vcu technology dystopia lego Science Studio “Finding the best multimedia about science on the internet, so you don’t have to.” –not that I’m adverse to looking but this is an interesting collection tags: science media weekly tweet Letters and Photos – WINDOWS FROM PRISON GMU “If you could have window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to?” This question is asked to individuals who are from Washington, DC but sent to prisons across the country. The corresponding photo requests were then fulfilled by students at George Mason University and Duke Ellington High School and mailed back to the incarcerated participants. tags: photography prison windows weekly tweet A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. “ tags: cyberspace declaration barlow eff freedom weekly Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
Gordon Dahlby, West Des Moines Community SD with Larry Anderson Monday, 6/25/2007, 8:30am–9:30am; GWCC B208 Today’s leaders must invest in self and their staff and students. We’ll share habits and resources for leadership development highlighting opportunities that new technologies provide. I didn’t get a whole lot out of this one. There were some interesting points and some good quotes but it wasn’t quite the concrete session I was looking for. I’d like to see someone doing kind of a walk through which takes me through a progression of building leadership through technology. Kind of like – we started w/ blogs to enable blah blah and then were able to move on to wikis which added this, that and the other. Or you could approach it through aspects of leadership and what technologies would best support each aspect and why. One of the key points I though was worth focusing on was that leaders create other leaders. It’s all about pulling up the whole group. I don’t think we do too much of that, with intention, in education. I’m not sure I do enough of that. I might end up helping too much rather than building competency. It’s hard to walk that line. There was a pretty good interview with a google employee that pretty much described the opposite of a […]
I’m living on vitamin C and Sobe Energy Gold so if I’m a little twitchy you’ll know why. I just got back Tuesday from a great time in Florida with Colleen Glaude and Michelle Bourgeois. They’re both Apple Distinguished Educators (I’ll be seeing Colleen in CA this summer for Apple Camp). They were doing some powerful (and fun) work with teachers from Pensacola and I got to come down and participate for the first day. The energy and effort they, and their teachers, brought to the training was amazing. I had a blast. I think this quote from a participating teachers sums things up best. But I really blogged in to tell Colleen and Michelle once again what a really awesome summer camp DLSI III was. I don’t use the the word _awesome_ readily; in fact, I don’t use it because its root _awe_should be reserved for the most inspirational and awe-inspiring things. It is obvious that you two worked hard on this inservice; plus, you kept the energy level going throughout the days. Congrats and thank you for a most successful inservice I’m headed to Edubloggercon tomorrow morning! Then it is on to NECC! It’s going to be an exciting time. I’m looking forward to my first national edtech conference and the chance to meet some people I’ve been […]