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CUE 2012

Social Media: Mindfulness, Membership & Mentorship
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David Preston

on 14 January 2014

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Social Media:
Mindfulness, Membership
& Mentorship

David Preston, Ph.D.
dpreston.learning@gmail.com
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about how to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
-August 15, 2004
>7000 K-12 dropouts every day
Cost of college up 538% over last 30 years
$8 billion textbook industry
$1 billion tutoring industry
$1trillion in American student debt
500,000 new teachers needed
Unemployed 16-24 year-olds in America: 18%; in Britain: 22.3%; in Greece: 48%; in Spain: 50%
The global pain level is severe and the problem is getting worse.
a tool is a tool is a tool
Possible topics of study:
liquids
cause and effect
potential & kinetic energy
depth perception
myth of Narcissus
bubbles
naturally waterproof animals
how to keep attention focused amid distractions (like goofy Dad asking about rainboots)
Learning is
naturally
fun, engaging, available, and interdisciplinary.
I use all my
senses to
engage, record,
analyze, evaluate,
and use
information
from my
environment.
And then I find
something new
to investigate.
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Education
guiding principles
opportunities
mindfulness
membership
mentorship
In order to be considered
well-educated in the
21st century a person
must master
the five Fs
physical Fitness
technical Fitness
spiritual
Fitness
civic
Fitness
mental Fitness
The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of character and judgment and will... An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence."
-William James, 1890
Mindfulness
attention
infotention
GUIDING PRINCIPLES
radar
crap detection
curation
building a personal learning network
Myths of the
Digital Native
tech knowledge
http://bit.ly/q7bRHD
tech adoption
http://bit.ly/z1xvAT

trust
fun/risk
engagement
entrepreneurship
expansive thinking
http://bit.ly/Ax3CvH
inviting an author to the network
"Hey kids! Remember when you just had to follow directions, read some words and count to get a job?"
That's not good enough anymore.
expanding the network
http://bit.ly/rchINi
adding value
why doesn't my boyfriend love me anymore?
where will we get our energy in the future?
what does it mean to be an educated American/global citizen in the 21st century?
"What we are doing now may seem small, but we are part of something so much bigger than we think... What does this prove? It proves everything; it proves that it's possible."
-Cody K.

every question is interdisciplinary
"Rules are not necessarily sacred;
principles are."
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Entrepreneur
A term applied to a person who is willing to help launch a new venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome.
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