Connie Weber's Blog – May 2007 Archive (5)

more on this new mind; with Horton

My big thing is to figure out is what's going on with the new "world mind." I just can't stop thinking about it. It's such a new stage for human evolution.

I read a cool article in Discover Magazine called "How Much Does the Internet Weigh," and that got me to thinking that the internet is an entity, rather than not an entity, just something ethereal. Hmmmm.

Then another article, from the next (this month's) Discover Magazine: "Map: Welcome to the Blogosphere" which… Continue

Added by Connie Weber on May 28, 2007 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

They got jazz

Ha! Wow! I got to watch a master in action. Our music teacher got these kids to learn how to EXPRESS! I had them in a good position for her "launching." They knew all the words to the songs, they knew the songs' contexts in the play...

What they didn't know was HOW TO MOVE.

Have you ever watched a gifted music teacher in action?

Oh, what a pleasure.

Talk about taking the ball and running with it! Passing, running, passing, setting up formations,… Continue

Added by Connie Weber on May 23, 2007 at 4:09pm — No Comments

our music teacher

Desperate to get my class to get into their respective characters while practicing their parts for our musical, I hunkered down next to our music teacher, crumpled down onto the chair, spent. We at last had a few moments alone. "I can't go on. I can't get anything more. I don't know what to do."

She stares at me, warmly, a twinkle in her eye revealing that she sees that once again, I've gotten myself into trouble by stretching my limits far beyond what others would think is… Continue

Added by Connie Weber on May 19, 2007 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Cryptic Commentary: moving forward, finding the locality

During this phase of learning the new forms of communication and connection with Web 2.0, I find myself expanding and contracting, expanding and contracting. To what degree is it good to reach out? To what degree is it important to stay local?

How large should the web be? Who gets to paint the web? Through what eyes is the web seen? Is it the size of a garden-spider's web, an ocean fisherman's net, a constellation of stars? I can't get the proportions right. They keep… Continue

Added by Connie Weber on May 11, 2007 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

happy neuron in a new mind

Thinking about Classroom 2.0, I sometimes feel that jump of excitement that I used to feel as a kid, you know, when your "stomach flips" from being a passenger in a car that goes over a little rise in the road, fast, and lifts you with it--

It's so exciting and satisfying to be part of this group of reflective practitioners. I've learned so much in the past few weeks. When I asked about what tech applications to use for making stories in class out of hand-carved critters, in just a couple… Continue

Added by Connie Weber on May 1, 2007 at 10:33am — No Comments


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