Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 13*

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield]

"Action expresses priorities." -Mohandas Gandhi

What are your priorities? Specifically, what are you doing here? Why are you enrolled in this course? What actions can your colleagues and I expect from you this year that will express your priorities? What does success look like to you? How will we know when you've "made it"?  If you've ever set bold goals at the beginning only to accept less at the end, how can you prepare your mind to see things through this time around so you won't have any regrets next June?

1. Journal (normally we'll complete this at the beginning of each class period, but since you're writing all period today, please get a spiral notebook-- if you don't already have one-- and write/edit today's journal entry in it before class on Wednesday)
2. Introduction to Open Source Learning: get out your phones

1. Comment on "Will this blog see tomorrow?"
2. If we're a go, set up your course blog and email the URL to dpreston.learning@gmail.com
3. Research the following quote, translate it, and explain its relevance to this moment/course in brief post on your blog (title: IT'S ALL LATIN TO ME)
dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude, incipe
(due by the beginning of class Thursday, August 15)


  1. This video was very inspiring and made me realize having such opportunity to use the internet as a learning source defiantly expresses ones individuality due to its big part of our daily lives now. It enables us as teens to find interest in such subjects then through a book. Keep this up it will change the perspective of education for the better!

  2. It's a known fact that as time goes on technology becomes more advanced and those living in the society will eventually drift away from the "old school" style of learning such as books,etc. Because everyone learns differently, the internet can aid in helping these types of students where a teacher is only rooted in one style. The way I precieve this is Preston sees the significance in finding/having different opportunities for students to learn to learn.