I had a poster in my classroom that I have carried with me from office to office to office (I count 9 offices in 18 years) and it really sums up they way I think about learning and doing:
None of us is as smart as all of us.
I am ENTJ. I don’t wait for someone to tell me what to do and sometimes even resent that to the point of no return. I especially don’t like it when someone tries to tell me how to do something. This applies to my learning as well.
I had the opportunity to engage in a conversation about “digital age learning” with an amazing group of educators earlier this week. Of course, the conversation turned to technology. Of course, that moved to a conversation about “too much” technology. I stumbled upon a wonderful conversation on Twitter this AM and it led me to this blog post from 2008!
As I read it, I thought of that conversation and that caused me to think about a book and a Ted talk by Sherry Turkle (Alone Together) – http://alonetogetherbook.com/ and . Then, I thought about a graphic I have used in workshops on creating Personal Learning Networks using social media…
…remember, I am ENTJ and believe none of us is as smart as all of us.
What will come of all of this “social networking”? Is networking learning? Does learning require a network? If someone learns something and never teaches someone else about it, is it really learning?