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My quick thoughts, back stage, and rants as I try to Teach kids about the Web while learning how to help others build a better Web.

Greg McVerry

As Dewey said, the greatest communication is art. I will know we succeeded when the our world is flooded with the art and love of all our learners.

Greg McVerry

Ursula Franklin Quote in Holistic Technologies #el30

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Holistic technologies are normally associated with the notion of craft. Artisans, be they potters, weavers, metal-smiths, or cooks, control the process of their own work from beginning to end. Their hands and minds make situational decisions as the work proceeds, be it on the thickness of the pot, or the shape of the knife edge, or the doneness of the roast. These are decisions that only they can make while they are working. And they draw on their own experience, each time applying it to a unique situation….Using holistic technologies does not mean that people do not work together, but the way in which they work together leaves the individual worker in control of a particular process of creating or doing something.

 

There is a lot of connection between Dewey, Franklin's holistic tech and what happens when you build your own website.

Greg McVerry

@sdepolo Wow thanks for the Shout Out. Here is grant proposal I submitted to keep Dewey's Great Community experimentation going: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_VQSHkKKIj-m8OAsZP7ASGN3jlNXgjXWLQoJQjI4-Ks/edit?usp=sharing currently sponsored by your friendly competitor, but the web is shared hosting agnostic if GoDaddy offers or wants to chase grants let me know.

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YALSA - Karen Keys - Later Literacy - Google Slides

As I think about what meant about art as experience, the importance of communication as art and about communication with art this hits my feed Pretty cool stuff.

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Dewey Quote on Art and Communciation: Dewey's Blog would have some really cool desgin #el30

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For it is by activities that are shared by language and other means of intercourse that qualities and values become common to the experience of a group of mankind. Now art is the most effective mode of communication that exists

A common element of and is focusing on the "Art of Oneself

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Dewey also thought signs and symbols improved communication and that everyone must work to keep network communications open and free for dialogue but with shared values. Dewey's blog would totally have a code-of-conduct.

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Another Dewey Quote

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From the standpoint of the individual, it consists in having a responsible share according to capacity in forming and directing the activities of the group to which one belongs and in participating according to need in the values which the groups sustain.

this is part of the reasons networked communities like and work

Greg McVerry

Another great source on Dewey and the "Great Community" http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=199#el30

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For Dewey the only way to ensure meaningful freedom is to have complete control over the conditions that have consequences but to also making the choices to cooperate with each other in educative endeavors. Dewey would totally be a blogger

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Dewey on the web and silos in 1934

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All communication is like art. It may fairly be said, therefore, that any social arrangement that remains vitally social, or vitally shared, is educative to those who participate in it. Only when it becomes cast in a mold and runs in a routine way does it lose its educative power.

It's like Dewey knew what would happen if we didn't drive people onto the web

pg 142 Democracy and Education