Pallotta TED talk. Discussion. Solutions.

In 2011 when I first read Dan Pallotta’s book, Uncharitable, I created a concept map to outline the chapters. After his TED talk… in spring 2013 I updated it with links to places on the Internet where this is being discussed. Continue reading

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Mapping Chicago Violence. Engaging Community.

Today’s Chicago Tribune devoted the front page and two full inside pages on a story showing the impact of shootings in Chicago. Included was an interactive map at http://chicagotribune.com/shootings… that you can click on to understand the number of people shot in Chicago in the first six months of 2013 – 1,043. Continue reading

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Chicago, Global Network Building

I’ve been participating in the Making Learning Connected… MOOC this week (#CLMOOC)and the topic has been mapping. As a result of a suggestion I made over the past weekend a Google map has been launched that participants can add their name to. Continue reading

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Mentor Summit Workshops. Take a Look.

Yesterday I posted an article with some quotes made by mentoring leaders at last week’s National Mentoring Summit. I also posted a map showing people I met…. I do this to draw attention to the need for operating resources and to try to connect with others who will add their time, talent and dollars to building a year-round public attention and resource generation strategy that supports tutor/mentor programs in every neighborhood of Chicago and every city with flexible, constantly flowing operating and innovation resources. Continue reading

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MOOCs – Worldwide Learning – Starting Monday

I’ve posted numerous articles about MOOCs… (Massive Open Online Courses) in the past year or so. These are on-line, no-cost, events that connect thousands of people from many parts of the world with ideas of people also from around the world. Continue reading

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Let’s Hangout on Google+

On Sunday, June 3, 2012, I participated in an on-line discussion hosted by the Webheads network and met Curt Bonk, a Professor at Indiana University, and author of The World is Open…. Curt talked about Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success. Continue reading

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The Future of Earth – Our Children. Is NATO talking about this?

My friend Phil Jackson of The Black Star Project sent his email newsletter this morning. It included a story I pointed to Friday, about Education Redlining in New York City. It also included a story titled “Half of UK’s young Black males are unemployed….”

With the big NATO meeting in Chicago today, and the G-8 meeting in Washington last week, I was prompted to create this graphic to suggest a type of platform that might connect those who are writing about bad news with those who are in the field leading organizations and schools that are trying to prepare youth to be the next generation of workers, along with CEOs and leaders, and those who are in decision-making seats right now and control the flow and distribution of resources needed to pay for what we do to shape our future. Continue reading

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Connecting Networks – Opening Silos

I spent time this weekend reading part of a report titled Next Generation of Community Revitalization…, published by The Bridgespan Group. The report profiled initiatives that are bringing together many different partners in “collective efforts” aimed at solving complex problems. Continue reading

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Tapping cognitive surplus

This photo was posted this morning at Learning2Gether:The Podcast…. In the article Vance Stephens (shown in photo with me) describes the session we co-moderated yesterday in the Learning2Gether portal.

Vance says of the session: “Dan talked about how he conceives channeling knowledge into action through a 4-part strategy he articulated through mindmaps and other visuals. Continue reading

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Making Sense of Info. Using it to solve problems.

One of the first things most people say after talking to me, or visiting my web sites is “there’s a lot of information!” Some are really saying “too much” information. That’s not the way I see it. …

Instead I see a constantly expanding wealth of information that young people and adults can learn from over a lifetime in efforts to reduce poverty in the US and the world. Continue reading

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