Categories
personal

More than my h-index.

Went to carols by candlelight in the forest with the girls the other evening. The sense of wonder and awe that children bring to Christmas is a joy.

Categories
twitter feed

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-20

  • dRonaldArendse Boxing day #
  • @Shuayb702 the weather here is ridiculous #
  • @RonaldArendse spending Christmas and birthday with my sister & her family #
  • Just arrived in Durban, the air is wet #
  • Future of education. R we having the right conversation? http://ow.ly/1rYdPe. Ed. & social conditions are inseparable #
  • The Problem of Filters and Silos http://ow.ly/1rYdMu. Big ideas lie @ the edge of our field, where we spend the least time #
  • Which Ideas Are the Good Ones? http://ow.ly/1rYdM1. It may take time to recognise the value of innovating in the curriculum #
  • On my way to Durban for a week, let me know if u want to hang out #
  • Anyone got Cell C 3G USB modem running on Ubuntu 10.10? #
  • Playing around with #SlideRocket a bit. Very cool online presentation tool http://bit.ly/hk6njq #
  • Being Understood Requires Context… http://ow.ly/1rXX8t. When presenting, just giving the facts isn’t enough #
  • Been looking for an online project management tool. #Gantto seems pretty useful (still in beta) http://bit.ly/gnq3ac #
  • OER@UCT | Is the Lecture Dead? http://bit.ly/frv6ii #
  • Are You Making These Dissertation Writing Mistakes? « To Do: Dissertation http://bit.ly/gj1xLa #
  • Just applied to participate in the Chrome OS netbook pilot program. B nice 2 c if online only, all the time is feasible http://bit.ly/hbbYek #
  • Just confirmed my booking for camping at Monks Cowl next week, should be good times http://bit.ly/fKhNa3 #
  • Having lunch at #Barrique fantastic food, beautiful setting, great service. I’m just saying… #
  • RT @roballen101: RT @whiteafrican – Shouldn’t these #ICTD conferences be held in emerging markets, not Europe and the US? #
  • RT @whiteafrican: Turns out there are very few ICT Research projects done by African institutions (9%), or by Africans at all. #ICTD2010 #
  • Thought Leader » Jennifer Thorpe » The medical mutilation of women’s rights http://t.co/jsT6Gwx via @mailandguardian #
  • Tech Leader » Wesley Lynch » E-books: Publishing on the eve of a revolution http://t.co/ijK5Pyu #
  • How 10 Year Olds Explain Cloud Computing – ReadWriteCloud http://rww.to/ifIHfJ. “How big is it? How big do you want it to be?” #
  • Thought Leader » Christmas is sick! http://bit.ly/ihI5id. I have to agree with most of this. Comments are worth a read too #
  • Cellphones in the Classroom: Distraction or Tool? http://rww.to/hC1zYZ #
  • RT @wesleylynch: RT @spillly: When I see someone write a word like Twitterverse or Twitteriffic, I Twow up in my mouth a little #
  • Just voted for HootSuite for Best Social Media Management Tool http://mash.to/2ImZn #MashableAwards #
  • RT @newsfromtengrrl: Blind Students Demand Access to Online Course Materials – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://hoki.es/dPiwiJ #
Categories
education learning

The child is made of one hundred – a poem by Loris Malaguzzi

This is a poem I came across by the founder of the Reggio Emilia approach to education, Loris Malaguzzi.

The child is made of one hundred.
The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.
A hundred, always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling
of loving
a hundred joys for singing
and understanding
a hundred worlds to discover
a hundred worlds to invent
a hundred worlds to dream.
The child has a hundred languages
(and a hundred hundred hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine
the school and the culture
separate the head from the body.
They tell the child to think
without hands

to do without head
to listen and not speak
to understand without joy
to love and marvel
only at Easter and Christmas.
They tell the child
to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.
They tell the child that
work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
are things
that do not belong together.
And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No way. The hundred is there!