Monthly Archives: October 2014

The filter bubble!

I already knew about this idea but I came across this very good TedTalk where Eli Pariser is just amazingly clear about the filter bubble how he called it. As teachers it is our responsibility to stress critical thinking in our students and this is a brilliant way to say it. Related to this idea of not wanting to live in this bubble and reading an article by Doug Belshaw I came across the idea of using a search engine that does not track your search, DuckDuckGo. The idea: the results are not curated by the main “gatekeepers”.  I decided, as Doug did, to give it a try and see if I can consciously step out of the filter bubble which, awkwardly enough, I did not decide to be in!

Here the link to their webpage and project The filter bubble upworthy 

The essence of philosophy is the art of thinking…and it should serve human fluorishing

From Giorgio Bertini’s blog

Starting a fire: how to keep the creative spark alive.

Lovely analogy: Creativity and lighting a fire with out a fire lighter 🙂

Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

Have you ever started a fire without matches or a firelighters? It’s something that everyone should learn to do, because it teaches you a lot of things about life, starting with patience! First, you have to select your materials: kindling, small dry sticks, larger branches or logs. Then, you have to prepare them. This might mean taking shavings off a stick, to make the lightest, driest material that will catch quickest. You need to lay out your materials so that they are ready to hand, because once you’ve added the first spark, a fire is alive.

You have to feed it, starting small and working up, over time, to larger pieces of fuel. If you put too much on too fast, you will swamp it. If you don’t get the airflow right, it will die. It’s very much like nurturing a living thing and something like an analogy for learning…

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Let us teach guessing! With George Polya

Look at this beautiful video almost 50 years old. Thinking and learning in mathematics!

Philosophy of Technology Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy of Technology Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.