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The Global Brain

One of the most important experiences we can make sure for our students is the networked public. It is complicated and fraught with challenges because of perceptions associated with making thinking public, but the thoughts from This Is Your Brain On The Internet nails why we can’t hide from it anymore.

“According to Shlain, we’re in the process of building a global brain, one that will allow for increased ingenuity and learning… The online space allows for millions of unique and imaginative minds to share their interests and skills in various communities and niches.  These creative clusters hold the potential to harness creativity and mobilize an army of creative minds into action” (thnkr).

Blogfolios. Social Media. These are important digital amplifiers that move us towards this global brain. And that is something I would hope we are all working towards in education.

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