Friday, May 2, 2008

Cognitive Surplus

Will Richardson posts this (sixteen minute) video today Of Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, making an innovative and encouraging argument about what he is calling "cognitive surplus":

1 comment:

C. Watson said...

Bruce, Thanks for the video, goes at the Dan Pink ideas from a little different angle, I think. In the context of this school, it made me wonder about the surplus of time our students (and teachers) have, and what it would look like if we thought of it in this way, as cognitive surplus. How would we provide opportunities for everybody to use it in more visible, collaborative ways. I also liked the last few minutes where he says they're looking for all the places where people are locked out or given canned experiences. Seems that's exactly the way we can think about integrating technology (not just technology) into curriculum.