About Doug Belshaw

Badges & Skills Lead for the Mozilla Foundation. Skeptically enthusiastic about educational technology and, well, everything really. #openbadges #weblitstd

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  • Doug shared from The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Balthasar Gracian, Joseph Jacobs, Joseph Jacobs
    We are not born perfect: every day we develop in our personality and in our calling till we reach the highest point of our completed being, to the full round of our accomplishments, of our excellences. This is known by the p. 4 purity of our taste, the clearness of our thought, the maturity of our judgment, and the firmness of our will. Some never arrive at being complete; somewhat is always awanting: others ripen late. The complete man, wise in speech, prudent in act, is admitted to the familiar intimacy of discreet persons, is even sought for by them.
  • Doug shared from Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere (Kindle Single) by Will Richardson
    Access doesn’t automatically come with an ability to use the Web well. We aren’t suddenly self-directed, organized, and literate enough to make sense of all the people and information online — or savvy enough to connect and build relationships with others in safe, ethical, and effective ways. Access doesn’t grant the ability to stay on task when we need to get something done. No matter how often we dub our kids “digital natives,” the fact is they can still use our help to do those things and more if they are to thrive in the abundance of their times.
    Note: ...and this is why @mozilla's working with community on new, open learning standard for Web Literacy
  • Doug shared from The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Balthasar Gracian, Joseph Jacobs, Joseph Jacobs
    xxxiii Know how to Withdraw. If it is a great lesson in life to know how to deny, it is a still greater to know how to deny oneself as regards both affairs and persons. There are extraneous occupations which eat away precious time. To be occupied in what does not concern you is worse than doing nothing. It is not enough for a careful man not to interfere with others, he must see that they do not interfere with him. One is not obliged to belong so much to all as not to belong at all to oneself.
    Note: (Graciàn)
  • Doug shared from a Personal Document
    When you invent a label it comes with a cost: everyone can use it. And guess who likes labels a lot? Usually someone who has poor knowledge of the subject but needs some handles because he has to make decisions about it (hint: management).
    Note: I say this a lot but *man* @hypergogue knows his stuff!
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Doug Belshaw