We do however recognize that for some designers it continues to provide value.As such, we are making the Spry framework, along with supporting documentation and example code, available on Git Hub under an MIT license so that designers will continue to have access to the framework and can customize/extend it as required.

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The importance of this finding cannot be over stated, for it points to real hope for students who do not see themselves as “college material” or who feel that college life has little or nothing to do with the realities from which they come. The challenge is how to harness that strength, and how to unleash the creativity and exuberance for learning that is present in all students who feel free to learn, free to be who they are, and validated for what they know and believe. She studies instructional and institutional issues related to the success of minority students, particularly Hispanic students and two-year colleges.

What is needed to transform these students is for faculty, administrators, and counselors to fully engage in the validation of students and to recognize that not all students can be expected to learn or to get involved in institutional life in the same way.

Here are my notes for my talk to the TEDx NYed gathering this past weekend. Sarah Silverman had said something that caused such a kerfuffle Anderson apologized and then apologized for the apology, so flummoxed was he by someone coming into the ivory tower of TED to shake things up with words.

I used the opportunity of a TED event to question the TED format, especially in relation to education, where — as in media — we must move past the one-way lecture to collaboration. The public doesn’t decide what’s news and what’s right. When I tweeted about this, trying to find out what Silverman had said, and daring to question the adoration TEDsters have for TED, one of its acolytes complained about my questioning the wonders of TED.

When Adobe first introduced Spry, our goal was to bring Ajax capabilities to the web design community, allowing designers to create web pages that provided a richer experience for the end user.

As we know, however, the web evolves at a blistering pace.Over the last couple of years, frameworks such as JQuery have evolved to encompass many of the capabilities originally envisaged for Spry, making Spry as a standalone offering less relevant.As we can continue to focus our efforts in furthering the web, we have decided to no longer invest in the development of Spry.I feared I’d get tomatoes — organic — thrown at me at the first line, but I got laugh and so everything we OK from there. She explained that TED gave her “validation.” Validation. We should want questions, challenges, discussion, debate, collaboration, quests for understanding and solutions. But that is what education and media do: they validate. In news, I have argued that we can no longer afford to repeat the commodified news the public already knows because we want to tell the story under our byline, exuding our ego; we must, instead, add unique value. Does it still make sense for countless teachers to rewrite the same essential lecture about, say, capillary action? But not now, not since open curricula and You Tube.The video won’t be up for a week or two so I’ll share my notes. To paraphrase Dan Gillmor, you know more than I do. And to paraphrase Jay Rosen, you should be the people formerly known as the audience. The classroom, of course, and the entire structure of an educational system built for the industrial age, turning out students all the same, convincing them that there is one right answer — and that answer springs from the lecturn. Just as journalists must become more curator than creator, so must educators.It’s not word-for-word what I delivered, but it’s close…. But right now, you’re the audience and I’m lecturing. A few years ago, I had this conversation with Bob Kerrey at the New School.