Author: Greg McVerry

Amazing New Instrument for Leveling Books 0

Amazing New Instrument for Leveling Books

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="660"] CC 2.0 . US Department of Ed (2013) SAD_Hortons_Kids 104. Flickr[/caption]   I am proud to announce that I have developed the best tool leveling books. The best part, your district already pays for the service. The Leveling Debate A debate rages   around leveling books.  On one side you have…
Found Poem: Think Up Twitter Insights (or analytics that matter). 0

Found Poem: Think Up Twitter Insights (or analytics that matter).

  [audio wav="http://jgregorymcverry.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/AnalyticPoem.wav"][/audio]   This found poem came to me as an insight from Think Up's Best of 2o14 Giveaway. My most used words on Twitter reflect my teaching philosophy.   This insight will make it into my Promotion and Tenure folder....Possibly the poem too. Always looking for relevant ways for faculty  to show community…
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Web Literacy Map-Slow Your Roll-Reflections on 12/14 Call

Sorry to open with a tired trope, but I want to date myself. Good change does not have to happen quickly, and in fact it rarely does. Web Literacy Map v1.2, v1.5, or v2.0? We spent the  call discussing how far and how fast to change the map The options we discussed were: v1.2 -…
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Self-Programmable Readers–My Big Take-Away from #LRA14

The Literacy Research Association annual conference presents young scholars such as myself an opportunity to grow our thinking. You can challenge scholars, sit down with literary heroes and examine trends in the fields. It is home. Each year the new president, who planned the program gets to host an integrative research review. The session, one…
When Networks Matter Most 0

When Networks Matter Most

As Networks evolve you begin to rely on the connections and nodes you have made. Not just for the identity work or self branding, not for simply for the learning, nor for the personal connections. In order for a network to undergo a metamorphosis   into What James Paul Gee labeled affinity spaces members of the…
The Web as a Literacy Issue- A text and tool NOT a tech issue 1

The Web as a Literacy Issue- A text and tool NOT a tech issue

Moving to Web Literacy Map 2.0 I have been following  and contributing to the work of Doug Belshaw and the #teachtheweb project to develop a web literacy map. The project, supported by the Mozilla Foundation, is currently revising version 1.0 to launch 2.0 A discussion has emerged  around naming the strands of web literacy. In…
Five Ways to Hack Genius.com 1

Five Ways to Hack Genius.com

Tools, Affordances, and Activity All tools have affordances. We can do stuff with tools to change our environment. In fact  if you read any elementary science book you learn about simple machines. From the Pyramids to my doorstop tools have shaped us. Thus you cannot separate tools from  knowledge; social, cultural and physical contexts; or…