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Building a Connected Classroom

flickr photo shared by opensourceway under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license As I begin to put off assembling my promotion and tenure file I have thought often about the open classroom. This has caused me to reflect on my teaching (really need to get this stuff stuck in a binder not a blog)…
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(re)Designing Digital Identities: Help Me Define Me

In the third learning event we were asked to reflect and represent our digital identities. I enjoy this focus on doing the identify work of teachers. It fits the metaphor we seek. [caption id="attachment_1456" align="aligncenter" width="640"] CC-BY-SA. Oakley Foxtrot. (2014). Identity. Flickr[/caption] Digital Citizenship I can't stand the term digital citizenship. It rings with a…
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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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…
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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…
#CCourses Knowledge Nuggets: Self-Programmable Learner 2

#CCourses Knowledge Nuggets: Self-Programmable Learner

  [caption id="attachment_1197" align="alignnone" width="567"] Image: Mateu. (2005). brain. Deviantart.com. http://www.deviantart.com/art/brain-26905148[/caption] Jon Udell, quoting his friend Ray Cote, brought me back to Castell and Cardosa's "self-programmable worker". Which, if we cast education in strictly economic terms, means we need self-programmable learners. I am fascinated at what it takes to create a self-programmable learner. In the…
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Network Fluency and Connected Courses: A #Walkmyworld Reflection

[caption id="attachment_915" align="aligncenter" width="608" class=" "] CC 3.0 Walk alone. flckr.com[/caption] I am not bullish on MOOCs. Teachers and researchers struggle with scaling up and fidelity with their teaching across physical classrooms, like across the hall close. When you then want to scale up teaching on massive scales. with a heavy influence on direct instruction…
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Text Complexity and Network Fluidity

Education reform should not remind me of The Great War. Yet I see a vast wasteland of vitriolic trenches dug deep through the annals of reading research. Battalions of reading experts have barricaded their positions behind barbwire as toxic tweets roll across a devastated wasteland of civic engagement. On one side you have those who…