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In Search of Ikigai: Meaning Making as Culture

Meaning making is  not as a cultural process but  culture itself. flickr photo shared by Vegar S Hansen Photography under a Creative Commons ( BY-ND ) license In fact this lesson just keeps coming back to me. Recently I catch glances of it in how my own perspectives  and worldviews influence the meaning I encode…
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#lra15 Maker stuff and spaces with some literacy stuff

Ian O'Byrne: We need to open up publishing by connecting to the #indieweb   Christina Cantrill Has playdough, pipecleaners, and rubber bands for us to make and play   Amy Stornaiuolo Phil Nichols< Phil then moves into finding publics as a part of making There are different ways to finding publics. The more authentic the…
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Making Progress on the Web Literacy Map

[caption id="attachment_1511" align="alignnone" width="1024"] CC BY-NC-ND. Charis Tsevis. Design Walk: Analog VS digital. Flickr[/caption] We had a wonderful call today. We have begun the process of finalizing the edits to ship version 1.5. Listening and learning from everyone who joins the calls always impresses me. Today we returned to the spreadsheet and began to hack away.…
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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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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…