Category: oer

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Design Thinking and Education

Many important ideas have bounced around in my head, my writings, and my worlds during the reclaim open initiative. For those who do not know reclaim open movement (learn more here) seeks to harness the internet so learning occurs as networked events across innovative spaces. When I look across all the conversations happening around reclaim…
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Writing Mini-lessons with Sock Puppets: Creating a Lead

As a teacher I have a fundamental goal of teaching writers that will some day teach writers. I try to do this by modeling what it means to write and making my process as open as possible.  I believed this when I taught in 6th grade and I believe it now at the college level.…
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Festering Ideas in Draft Form

The best writing festers. A small idea takes hold somewhere in my world and begins to gnaw at my time. Then the scheme and design of my  thinking spreads into my  other daily needs. Normal routine gets enveloped by the desire  to write. As if  good ideas replicate like a virus. Once infected I cannot…
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Storify as a Space for Presence Assessment

I have long worked in the field of e-portfolios. I recently found a CD-ROM with the first portolio assessment system I created for a district. It used Hyperstudio and we were creating an assessment system for Vo-AG. I then went on to working with Connecticut Technical High Schools and tried to use Mahara to develop…