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Inquiry as the Assessment, Technology is the Tool

At the Geographic Information Systems Institute at Southern we had a wonderful conversations about the pitfalls of using Story Maps. We all brought up how see the "Showcase" during  inquiry projects. Students stand in front of the class proud to share what they learned. The teacher sits in the back filling out a rubric. A…
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Exploring Our World: Geography as an Essential Inquiry Skill

An illuminated world flickr photo by hasor shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Over the next two weeks teachers from across New Haven Public Schools will gather at Southern Connecticut State University for our Geographic Information Systems Institute. Teachers will receive 8 days of training on using GIS and Story Maps. they will then…
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Transforming Knowledge Through the Elements of Story Telling

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Melting Glass flickr photo by Still Vision shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license[/caption] Metaphors matter and when it comes to how we shape our world storytelling is central to the human experience. In fact the ability to project alternate realities into the past and future can be be what makes…
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Putting the Service In Scholarship

service flickr photo by melanerpist shared under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license I was lurking on the feeds of The Digital Literacy Symposium being held at the University of Rhode Island. I discovered the conference as I keep the #digiuri hashtag up on Tweetdeck. Quickly I bumped into some of the coolest people…
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Pop-Up Remix during #HipHopEd

In a recent post on my backstage blog (I use it to describe process or half baked thoughts) I explained my excitement for #HipHopEd in order to gather some song lyrics. I am pop culture deficient yet carry some knowledge of early hip hop. I got there on a strange path long after the original…
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Credentialing in the McVerry Household: Criteria and Evidence in Badging

flickr photo shared by JasonGoto under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license I have loosely followed and dipped my toes into open badges and digital credentialing. Mainly through the prodding of people like Ian O'Byrne and Doug Belshaw. The idea that we could have some common refrigerator to stick on our accomplishments is appealing.…
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First Day Fails

flickr photo shared by makinations under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license I start my classes with the mantra, "You can not succeed in this class if you do not fail." Today I lived rather than spoke this truth. I attempted to do a live demo lecture and also record it in our new…
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Creating Beauty Together

flickr photo shared by Infomastern under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license Make and share beauty. How can a learning task capture so much complexity and simplicity? Yet that was our goal. Dr. Walter Stroup of The University of Texas Austin gave us this task when he guest lectured in EDU106 New Literacies: Digital…