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Make. Hack. Play. Learn: The Benefits of Learning Out Loud

flickr photo shared by Schill under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license I am currently overlooking the frosted lakes of Michigan on my way to deliver a talk at he Center of Visual Literacies at the University of San Diego. I spent a night in Detroit stranded by a broken de-icer in Hartford. So…
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Stumbling on the History of New Haven #NHV

The only way to seek change is to discover history. As part of #GearUPNh I facilitate a high school enrichment class: Power of Prose. As we explore writing through a lens of civic engagement we have joined the letters #2nextprez movement. As a warm up to our presidential letters students have spent class time discussing…
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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…
What You Call Self Plagiarism I Call Syndication 1

What You Call Self Plagiarism I Call Syndication

flickr photo shared by redspotted under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license Just as researchers do not present the work of others as their own (plagiarism), they do not present their own previously published work as new scholarship (self-plagiarism)-APA Manual Who is best served by our policies of self-plagiarism? Is it the scholars who…
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Thirty Days with Thimble

I do my best learning when I am teaching. HTML is no different and the new Thimble, an online html editor from Mozilla, has transformed my ability to teach our shared vision of the Web. Late last month, after years of planning, hard work by contributors, and thanks to David Humphrey and the Seneca College…
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#GearUpNH #MakerParty Learning to Play with Code

We went from the courts to the code. It was hot. Real hot. Melt the soles of your kicks hot. So many of the Youth from the Gear Up New Haven Summer Academy retreated indoors during their self-selected learning time. I decided to take advantage of the over crowded activities (and the superior air condition…
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Knowledge as Communication

Sternberg, one of my fav theorists on human intelligence  defines wisdom as, "the application of the analytical, creative, and practical aspects of successful intelligence for a common good, over the long as well as the short terms, through the infusion of positive values." Wisdom in many ways is a collective. A tool communities can access but never…
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Exploring “Open Fluency” and “Teach Like Mozilla”

Don't let the lenses you own blind you to the world we see. I have to repeat this mantra all the time as I consider how we democratize education and use education to democratize the world. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Creative Commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by TassieEye[/caption] Laura Hilliger, a scholar…
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Using Annotations for Asynchronous Peer Conferences

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]Creative Commons licensed ( BY-NC-SA ) flickr photo shared by raindog[/caption] I am a believer in open annotation. Recently John Udell asked me to join the Hypothes.is advisory team. Simply means I get to complain a little louder. I joke of course. I believe in annotation and I also think educators need to…