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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…
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How to Fix Gender Bias on Flickr: STEM Careers

Gender representation on Flickr has always bothered me. Women, like in many fields are woefully underrepresented and often over sexualized. I am not as worried at the blatant images of sexism I find, such as the one below when I used "hack" as as a search term. The bias is not that overt. It is…
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#QuestionTheWeb: Hacking Credibility to #TeachTheWeb

[caption id="attachment_303" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Remix of CC BY-SA Martin. (2009). bettabid-remix. and BY-NC-SA Ari Moore (2006). Tell Truth. Flickr[/caption] In our first two #QuestiontheWeb make cycles we focused on workflow. We learned how to set up openly networked classrooms using RSS. In the next cycle we all chipped in and created a codebook to use…
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#Walkmyworld Totem

In this walk together we were asked to choose a totem that best represents ourselves. I thought long about this. I am not much of collector and hobbies will hopefully pick up when the diaper pail dries up. So I tried to consider what has been a constant in my life as I have projected…
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#Walkmyworld Learning Event Two:My Virtual High Fives

[caption id="attachment_1372" align="aligncenter" width="640"] CC BY-SA Holtsman, Maria. 36 High Five. Flickr.[/caption] Welcome to learning event two of #walkmyworld. AS we explore identities and how these get shaped by our online spaces. We want you to start and make virtual connections. Personal Learning Network I have an aversion to buzzwords in #edtech (especially when admin…
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Amazing New Instrument for Leveling Books

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="660"] CC 2.0 . US Department of Ed (2013) SAD_Hortons_Kids 104. Flickr[/caption]   I am proud to announce that I have developed the best tool leveling books. The best part, your district already pays for the service. The Leveling Debate A debate rages   around leveling books.  On one side you have…