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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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The Last Children’s Literature Book I Read

"The classics." I get this definition the most when first asking students to define children's literature. We all have that one book. THE story. Often we share this passion in a multi-generational gestalt. /That's the essence of children's literature. Each of us gets to define what counts as "literature" in the children's book genre, and…
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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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How to Search for Images and Use the Flickr CC Attribution Tool

Many of us rely on the generosity of others as we search the web for all of the images  used on our blogs, keynotes, and slide decks. Passionate artists and makers often share their work using a Creative Commons license that allows us to openly use and remix the work of others. As committed people…
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New Hypothes.is Stream Brings Dream of Decentralized LMS Closer

I am excited for the newly redesigned Stream launched by hypothes.is. I now have a major piece in my jigsaw of trying to remix a decentralized Learning Management System (LMS). In the years I have spent researching literacies and literacy acquisition I have come across a pattern no matter the mode a reader uses. When…
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Laura Gibbs: A Designer of the Decentralized LMS

Since I began exploring boundaries outside of the traditional LMS I have followed the work of Laura Gibbs. Laura is an online instructor at the University of Oklahoma and uses Inoreader to build an awesome interface for her students. Laura also includes a stream of all the comments across both her classes and links to…
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Glimpses at the Possibilities of a Decentralized LMS

I checked out the #helloweb website: It is a vision of the decentralized LMS I want. The website is part of the #Helloweb campaign,  a Mozilla project to teach web literacy across rural India. I like the site. It is actually  super easy to do, but looks good. Just the grid view of embedded Twitter timeline.…
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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.…