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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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Rethinking Assessment

To many in higher education they see problems as nails and testing as the only hammer in our kit. Yet we stand at a time where we can re-mediate assessment using new technologies and old definitions of what it means to learn. I serve on the Tech Fluency (TF) affinity group at Southern Connecticut State…
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How I will Assess…I mean Contribute to a Community of Writers #OpenBadges

There will be no rubrics. Just feedback. There will be no numbers just criteria and evidence. The Academic Blogger Pathway Students accomplish the pathway by earning badges. Students must provide  evidence of their growing capacity as a writer. There are nine badges to earn before a student can earn the academic blogger credential. New Blogger A…
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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…