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Online Collaborative Inquiry= A Multimodal Remix 0

Online Collaborative Inquiry= A Multimodal Remix

In our connected course we spent two weeks delving into the idea of online collaborative inquiry. What does it mean to live and learn in a network society? Hoe does trust and network fluency affect how we learn? I have remixed the assigned readings from our class into a video response. To do this I…
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My Why- Maker Monday Challenge #ccourses

Before I enrolled in #ccourses (if one can enroll in a community of those who share your philosophy) I strived to bring much of what I have learned from lurking around Connected Learning spaces and  our efforts to develop the Web Literacy Map into my new class EDU 106 (yes the 106 is a h/t to…
Joining Connected Courses 0

Joining Connected Courses

Never Open but Always Moving I am amazed at the brainpower involved in the creating and running of connected courses. When I look at the people page I see the faces of so many colleagues that have taught me and friends I enjoy, but all folks I have never met. This idea of open has…
Miss Your Google Reader Bundles? Feedly to the Rescue! (Again) 1

Miss Your Google Reader Bundles? Feedly to the Rescue! (Again)

Feedly Has Just Announced the Release of Shared Collections Click Here to Apply for Early Access I have long advocated teaching and learning across open and distributed networks. Much of this work has centered around individual blogs aggregated through RSS. Like everyone I used Google Reader, and I shuttered at its demise. Long before the…
Response to the @cshirky  ban on screentime 0

Response to the @cshirky ban on screentime

Clay Shirky, a public intellectual we often cite first when discussing new media just published a piece on Medium describing why he has instituted a ban on screen time during his class. Shirky supports a well articulated position by citing much of the research into multi-tasking. I do not challenge this work. I know multitasking…
Why I Teach Literature Classes 2

Why I Teach Literature Classes

Why do stories endure? I begin each section of my Children's Literature and Literacy classes with this question. Yet I never truly knew the answer until now. Literature endures because it heals, it hurts, it happens. This past week my  nephew succumbed to a horrible disease called leukodystrophy. As family and friends gathered the question…
My Summer of Sci-Fi 0

My Summer of Sci-Fi

I continued my tradition of sticking to a genre during the summer between semesters. As I traversed the halls of high school I hung comfortably with historical fiction. Last year I focused on the summer of zombies. This year I broke from the brain hungry to focus more on the brainy. Science Fiction. I never…
Take the #Edchat #BurpeesforBobby Challenge 0

Take the #Edchat #BurpeesforBobby Challenge

Hey #edchat can you share a reflection on this year’s first day? To celebrate the first week of school, and to highlight the power of being a public educator I am issuing a series of challenges in the online spaces where I make, play and learn. All of these challenges revolve around supporting my brother,…
A WebMaker Challenge: #BurpeesForBobby 0

A WebMaker Challenge: #BurpeesForBobby

I herby issue the following webmaker challenge:  Can you make a gif, infographic, comic, stick figure animation,  or any silly cat meme about how to do a burpee?I am helping my family start a fundraising campaign for my 8 month year old nephew who has a rare neurological disease leukodystrophy. They have created an idea around #BurpeesForBobby.…
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GearUp-EdReform that Works

Since 1984 we in the field of education have focused on standards. We have declared we are "A Nation at Risk." We needed new standards, more accountability. Our schools are failing and our scores on International Assessments fall well below other countries. No where is it mentioned that when we control for the affects of…