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Creating Beauty Together

flickr photo shared by Infomastern under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license Make and share beauty. How can a learning task capture so much complexity and simplicity? Yet that was our goal. Dr. Walter Stroup of The University of Texas Austin gave us this task when he guest lectured in EDU106 New Literacies: Digital…
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Celebrating the Young Women of #FemHack

The crowd beamed with pleasure as each team crossed the stage. One by one, cheering on each other, they took  the microphone to share their projects. Four teams of young women at  our first annual #femhack had two minutes to explain the problem they were trying to solve and how they would solve it.  …
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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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#WalkMyWorld: Where you have been, where you are, and where you are going.

I wonder, "Does where you are, and where you will you go all depend on where you begin?" [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by zeitfaenger.at under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license[/caption] Another year of #WalkMyWorld and we have decided to push ourselves even further. This is always a special time for…
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Open Learning and Leadership in #Walkmyworld

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by lucas.leite under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license[/caption] I think that leadership may be mostly a commitment to the constant mediation and care required by love, that place where both individuality and relationship must assert themselves and somehow walk and dance together. Gardner Cambpell I have…
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In Search of Ikigai: Meaning Making as Culture

Meaning making is  not as a cultural process but  culture itself. flickr photo shared by Vegar S Hansen Photography under a Creative Commons ( BY-ND ) license In fact this lesson just keeps coming back to me. Recently I catch glances of it in how my own perspectives  and worldviews influence the meaning I encode…
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Counting What Matters: A Semester with Thimble

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by Therese Tjernström under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license[/caption] The end of the semester, unlike the winter weather,  has rolled on in. Similar to meteorologists we teachers  have to use tools to gather data and make predictions. On their own these readings do not describe much.…