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Free Pics from Getty Images..Sort of

As an educational blogger I struggle on the hunt for great images. I made a commitment this year to try and use creative commons images or remix other images. Much of my artwork comes from flckr or from artists on deviantart.com that enable downloads. I will then edit these images using pixlr editor in Chrome.…
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#Walkmyworld Learning Event 8

Welcome to Learning event eight. Hard to believe but after eight weeks we have shared over 1,700 tweets, with 1,400 being original content. Over 12o people have shared more than five tweets. We have a community of writers, poets, and thinkers. It is time to continue to push our walks into poetry. Learning Event 8…
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Next Learning Event in #walkmyworld

Welcome to the next learning event in #walkmyworld. We want to continue and explore the work of Hass. Specifically we want to consider Hass's ability to explore rich meaning in everyday observation. Hass noted that he has become known as a California poet, but for Hass this has more to do with using place as…
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Poetry from #walkmyworld

Writers take risks. We hide our dreams and amplify our misgivings in the open; in our words. As a teacher of those who teach writing I want to take the journey that I encourage others to endure. So I share my poetry from #walkmyworld. It is not to simply enough to model the writing process.…
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#walkmyworld Learning Event Reflection

We asked everyone to examine the "walks" they share and what it meant to name. Then we explored how naming influenced identity. Molly Shields challenged us back. She felt our prompts suggested a separation of the text and world. So Molly threw three prompts at us: Shouldn’t we say, rather, that texts actually make up…
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Next Event in the #Walkmyworld Journey

[caption width="500" align="aligncenter"]flickr photo shared by 謝一麟 Chiā,It-lîn under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license[/caption] Once again our friends from across the globe amaze us. In fact new poets, learners and readers join #walkmyworld every day. To this end we will no longer publish weekly challenges but will shift the focus to learning events.…
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#walkmyworld Update: Welcome to Week Four

I just scrolled through the #walkmyworld feed. You have shared hundreds (264 to be exact) of tweets from across the globe. Tweets about "#walkmyworld" Leanne, Ian, Sue, Kristy, and I are so excited that so many people have decided to get involved in project to examine poetry, multimodality, response and authorship. The craziest part of…
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Voices in the Cloud

Those that know me know I am fond of saying I love juxtaposing the oldest genres in the world (poetry) with our newest texts. Each year Sue Ringler Pet, Ian O'Byrne, and myself celebrate a poet laurete at NCTE through the use of digital texts and tools. This year Leanne Drapeau, a classroom teacher we…
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Finding Our Voices in Lost Voices

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]flickr photo shared by Gilbert Mercier under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license[/caption] We want every student to leave Gear Up knowing they have a voice. They are "active players and not spectators in life" as Walter Dean Meyers., the author of Handbook for Boys wrote (our shared reading this summer). To…
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Using Multimodal Poetry to Engage in Critical Literacy

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]flickr photo shared by craftivist collective under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license[/caption] Many of us agree that we need to align our classroom activities with the digitally literate lives our students lead. Yet we still hear of many classroom simply focusing on technology integration. Simply put this is a mistake. When…