Monthly Archives: May 2017

Genius Hour

Background I saw a video recently about schools in Finland, and it immediately made me want to move there. I am well past primary school age, but my children are right in the heat of it. Schools in Finland seem … Continue reading

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Wing It 2

The following assignment was designed as a shorter brain-storming activity that will lead to a longer writing assignment for a freshman level writing class. The intention of this assignment is to achieve three goals: Teach students about using visual organizers to assist … Continue reading

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The Virtuous Cycle (or Circle)

Definition A virtuous circle is one where a good event feeds on itself to improve a system further. It is a positive feedback loop. It might operate on a small or large scale, spanning days or even decades. The opposite of … Continue reading

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ED 654: Make & Share 2

Neighborhood Birds To access these examples of augmented reality, please follow me on Aurasma (crosestice): Titmouse Dark Eyed Junco House Finch Pinon Jay Raven Western Tanager Curve Billed Thrasher

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Ed 654: Make & Share 1

This is a screencast I made for one of my classes this semester. It is intended to be an introduction to help them navigate the course.

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Wing It 1: Descriptive Essay Prompt

The following assignment was designed as a first big writing assignment for a freshman level writing class. The intention of this assignment is to achieve three goals: Teach students about descriptive writing Teach students about being clear and concise with … Continue reading

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ED 654: First Post!

About Me Here I am in Ecuador, with the most wonderfully gaudy sweater I could find at the local market. I suppose this picture sums me up, well part of me at least, pretty well. I love to travel and … Continue reading

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What do you see as the promise of Open Learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?

  Imagine a a world in which all information was easily and freely accessed by anyone who wanted it. That is the promise of the internet, and the theory of it is intoxicating, especially for those of us who love … Continue reading

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What are emerging technologies?

We live in a technologically driven world in which “new” things are always on the horizon. Whether it is a new app or new T.V., a new tool or new toy, we are never able to exactly live in the … Continue reading

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Remixes and Mash-ups

Some background At the beginning of the semester, we were asked for our first assignment to define digital storytelling. For that post, I argued that digital stories were like traditional stories, but were markedly different for a variety of reasons. … Continue reading

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