connected learning

  As I look in the rear view mirror at this past semester, I marvel at the grand experiment of my #WritingRace class at Kean University that I blogged about as we embarked on our journey. I decided to take co-learning one step further. When I first met my fantastic group of graduate and undergraduate students for this course, I announced that they were in charge of their own...
EvaMejia.jpg All rights reserved. Photo Credit: Gary Otake Personal Story compiled by: Howard Rheingold Key Takeaways: Understand the problem you are trying to solve and understand and elevate the voice of those affected by the problem, whether they are students, teachers or community. Understand the system that creates the problem you are trying to solve. Use...
(This first appeared at Kevin's Meandering Mind) With so many social media spaces acting like livewires of sharing and reflecting for theMaking Learning Connected MOOC, or CLMOOC, it is easier to forget that a fair number of folks are blogging regularly, too, and that the CLMOOC has a Blog Hub that gathers up blogs in one space. I decided to spend some time this morning, in the space between Make...
(This is from my blog, Kevin's Meandering Mind) I made a ton of comics for the most recent round of Rhizomatic Learning with Dave Cormier, as well as other assorted media, such as memes and graphs and artwork. I realized, as Rhizo15 now officially winds down (but really, it never ends, if we can help it ... thus, the Let's Connect image above), that I have 56 items in my Flickr Album for Rhizo15...
This collection highlights six case studies centered on evidence the authors have uncovered through teacher inquiry and structured conversations about students’ digital writing.
One of the greatest things we as technology educators leave with students about computing is “in computing, you will surely only get out what you put in. It can only do what you tell it.”  It is in this lesson that we must understand today’s moment. Integrating technology in the classroom, no matter what educational sales reps promise, will not fix our local and national legacy of educational...
Open.jpg You’re ready when your idea is broad enough that participants have both easy, quick ways to creatively interact, as well as deeper, in-depth opportunities to make and learn. If you begin with a specific idea, it might be helpful to think about a more thematic make. For example, one make cycle team wanted to lead a make to spotlight the use of paper...
BriannaCrowley.png All rights reserved. Personal Story compiled by: Howard Rheingold Key Takeaways Before you teach something, ask the students what they know about it. Teach students how to use tools for expressing themselves and sharing their expressions at the beginning of a course so that they have more of a sense of agency in their learning from the start...
Laura-Cello-1.jpg All rights reserved. Personal Story compiled by: Howard Rheingold Key Takeaways Jump in and try something over your head, do it openly and transparently, and model for students how desire to learn can overcome fear of failure. Enable people to make connections, in person and/or online, through shared interests and passions. Digital media and...
NWP at TL15.png At the 2015 Teaching and Learning conference, five NWP colleagues shared their work related to digital reading, writing, and citizenship.  Tanya Baker, National Writing Project Janelle Bence, New Tech High @ Coppell Gail Desler, Elk Grove Unified School District Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University Kevin Hodgson, William E. Norris Elementary...

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