#connectedlearning

A funny thing happened on my way to the Rhizome sometimes last year ... the hashtag got switched. Now, normally, this would not be a big issue. But I have come to realize more and more how much I rely on the columns of my Tweetdeck app (sorted by hashtags) as a place to keep connected to various projects. So, when someone switches a conversation from one hashtag (say, #rhizo16) to another (say...
I'm past 20 now. Twenty-odd daily comics for The Wild West Adventures of the Internet Kid, an idea that was sparked by my participation in the open Western106 story adventure. I thought I would take a breather here to reflect on how it's going for me, the writer (I make an appearance now and then in the comic, usually for criticism for not writing better comics or not paying attention to equity...
This collection features the work of three Teacher Consultants from the UNC Charlotte Writing Project who explored and reflected upon how a "maker" approach to teaching English Language Arts worked to empower students in the classroom and connect them with the community. 
Christina Cantrill is empowering the learners in ED677, her Connected Learning and Equity class at Arcadia University, to identify equity and inequity in learning spaces. To support them in that effort, we led a Twitter chat recently to engage them in a conversation about equity issues related to educational technology. I asked the participants to tweet using the hashtag #techquity in response to...
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This, here, is a picture of my daughter, Maya, at a swim meet earlier this year. The truth is, she wouldnot have been at this meet if not for some caring adults in her life, one of whom we lost last weekinherbattle with ovarian cancer. As a little girl, I had my daughter swim on a local swim team. She made it four years until, at the age of nine, she got burned out. All the cool girls at school...
As a new doc student, you find yourself repeatedly answering the versions of the same two questions. Question 1: How long will it take to complete your program? A:  I’m not sure. Unlike going to law school or medical school, which is completed in a set number of years, a Ph.D. requires several years of coursework plus a dissertation, or original research project. The variables inherent in any...
(reposted from my blog) The first days of the Making Learning Connected MOOC have already brought a stream of cool sharing and connections. As a facilitator, I try to keep an eye on posts, making sure everyone is being greeted into whatever space they share, and just keeping a pulse on things that might emerge (avatar creators, for example). Yet, even for me, the open nature of our kind of...
The second Making Learning Connected (aka #CLMOOC) starts today! Making Learning Connected (#CLMOOC) is a knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in making, playing and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning. CLMOOC provides educators of all types with an opportunity to experiment with new tools, make projects and friends, and...
On April 10, 2014, Educator Innovator hosted a webinar in partnership with Mozilla's Webmaker team. The webinar focused on Thimble, a tool developed by Mozilla's Webmaker team to allow anyone to be a creator of the web and not just a consumer. Thimble was recently recognized as one of the best educational tools online—a "game changer"—of 2014 and given an "ON for Learning" award by Common Sense...
Sign-ups are now open for Making Learning Connected 2014. Making Learning Connected (#clmooc) is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in making, playing, and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning. As part of Educator Innovator and The Summer to Make, Play & Connect, #clmooc provides educator of all types...

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