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I had been writing about diving into the world of Twitter Bots for Networked Narratives, and my interest in creating my own Twitter Bot, if only to understand the process of how it is done. Well, I did it. Check out the PeaceLove&Bot bot. Every six hours, the PeaceLove bot will send out a new tweet that begins with the lines made famous in the Elvis Costello song (but written by Nick Lowe)...
Sometimes innovation is about having a sense of the big idea, then paving the way one step at a time. Creativity and exploration certainly is part of the learning process. As an engaged digital literacy educator, I invite my students into powerful opportunities to engage in conversation with other learners across the country through the Youth Voices Community. Through this professional learning...
How are we bringing the #BlackLivesMatter movement into our classrooms?
This teaching guide is meant to speak toward our rights as Americans to take on the full responsibilities of democracy, referring to our civic participation in the creation and maintenance of systems of accountability in search of our collective safety. Lamenting the influences of systemic racism, police militarization, and the lack of political and judicial accountability, we recognize our role...
#ThisCountsAsResearch?#DesignThinking#Education#ProblemSolvingLikeNoOnesBusiness#DoingWhatWeCameToDo#MakingTheWorldABetterPlace The Education DesignShop at MIT: Apply to participate before tomorrow, April 16th!  We're bringing together all key stakeholders in education (that means you! whether a student, faculty, staff, or non-affiliates to MIT), teaching them design thinking, and then...
reposted from zythepsary.com A couple years ago the Popcorn team of the time set out to involve youth filmmakers in beta-testing the first version of Popcorn Maker. They called their experiment “Storycamp” and the very first version resulted in new features for the software. the Popcorn Maker interface back in 2012 A year later, during the Summer Code Party in 2012, a small group of us took the...
Originally Posted Here: BANKSY AND THE AMERICAN HISTORY CLASSROOM: STUDENT-LED CLASSROOM INQUIRY Every week, my students partake in the Weekly News Quiz posted by the NY Times Learning Network blog. This past week, one of the questions presented information about the British street artist Banksy, who during the month of October has taken part in a "residency" in the city of New York. My students...
The original posting and image can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/60412067061/with-the-end-in-sight-opening-of-school "With the End in Sight…" Opening of school meetings are filled with a variety of feelings: anticipation, nervousness, excitement for the months to come. Perspectives focus upon the immediate days and weeks after the students arrive. This year, the MS opening...
Ten things I've learned during this research project are: 10.  Changed my topic a few times 9. Separating pedagogy of Curriculum and Instruction 8.  Instruction as methods 7.  Curriculum as programs 6.  Student engagement in using instructional methods 5.  Writing across the curriculum 4.  Educators, Writers, and Friends - Networking, inquiry, sharing, relationship building 3.  Modeling the...
Keywords: writing, curriculum, reading
This week we finally got to bring The Walking Dead into my online writing class and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about that. Of course, as you know if you know anything about me at all, I am a huge Walking Dead fan so that alone was exciting. Just love being able to talk with others about my obsession. But the really big deal for me was what happened when I invited zombies (and...

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