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The Genius Hour Guidebook – Coming Soon!

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Originally posted on www.geniushour.ca

By Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi

A few years ago the two of us took a risk in our practice--we asked our students what they wanted to learn about and let them take the reins and direct their own learning.
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Dead or Dying: The Need to Reflect

I have had the opportunity to participate in a lot of great learning this year and the last month has been particularly busy in terms of my professional development. At these PD events, we are encouraged to give ourselves time to reflect and process on all that we have learned.…

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A design challenge update: Diversity (and quantity!) of working out loud posts

Last night I posted a bit about the design constraints of our enterprise social network system in trying to mimic some of the serendipitous interactions that you experience when working out loud on the web. Or participating in a cMOOC, which encourages learning and thinking out loud.…
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MOOC 4.No

Putty. Putty. Putty.
Green Putty – Grutty Peen.
Grarmpitutty – Morning!
Pridsummer – Grorning Utty!
Discovery….. Oh.
Putty?….. Armpit?
Armpit….. Putty.
Not even a particularly
Nice shade of green.
As I lick my armpit and shall agree,
That this putty is very well green.

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Diversity of working out loud topics and the constraints of #ESN design

We’re at the end of day two of our Working Out Loud week within the full M.S. Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) community – about 220 graduate students, staff and faculty. Let me reflect here for a bit on two observations: The diversity of topics we’re covering and the impact of features/affordances on how this […]
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Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments

Faculty Focus

Online Group Projects — Yikes! You can hear the moans and groans of students echoing through your computer monitors as you start the first week of your online course. The reasons for requiring a group project vary from one discipline to another, but there are educational and career motives for requiring group projects.

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A Little Aggregation

Starlings

The new Syndication plugin gives Glow Blogs the ability to bring content in from other sources aggregating content into one space.

For example a School site could aggregate several department or class blogs. This gives the classes/departments a degree of autonomy and control.…

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Garden Beds

As part of their assessment, Yr 7s completed a task where they had to consider different shaped garden beds that all covered the same area, choose one, then calculate the volume of soil needed to fill it.

There was an optional extension involving a circular based bird bath, for those who had completed work on the circumference and area of circles.…

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Making peace with ambiguity #msloc430 #wol

I started this post last night, reflecting at the end-of-the-day for day one of our Working Out Loud week. Was a bit too tired to finish it in a coherent fashion. Serendipity. A theme emerged. Along with the coffee. I woke up this morning to a blog post from Helen Crump in which she shares […]
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