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What I’m Reading: Digital Badges for PD

As I am working on something very similar right now for teachers and leaders in DPS, I thought this post was a wonderful introduction to the concept. It also provides a great template in Google Drawings to get started with creating the visual side of the badge.…

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Culture and Community in my Classroom

In January I signed up for BLOG-A-MONTH where I get to read some great blogs from inspiring educators, and I get to write a lil’ something too and have it read by the hard-working, inspiring members of the group.  It keeps my blog writing skills honed and also provides me with the motivation for the educational reflection that I have sought on this sabbatical abroad.

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Rhizo-Rhetoric and the Problems of Unity and Multiplicity #rhizo14

Let’s assume, then, that writing a work of some kind—I’ll stop short of calling it a book—about Rhizo14 calls for a different kind of rhetoric, a rhizo-rhetoric. What would such a rhizo-rhetoric look like? That’s a great question for me, and I’m hoping that the Rhizo14 community will help articulate some answers to the question, but I still want to create some pockets of resonance and sound some… Continue reading

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MOOC History…or Lack Thereof – Excerpts from MOOC Research

Note: I will use this space over the next month to share excerpts from my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course. The research was a Delphi study bringing together 20 MOOC experts to discuss the MOOC in educational, political, and sociocultural terms (slides from the oral presentation can be seen here).

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What I’m Using: BuzzSumo for finding amazing links shared around your PLN.

I have found searching on BuzzSumo to be highly useful for finding the latest information being shared around your social networks. Since there is no such thing as “catching up” on your reading, the best I can do is learning with others.…

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What I’m Learning: Creating Pivot Tables in Google Sheets

This is a really great presentation and video that finally got me to understand the ways in which you would create and use pivot tables. Thanks, Alice Keeler.

How to Create a Pivot Table to Summarize Student Information | Teacher Tech

Pivot tables are an incredibly powerful tool for summarizing information.

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What I’m Using: Oppia – Online Learning that is about Exploration

I’m really intrigued by the deeper learning that can happen when the learning process is iterative, as it is in these explorations. This open source project was initiated by Google, so there may be more development afoot. I’m particularly keen on the idea of adaptive questions and co-creating these explorations.…

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What I’m Learning: Failed Sharing is a Thing.

I really love this post about how sharing comes with responsibility. The responsibility is to credit a creator or provide a context for what you have shared. My biggest connection to this work is the idea that “the people” are just as important as “the things” we share.…

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What I’m Learning: 2 Minute PD

This is one of my favorite blog posts of the last few months. It really digs into why the current state of PD is so poor, but also moves beyond it. It suggest that we might all do better to create 2 minute PD videos that we share and use collaboratively and collectively.…

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syndicating 4126 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs