What I’m Learning: Empowering Lifelong Learners through Micro-Credentials

I really like the context here for why badges and micro-credentials matter for all of us. 

Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners | Edutopia

My father is a former police officer who took up photography when he retired. A few months ago, I asked him when he was going to try a new hobby.

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What I’m Using: My Story Editor

This is a really nice chrome extension for creating visual, but simple, stories. I’m excited that this can work offline as well. Also, there is a cat on their App page, so there is that.

Chrome Web Store – My Story Editor

Did you ever wish you could tell a simple, interactive and illustrated Story?

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#Postcardselfies for Everyone (cross posted from InnEdCo.org)

Around Colorado, nearly six thousand former attendees and supporters of the InnEdCo summer conference will receive their invitation postcards in the next two weeks. Upon receiving their postcard, many people will likely look at the pretty picture on the front and use the information and web links to start planning their summer at Copper Mountain, but then what?…

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What I’m Learning: Creating an RSS feed from Gmail using Google Apps Scripts

While this is a very specific purpose, I am interested in the idea of using email to create content. Just think about a filter in gmail that could push to an rss feed. This means, any time someone (or some service) sent an email on a given topic, it could be available to anyone who could subscribe to the feed.…

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What I’m Learning: #PaperTweets

Recently, I have found the need to lower the barrier to entry for people to use twitter, construct tweets, and learn how to create a social conversation with one another. I know that other folks have done this, so I went a searching and this is what I found:

  • Blog Posts about Paper Tweets:
  • Templates to use:
    • Printout/Handouts:

    Let me know if you have used a Paper Tweets protocol with students or teachers and I will add it to this post.…

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    An Introduction to #2minPD (a PD movement started by @mpelochino)

    I am so excited to be a part of the global movement started by Melisa Pelochino to reach 1 MM educators worldwide with 2 minute pd videos on topics that we are passionate about.

    I will be creating a few over the next couple weeks, but if you would like to take part, this is what they can look like:

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    Project Roundtable: Using Video Creation and Sharing to Shift Instruction

    Thank you to everyone who attended or watched the archive. It was a great conversation and we really were able to focus on shifting practice.

    Next Steps:
    1. Keep on collaborating in the planning doc: http://bit.ly/videoroundtable

    2. Reflect upon the session and then apply for the Project Roundtable Badge: http://badges.p2pu.org/en/badge/view/353/ 

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