The Cardboard Arcade Challenge.

Earlier in the year I had watched ‘Caine’s Arcade’ on Youtube  you can find it here-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U I loved the story and loved the idea of children building things out of boxes, just like I used to do back in the day.…

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“Good Designs for a Better Life!” ds106′s Week 6-Reflection

For week 6 in ds106, we learned that “Design is everywhere! Anything we create or manufacture has key design elements.” Everything in our environment has design potential and possibility. We can design to invent what never existed or breathe new life and purpose into an existing object for people to have new behaviors.

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“Good Designs for a Better Life!” ds106′s Week 6-Reflection

For week 6 in ds106, we learned that “Design is everywhere! Anything we create or manufacture has key design elements.” Everything in our environment has design potential and possibility. We can design to invent what never existed or breathe new life and purpose into an existing object for people to have new behaviors.

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Designing Great Comment Love in Peer to Peer Learning

Sally Field’s  “You like me! Right now!” Oscar acceptance speech 

One of the most important aspects of being part of a peer to peer learning environment such as ds106 is engaging in the art of giving, receiving and eliciting critical feedback.

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My gift to Bank of America

So look. I know you’re trying to figure out this help and social media thing. (FYI it isn’t just the bot nonsense on Twitter but the real folks who answer the toll-free number as well). Love my local branch people – please don’t crush them.…

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Microsoft Paint and my first app

So as part of the clmooc, I’ve decided to build my first app (I’m using Infinite Monkeys…) and I chose Microsoft Paint as my subject. Why? Because in the ICT curriculum in Canada and the US, Grade 1 is where you start using Paint. Continue reading

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Hacked Learning

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I have been hearing a lot about hacked design recently.  You may be confused with hacking we associate with computer systems but this requires taking an already design object and changing it to fit another purpose. Or as the Hacked Design Blog explains it, “Hacking is user initiated product intervention.…

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GridType: Connecting creative students and their work online [THESIS]

Having been neck-deep in my #ETMOOC experience these last few weeks, I have decided to share some progress that I have been making on my graduate thesis project. Over a year in the works, I have been aligning my thesis with courses taken during my time at the University of Boston, studying Instructional Design (M.Ed).…

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