Communicating, connecting and networking

So I’m still in reflection mode about my own learning so you’ll have to bear with one more clmooc reflection. And it’s not really so much a clmooc reflection as it is a reflection about 2013 so far, my “mooc” year.… Continue reading

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Learning to Lead by Being Falafel

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Thanks to morguefile for the photo

My permanent residence is in my head.  Often I am a wee bit philosophical.  Talking about my thinking helps me to create space and relevance for it in my daily actions.  Currently, I’m trying to cultivate more positive thoughts so that my actions reflect that positivity.…

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No Sorry Here; Just Thanks

your choice! (cc) by marfis75, on Flickr

As #ETMOOC draws to a close, I wanted to take a few moments to thank everyone who pushed my learning via their writing, discussion, and creation. You all rock!

Here are my general takeaways from this awesome experience:

  1. The smartest person in the room is THE ROOM.

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(Open) Attitude is Everything, Part 2

Cross-posted at The Educators’ Cafe.
 

Open is Welcoming

cc licensed Flickr photo by cogdogblog: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/6476689463/

In my final reflection on #ETMOOC Topic #4: The Open Movement – Open Access, OER & Future of Education, I am going to focus on OER.  According to Wikipedia, open educational resources (OER) are:

…freely accessible, openly formatted and openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, education, assessment and research purposes.  OER are defined as teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

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Twitter in the Classroom

Three years ago, I wrote my first post about Twitter.

If you are looking for a way to keep parents informed in bite-sized portions, Twitter may be a good solution for you as it can integrate nicely into a parent’s handheld lifestyle.…

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Honk if you love life!

Our Inquiry and RE units this term have focussed on the concepts of community and our place within the community. It has been a rich and diverse unit and we are now at the stage of expressing our learnings about what community is and how it can be built.

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Lip Dub Experience in Grade 4

At the beginning of the school year, a teacher expressed to me that she had heard a very inspirational song and would love to have her class do something with it. Maybe, it could be used in a slideshow or some kind of presentation at a school assembly?…

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Connections Rock! My Video on Real Connections

Thanks to Alan Levine’s search for true online connections(see here), I have created my first speaking video of me discussing my real connection with Jeff Utecht. I have made a great connection with Jeff and he has been in Thailand for for the last few years while I am in New Hampshire, USA.…

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