#IMMOOC a New Adventure for Innovative Educators and School Counsellors

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September is upon us and the excitement of the new year is here. What a great opportunity to be able to learn, collaborate and plan with others who are as passionate about supporting their students as I am.

Septemeber 2016 will be especially creative for me as I am planning on participating in the Innovators Mindset MOOC #IMMOOC facilitate by  George Couros  and his team.…

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Three Things Yacht Rock and MOOCs Teach Us About MOOCs and Yacht Rock

You mean to tell me everything that happened was just so I would record a song for a Gregory Hines movie?

Michael McDonald, Yacht Rock (Episode 12)

If you’re affluent, we can do a much better job with you, we can make magic happen.

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Keepin It Real: A Review

 

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Lisa Donohue compares educators to that of Christopher Columbus, the explorer that used the tools at hand to navigate unchartered territory. According to Donohue, “our youngsters are the ones who will define the worlds to come, and our role is to equip them as well as possible for the unknown future.” Are we preparing our students, who like Columbus, are entering unchartered territories, or are we providing our students with learning environments that are best suited for us?

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“Expert” vs “Novice” – Examining the “boundary” concept in informal learning environments

We are examining the idea of research around informal learning opportunities this week in my EdD class. My experiences come from cMOOCs, in particular my experiences as learner in #Change11 and #Moocmooc, lead conspirator of #etmooc lead facilitator of #DigiFoot12 #ceetopen and #oclmooc.

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Something wonderfully new & pleasantly wonky

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Hello #clmooc! I’m so pleased to see you back this summer. I’ve participated (to varying degrees) in this mooc since its first year. This is a wonderful online community, and it warms my heart to see familiar names and faces from year to year – Sheri, Kevin, Terry & Karen – (others too!) your work and your regard for the work of others really helps to keep it all real.…

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Learning Project Summary: Week 6 – It’s only just begun… And now it’s over!

It is hard to believe that the six week learning project has run it's course. My Raspberry Pi (RPi) learning journey is ending. However, I know that I will be continuing this project for some time, I have only just begun to scratch the surface of what this little device can do and I am so impressed with the potential that it holds.…
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Raspberry Pi as media centre

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Today I decided to turn the Raspberry Pi (RPi) into a media centre, attached to my television so that my boys can watch their movies. We have collected a fair number of videos over the years and I have copied them all onto a hard drive that I attach to my computer which I would then connect to the TV in the games room so that the boys could watch their movies.…
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Learning to code is turning into what can the Raspberry Pi do?

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This week, after spending quite a bit of time learning a tiny amount about the world of Scratch, I decided to revisit the basic workings of the Raspberry Pi again.  I had read that there are a few simple projects that you can do with different operating systems and I decided to give a few of them a try.…
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Staring Across the Abyss

Visible Learning:  http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cDhUrEiiRA

This week I feel like I am standing at the edge of an abyss.  I have all the materials I need to build a bridge to cross to the other side…except one.  The pivotal piece that is essential to making the bridge hold together.  Without this integral piece I cannot cross to the other side.
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