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2015 MC #6 Geolocate your space  - 
 
My reflections on a morning bike ride through the landscape of Grand-Pré.
In keeping with my less thinking and more making goal for Making Learning Connected this year, I woke up and saw it wasn't raining, so I hopped on my bike and off I rode to take some pictures of the Landscape of Grand-Pré for the sixth make cycle of #clmooc this year which is to GeoLocate Your Space. I'm also letting go of my need to do things sequentially and jumping in since I figured I'd be racing the rain and get some exercise too. ...
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+Kevin Hodgson Thank you for you kind words too Kevin.
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2015 MC #3 Game Design  - 
 
Better late than never, catching up with the make cycles and thinking about learning and games and sharing a game I made with Twine.
Every year with the Connected Learning MOOC the pattern with me seems to be diving in, getting caught up in other summer stuff, and starting to lose the thread. It's a challenge for me to stay within a routine when I change my routine. In the summer I will usually travel and that is where the pattern changes. When there is a game that I play it will work in the same way where I will be heavily into it (and maybe even a bit obsessed) and...
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Thanks!
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2015 MC #3 Game Design  - 
 
Starting to play with Twine to make something in this cycle using something that I have never used before as I think about games and gaming and learning.
Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready. Twine publishes directly to HTML, ...
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+Kevin Hodgson That is a neat story and a neat way to think about it and I love that you're using it in the classroom.
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2015 MC #1 Unmake Intros  - 
 
Unmaking another #untro  thanks to a tweet from +Karen Fasimpaur  about food makes, and I thought about food (as I often do).

So here is a list of meals I enjoy as another way of participating in this make cycle.

I manage my recipes in the Paprika App (on iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro - http://www.paprikaapp.com) and here are some of the things I love to make and eat.

* Oatmeal - most mornings I make oatmeal in a rice cooker, inspired by Roger Ebert - http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/the-pot-and-how-to-use-it and put a local sliced apple in with it and eat it with some local vanilla yogurt.
* Pizza - ideally with dough I make using a recipe from http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com or with a ball of dough from a pizzeria which is a lot faster. My favourite pizza is a simple margherita - sauce, cheese, and maybe some basil.
* Spiced Lentil Tacos - I love lentils and have been a vegetarian for a couple of decades and I recently found a great recipe for Spiced Lentil Tacos http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/spiced-lentil-tacos-351390 . I'll make these with Mexican Rice that I make in the rice cooker (just adding a bit of tomato sauce left over from pizza along with some spices).
* Black Beans - Black beans are the best and my long-time recipe for them is from Victoria Wise's The Well-Filled Tortilla Cookbook. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/320095.The_Well_Filled_Tortilla_Cookbook I make a big batch of black beans and they are used in several meals in tortillas, refried, or cooked in beer, served in nachos, or in soup.
* One of my favourite comfort foods is Macaroni and Cheese and I love Jamie Oliver's recipe. http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/macaroni-cheese/
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Chris, I love your food thoughts, and our food tastes have a lot in common. (I can't decide if my fav food is mac and cheese or bread.)

Keep those food makes coming, everyone!
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2015 Introductions  - 
 
Here is a panorama I took from a couple of weeks ago during a bike ride. Below my bike is the Annapolis Valley and I live in Wolfville which is at the other side of the valley at the top right of the photo. I love to bike around and see the farms where much of my food comes from.

My bike ride is recorded at https://www.strava.com/activities/320548303 .

I think I'll go for another ride before Make Cycle #1 starts today!
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2014 MC #4 "Hack your Writing"  - 
 
Slowly getting caught up on cycles past as I like to work through things in a linear way. Here are the tools that I use when writing. Some a slight hacks, and most are just tools that work for me.
It's good to write and it's even better to write every day. One of the cycles in #clmooc this year is "Hack Your Writing" and it's made me think about how I write and the tools that I use to write. Most of the time I write something to put it online and my blog is the most common way to share it. Over the years I've used different blogging systems and amazingly I've migrated from various systems and hosts and kept the archive mainly i...
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Thanks everyone. It's amazing how many tools there are out there and how there is such a diverse range of ways to use those tools.
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2015 MC #6 Geolocate your space  - 
 
I took some pictures as I rode through the Landscape of Grand-Pré this morning and shared the photos in an album with a blog post to follow.
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Thanks Michelle!
I think that you do have to sign up for an account with Yahoo to use Flickr. I've been using it since the beginning, so I haven't had to sign up for it for a long time and it's changed a few times (but now I'm really enjoying it again as they've made a lot of improvements).
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2015 MC #3 Game Design  - 
 
I remembered a blog post from 2008 that I wrote when I fell in love with Super Mario Galaxy.
One of the interesting changes between the first version of Super Mario Galaxy and the second was that the learning became less subtle in Super Mario Galaxy 2 with more explicit tutorials and instructions. I loved the embedded tutorials that were disguised as challenges.
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2015 MC #2 ReMEDIAting  - 
 
I remediated and reflected a bit and wrote a blog post to go with the audio that I recorded as part of the second make cycle.
The second make cycle of CLMOOC is on and I struggled a little bit with what to do in remediating something. Using one of the suggestions from the prompt, I reworked my first introduction (or #untro) which is the catchy tag that emerged by reading it in my voice. This gave me a chance to get back into some audio recording and editing as well as trying out some stuff with Soundcloud and GarageBand. For the remediation I read my blog p...
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Thanks Susan!
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2015 MC #1 Unmake Intros  - 
 
I've decided to make a playlist of songs and a list of films as a way to introduce myself in a different and more fragmentary way.
The past couple of years the Connected Learning MOOC (Massively Open Online Collaboration) has been conducted by Educator Innovator and the National Writing Project. It's a sprawling, fun collection of educators who spend six weeks connecting, making, sharing, and reflection about education and themselves in six cycles of making stuff. It's on this year and the first cycle is to "Unmake an Introduction." One of the things I want to do t...
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I love the fragments of self in song and film and should probably also think less and make more, but the decomposition of self is so cool!
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2015 Introductions  - 
 
Hi, I'm Chris Campbell and I teach in the Screen Arts program (filmmaking) at the Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. I've just started my vacation as well as a year-long Learning Leave, where I will be researching what people are doing with filmmaking and technology as well as starting a podcast where I'll be interviewing interesting people. There will also be lots of oatmeal, biking, yoga, blogging, coffee, beer, and films - always films.

I'm back again for CLMOOC and looking forward to diving in and participating, making, and interacting with you all.
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Thanks everyone!

(Karen @kfasimpaur is pretty awesome on Twitter too.)
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2014 MC #4 "Hack your Writing"  - 
 
"There is no more effective way to remind yourself of all the errands or side projects that you really should be doing than by staring at a blank page. " - Steven Johnson has some great advice for getting writing done, which is to do some research and then start writing and fill in the rest of the research as you go. It's so easy to get distracted and lose the thread.
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I will do a little annotation on this in the am. 
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Chris is a long-time media creator with a keen interest in combining storytelling with new technologies in film, video, audio and the web. During the day he teaches Screen Arts at the Nova Scotia Community College in Halifax with an emphasis on producing and post production. He's also taught workshops in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Bermuda. In the past he's edited a feature-length documentary film about the end of segregation in Bermuda, shot video, recorded sound, hosted radio and tv shows, made web sites, and served on several arts boards and juries, including the NB Filmmakers' Co-operative. In his spare time at home in Wolfville, Chris writes on the web at bitdepth.org, podcasts at badmetaphor.com, shares photos on Flickr, and microblogs on Twitter and Tumblr.
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