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I tried to remix Gobo friend rescue as a platform game.  Fun, but still not happy with the way Gobo interacts with the platforms.
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Phew.  Think I am done week 1.  Here are links to my Design Notebook http://bit.ly/ccowdesignnotebook and About Me Project
Oh Noes! Scratch project cannot display. Flash player is disabled or missing. Get Adobe Flash player. Notes and Credits. Shared on: 4 Jun 2013 Last modified: 10 Jun 2013. Favorite this project 0. Love this project 0. Share project on other websites Share to. Total views 5. View the remix tree 1 ...
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That is a great story...isn't it always the way "fun learning" works?
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I've been thinking a lot about the steep learning curve a MOOC poses for anyone that isn't already a networked learner, and wondering whether some possible things that might help could be:
1) Some sort of skills bootcamp model like they use in flat classroom projects: http://helps.flatclassroomproject.org/Bootcamps
2) A way for people to find other participants struggling with the same stuff (in my own personal learning journey finding other educators that were having the same difficulties and working through these together was very empowering).  I also just came across this blog post about badges, and wondered whether there was a place for badges in a MOOC environment? http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/badges-gaming-and-digital-media/
12043294 41. 77841034 home; 77843818 A Week in the Life Elementary Flat Classroom® Project Guidelines; 78074776 Adding Students to the Wiki; 77843830 ASB Unplugged; 97257848 Bootcamps; 96601074 Citati...
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That sounds awesome - sent an email to Marc Young and Steve Anthony - do you think BC Independent Schools would consider it?

Whatever happens - it's a step int he right direction :)
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Anyone feel like adding a new background to my Pass It On project?  Where should we ski?
In this project I tried to write code that was modular and easy to modify. To add a new scene all you have to do is upload and resize a new background. Duplicate the code on sprites 1 and 2 and set it to start when a new message is broadcast. The only other block that could be changed is the ...
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Thanks.  I had fun making it.  Might have ignored a few other things I probably should have been doing :-)
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I am trying to make part of a sprite transparent in Scratch 2.0.  In 1.4 I could do this by using the erase tool or choosing the transparent colour palette and painting it on, but I can't seem to find either of these tools in the online version.  Can anyone help?  What am I missing?
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Good information to have.  Thanks +Karen Vitek and +Phil Macoun  for bringing up the question in the first place.
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+Benjamin Wilkoff suggested I post this question to the group:

'What is the value of content expertise (especially in Math and Science) in a connected learning model?'

My first attempt to answer it can be found here: http://macoun.edublogs.org/2013/01/29/where-does-content-live-in-connected-learning/

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In the vlog I posted below I finish by stating that I think we can't just forget about content and the value of content expertise, we need to figure out what role it plays in a connected learning envi...
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I'm gonna pull in a comment that +Phil Macoun made on the blog post itself. 

Yes, we should be defining what an "expert learner" is within #etmooc . Sounds like a great topic for a vlog/blog post. What does it mean to be an Expert Learner? What does it mean to excel at learning? 
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Hi everyone.  I've had to step back from Flat Classroom projects this year, but am still lurking in the background :-)
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I am a math and technology teacher who has just recently taken on the task of supporting the teachers at my school as they start to try and use web 2.0 tools in their classrooms.  Up to now my interest in these new tools has been limited to figuring out how they work and how I can use them in my classroom.  This year, however, I have been thinking more and more about the bigger picture and asking myself bigger questions about how these tools are affecting WHAT we should be teaching and HOW we should be teaching.

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