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Chad Sansing
Works at Staunton City Schools
Attended Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Lived in Waynesboro, Virginia
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Just used good-guy Prism to mark up this pice on the "CoLaboratory" shared by +TERRY ELLIOTT - join in the crowd-sourced interpretation and visualization around equity, production, and social connection.
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And, of course, what happens with aggregated data?
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Make Cycle 2: Toy Hack  - 
 
Awesome Thimble animated postcard template by +Kim Wilkens, I believe, via +Melissa Techman:

https://techkim.makes.org/thimble/postcard-for-a-friend

And the obligatory dinosaur and laser beam version from me:

https://chadsansing.makes.org/thimble/postcard-from-chadland

Won't you help the laser-dinosaurs join #clmooc ?

#toyhack  
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Now I'm picturing dinosaurs in skinny jeans and black, square-frame glasses...A lot different from The Land Before Time and We're Back dinosaurs that I love so much.
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Make Cycle 4: Reflections  - 
 
With thanks to +Sara Green, +Melissa Techman, +Kim Wilkens,  +Daniel Bassill, & +Bart Miller, et al., here is my #F5F  for Make Cycle 4. Hack it.

Might be some familiar faces in the background - I was going for a #teachtheweb  feel.
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+Chad Sansing thanks for including me and shining light on the term "maptivism". 
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Make Cycle 4: Credos  - 
 
+Sara Green made a very cool "Tube Map Me" for Make Cycle 3. Using PowerPoint (I believe), she composed her own underground map using lines and stations that represent her life. You can see her map here:

https://plus.google.com/112747233242371436143/posts/appTdVsMsKQ

In the #clmooc  spirit of makes, remixes, remixed makes, and extended make cycles, I rebuilt her map in Thimble and made the title, line names, and station names customizeable in the editor.

Building this template reminded me of how remix can be a rigorous, enaging way to unpack, consider, and appreciate others' work. I could imagine the work and decision-making that Sara put into her make as I tried to approximate it.

And now, for fans of digital "make-with-me" opportunities, here is a customizeable, 8-line, 56-station tube map you can turn into a learning walk map, a story, a credo - anything you can imagine mapping to the underground Sara created. You can delete anything you don't use or remix further in any way you'd like - have at it!
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Chad Sansing was in a video call with 8 people. #hangoutsonairMelissa Techman, Kim Wilkens, Laura Hilliger, Chris Lawrence, Paul Oh, Anna Smith, TERRY ELLIOTT, and C Foote
#clmooc Reflect-with-Me: Building Bridges to Sustain Communities
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Make Cycle 5: Reflecting  - 
 
Remix this "Postcard for a Friend" (by +Kim Wilkens) as a quick letter home from Camp #clmooc  reflecting on something you've learned!
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Nice - I like "particle rumba."
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Make Cycle 4: Reflections  - 
 
Coming out of current events and my credo, an invitation to work together with our kids on writing, coding, and connecting this year. All are welcome to share, use, remix, or contribute. 
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Awesome make -
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Make Cycle 4: Reflections  - 
 
Here is a write-up of my experience with "good-guy" Prism this week. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to participate or check out the app!
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Happy to be of service - have fun playing around with this stuff!
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Make Cycle 4: Credos  - 
 
A quick reminder and invitation: you can help me interpret my credo against the connected learning principles by using good-guy Prism, an open tool for crowd-sourced reading not at all affiliated with the NSA.

Check it out and please do pitch in if you can. I'll write a post about the results shortly.  I'm looking forward to using the tool in middle school language arts classes this fall, as well.
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I like. The simplicity of this lures me back in after a need to simplify life week.
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Middle school language arts teacher
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  • Staunton City Schools
    Teacher, 2013 - present
    6-8 language arts teacher at Shelburne Middle School
  • Albemarle County Public Schools
    Teacher, 2001 - 2013
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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I teach for the users. Opinions are mine; content is ours.
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I teach humanities and project-based learning at an arts-infused, literacy-focused charter school for non-traditional middle school learners. I blog about transforming classroom practice at Classroots.orgCoöp Catalyst, Democratizing Composition, and Flying Schools. As a Teacher Consultant and Connected Learning Ambassador, I contribute to the National Writing Project's (NWP) Digital Is website on new media composition in schools and youth programming. I have just started contributing to Common Sense Media. I am mostly concerned with helping kids become makers - online and off - through my teaching and through work with NWP and organizations like the Mozilla Foundation and its Webmaker project. 
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I once saw Jeff Mangum play live.
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  • Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
    MT in English Education, 1999 - 2001
  • Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University
    English & Spanish, 1996 - 1999
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@chadsansing, @flyingschools