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#CLMOOC Make with Me - Tuesday, June 30 at 7p ET/4p PT/11pm UTC live streamed with a synchronous chat at http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/jump-in/live/. This session will also be recorded so you can watch the archive later.
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I really enjoyed our twitter chat last night. As I said, I think twitter (chat and in general) are great springboards for more in-depth writing (blogs and otherwise).

So here are a few prompts that I'm thinking about from our conversation. (Thanks to all who helped frame these.) Please also add your own prompts in the comments here and/or links to your writings! #reflections
 
·  Who first invited you to #clmooc  how does that relationship/context shape your experience?
                                                                   
·  What things do we include in traditional introductions? What categories might be substituted in an 'untro'?

·  How do your multiple identities overlap or conflict?

·  How do we create the most inclusive frame for all in #clmooc? How can #equity and broader participation be advanced? What are the tensions between meeting people where they are vs. advocating for change as we seek #equity and broader participation?
 
· What questions have arisen as a result of your making and interacting this week?
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Some of these were tweet chat questions; others came out of the discussion.

And yes, a part of the idea of posting these afterward was to give folks a way to reflect with more time and space for thought.
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So this was too long to condense for twitter...

"I also got rid of my dual lives, my personal life and my business life. Instead, I chose to have only one life so people could like me for who I really am."

- Rob Greenfield

An unmake of identity that I can really relate to
100’s of people have asked me why I’m barefoot. Here’s my story of how the shoes came off and why they’ve stayed off.
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My pattern has tended to be first to separate and then gradually to get rid of the less important/desirable identities.
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Now announcing Make Cycle #1 - Unmake an Introduction

(Should be in your email as well!)
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Make Cycle One! Make Cycle One who? Make Cycle One-who (want to) welcome you! CLMOOC is this giant virtual makerspace where we can hang out, mess around and geek out, lea...
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Looks good. Trying to figure out how to break myself online. :)
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It's beginning -- Welcome to CLMOOC 2015!

(You should also be receiving these newsletter announcements by email. If not, make sure to sign up at http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/. We'll also cross-post here and on Twitter though just to make sure!)
Welcome to CLMOOC! We are very excited to be here with you and are looking forward to making, playing, connecting, and learning with you at different points throughout the next six weeks. You are t...
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Tonight on TTT at 6pm PT/9pm ET, we'll be exploring what happens when we try to map self-directed inquiry, using a consultancy protocol and the work of Paul Allison.

Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
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#photography   #challenge   #nwpianthology   #sky
(with much thanks to +Kim Douillard for doing these each week; I always look forward to seeing what you've come up with and thinking about what I might do with your prompt!)

Monsoons have just arrived here. (Did you know there was a monsoon season anywhere in America? I didn't before I moved here.)

This is big fun for us. Billowy clouds build up over the mountains during the hot, sunny days, gradually darkening and getting more ominous, and then bursting into violent thunderstorms in the evenings. Sometimes drenching us with torrential rains; other times surrounding us with rain seeming to be everywhere but on our little piece of land.

It's an adventure every day to see what happens. One of my favorite times of year here.
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TTT tonight at 6pm PT/9pm ET at www.edtechtalk.com/ttt
 
+Jessica Forbes, +Dawn Reed, +Sheri Edwards, +Karen Fasimpaur, and +Paul Allison invite you to join them on this week's Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, June 24th at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific.

The five of us (along with you if you are available) plan a work session where we take a look at building online. blended curriculum for our students -- with the expressed purpose of helping them to join together around common projects, texts, issues, and questions this coming year.

Last week, on TTT https://youtu.be/g3sFmVBK8Fk  , we took a look at http://youthvoices.net/dasani and this plan: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1f76VZRYBNNmP6prOvuMPxT5OVT12XbRNZlPUlMjg5EA/pub 

This week on TTT we will continuing that conversation, about building curriculum that allows for or nurtures self-directed inquiry. We'll start with how we use questions and we'll look specifically at how we develop missions on Youth Voices. http://youthvoices.net/missions

If you've wanted to know more about how Youth Voices works, this might b a great time for you to join us on on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt - Wednesday, June 24th at 9PM ET/6PM PT

Sheri Edwards will be joining us to talk about how she integrated ideas from the Right Question Institute, which helped her to "frame our projects with student questions and focus projects." She writes:

"It helped with engagement and making the project 'theirs' and not 'mine.' For some, I needed to add more structure/timeline. Others did well creating their own. Here's one of our projects: Native Worlds https://docs.google.com/document/d/10L_QLi3EiYf82cGP2qvfa8knq2E8XZkyvzch-DdJU7Y/edit?usp=sharing

Here's the Right Question resources that got her started: http://rightquestion.org/educators/resources/

We will also be joined by Jesse Forbes https://sites.google.com/site/ohighmsforbes/11th-grade and Dawn Reed whose students have been doing great work on Youth Voices this year!

We are planning to have a work session where we all learn more about building and sharing curriculum together and facilitating our students meeting on Youth Voices.

Please join us on TTT this Wednesday at 9 PM ET/6PM PT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
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If you are unmaking your introduction for #clmooc, you can post your example in the make bank here: http://clmoocmb.educatorinnovator.org/2014/assignments/unmake-an-introduction-2015-make-cycle-1/

Our "make bank" is a collection of "make" projects from this year and previous years.

You can also post completely different "makes" here.

("Makes" are project ideas. "Examples" under "makes" are instances of a project, and "tutorials" are directions on how to do something related to the "make." Whew - make sense? If not, let us know!)
What’s the first thing you usually do when you enter a room of folks with some familiar and unfamiliar faces—you introduce yourself, right? So let’s unravel “the introduction” to dive into the Conn...
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Greetings, everyone. I'm karen. I love woodworking, gardening, and food.

Here's a little something I'm working on now. (It's a prototype for a larger wall painting.)

Let's all take a moment to think about peace, kindness, and connections in the light of tragedies this week. #charlestonshooting
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My name is Karen. I am a writer (and NaNo enthusiast), educator, open ed evangelist, and carpenter.

I have a keen interest in the area of open educational resources, particularly in elementary and secondary education (K-12).

Currently, I run a small educational technology company that works with mobile technology integration in schools. I also run the K12 Open Ed web site and am co-founder of the Kids Open Dictioanry. I have worked in education, including software and textbook publishing, for over 15 years. I have also lived overseas in Africa.

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