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2015 MC #6 Geolocate your space  - 
 
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Well, I still have a lot to learn about sound recording, but take a few minutes, close your eyes, and enjoy these sounds from the Coronado National Forest.
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Great questions. DS106 began as a digital storytelling class, taught both f2f and as a (not really massive) MOOC. Over time, it's grown into a community. The Daily Create is a component I participate in, and most of my posts here relate to that.

So that's my take. Other #ds106 folks want to chime in?
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The next two TTT shows will be to discuss this book: Wed., Aug. 5 + 12 at 6pm PT/9pm ET.
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So this afternoon I spent some time in our national forest. It's close by, and I visit it often. But today I decided on a different perspective. Rather than take my camera, I took only an audio recording device.

The most exciting thing is that for the first time ever, I saw a pair of Montezuma quails. They are the rarest of the three kinds of quails here (the other two of which I see daily). I am not really a birdwatcher, but I was thrilled! (Of course, I didn't have a camera.)

I'll hopefully soon be posting a soundscape of what I heard.
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So despite having a good recorder, my recording skills apparently need some work. Ah, a learning opportunity. Still working on it...
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Have you been thinking about doing any DS106 Daily Creates? Today might be the day! It's our #cowremix  

And if you post to flickr with the tag tdc1297, it will go into the compilation at http://tdc.ds106.us/
Karen wants us to remix this cow. Use this hashtag #cowremix so she can collect the results. Wanna know why? Why not? Ask Karen for more information @kfasimpaur. Upload your photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1297. Submitted by Karen Fasimpaur · ← Previous Assignment • ...
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As a community, we here at CLMOOC are a great story of connections, aren't we? And my friend +Alan Levine is looking for just such stories to add to a piece he's doing for the K12 Online Conference this year.

Perhaps some of you might want to contribute:
http://cogdogblog.com/2015/07/21/call-for-stories/
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2015 MC #6 Geolocate your space  - 
 
Did you know there are over 80 million acres of federal public land in the U.S.? And that's not counting BLM land (over 240 million acres more) and a lot of other state and local land.
www.k12opened.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Acresum14CY.pdf

Where is your closest public land?

If you're not from the U.S., how is public land designated or managed where you live?
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I am actually living in a town that is designated National Park land in upper Michigan for these two weeks. So every time I step out my front door I am literally stepping into a National Park. How is that for #findyourpark  week? :D
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2015 MC #6 Geolocate your space  - 
 
As you reflect on geolocating your space, you might add your examples to the Make Bank.

+Deanna Mascle did, and we appreciate it!
In this make that was a part of CLMOOC 2015, we invite you to get out of the house. That’s right. Power down that laptop, grab your sneakers or walking shoes, and head on out into the Great Outdoor...
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Thanks, Wendy!
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Did you all see +anna cow 's post on how to change the color and shape of a pin on our geolocating map? Lots of other goodness at her blog too!

https://annacow.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/change-color-and-shape-of-the-clmooc-map-pin/
In the 2015 clmooc map is a list of names and pins. Some pins are colored or have different shapes. How could you do that? Move your mouse in the list and you will see a tiny image after the name o...
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Yep. Individualizing the pins is great.
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Great writing, Fred.

As a child, I was often to be found carefully moving large numbers of worms from the puddles when it rained to the grass, so that they wouldn't become those little dried worm remains on the hot concretes.

Now, living in the desert, I celebrate every time I find a worm in the garden beds. And there are many!
My mind is wandering, and there are so many interesting and curious things to notice as the #CLMOOC meanders into a a 5th Make Cycle, Stories and Spaces. This is sort of that, in its way, more on my lifelong love affair with ...
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How about a cameo appearance in the K12 Online Conference 2015?

+Alan Levine  wants your stories of connection!

http://cogdogblog.com/2015/07/21/call-for-stories/
It's time to croon again. I am slated as a keynote for the 2015 K12 Online Conference in the "Connection Stories" track. So it was an easy yes to do a new round of True Stories of Open Sharing, wit...
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Here it is -- the last Make Cycle #6: Geolocate your space!

http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/2015/07/27/make-cycle-6-geolocate-your-space/
(Created by teachers in the Western Massachusetts Writing Project 2015 Summer Institute, as part of a writing workshop presentation) So, here we are … the last Make Cycle of the 2015 CLMOOC (save t...
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I'm a runner/hiker, so most of my exploration is on my feet. When I plan to do "real" photography, I take my time. Lately, though, my phone has sen more action than my camera. Chattahoochee River & Kennesaw National Battlefield (Civil War) are the two I visit most. This week I am looking for more natural history at Arabia Mountain. And I'll have my camera!
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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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