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?
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.
"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
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(with much thanks to 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.
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
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!)
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
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.
- K12 Handheldspresent