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Minds on fire-  I related the info I read with my own experience.  Technology and tools to learn and teach are resources we have to consider today. The sites mentioned on the article such as Terra Incognita project, digital studyHall, teaching and learning commons, Decameron, and more are new for me. 
I am interested in doing a research project using instructional technology and after reading "minds on fire" my mind changed and thought many things that could be applied or used for my project.  I am an amateur on technology and that is why I am taking this online course.  I will check the sites and later I will share my points of view.
Technology evolves every day and we need to be updated  if we want to continue contributing for a better education.  Many students drop school because of lack of sufficient funds and this e-science and e-humanities may be another alternative for them.  The important thing here is to share this information with them and others to let them know about it.
Definitely, learning creative learning is a tool where we can learn from other professionals, articles, lectures, and so on.  Community learning is good to me.
My students who read some of the articles I share with them in my English classes, gave very positive comments and started reflecting on the use of technology and the importance to use it as soon as possible as an extensive resource for learning. Ocultar esta publicaciónOcultar esta publicación

Motivation and persistance. Session 8.
Learning English has been a great challenge for me. I feel really motivated because I want to study a PhD program in applied linguistics and one of the requirements is that I need a GRE exam with specific scores to be accepted in the program.  I have tried the exam twice and I have not obtained the scores required.  However, I continue lookinf for alternatives to improve my English using different resources.  Being enrolled in this experiment may contribute to develop writing, reading, and listening skills.  I am taking another course called CPE in a formal context with an excellent teacher, but I have realized that my level doesn´t improve a lot, or at least I do not notice it. Everyday I think that I do not really know much and that contributes to continue  seeking for other resources that can help me to develop my English proficiency.
I have looked for on line sites to practice tests such as IELTS, CAE, TOEFL and FCE apart from the CDs of practice tests sent to me when applying for those tests.  I have made copies of literature books, GRE book preparation for the exam, I have teach strategies to improve reading and listening,  practice tests on paper with answerkeys at the end of them to give myself feedback, etc.  I have learned a lot, but I have not obtained the scores needed. 
I applied twice to  a USA university and I was not accepted.  Now, I am applying to UK universities because If I continue trying I consider that one day not very far from today I will receive good news and I will be able to start my PhD studies.
Being a better professional and a better person is something I look forward to achieving in the meantime, but also to have a better salary and to have a full time job with all the benefits that a worker should have. 
I would like to say many other things that have motivated me to continue 
  looking to achieve this goal. For instance,  my friends, and more than anything else my family and my gains to be a well know Dr in applied linguistics so my son and my family feel proud of me and I can be an example to follow by others who think that dreams are not possible.
Dreams come true when you are persistent, motivated, .....

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Regarding Session 6, it was reset to today via the Candy site. The video is now available: Learning Creative Learning - Session 6 - Social Creativity. NEXT MONDAY: No class. NEXT CLASS: April 1st.

Interesting topic: Where do experts fit into Communities, and how can communities be layered? I thought of San Jose State, which uses MIT/Harvard EDX MOOC for various lectures. Students then go to class for discussions and lab equipment. Some of our local elementary schools in the Silicon Valley are doing the same thing with Khan Academy. It allows homework to be done in class, so the teacher can actually work with students-- Object Oriented Learning. 

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Was anyone in 404 able to connect to the session this morning? There were many technical problems.

GNEncyclopedia- It is fair to share knowledge and do not limit the access  to it. I have used different on line resources and they have been free. However sometimes when I need a specific article for my classes or for a research project I have realized that they have a price. The main reason may be that researchers have spent and inverted time and money to achieve their goals.
If there is a possibility to share knowledge with this universal encyclopedia I would like to contribute providing some of my personal experiences when teaching. I know that we also learn when sharing our knowledge to others and when receiving feedback from them.
It would be great for me to have access to lectures, articles, plans, etc. related to applied linguistics that will be benefitial for my students, my classes, and my colleagues.
 Learning Creative learning is great because I feel motivated to continue reading and trying to take at some point something new that can contribute for my professional development and be a better instructor for my students.

Minds on fire-  I related the info I read with my own experience.  Technology and tools to learn and teach are resources we have to consider today. The sites mentioned on the article such as Terra Incognita project, digital studyHall, teaching and learning commons, Decameron, and more are new for me. 
I am interested in doing a research project using instructional technology and after reading "minds on fire" my mind changed and thought many things that could be applied or used for my project.  I am an amateur on technology and that is why I am taking this online course.  I will check the sites and later I will share my points of view.
Technology evolves every day and we need to be updated  if we want to continue contributing for a better education.  Many students drop school because of lack of sufficient funds and this e-science and e-humanities may be another alternative for them.  The important thing here is to share this information with them and others to let them know about it.
Definitely, learning creative learning is a tool where we can learn from other professionals, articles, lectures, and so on.  Community learning is good to me.
My students who read some of the articles I share with them in my English classes, gave very positive comments and started reflecting on the use of technology and the importance to use it as soon as possible as an extensive resource for learning. 

How many 404ers viewed the live broadcast on March 11? Please reply if you were among those who did.

I am anxious to talk about big versus powerful ideas. Many rift points in session 4.
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