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Google Education Groups

There’s an exciting thing in the Google World — Google Educator Groups [GEG ] in each state. We’ve even got one in Washington State: GEG WA   I just watched the recording of our first virtual meetup, hosted by +Justin…

#clmooc teach writers

br /> Please read this important post by Kim Douillard: https://thinkingthroughmylens.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/a-burr-in-your-sock/ I’m thinking about these powerful words Kim wrote “I worry about who in our schools gets the most formulaic writing. Why are our English learners, our students of color,…

#clmooc Adjacent Possible and Embodied Learning

Adjacent Possible, Embodied Learning,  and Verbal Learning: Connected Learning Principles and Values  Reflection inspired by Terry Elliott Note: Connected Learning Principles ConnectedLearning_report.pdf. (n.d.). Retrieved July 7, 2014, from http://dmlhub.net/sites/default/files/ConnectedLearning_report.pdf Interest Powered “When a subject is personally interesting and relevant, learners achieve…

#clmooc Play Revision

REVISING a Blog I Started Last Year Revision Steps — ideas so far 1.  Starting: A reflection and revision of my work last year in the post: Play is the Game 2. Adding Meme Activities to Connect2Learn Blog a. Memes…

#clmooc Play is the game

Play / Collaboration Play is the game, and collaboration is the strategy. Mindshift’s Jordan Shapiro article reiterates this: Play is useful because it simulates real life experience — physical, emotional, and/or intellectual — in a safe, iterative and social environment, not…

#clmooc #blogamonth Learning Walk

Gami Link Sharpen The Saw Principal Jessica Johnson explains how she will read and attend conferences, reminding us to Sharpen Our Saws by quoting Steven Covey: Sharpening the saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have – you !…

#clmooc How To Be Me Guide

  Brainstorm Creating a How To Guide seemed daunting, but Chris Butts’s guide mentioned the word recipe, so that become my organizational structure. Since this will be public and sharable, I thought I’d create a more generic image of my…

Whose image is it?

I love poster images and inspirational quotes. Sometimes they just make my day or encourage me to keep going. Images create emotional responses and so are a powerful addition to our communications. But whose images do we use? I favorited…