Reflection

Stories are Frames

  Yesterday I chose my One Word: Story. Everyone has a story. Today, I discovered my friend Helen DeWaard’s One Word: Frames. Frames structure our ideas– they can limit us, support us, or enrich us. Our frames structure our stories…

One Word

One Word. Story. We humans are stories, each of us unique and different, living out our lives according to our plans and obstacles, making life work as best we can. The year 2017 brought immense changes to the country in…

CLmooc Animation

Connected Learning Making Open Online Collaboration [CLmooc] provides options for all participants [you’re invited] to learn and play together around the concepts of connection, communication, and collaboration, whether online or with technology or through the mail, as in postcards. To…

CLmooc Thursday Thoughts

Thanks to everyone in #clmooc for making it still great. Charlene Doland, Lauren Zucker, Ron Leunissen, Susan Watson, Helen DeWaard,Kevin Hodgson, Sarah Honeychurch, Kim Douillard. This Make Cycle 3 is Doodling, with a Twitter Chat todayThursday, August 3 at 7p ET/4p PT/11pm UTC with the…

CLmooc f5f Coloring

CLmooc is an experiment in connected learning, which means that people participate in a peer-supported, interest-powered, production-centered, academically-oriented, and openly-networked community of learners.

#notatiste17 People To Know

Connected Educators Learn and Share in their PLN Today’s #notatiste17 challenge is “Who is one person you continually learn from online?” If you are a connected educator, you couldn’t answer that with one person! If you are entering the connected…

notatiste17 June 24 Passion

What I love about blogging and tweeting in education is the connections and learning and support. We, as connected educators, know the importance of connecting kindly to learn together to better the world. I wasn’t going to #notatiste17 this year, but…

Down Time

Where are you in the recess challenge? Scholastic writes a great review of issues and a history. Before a decision is made, see this NPR program on recess and the brain. As a teacher, I see how breaks in the…

#clmooc Reflection Open and Not

CLmooc is awesome! I am so thankful for another opportunity to learn and grow and share with others who look forward to the possible, however adjacent it may be. Reflection: Some things were different and disappointing, but mostly CLmooc helped…

#clmooc #f5f Stories and Spaces

#f5f #Find Five Friday Cycle 5: Unseen Stories and Invisible Spaces   Powerful questions and discourse occurred with this make, thanks, to KQED and Nick Sousanis, [video] who both helped us step back and step aside to discover perspectives, problems, and possibilities in our virtual and physical spaces, inspiring the need for open and inviting spaces for all our stories, and to protect the opportunities to develop and maintain OUR public spaces.   What five ideas, issues, possibilities  did you uncover  when you stepped aside  from your perspective?   Here are mine to remember: Kevin: But if the Internet is a public domain, or if it should be,…

#clmooc unflattening

Mom had an old book of puzzles. I loved it. These were my favorite; simple sketches that suggested something. What do you think the above image is? Unflattening the world has been part of my life – my mom could…

#clmooc Puzzling

@cogdog @dogtrax @telliowkuwp @Bali_Maha @NomadWarMachine Challenge: using photo as prompt write blog post #clmooc pic.twitter.com/wz31nZS8ZL — Simon Ensor (@sensor63) July 19, 2015 Puzzles are systems, as Steve Wheeler explains in his blog about the above picture sent to him by…

Refresh and #C4C15

  Refreshing this blog after stumbling on the fact that one of my PLN friends, Matthew Brewer, is a Teacher of the Year for Washington State! That’s awesome!  But what’s more important is what that means: it means he has…