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My Introduction to Connected Learning

Earlier this spring (2015) I applied for and received the Gladys Smith Scholarship for 3 graduate credits at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  The course is titled:  “Culturally Relevant Teaching and Technology.”  Not entirely sure what I was getting into, it was a bit surprising to see the syllabus and the work-load…clearly it’s been a while since I’ve been in school!   184 more words

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Re(MEdia)ted Re(media)tion #clmooc

So, I re(MEdia)ted my last post in to a video. I also altered the title because of some of the choices I made along the way. 265 more words


A Video Conference that was “SHINING”

Harper Collin’s Jacquie Barton facilitated, Abdi Aden the author of “SHINING, The Story of a Lucky Man”  video conference with schools across Victoria and NSW about his journey as a young refugee. 349 more words

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What exactly is youth "engagement"?

Just read this post on NextThought.com–What do we talk about when we talk about student engagement? This “connected learning” blog is launching a four-part conversation with educators about the meaning of “engagement”. 74 more words

How do you create the need to know?

Supporting children to find meaning in their academic efforts could be a key to their internal motivation.

How original to connect learning to children’s interests to generate their own need to know. 294 more words


Good Morning #clmooc

The traffic on familiar channels lured me into #clmooc today. I read through the Google + Community, the participant map and the Facebook group, among other explorations as I endeavored to orient myself and thought about how I might engage. 485 more words


Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Rooted in George Siemens’ and Stephen Downes’ theory of connectivism (2005), a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a tool and strategy for individuals to learn from the people and resources around them. 537 more words