Category Archives: Collaboration

Protest Music – Online Interviews

This is a post to show the teachers working on the Protest Music project how we might get parents, students and other interested parties to give responses to the songs selected by the students. The students would select the song, … Continue reading

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Kickstarter and Solutionaries

If you haven’t seen Kickstarter, it’s a great example of the kind of “Solutionaries” that Zoe Weil talked about in her TED talk.  It’s also a great example  of how collaborative media is making things possible that used to be done through large grantors and big business.  It’s … Continue reading

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ChicagoQuest – Game Design for Teaching & Learning

Saw this link about ChicagoQuest at Buffy Hamilton’s Unquiet Commonplace Book: Where Gaming Rules … Things I like about ChicagoQuest’s curriculum: 1.  No grades – students are given feedback on their level on a range from “novice” to “master of … Continue reading

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Role-Play Gaming and Our Learning Paradigm

This weekend I did some role-play gaming with friends and decided to step back a little and study how the process of gaming provides opportunities to acquire Knowledge(content), Skills and practice Habits of Mind. Note: GM stands for “Game Master” – the … Continue reading

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Reflections from ASCD

Jing of a short sharing presentation I gave at my school, after attending ASCD 2011:

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A “Glorious Disaster”

So, in (7th Grade) Media Literacy last time, we tried a “backchannel” experiment. The theme for the day was “What is beauty?” – we normally look at pictures of photoshopped models and products, talk about who defines what beauty is … Continue reading

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Lessons from the “Infowhelm”

This summer I have heard a lot of very honest voices speaking about their frustration with how much there is to the Internet, to Web 2.0, to technology, to the information explosion, and how we will ever have the time … Continue reading

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