Two weeks from today on Saturday, September 14, 2019, Storychasers will host a 1 day conference in Oklahoma City focused on podcasting. I’ll be sharing the opening keynote, inspired by the musical “Hamilton,” titled, “Who Tells Your Story?” Registration is just $25 via EventBrite, and includes both lunch and a tshirt. What […]
When someone invites me in, I often jump. So it is with Ian, who is running a university course called Revolutionary Poets Society, and the name caught my attention when he began sharing it out via Twitter. I’m going to poke around, from out here in the open (Ian will have students in his classroom, […]
I’ve had a few requests for the latest PDF of Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, so I’ve put it here.
Our new office is up @davidsonlibrary, at whit’s @sundilu and I were told we looked like famous people that were “too big” for this town, and I got photobombed by my awesome colleague this #tiedayfriday
I’m not a huge badge fan, even though I see the potential. I’ve used Mozilla’s Open Badges over the years to gather together different online badges that either I have earned or created (mostly via CLMOOC but also, in the early days of Thimble and Web Maker, etc.). This week, I received a notice that […]
Can you believe this is yet another blog post about SPLOTs? Has anyone stuck a fork in them yet? Not me. I’m considering a rather major change which ultimately make them less complex to set up. This is all about the need for them to use a secret authoring account that the user never sees. […]
Mya Goldberg’s latest novel, feast your eyes, is non-traditionally told, just how I like my novels. Her fictional exploration of a single mother photographer and her daughter is narrated through the text and journals of a photography exhibit that the daughter has put together for her dead mother, so the text of this book is […]
Tomorrow I’m co-teaching with one of our high school history teachers, who is asking her students to create a colonial era podcast. Among other possibilities, students may choose to role play interviews about historical events, include sponsorships from historically appropriate businesses, and/or produce a more documentary-style audio recording. I’m excited to see the students’ creativity […]
I took photos throughout my chemo/immunotherapy treatment, to document my reactions and the view from the poison room. Photos generates a decent slideshow (complete with Generic Copyright-takedown-avoiding Sountrack #1)1 I spent a few weeks back in 1997 building a similar video with photos from our wedding, in Macromedia Director and then output to VHS to […]
The future of education is technological. Necessarily so.
Or that’s what the proponents of ed-tech would want you to believe. In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of…
A. SummaryThis data analysis looks at conversations on Twitter about Ilhan Omar that occurred in June, July, and August. Specifically, this analysis examines 4 spikes in conversation on Twitter, and looks at the accounts partipating in each sp…
Last week I had a bit of free time and started looking for a way to add the Reclaim Hosting brand to the support ticket notifications that are sent out to users when they put in a request. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s what the support notification used to look like when a user put in a ticket to email@example.com: Before: In short, my goals…
In our CLMOOC community, we periodically send postcards to each other as a way to stay connected on paper, with a stamp, and mailbox delivery. Some of us do it more frequently than others, and I have lapsed a bit on getting postcards out the door. (See a post I wrote about why we do […]
Jeff Huang compiled a very long list of “Best Paper Award” winning papers in various computer science disciplines. Lots of interesting papers in there… Awesome.
This blogpost is way overdue. I have been back for a few days from an exhilarating few days in Cape Town. For the slides and talks from my UCT visit and the conference, see this page on my blog. But … Continue reading →
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They made everything easy for me, from entrance to this world right up to today, the single day I can mark their exit. Today in 2001 Dad took his last breath in hospice, the cancer winning the battle [for what?]. Today in 2011 Mom too, maybe her missing him that much, hers an unanticipated heart […]
For the first decade of the modern open education movement (1998 – 2007), the distinguishing feature of our work – the thing we cared most about and talked most about – was the open licensing we applied to educational materials. MIT OCW, Rice’s Connexions, my group at USU, and others applied the new Creative Commons […]