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An inexpensive teleprompter for your classroom

The free, 2015 K12 Online Conference began earlier this week with a keynote from Alan Levine (aka cogdog) entitled “Ordinary/Amazing Stories of Connection”. Needless-to-say Alan’s keynote was the catalyst that helped me move further along my learning journey. About a … Continue reading

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How will your students pay tribute to you?

With a new school year just beginning, I thought I should ask teachers this question. “At the end of this school year, how will your students pay tribute to their experiences in your classroom?” I recently had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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“Petals Around the Rose” – Problem Solving

I believe that problem solving is one of the most important skills that our students can acquire in our classrooms today. In a recent post, entitled “Problem Solving with ‘Aunt Emma’”, I described an engaging activity which helps students look … Continue reading

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The amazing power of 140 characters

With the initial release of Twitter, I couldn’t see how this application could act as an effective way to communicate when each tweet was limited to only 140 characters. Those who have followed my writing over the past three decades … Continue reading

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Engaged Learning Is Authentic Learning

For me DS106 was an amazing learning experience. I enrolled in this free, online Digital Storytelling class, hosted at the University of Mary Washington, in the Spring of 2012. Jim Groom and Alan Levine (aka “cogdog”) were the instructors who … Continue reading

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“Sharing Is Caring” – A story worth re-telling!

Although this tale has already been documented in my earlier posts, this powerful, inspirational story needs to be regularly shared with educators and their students. Alan Levine (aka @cogdog) has challenged DS106 and ETMOOC participants to share “True Stories of … Continue reading

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DS106 – The weeks in review – Jan 1-27/2013

As Sunday midnight fast approaches (perhaps on the West Coast), I find myself documenting and, more importantly, reflecting on the various learning opportunities that I have been engaged in during the first few weeks of the DS106 Spring term for … Continue reading

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DS106 Tasks: You Snooze – You Lose!

I’m having fun learning how to create animated GIFs with frames extracted from digital video. In fact, with practice, and the support and feedback of my DS106 learning community, I think I am getting better! I created this animated GIF … Continue reading

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ETMOOC – Who is Brian Metcalfe?

The Educational Technology and Media MOOC has invited all participants to introduce themselves by stating: We would like you to introduce yourself to #etmooc. Declaring your identity, through letting us know a bit about who you are, will help participants … Continue reading

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DS106 – The week in review – Feb 14-20/2012

As the Sunday midnight chimes strike, I find myself once again documenting the various learning activities that I have been engaged in during this past week. Our focus for this week has been on “Design”. During the past seven days, … Continue reading

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