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    Wrapping it Up – Final ILP

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    Embarking on an independent learning project was both difficult and rewarding. I was able to learn a topic that interests me and about myself and how I learn.  As I’m sure you know, the topic of my ILP was American Sign Language something I hope will be useful to me …

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    Creating Visuals

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    Visuals are a great way to make things interesting and attract a persons attention. Often when we speak in a public setting or present anything we use visuals to enhance our presentation and keep it interesting. Creating a visual for my independent learning project was tough because I did not …

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    Let’s Get Digital

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    Podcasts are a great source of information and are easily accessible. They range from topics such as education and health all the way to pop culture and entertainment.  I have always been a fan of podcasts, but have only ever listened to podcasts about pop culture. I had never even …

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    Practice makes Perfect – ILP 7

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    Weekly Check-In

    This week, I continued to practice ASl throughout the week and on my free time. I am starting to get better but I am not completely satisfied with where I am just yet. I still have lots of room for practice and improvement. One of my biggest issues …

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    Digital Mindfulness

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    The issue of technology taking over our lives has been a topic of debate for as long as I can remember. I am only 20 but I still remember the times of dial-up internet and how I would spend countless hours on AOL Instant Messanger or instant messaging with complete …

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    A Brief History Lesson – ILP 6

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    This week for my independent learning project I decided to venture back into the past and learn a little more about the history of American Sign Language. As I’ve been practicing the last couple of weeks, I realized I knew very little about the history of ASL and how it …

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    Digital Activism

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    There is so much that goes into digital activism that I am finding it difficult to find a place to start. The internet can be both a wonderful and a terrible place. There are many people who use it for good but there are those who use it as a …

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    What Can You Find?

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    Googling yourself can be a fun activity and was probably a favorite passtime when we were younger. I remember always googling myself and my friend and being so excited when we were able to find pictures and facebook pages. I have now learned being able to find these things so …

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    Understanding Digital Citizenship

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    PHOTO CC – By: Nadar

    Digital Citizenship is something that has been engraved into our brains since as long as I can remember. We are constantly reminded that we must be good digital citizens and if we can’t, we have no business being online. We are constantly reminded of our …

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    Digital Literacy Class Reflection

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    Initial Reaction:

    When I initially signed up for this course I thought it was just another reading class that used technology! It was on my required course material, and really thinking about it now, I never really read the course description because it was required anyways!  I soon found of …

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    New Game Plan! – ILP 5

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    What was that sign again?

    Relearning sign langue has proved to be much harder than I anticipated! I personally feel like I am not advancing the way I should be and am not making the most of this learning opportunity! I decided its time for me to change things and …

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    What is ds106?

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    ds106 is an online course open to all who choose to participate. When I initially started looking into it I was both confused and intrigued. I had never heard of ds106 before, but it seemed extremely popular and had been going on for quite a while. It combines digital storytelling …

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    Inquiry-Based Learning

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    What is Inquiry-Based Learning?

    Inquiry-based learning is where students are in charge of their own learning and are given the opportunity to ask burning questions they’ve always wondered about. However, inquiry-based learning should spark the curiosity of students and allow students the opportunity to ask questions they are interested in …

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    ASL Learning – ILP 4

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    Considering my mistake last week, I decided to take it slow this week and go back a couple of units, but also branch out and look for other resources to help my learning. I went back and reviewed the vocab words and phrases on the StartASL website from the previous …

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    Learning from Others – PLN

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    Photo CC – By: Pavlina Rupova

    A PLN or a personal learning network is “making connections and building personal relationships with teachers, school administrators, university professors, and experts around the world”. That is according to the 9 step article by Teacher Challenges I read about personal learning networks. I took …

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    Taking it Slow – ILP 3

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    Photo CC – By: Dagmar Onasis

    Trying to relearn sign langue has proven to be a greater challenge than I anticipated. I want to share with you my successes, failers, and the mistakes I’ve made in the past week as I am attempting to learn sign language. One of the …

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    I Like This! – Passion Based Learning

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    PHOTO CC – By: Alan Levine

    The idea of passion based learning is taking a students interest and allowing them to use it to learn better. Exploring a students interest will ensure they are motivated, engaged, and interested. These are three important aspects of learning in my opinion. If a …

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    Let’s Begin! – ILP2

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    Photo CC: By – Daveynin

    Embarking on the journey to relearn sign language has already been quite enjoyable. I have done a significant amount of research and have gathered multiple resources to help me as I continue this journey. I mentioned in my last post that I found a great …

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    Gangland Daughter to Teacher

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    Selecting a Ted Talk to discuss proved to be much more difficult than I anticipated. I have watched many Ted Talks in my life and often enjoy listening to the speakers. I automatically began thinking about talks I have already watched but decided to find a new one to …

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    Relearning Sign Language – ILP 1

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    PHOTO CC – By: WerbeFabrik

    After reading the syllabus I went back and forth with what I wanted to do for my independent learning project. I considered graphic design, sign language, and calligraphy. These are all things I have an interest in and I think would be beneficial for my …

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    Let’s Change the way we View Education

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    Photo CC – By: Hugh Guill

    When I think of the word education, I picture many students sitting in front of a teacher dozing off as they lecture. This is the image many people associate with education because we imagine school as the tradition 7 hour day with teachers constantly …

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