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  1. Intrepid Teacher

    Learning 2.011 Presentation

    Originally, I had wanted to write a brief blurb to accompany the presentation I gave at Learning 2.011, but time and crazy preparations have made that difficult. For now, I have included the slides and the brief write up I asked each participant to write, below in this post. I hope to write more about […]
  2. Intrepid Teacher

    Open Canvas

    Hello Ds106ers and the rest of ya too! It has been a while since my Bava Light has been burning at full capacity, but never mind all that- I am here to say that I am back! At least I hope so, I got lost a bit in the shuffle of DS106 Radio and the ...
  3. Intrepid Teacher

    Spinning Flickr Cube

    Found this cool toy, and thought it might be an interesting way to share some photos, tell a story, or just spin your photos. I am thinking up ways to use it, but would love to turn the comments into a brain storm session.
  4. Intrepid Teacher

    Minimalist Movie Poster

    Description: Create a minimalistic poster for a  film, TV series, etc. Look at these awesome examples using the various locations in the original Star Wars trilogy. McMurphy: Which one of you nuts has got any guts? McMurphy: I can’t take it no more. I gotta get outta here. Chief Bromden: I can’t. I just can’t. […]
  5. Intrepid Teacher

    Written In Tunes

    I just finished clearing out my RSS feed, left a few comments, and feel a general sense of “being caught up.” Not quite sure what to do next, I decided to quickly try out a random assignment from #ds106. It looks like this: Write a sentence (preferably somewhat coherent, yet on the nonsensical side), a ...
  6. Intrepid Teacher

    Vulnerable- Stones of Stones

    When you begin to share, really share and mix and blend and mash it all up, you begin to loose the thread. It becomes difficult to remember how everything is connected. Who owns what? Who created which piece of the tapestry becomes less and less important. It is at this moment, knee deep in creation, ...
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    Sometimes it’s the simplest stories that have the most meaningful impact. I outlined the fledging collaborative project that has begun with some SLA students in Zach Chase’s class in Philadelphia in the letter I wrote them.  A look at the comments could prove useful for context of this post. As promised, I have taken the ...
  8. Intrepid Teacher

    Mired In The Age

    To the Students of Zachary Chase in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (Or any other class whose teacher came across this post and wants to participate.) A few days ago I shared, on my blog, the fact that I had finished the first month of a yearlong project in which I would take a photo everyday for a ...
  9. Intrepid Teacher

    Of Course

    Last week, despite the fact that I am juggling way too many personal art projects right now, I decided to push the envelope a bit more. I asked people on Twitter and friends on Facebook to send me requests for songs to cover. I mentioned that I would try to do this once a week. ...
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    I haven’t talked much about my time in Africa on this blog, but just yesterday a friend and former Peace Corps volunteer asked if I could share some pictures, so I dug a few out, finally posted them on Flickr and added some short descriptions. You can watch the slideshow here or go to the ...
  11. Intrepid Teacher

    We Are Echoes and Refections

    Whenever I speak with people about openness and sharing, I feel the need to preface my philosophy by saying, “Well not everyone will feel comfortable sharing as much as I do.”  It is almost as if I am doing something wrong, and to be honest I am not sure if sharing my every thought on ...
  12. Intrepid Teacher

    Far From Home On A Dark Night

    Last week a friend sent me this link to a video of the late night breakdown by one of the pioneers of blogging Justin Hall. I had never heard of him, and still no little about his story. The clip has haunted me for a few days, as I have watched it several times, but ...
  13. Intrepid Teacher

    The Voice We Hear

    Assignment #3 for #ds106 crept up on me, so much so I almost missed it. I will keep the text short and get to the actually product? Assessment? Art? Whatever we are calling it for this course. I think someone was calling it “awesome sauce.” Part A: Readings Tim O’Reilly’s “What is Web 2.0?” Bryan ...
  14. Intrepid Teacher

    Keep The Flow Going

    My mind is on fire. I am in the flow. I can’t stop thinking. My body tingles with learning. I am awash in artistic and intellectual juices. A bit much? Sure, but I am loving this feeling. I am drunk with the excitement generated by my mind and its connection to so many things, ideas, ...
  15. Intrepid Teacher

    Bags of Gold

    Here is the second assignment for #ds106: Read Gardner Campbell’s short article titled “A Personal Cyberinfrastructure.” Additionally, you will need watch Professor Campbell’s presentation on the topic at the 2009 Open Education Conference called “No More Digital Facelifts: Thinking the Unthinkable About Open Educational Experiences.” I read the article, watched the talk, even listened to ...
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    I am a highlighter. Unfortunately I don’t mean the Evernote, Diigo kind, but the old school grab a book and highlight passages, words, imagery that I think may somehow be useful to me later on. So as I started reading blog posts for #ds106, I was wondering what I would do with digital nuggets I ...
  17. Intrepid Teacher

    Intro to ds#106

    The day has finally come. Jim Groom’s ds#106 class has officially begun. You can read this for details of this first week, but if you are reading this you are most likely a member of the class. Curious how you introduce yourself to hundreds? of people, but we will see how many and who responds. ...
  18. Intrepid Teacher

    Can’t Stop

    I am a bit obsessive. Can you tell? I haven’t been able to stop thinking about animated .gifs since my initial foray last night. Armed with a new tool, I ventured back to try and fine tune my newly acquired skills. Thanks to this great new tool, Squared 5 from new contact @peteschneider I was ...
  19. Intrepid Teacher

    What About You Dad?

    I know this blog has traditionally been used to document my teaching, but starting tonight I want to also use it to document my learning.  Tonight, for the better part of the night I learned how to create an animated .gif. After seeing several great examples on DS106 blog, I was intrigued by the haunting ...
  20. Intrepid Teacher

    Into The Dark Crystal

    I mentioned in my last post about how I felt a bit like a small fish in my attempt to jump into Jim Groom’s latest adventure. The class has yet to even begin and there are people posting great ideas for assignments. I have added the aggregated site into my feed and am pleasantly surprised ...
  21. Intrepid Teacher

    Makin’ Art With The Bava

    I have been a huge fan of Jim Groom ever since the great Edupunk debates of 2008. As he so often reminds us, “Nobody blogs like the Bava! Nobody!” And man is he right. The quality of, frequency of, and intensity of his blogging is enough to leave any aspiring blogger’s mouth agape. The man ...

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