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Tech for tech’s sake (NOT):  Teaching emergent ICT users to integrate technology into their curricula

Tech for tech’s sake (NOT): Teaching emergent ICT users to integrate technology into their curricula

The tool needs to fit the task.  This is my mantra, but still — smitten with the novelty of the array of cool new tech tools before them —  the …

Digital Citizenship and Keeping the Internet Open, Innovative, and Free*

Digital Citizenship and Keeping the Internet Open, Innovative, and Free*

The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship was the topic of discussion in my new media class yesterday.  But one of the things that seems missing from this list is digital …

Shop!  It’s the American Way

Shop! It’s the American Way

Here’s a Canadian propaganda poster from WWII that I borrowed to reflect my sentiments about mainstream America’s favorite pastime: Again, I used Gimp, but I seem to be getting the …

An iThingr:  ReCaptcha Illustrated and the Benefits of Playing with Apps

An iThingr: ReCaptcha Illustrated and the Benefits of Playing with Apps

Product Here’s my ReCaptcha Illustrated assignment for ds106. The project gave me another chance to play around with Gimp and, as students and I discussed in class today, I discovered for myself …

Help me realize my ambitions! Gertrude Stein on Picasso at Ted

Help me realize my ambitions! Gertrude Stein on Picasso at Ted

Those of you who know me from way back know that in a previous life I had a minor obsession with Gertrude Stein.  Still do in many ways, since the …

Preservice teachers learning to learn in ds106

Preservice teachers learning to learn in ds106

For quite some time now, Will Richardson has been saying that teachers need to use blogs, wikis, and podcasts before implementing them in their own classrooms.  As a teacher, I …

Tell us about your day…with your feet! (tdc26)

Tell us about your day…with your feet! (tdc26)

I got up, as usual this morning, at the break of day with my son, Julian.  I realized that what with having my teaching observed twice this week before my …

Big and little Batman (tdc22)

Big and little Batman (tdc22)

This photo was my response to the January 30 tdc:  Take a photo of two related objects of drastically different sizes. It was late.  I looked around for inspiration, mainly …

Keyed up! (tdc017)

Keyed up! (tdc017)

This was the first Daily Create I did for ds106: I thought this was a great way to introduce ourselves to others in the ds106 community, and a nice alternative …

Mission 2012:  Turn up the volume, dance, connect, and pass it on!

Mission 2012: Turn up the volume, dance, connect, and pass it on!

2011 was one of the most depressing years we have known as a planet.  I don’t need to rattle off the items on this list for you.  Why twist the …



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