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  • The Why Behind The Making

    Last week, I read an article on venturebeat.com, describing Nancy Pelosi’s “awe” for the maker movement. The article was old, (published January of last year), but I was still happy to see this opinion vocalized, being a maker-educator, myself.

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  • Reflecting on My Writing Year...Or "What I #Made in 2014"

    They keep telling me I have to tell the story of my work. They keep saying, "You have to write it down or the moment will pass.  Someone else will write it.  And it will no longer be yours."

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  • How Can We Connect Teachers to Connected Learning?

    As a new doc student, you find yourself repeatedly answering the versions of the same two questions.

    Question 1: How long will it take to complete your program?

    A:  I’m not sure.

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  • Constructing Holden Caulfield

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  • "Mommy, Look What I Made!"

       "Mommy, look what I made," is a phrase that any parent is familiar with hearing and can be applied to so many things.  "Look what I made" can extend from a child's pride in constructing a mud pie, a scribbled drawing, a collage made out of paper towel cores, and yes, sorry, to whateve prideful bathroom success has occurred.  After all, face it, in our society, we place a tremendous importance on toilet training.

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  • The Why Behind The Making

    Last week, I read an article on venturebeat.com, describing Nancy Pelosi’s “awe” for the maker movement. The article was old, (published January of last year), but I was still happy to see this opinion vocalized, being a maker-educator, myself.

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  • Agency, Authenticity, and Audience

    post by Colin Angevine and Josh Weisgrau

    We started a STEAM program, and three years later, we’ve outgrown the acronym.

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  • Making in the Media Center

    Yesterday I had the privilege of leading a workshop at North Pitt High School on making and MakerEd with 40 or so media coordinators from Pitt County Schools.

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  • Hacking Toys and Sparking Revolutions: #CLMOOC as a catalyst for creative and critical thinking

    I have created this resource as a way to document and share our participation in #clmooc during last summer's (2013) Rhode Island Writing Project's Summer Institute on Teaching Writing. The NWP's Invitational Summer Institute is rooted in a 30+ year tradition of bringing K-12 teachers onto college campuses in the summer to reflect on their writing lives, to bolster their teaching practice, to connect with scholarship, and to research new developments and effective trends in teaching and learning.

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