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Greg McVerry

I get to teach High School classes!! #GearUpWorks #NHV #connectedlearning

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We held  our first session of Power and Passion-Writing for Change as part of . I am always inspired by the scholars who join us.

This semester Gear Up New Haven is offering after school academic programs on our main campus. New Haven Public Schools has donated the transportation and SCSU has donated the faculty time to run classes in math, English, and the Arts.

As literacy and technology coordinator I curate the learnign opportunities in the literacy strand. Mainly I just show up and learn.

In our first session we completed a challenge in the "Letters to the Next President" series. Specifically we completed a "Do Now" that had students define what it meant to be politically enaged. We recorded our definitions using iPads and I will be remixing these into a video.

Next week we will have two tasks:

Words have power. They are shaped by those with power to mantain a narrative and words provide power to the powerless. In our class this semster we are asking youth, "How will you use your words?"

Greg McVerry

Join Dr. McVerry Watching the State of the Union #GearUpWorks.

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There are two ways to join Dr. McVerry in watching the State of the Union Address.

You can use the public forum on hypothes.is to annotate, which means to take notes with students from around the country. Other people will see your work. 

It is important to engage in civics and politics. To sign up for an account go here.

People will also be sharing and talking about the State of the Union on Twitter. If you just want to watch and not participate publicly go to the Twitter feed here

Members of Gear Up New Haven can also join our live chatroom using Remind. Anyone with a cellphone who can text can join us to discuss the State of the Union Address live.

Directions on joining the chat room will be texted. Come say goodbye and celebrate the 44th President, Barak Obama.

Greg McVerry

Part 2: Participatory Culture in a Networked Era #digiwrimo

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Read Bottom Up

The first post in this series is here.

Greg McVerry

Participatory Culture in a Networked Era #digiwrimo

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Read Bottom Up