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Greg McVerry

A wonderful #elmcitywebmaker meet up with a few #tech4teen campers and some parents who stopped to build their first website.

A wonderful #elmcitywebmaker meet up with a few #tech4teen campers and some parents who stopped to build their first website.

Had such wonderful conversations with Melody Ramos who works for the New Haven Housing Authority. at the Elm City Webmaker Meet Up

She noted how amazing our camp is for working moms. Melody noted how relaxing it is to work knowing her daughter is in trusted hands and learning skills she needs right away.

We then discussed some ideas about how little netowrks like ours could help build up New Haven and the entire web.

Yet as parents we are both happy to give our children the social media experience of living and learning online without their data being harvested.

Melody was able to get a website up and running and even posted in RSVP to the meet up.

I then got to hang with Diallo and we talked long form writing without authentication. Like what is easiest way to share a post by juts a link.

Greg McVerry

Where does the screenshot of when I got secretly recorded and then relentessly attacked by right wing groups fit in the tenure file?

Where does the screenshot of when I got secretly recorded and then relentessly attacked by right wing groups fit in the tenure file?

Funny thing I am so legit proud of the student for his cunning and activisim. I told Fox News when a reporter emailed me that the class was about networking and political activism.

I let them know how proud I was of the student for getting me to consent to record "to help him study" and then turn it into fuel for an online harrassment attack (he didn't really know what would happen) ..which I called "political activism."

Same time I am proud. I want political activism no matter student beliefs....within reason. Trump crosses the Racism and rape culture lines. I have no problem respecting my students right to be wrong if they believe otherwise.

Luckily the story didn't get national steam. Fox never ran it. Maybe because I believe in my students. Wanting to get involved in governmentand politics is great.

Still I think my pride watered down hopes for a juicy story. No national news story. Just a few weeks of internet trolls pinging every where I lived online and flooding inboxes with nonsense.

I didn't make much hay. Didn't have tenure at the time...but now I kinda think it belongs in the file. Research or Teaching?

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Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

How I scaffold a Collaborative Essay Online

How I scaffold a Collaborative Essay Online

Group section

sase study schedule

meeting pla

make a rubric

outline

three reflections

then the final essay

(I didn't grade rhe final essay I looked for growth in the process)

Greg McVerry

Hey #edu106 here are photos of our lecture lastdiscussion at @scsu. Remember our goal it to "operationalize" the "theory" of connected learning using "matirix analysis" to evaluate an online community

Hey #edu106 here are photos  of our lecture lastdiscussion at @scsu. Remember our goal it to "operationalize" the "theory" of connected learning using "matirix analysis" to evaluate an online community
Hey #edu106 here are photos  of our lecture lastdiscussion at @scsu. Remember our goal it to "operationalize" the "theory" of connected learning using "matirix analysis" to evaluate an online community

We have discussed shapes a lot this semester. We started by tracing the shape of Kobe Bryant's award winning farwell to basketball. You then traced a shape of a story. Finally you shared the shape of your own story as we built an About Me website, created an unselfie, and did a photo challenge.

Meanwhile we learned how to recognize the shapes of qualitative and quantitative research articles you will encounter in college. We explored how values get baked into numbers or codes. We found common patterns and differences in text structure to help us be active readers.

Now you begin to shape your own research.

We have been learning about a theory of learning called "connected learning." Theory gets operationalized in research, so the way we are doing that is by breaking connected learning into categories and placing this in a table. There is a column for you describe how you define the principle, a column for you to describe your learning community, and then a column for any additional notes. This is a simplified version of something we call matrix analysis.

This process is our method of research. You have to first complete an example of your matrix by looking at an exemplar texts. These are the case study examples from the DML Research hub we looked at. This provides you a chance to practice completing the matrix.

Giving you practice means you get trained as a researcher and this helps increase the rigor of results.

After you did the model you were then to choose a community to analyze. Remember you are not going to prove if it is or is not "connected learning." Also many of you picked physical

You collect evidence, put it in the write box on your matrix, look for patterns and draw conclusions. It may or may not be a connected learning space. It may not matter. Go where the data takes you.

This graphic organizer is due next Monday. While this was a group project I will allow people to work alone giving the craziness going on.

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

What does it mean for poetry when our feces has faces #poetryport #clmooc

What does it mean for poetry when our feces has faces #poetryport #clmooc

In Reply to

Shit.
A promised made
to keep the poems
more physical
to find Pinksy's history in
everything.
Meaning in the mundane
now tasked to describe virtually
I wonder
where is the
the line?
Asked since 1959
Do we taste and feel
in our online spaces?
The faces
Real?

Greg McVerry

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