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The Infographic Resume

So today I was reading the #ETMOOC Assignment 3, defining digital literacy, and stumbled upon Thank you Doug Belhsaw, for providing a link on your site. creates an Infographic resume based upon your profile. Now i think this may be the coolest thing I have seen all week, it would have been all month but I spent February Vacation in WDW with my kids.

Showing this around the office we see the potential demise of the standard written resume. When doing our Assistant Director search we received over 100 applications, imagine how much easier it would have been to be able to compare skill sets and level of expertise if every applicant submitted this kind of document.


Six songs of me

After reading Amy Burvall Six Story blog post I had to try the Six Songs of me site.

This project allows for great soul and memory searching . Thinking way back to the first song you ever purchased or what song do you what played at your funeral. Here is the playlist of my life. Looking at this list I see that I have very little in common with most people. Imagine that.

Digital Storytelling – Six Word Story

The Six Word Short Story by Ernest Hemingway?


ETMOOC has assigned digital storytelling a la ds106. And the first challenge I am accepting is the Six Word Story which is based on this possible Hemingway story While mine can not compare to his kind eloquence here they are:

News organization belittles American male audience

Travelling with family, happily all survived

Suprisingl, Educational Technolgy is not IT

Digital storytelling is harder than it looks

High school escape the final countdown

When doves cry, let’ s go crazy (I was listening to Prince at the time)

Well that is all for now. Catch you on the flip side!

Connected Learning and the Introverted MOOC-er

So I have been pondering my latest #ETMOOC blog challenge for almost 6 minutes now on Connected Learning.

If people are looking for ideas to write about, I’d like to take this opportunity to once again share the blog prompts that were mentioned in the Introduction to Connected Learning presentation. These included:

  • What does my PLE/PLN look like? How can I share it?
  • How important is connected learning? Why?
  • Is it possible for our classrooms and institutions to support this kind of learning? If so, how?
  • What skills and literacies are necessary for connected learning? How do we develop these?
  • What are limits of openness in regards to privacy & vulnerability? Are we creating or worsening a digital divide?
  • How do we expand this conversation?

I have always had an informal PLN,

  • in high school and college – it was friends and classmates who would ask me how to do the homework (there was no Internet back then)
  • in my work in education – it was my boss who wanted to discuss his doctoral research
  • currently for education – it is my office mates, my Google+ must reads (Laura Gibbs, Anne Hole, PJ RosenBerg and George Station) and now my MOOC-er Circle (which is growing daily).
  • for less educational portions of my life – and are my go to spots

But I don’t post much, I am a LURKER, I read way too much of my Google+ stream, and will sometimes comment, +1 and share. But I seldom post original content.  I think the K-12 education system broke me. As I was one of the smarter kids in school I usually did the work and knew the answers, so teachers would tire of calling on me, therefore I stopped participating.  So by the time I got to college I was a bad student, never talked during class, afraid to voice an opinion, and continue to be that way today.

So while I enjoy listening to the recorded session and reading many of your blogs, participating by writing a blog is a very hard thing for me to do.

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