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The #edu106 Final

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It is hard to believe we are already done. As I said in class there are three options for the finals:

My Portfolio

  • An About Me Page
  • Three of your favorite blog posts
  • A multimedia project from class

Use this approach to just show off what you build. On each page you may want to include a reflection about your projects

Ed-Tech Portfolio

  • An About Me Page
  • Three of your favorite blog posts
  • A Screencast to teach us something

This option is for any pre-service teacher.

Digital Essay/Project

  • An About Me Page
  • Three posts or activities about your subject
  • A video or multimedia project to teach us about your topic

This option is for those who are doing a social justice, personal learning project, or a digital essay

The Templates

There are two templates you can choose from for the final:

Template One

Template Two

The Common Themes

Connected Learning

First and foremost your project should describe your adventures into. When writing your introduction or reflecting on your makes think about the values and principles of connected learning

Video or Animation

We have been experimenting with making meaning using a variety of video tools. Each of these showcases asks you to highlight a production based remix of make. You can use something we made in class.

Good luck to everyone and do not hesitate to ask.

Albatross News Vol II Issue 1

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Welcome to 106.

This is our first . You will receive one newsletter every module or so.

The WorkFlow

Just like our first class this class will be production based. You will be making and building from the start.

Throughout the class we will take the lessons we learned in Tag Tag Revolution and apply them to how we write.


A Website. Blogs. A Stream?


Here are the tasks you must complete to get started in class:

  • Set up a blog. I have made tutorials available and will be doing a screencast as soon as this newsletter goes into circulation.
  • Write an introductory post. Tell us who you are or your tech experience.
  • Join the class Stream
  • Update your profile

If you get that done by Sunday night you will be in good shape. We can start Module One when we get everyone up and running.

If you have any doubts look back at this stream. They are your peers. They came from where you sit now to being able to read, write and participate on the Web.

They built websites. They remixed images, and they played with html, css, and javascript.

An important Note on Privacy

You as a student have a fundamental right to privacy. You are more than welcome to blog under a pseudonym. Also you set the privacy of any post to the class Stream. You can select as "Members Only" so only members in the class can see it or select public so anyone who visits the class url can see it.

Once this class is over you can delete all your posts, take them with you, or hopefully keep the blog dancing.

Blogging Tutorial.

While I recommended Known in class and in our blogging tutorial I have learned that Known will no longer be offering their free websites. I still recommend Known and they have wonderful educational discounts but if you are looking for free you may want to look at at or Medium.

I included more in-depth tutorials here of both and will will go over both in a screencast once this newsletter goes live.

Looking Forward

I am really excited to launch this class. Please note we move at the speed of your growth and travel pathways you want to discover. I really meant it when I said you will be grading yourself and can develp the final and the syllabus in ways that suit your overall learning goals.

Good Luck Everyone. Excited for an Awesome Semester

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EDU 106 Digital Project

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In case I haven't bored you enough with the wonderful world of Swim Coaching Check out My Digital Project and take a quick course in Swimming106



Have a Wonderful Holiday Break!!  



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Creation in the present Leading to Optimization in the Future


Check out my idea about how future generations will be able to optimize our world based on the collaborative environment created by the internet.

The UX of Parenting: My latest post for #edu106

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When I often struggle to think about what to write I turn to every day objects. This is a great tip for new writers. 

When you get "writer's block" you are not suffering from a deficit of ideas, but of strategies. Having a few tricks in your toolkit can help any writer no matter her experience.

In this post I took a few images from around the house. Really boring stuff. Like a toothbrush holder. The real work of meaning making lives in the metaphor. I used parenting and the design concept of user experience.

User experience is about how a system or tecjhnology makes someone feel. The User interace is the tool otself. So through reification I superimposed this paradigm onto parenting. What emerged is a allegory of sorts.



About me Page

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Check out Coach Awesomer (AKA John Scaldini's) About Me Page!!


Coach Awesomer's About Me Page 

Mission Accomplished!!! (I think...)

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Wrote multiple post this week and weekend so instead of flooding the stream page with every single post, I am just posting a link to my blog...

I am pretty sure the blog is all caught up with what we needed to do for ... 

Get ready to get plug into greatness!!!

The Blog That Owns All!!!!

Merkle & Scaldini Collaborative Learning Case Study

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Check out the Merkle & Scaldini Collaborative Learning Case Study Essay about the Swim Coaches Idea Exchange Group on Facebook.


Collaborative Learning Essay