What a #NetNarr Week!

It’s only fair to share…Another wonderful week of #NetNarr has whipped by with so much food for thought! In cased you missed it and are interested in listening, Alan (@cogdog) & I were joined by Mark (@MCorbettWilson) & Geoff (@ggevalt) on Thursday night for a National Writing Project radio interview. We were interviewed by Christina Cantrill of the … [Read more…]

On iphones & intuition…

It’s only fair to share…My iphone has had “touch disease” for the past week or so.  The display streaks and flashes.  The touch screen does not respond.  In other words, my phone is useless.  This has lead me down a few paths of response.  At first, I patiently attempted to restore it.  I troubleshooted and researched to no … [Read more…]

We are open 24 hrs & we welcome new connections….

It’s only fair to share…There is a common understanding in a traditional classroom setting that there is a formal start date and a formal end date that must be adhered to in order to “learn correctly”.  But in an open course with a “connectivist sensibility”, this carry-over from the 19th & 20th century learning experience … [Read more…]

Out first #NetNarr Twitter chat

It’s only fair to share…What a WONDERful conversation about Alchemy on Wednesday evening with the #NetNarr community.  Kean students (in NJ) and open participants (from all around the world) weighed in collectively on the main metaphor for our open Networked Narratives connected course: Alchemy! What is alchemy?  Catch a glimpse of the enlightening chat we … [Read more…]

Calling co-learners of all ages!

It’s only fair to share… By now you have possibly caught wind of Networked Narratives – a networked “collaboratory” in digital storytelling.  Our open connected course embraces the notion of being “digital alchemists” as we thoughtfully mix together “elements” of media and storytelling.   #Netnarr is excited to open up new pathways for all different kinds of learners. … [Read more…]

All the things we cannot see….

It’s only fair to share…I am thinking about all the things we cannot see. Things large and small, things gentle and things formidable.  Things floating right by us, things key to the way we live and breathe.  Love is in the air, and the elements, so many memories and molecules, and our countless communications too. … [Read more…]

When objects are endowed with force….

It’s only fair to share…I know that this obsidian holds some kind of power.  I found it on a walk in the West Coast when I was around 20.  It is smooth and dark and weighty and sharp.  It seemed to be waiting for me to pick up. ….What is a sacred object, but a … [Read more…]

Importance of Imagination, Part 1

It’s only fair to share… On the morning after election day, I tweeted:   Shocked, exhausted, and profoundly heartbroken, I knew to meet the day with the universal mandate for good parenting: to serve as my children’s best example. I took similar steps to support and listen to my students. Soon thereafter, I came to … [Read more…]