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Online Reading Group Invitation – Games, Learning, & Literacy

By |October 20th, 2017|cte, EdTech|

Women reading a book. The image is slightly blurred.
If you’re interested in exploring games and learning over the next 4 weeks, I’m hosting a reading group. We’ll be reading What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy by Dr. James Paul Gee. I’m excited about this book because, in it, Gee offers an accessible framework for contemplating teaching and learning. Also, I […]

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The Criticality of Open Platforms

By |October 16th, 2017|Conferences, Domain of Ones Own, OpenEd|

platform
Below is a somewhat summary of the talk I gave in conjunction with Amy Collier, Daniel Lynds, and Jim Luke at OpenEd17. The tl;dr is that I’m convinced that need to start publishing analyses of the open platforms we adopt in order to bring transparency to a number of metrics to include not just data... Continue reading

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A SAMR Model For Games & Learning – Some Thoughts

By |October 10th, 2017|cte, EdTech, GOBLIN|

Child playing with lego blocks.
An interesting idea came from a Twitter conversation between Cameron Malcher, Claire Seldon, and Steven Kolber (and more folks connected through Pete), but I needed more space to write about this than Twitter affords—what would a SAMR Model for Games & Learning look like? First, much like it does for technology tools, I feel SAMR itself can be used […]

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Croom: The Font

By |October 9th, 2017|Wordpress|

Yes, that’s right. I’ve now developed a typeface based on my handwriting. If you are looking for a very hastily written, chicken scratch type of font, may I suggest this option. I got this idea right before #Domains17. The great Bryan Mathers developed the poster and I had asked him for a high resolution copy... Continue reading

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I Want To Make The World A Better Place – #resbazOU Lightning Talk

By |October 6th, 2017|Creators, cte, EdTech, OU, Teaching|

I want to make the world a better place. How? I want to empower students to be reflective thinkers and critical creators. Because? I want students to make meaningful & positive contributions to this world. How can I support this? By making sure student experiences include these: Connect with people – (Be able to empathize […]

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Hacking My Presentation – Gamifying the Classroom

By |September 29th, 2017|#OpenEd16, cte, EdTech, Students|

Book of code laying on a book of text.
Fact: Graduate students are the best! 🙂 So, last night I hosted a workshop about “gamifying the classroom” (and game-based learning) for the Graduate Teaching Academy hosted by OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence. I ended up experimenting with this workshop quite a bit and wanted to share some of my adventures/reflections. Storytelling – A Presentation Platform? […]

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Hacking My Presentation – Gamifying the Classroom

By |September 29th, 2017|#OpenEd16, cte, EdTech, Students|

Book of code laying on a book of text.
Fact: Graduate students are the best! 🙂 So, last night I hosted a workshop about “gamifying the classroom” (and game-based learning) for the Graduate Teaching Academy hosted by OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence. I ended up experimenting with this workshop quite a bit and wanted to share some of my adventures/reflections. Storytelling – A Presentation Platform? […]

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Customizing Twine Web App

By |September 18th, 2017|cte, EdTech|

Twine Web App with XP Customizations blurred to obscure text
I’ve been diving into the code of the Twine Web App. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, especially since the Twine Web App can be hosted from nearly any web server. In fact, I’ve already propped up a copy on one of my domains (please note this version has been altered from its original […]

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Road Trippin’ to O-HI-O

By |September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On Friday at 9pm myself and one of my best friends decided to buy tickets to a football game taking place on Saturday 13 hours away. An hour later we left and drove through the night and the next morning to get there. My buddy Chris and I are no strangers to road trips. We’ve... Continue reading

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Securing Websites & Saving Space With Static HTML

By |September 12th, 2017|Create, cte, GOBLIN, OU, Wordpress|

Shelves containing binders of files.
A couple weeks ago, I completed a couple web maintenance projects I’ve been meaning to tackle. HTTPS FTW I (finally) secured many of my DoOO websites using this guide from Reclaim Hosting (thanks Tim!). Now keeganslw.com, GOBLIN, eXperiencePlay, etc. will automatically serve encrypted https:// links instead of http://. I’m really EXCITED about completing this project as Google […]

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