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Engaging Students in Information Literacy – A Quick Post

By |January 31st, 2018|cte, EdTech, OU, Students|

Stack of newspaper that shows the World Business section header.
Life has been a bit hectic lately (more on that at the bottom of this post), but I wanted to share a project I’ve been developing. Ever since the election, I’ve felt like society (or maybe it’s just me) is having an identity crisis. Politics is more polarizing with the prevalence of a “party before […]

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Defend Net Neutrality With One Code – 3-Step WordPress Guide

By |November 21st, 2017|cte, EdTech, Wordpress|

Statue of Liberty in front of a blue partly-cloudy sky.
Yet again, the free and open internet is facing extinction. Besides calling your representatives to stop this attack on our equal internet, you can help spread the word using your own website(s) and one line of code. This 3-step guide can help you setup a widget overlay on a WordPress site to drive traffic and calls […]

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Defend Net Neutrality With One Code – 3-Step WordPress Guide

By |November 21st, 2017|cte, EdTech, Wordpress|

Statue of Liberty in front of a blue partly-cloudy sky.
Yet again, the free and open internet is facing extinction. Besides calling your representatives to stop this attack on our equal internet, you can help spread the word using your own website(s) and one line of code. This 3-step guide can help you setup a widget overlay on a WordPress site to drive traffic and calls […]

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11 11 11 #postvember

By |November 11th, 2017|cte, EdTech|

Numbers counting to 11 on the side of a boat dock.
Daniel Lynds is posting “11 sentences everyday that take spatterings from things around [him]” during the month of November and I wanted to write one because I like the idea and it looked fun (what better day than 11/11?). I’m still pondering the fantastic/organic discussion we had during our reading group this week about cultural […]

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Online Reading Group Website & Reflection – Halfway Mark

By |November 3rd, 2017|cte, EdTech, GOBLIN, Wordpress|

Lady on top of mountain with backpacking gear.
The reading group I started a couple weeks back is underway and I’m having a blast. I’m facilitating a face-to-face cohort at my University as well as an online group (that you’re welcome to join!). We’re in the middle of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy by Dr. James Paul Gee […]

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Humanizing The Search Index – Becoming An Algorithm

By |October 26th, 2017|cte, EdTech, Wordpress|

Stream of water passing over rocks.
This week I created edufeeds.keeganslw.com, which uses a simple web app as a educational blog aggregator. It’s built in WordPress with plugins, and it’s a tool I’m planning to use in order to save time, energy, and stay updated with blogs I follow. In fact, I’m hoping to beat out Google in terms of tailored […]

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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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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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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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