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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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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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How to Drive a Model T: Hope for Open EdTech

By |November 6th, 2016|Domain of Ones Own, EdTech, Education and Learning, IndieEdTech, Learning Management System, OpenEd, Students|

I learned to drive in a Model T. No, I was not born in the early part of the 20th century.  My Dad rebuilt Model T’s and we would drive them in the parades.     It was a beautiful autumn day and we had just finished riding in the Homecoming Parade. I was so... Continue reading

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