|Timestamp||What is your idea for the Daily Connect?||Who are you?|
Collect three links curated from the baby ocean that is #ccourses. These links are potential connecting points, doors to the adjacent possible of connecting. Curate the link with a sentence or two or three that might intrigue your reader, a siren call for that particular space or idea or tool or dialogue or door. I hope that gives you the idea.
Here's a sample.
1. Taken from Sandra Sinfield's Last Refuge blog (http://goo.gl/evqgPe), she mentions a book, Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment, originally written by and for art teachers, it is redolent with 'daily create' potential. Here's one. Get one packet of 100 sheets of paper and five writing utensils. You have to draw on every piece. You cannot throw any away. You must use them all in a three week time frame. Adapt away, writers!
2. Shake up your thoughts with these facts garnered by Catalyst Woman blog (http://catalystwoman.tumblr.com/post/97881867382/brilliance-i-encourage-you-to-also-do-your-part): "Women lead only 3 percent of tech startups, account for only 4 percent of the senior venture partners funding such startups and represent only 5 percent of the founders, advisors and directors".
3. Connecting higher education with Common Core, Cathy Davidson writes an effective primer on the unhappy oxymoron that is the K-12 Common Core curriculum. Davidson's money quote, "I repeat my mantra: "K-12 cannot change until higher ed changes its standards, because no responsible parent wants to experiment with a child's education in a way that will jeopardize that child's chances of getting into college." Period."
Got all these from using the randomly connected #ccourses post generator (http://connectedcourses.net/random). Consider that your bonus meta link.
|10/2/2014 7:15:13||Open up a 'read only' link to this spreadsheet so that anyone can look at what is happening.||THEDreadPirateTellio|
|10/2/2014 12:16:16||make a Twitter introduction where you connect two people||laura gibbs|
|10/2/2014 12:16:47||go to a person's blog and read their ABOUT page (or equivalent) and leave comment there||laura gibbs|
|10/2/2014 12:17:34||add a Twitter widget to your blog sidebar with a hashtag of interest||laura gibbs|
|10/2/2014 12:19:49||learn about Twitter lists:|
find people's lists by looking at their profile
subscribe to a list if you want
create a list if you want, public or private
|10/2/2014 12:20:13||learn about Storify, then create a Storify and share with the people you included||laura gibbs|
|10/2/2014 12:21:24||Google+ users: pick a person you follow and visit their profile page, learn more, leave a comment along the way||laura gibbs|
|10/2/2014 12:22:54||visit the page of someone you follow at Twitter, see who they follow, and find someone new to follow; connect with a Tweet||laura gibbs|
Connect Two: find two people on your PLN, whom you think might benefit from knowing each other, and connect them via email or twitter or some other way :)
|10/3/2014 12:36:28||Find 3-5 others on #ccourses, agree to sing the same song, the have one of you collect and superimpose the songs into one chorus (e,g. Via audacity)||@bali_maha|
Get a colleague to join #ccourses. Introduce someone you know to the course and get them to post a tweet or blog post saying "Hello I am new to Connected Courses".
Get them to use both hashtags #ccourses #dailyconnect in their post.
|10/3/2014 12:47:08||Join the Diigo group for #ccourses and add an article or blogpost you find relevant to this unit's topic||@bali_maha|
Send a DM to a #ccourses participant who follows who, but with whom you had not had a lot of direct interaction. Ask him/her an interesting or thought-provoking question.
What is your favourite inspiring learning/teaching quotation?
Share the quote & if you can, explain why you love it. Remember to use the #ccourses hashtag for any postings.
|10/6/2014 14:12:26||Introduce and teach one connected idea or tool to one teacher in your community.|
Maha Abdelmoneim @maha_learning
Blog like someone else in Connected Courses. Study their blog, their writing style, their topics, their use of media. Now write a blog post emulating them. Example
(and now you cannot copy Simon's style, that's been done ;-)
let's put our insecurities together...
If you don't know where to put the focus on, where to start, how to follow what's going on, if you should post a connector idea or not, what to do after some days out... or any other situation that creats doubts and/or concerns in your ccourses journay, let's connect our insecurities and share our solutions, come an see that we are not alone with it ;)...
Daily connect scheduled for last day October or first day November: join #digiwrimo the Digital Writing Month scheduled for the whole month of November. Sign up here http://www.digitalwritingmonth.com
|10/9/2014 12:43:02||Look at some of this week's participant projects for #phonar and give them feedback. Or even do your own, if you like the idea||Maha Bali|
|10/9/2014 12:43:38||Join a #clavier hangout (arrange w Simon Ensor, though!)||Maha Bali|
|10/9/2014 12:44:09||Read a blogpost from www.edcontexts.org and post a comment||Maha Bali|
|10/11/2014 16:49:34||Sign up for the #ccourses directory http://connectedcourses.net/participantpage/|
And maybe find someone new and connect?
Thursday October 16 is (global) Blog Action Day ~ BAD2014. Register your blog and post on the 2014 theme is #inequality ~ tag, comment, share and all that good connected stuff. Get badges for your page too
Adapt Positive Post-its http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/positive-post-it-day/
Add text and/or artwork to a blank Post-it image and post image to a Twitter reply, a Facebook comment, a comment to WordPress post (or link to one for other platforms).
Don't limit positive Post-its to course participants...sign those #ccourses
As an added touch, post a copy on a designated Padlet
|10/24/2014 2:25:29||not submitting ideas that don't get used or acknowledged will free up time to connect with real ppl instead of a form||@VanessaVaile|
Design a desktop/home screen wallpaper that you could extend to decorate your classroom (or office). Need some inspiration: check out http://www.frankie.com.au/wallpapers
|7/31/2016 7:16:19||Surf the About.Me website. Share 3 design tricks you can pick up from here and explain how you could apply them to your own blog?||@wentale|
Share a bowl or plate of your favorite food by way of a photo or drawing or recipe...or all three! Let's feast on each other's contributions with a virtual banquet.
Algot Runeman (@algotruneman)
Explore the CLMOOC Make Bank at http://clmoocmb.educatorinnovator.org/home/. Rate a make. Add a make, tutorial, or example. Or share a favorite make with those in your networks.
Sign up for the CLMOOC postcard project at https://goo.gl/forms/UyG32Ohj9N8Yz2dy1
Or if you've already signed up, send a postcard to someone you haven't connected with in a while.
|8/1/2016 14:49:59||Post a picture showing some special artifact of a connection you treasure.||@kfasimpaur|
Connections aren't just for people. Post a picture, write a line, make a movie, or create something else that shows a connection with a special non-human friend.
|8/1/2016 14:51:47||Connect with someone that might not be your favorite or might even be someone difficult for you to connect with. Tell us about it if you like.||@kfasimpaur|
|8/1/2016 14:52:07||Extend special #kindness to someone you don't know.||@kfasimpaur|
|8/1/2016 14:54:15||Map some set of your connections. In any way you like. Here are some ideas: http://clmoocmb.educatorinnovator.org/home/type/maps/||@kfasimpaur|
Express gratitude to a special friend by remixing some of their work in tribute. There are some examples at http://clmoocmb.educatorinnovator.org/home/assignments/remix-a-friend-in-honor/
And you can post your example there too!
|8/1/2016 14:56:27||Show your connection with nature.||@kfasimpaur|
Start a wall of quotes around a selected theme and invite your connections to join in!
Make the world a more open place by sharing something. You might put a Creative Commons license on a photo or spread the word about why sharing is great. You might be surprised at the new connections that come from this.
|8/1/2016 15:08:29||Make a Vine (or some similar super short format video) that shows some aspect of connection in your life.||@kfasimpaur|
Invite folks to join some channel through which your connections are nurtured. It could be Twitter, G+, FB, a f2f group or something else.
You can't underestimate an explicit invitation.
|8/1/2016 16:36:57||Write a thank you note, in any format you choose, to a valued connection.||@kfasimpaur|
|8/1/2016 17:34:15||Connect with someone you don't know by helping to fund a Kiva loan. Consider joining the CLMOOC lending team at https://www.kiva.org/team/clmooc|
@kfasimpaur + @dogtrax