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Flopping the Classroom

flickr photo shared by volker-kannacher under a Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0) license I can still remember my first blended learning class experience. It must have been 2002 or 2003, and I was taking...

Top Ten Geo Stories Of 2015 4

Top Ten Geo Stories Of 2015

flickr photo shared by Calsidyrose under a Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) license My mind has been brewing for some time (since early December) on how to summarize and capture the year in “geo.”...

I was so fast that everything I ran over burst into flames… 0

I was so fast that everything I ran over burst into flames…

So, just got back from FOSS4G in Portland, OR. One of the things that I wanted to try was to visualize a run using the “torque” visualization wizard in CartoDB. Here’s how I did...

Getting Connected With Connected Courses 0

Getting Connected With Connected Courses

So, it’s a new semester. Summer is winding down. I’m jumping into a new MOOC called Connected Courses. This is my first post to get things set up!

The Power of Visual Communication (my lesson from the DS106 dailycreate) 1

The Power of Visual Communication (my lesson from the DS106 dailycreate)

A fascinating thing happened to me in this assignment. Perhaps it was a coincidence? Perhaps it was and illustration of the power of images in subliminal marketing… It all started out as a fairly...

Daily Create: From DS106 Bumper to Solid Gold 2

Daily Create: From DS106 Bumper to Solid Gold

This post is a response to the #dailycreate assignment, posted here. Here’s the assignment: Create a bumper. A bumper is “a term used in the radio broadcasting industry to refer to short clips of...

Daily Create: “How would you describe your life in 7 words?” 0

Daily Create: “How would you describe your life in 7 words?”

Well, I was excited to encounter this #dailycreate this morning. (Here’s the link to the assignment.) I thought, “Hmm…7 words…this is going to be easy.” I immediately started typing possibilities. They just seemed to...

Daily Create: The Color of Black and White, Lego Edition 0

Daily Create: The Color of Black and White, Lego Edition

So the assignment here was: “Transform your most colorful recent photo into on that is black and white, yet manages to not lose any of its intensity. Link to the original so we can...

Bestest Storie Evre Mispelled – DS106 Daily Create – The Surpriz in the Wudz 0

Bestest Storie Evre Mispelled – DS106 Daily Create – The Surpriz in the Wudz

It wuz a kold graay day, but the son wuz tryin to peek threw the kloudz, and I could feil that today wuz going 2 be a dai to remembir. We stepped out of...