Click and create official looking seals (no bad puns please) of various sorts. It’s easy, quick and fun. You can also order them on magnets which could make for some fun games and ways to decorate your classroom (or house).
You can have a lot of fun with this in History and English for sure. I made up one for edubloggercon 2007 just for kicks.
I’d like to see emblems for Greek gods, different literary characters, accurate presidential buttons, commemorative badges for battles etc.
I’m going to hit a few of the things I’ve done with people around open educational resource creation.Looking back at the list, it’s clearly heavy on non-textbook models (which other people deal with better and more deeply than I) and heavier on student creation/participation. Many of these are tier-one data entry elements that would provide additional levels of sophistication as the data is aggregated. In the discussion, I’m going to ignore some complexities around the term ‘open’ in order to avoiding dragging the whole post down. My personal definition of open is very liberalIn certain ways I feel fighting for the use of material under copyright is a must in order to reclaim/maintain rights and prevent things from becoming more restrictive. I can also see how people want to completely avoid any chance of drama or legal fees. although I can see the value of Wiley’s R framework in a variety of conversations. Once again, I’ll try to move from simpler to more complex options. The Judah Will The Judah Will is a will that was transcribed and annotated in the digital history class this semester. Ryan Smith is the history professor behind the idea and has been more than awesome to work with. Right now the work is all in Google Docs but we’re looking at paths/tools/display options that […]
I’m a bit old school when it comes to phones. I habitually leave my phone on vibrate. I never notice that it vibrates. This occasionally makes people mad. I do this mainly because I’m absent minded and don’t want to be that guy with the annoying phone going off. The solution came to me the other day. I needed a ring that doesn’t sound like a ring, something that’d be a normal sound in most placesThe mosquito ringtone would not work for me because it’s noticeable to kids. I want something unobtrusive to everyone.. I can make custom ringtones for the iPhone in Garageband. My phone now coughs politelyMy guitar still gently weeps. I’m unaware what other objects I own do.. In case anyone else wants to sound vaguely sick, but maintain politeness, here is my cough ringtone as a m4a and as a m4r ringtone.
Our Sociology Department Chair, Jennifer Johnson, is out there leading the way for the Sociology Department at VCU. She’s not only thinking through how syndication will impact the design of their entire program and curriculum (online and off), she’s also teaching a course on Sociological Theory in a way that shows how student work can interweave in interesting ways. There is a real focus on interaction between undergraduate and graduate students and the idea that the student work will be centered around the theorists themselves. The site reflects a number of those choices and it’s going to be fun to watch it grow. They’ve already got upwards of 90 posts and we haven’t even finished the second full week of classes. The site is a basic mother blog setup with a few tweaks. You’ll notice the landing page is a basic grid layout with the theorists images linking to the categories. So the Max image links to http://rampages.us/sociologicaltheory/category/marx/.Do note that this requires an agreement to use the same categories. In this case, simply using the last name of the theorist. Most themes don’t really encourage this particular layout. There are plugins that will allow you to give categories “Featured Images” like posts have. In this case that felt like more trouble than it was worth as I’d also have to […]