Creating Ritual Space in #Rhizo15: Why and How


    I have been closely annotating my way via the Rhizo15 Diigo Group through a rich repast of a blog post by Sarah Perry on Venkat Rao’s blog, Ribbonfarm. One of her purposes is to explore how identity  is created or as she terms it, ‘peopled’. Perry draws on the writing of Philippe Rochat in his book, Others … Continue reading Creating Ritual Space in #Rhizo15: Why and How

Don’t Just Derive | Engender and Thrive


Just finished reading Tania Sheko’s blog post about Pinterest as well as viewed her SlideShare presentation below. Go ahead and check it. I’ll wait. Pinterest presentation Mihaela Brysha and Tania Sheko (curriculum day 2015) (1) from Tania Sheko You can tell she has thought about Pinterest and its thoughtful uses for quite awhile.  Sometimes you just know … Continue reading Don’t Just Derive | Engender and Thrive

Where the Light Gets In


Kenyon’s Middle Path is a mile-long stretch of gravel running through the center of the college. Given time, almost everyone at Kenyon walks Middle Path; it’s not just an pedestrian artery, but arguably the heart of the campus, the place where we see each other, communicate, nurture relationships. We also joke that it’s a terrible … Continue reading Where the Light Gets In

The 13th Donut or Gift from the Gods


This post was inspired by a comment on my other blog by Joe Murphy. Tweedy Impertinence If you click in the box above you will see Joe’s post and my annotation of Joe’s post, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”. Not sure, but I think Joe came to my post via #YouShow15 and I really wanted to reciprocate or … Continue reading The 13th Donut or Gift from the Gods

Tyranny of the Meritocracy


Lani Guinier’s new book The Tyranny of the Meritocracy will be of interest to many in the connectivist circles where I run. We believe that individual knowledge is created in social contexts and through social interaction. We prize collaboration skills. We’ve heard it all, and buy it – that this is an increasingly connected age, … Continue reading Tyranny of the Meritocracy

PowerPoint Karaoke, Improv Presentation & the Infinite Game–Playing to Learn


I have known about PowerPoint Karaoke for years.  If the idea is new to you think “improv for presenters”.  Terrifying?  To some, any kind of presenting is next to losing a family member or having a tarantula crawl on you… and that is why  I am exploring this as end-of-class fun for everybody. So big … Continue reading PowerPoint Karaoke, Improv Presentation & the Infinite Game–Playing to Learn

Camera Non-Obscura: Or Why the Brain Sees Better than the Camera


I was inspired to write this post by the work of Kim Douillard and Kevin Hodgson in a project called “Slices of Life”. I was especially struck by Kevin’s photos here (and I am avidly awaiting Kim’s).  In Kevin’s night picture, however, I found myself wondering about what I could not see just as much as by … Continue reading Camera Non-Obscura: Or Why the Brain Sees Better than the Camera

Hope Is At Very Least A Verb and Not A Noun


Hope Is At Very Least A Verb and Not A Noun Hope within and hope without, neither mete nor bound, but instead a “beating of the bounds”. A road not taken is still the path  whose right-of-way is an end.   So, where does hope abide? The smoke of words curling from the waking of our minds? No, … Continue reading Hope Is At Very Least A Verb and Not A Noun

Scraped and Scratched and Scrabbled and Scrooged


I love reading and learning  blog posts like the one below. How ‘appflows’ reveal the true power of the iPad Air 2 | Electronista. The image above comes from my new play thing,  Adobe Shape which I found in the ‘appflow’ post above. And ones like this. I get a serious ‘feelgood’ from things and people … Continue reading Scraped and Scratched and Scrabbled and Scrooged

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