A Lovely Untranslatable Word

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For this DS106 Daily Create I was to illustrate a word from another language that does not have an English equivalent. Then I’m to make up an English word as a possible translation. This is actually a picture from a place not far from where I grew up. It’s the harbor of Avila Beach where I spent many happy summers watching at least a thousand sunsets and moonrises. Read More

The World Needs Your Stories!

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Storybird is a creative, fun and engaging platform to make art-inspired stories that can be worked on individually or with others for collaborative projects. Users choose from a wide variety of art themes and build a story around those images. Finished stories can be shared with family and friends through print, digital, and even shared in an online library with the world.

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We Will Rise: Helping Girls Realize Their Dreams of a Better Future

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CNN’s powerful film, We Will Rise, is a documentary about Michelle Obama’s global education initiative called Let Girls Learn. In it she travels to Morocco and Liberia with Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto and CNN’s Isha Sesay on a mission to break down barriers between young girls and their dreams of “realizing their promise.” The film brings to the forefront a number of extraordinary girls and the obstacles they have to scale just to participate in what we all take for granted: going to school.

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Teacher Tribes: The Art of Mentoring and Learning Together

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We are built for community, all of us. When I don’t have the answer to a problem, I know my family or network of friends and colleagues often do. And that’s great because it means I’m not alone trying to figure the world out on my own. Mentoring and learning go hand-in-hand – just like giving and receiving, one cannot exist without the other. And social media has taken this concept to a whole new level.

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Reading Response: Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture

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I began reading a book called “Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture” by Jenkins, Purushotma, Weigel, Clinton, and Robison (2009) that addresses the emerging widespread phenomena of our participatory culture in producing and distributing media. I will be looking at Chapters 1-2 in this reading response: The needed skills in the New Media Culture and Enabling Participation.

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