Monthly Archives: September 2010

You Can’t Use the Same Tool Twice

I originally wrote the blog post, “Real Problem – Virtual Solution” to explain how Second Life serves my learning and teaching as a tool in my PLE. And my writing generated a question about affordances because I’ve seen Second Life … Continue reading

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Real Need — Virtual Solution

I’m usually so high after a great class that I’m can’t sleep. A huge part of my resistance to taking the “Teaching Through Literature with Young Adults” graduate course online was selfishly not wanting to lose my weekly fixes but … Continue reading

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PLUperfect Tense

In an act of me-centeredness, I’m expanding my PLE to a PLU (Personal Learning Universe). I thought of this as I worked seeding grass today and trudged 50 times past the “100-year” stone wall that I built.  I was so … Continue reading

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Creative Chaos

I borrowed my mantra, “working at the edge of my incompetence” from Elliot Eisner and PLENK 2010 has given it a whole new meaning.  Exploring creativity and connectivism is one of my goals for the course so that’s a good … Continue reading

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Seeing the Invisible

This exercise of attempting to make my PLENK visual once again reminded me of the power of visualization.  So often in my f2f classes I would ask individuals of groups to “symbolically represent” or draw a synthesis they came up … Continue reading

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Hello world!

There could be no better title for my blog than “Virtually Foolproof.” I live in a technological vortex where nothing is foolproof.   Yet, I am drawn to technology as a moth to a flame.  My passion is for encouraging my … Continue reading

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