Shropin The #NETNARR

From Aspen Extreme, ‘Top Gun on the Slopes’ Touchwood Pictures 1993

Shropin’ The Gnarl is slang for really killing it on the slopes. Maxing out your skills and mixing it up to try to do something new. You know, like, really shredding.

But those gnar-gnar two-plankers hucking sick filth off booters got nothing on the digital alchemists playing in the #NETNARR (Networked Narratives) world (@cogdog & @MiaZamoraPHD being chief alchemists). I’m trying to keep up with it all but just wanted to say, here in my space, keep on shropin’ every day and helping us make new connections.

from Networked Narratives Digital Alchemy 

p.s. my vote for what OPML stands for is Overly Practical Magic Lens.

See more about #NETNARR here (while I try to catch up)

Agent Sneeky

Daily Create #1845

The Secret Agent name generator has dubbed me ‘Agent Sneeky'(sic). Is this because I told my kids that the ice cream truck only plays music when it’s out of ice cream?

Nonetheless, I will join the 2017 leaders in sneakiness from the National Park Service in being sneeky sneekersons.

 

 

Flopping Right On In To Open Learning 2017

Not too sure what it’s all about exactly (yet), but I’m going to belly flop my way into Open Learning 17. Why? Because I see Laura Gogia, Gardner Campbell, Autumm Caines, Chuck Pearson, among others, are involved. That’s enough for me to give it a go. See you out there!

#DoOO #DoOO #DoOO Lookin Out Our Backdoor: Toward A Domain of One’s Own

backyard flickr photo by gagilas shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Moving Toward a Domain of One’s Own

My wife takes our daughters out every day to Early Year Centres, the library or any other drop-in she can find. The girls can enjoy the crafts and songs and socializing with other kids and she can commiserate a little about the trials and tribulations of raising these little hurricanes. (Lucky hurricanes to have such a good mom who takes them to these hurricane meet-ups every day. She should have a business card with Storm Chaser as her title). One of the songs that’s invariably sung goes simply something like:

a smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road

a rough road, a rough road, a rough road, a rough road

a windy road, a windy road, a windy road, a windy road

a bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road

You have your kid(s) on your lap and you bump them up and down according to the lyrics. It’s fun and easy enough that I remember how to do it for the most part.

At my work, we’re on a road with similar varying conditions. One which I hope is leading us toward being a Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) college. It’s baby steps, it’s not written down anywhere yet, and we don’t want to force it. But it’s one of them number one, ultimate goals. We don’t need to call it DoOO yet, for now it’s just “Hey! Blog a bit! Put your work out there! Have a look at your peers’ work!” To me, DoOO truly encapsulates all that online learning can and should be. It’s open, it’s human, it’s connected, it’s constructive. It’s not Internet bells and whistles so that a machine can teach you something and then tell you what you should do next. It’s sharing your take on something so that we can all scaffold off of each other. So we can understand each other. Choral explanations, in a sense.

It’s a smooth, windy, rough, bumpy, smooth road. It’s been a little windy lately so I wanted to write this down, for myself, to remind me that the journey is the best part. So today I’m just stopped, looking out the backdoor, and remembering to enjoy the journey. I hope we get there. it’s worth it regardless.

Now back to those hurricanes.

1 Year of ds106 Art Gallery

I’ve just opened my ds106 art gallery. It’s right here. Free admission. A collection of the stuff I made for ds106 in 2016. Please enjoy responsibly.

This is not a half pipe
The Jack Pine Updated for 2016
3 picture story
Where Shaq’s free throws went
Wood Nymph (click to play)
Something I’ve always worried about
Google Earth Pro has a rewind feature. Rushmore 1847
Jerry Jones
Triple Troll
continuous line bikes (click to play)

favorite rock star (click to play)

Just the meaning of life is all
ds106 propaganda
Year round dogsled
Cobb and Ariadne find a safer place for lesson #2
sockgate (click to play)
more sockgate (click to play)
more sockgate (click to play)
more sockgate (click to play)
waiting for pizza (click to play)
fiction pulp
Are you my friend (click to play)
(click to play)
Can you spot 10 ds106 items?
Do you realize? infographic
Open Educational Practices yo
for part timers
metal album of the year