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The Random Connector Generator

For the entire month, we’ve been collecting and posting daily ideas for making connections as an offshoot of the Connected Courses. The aim was to find fun ways to get folks to collaborate with each other, modeled on the ever-wonderful Daily Create from DS106. Our Daily Connect ends today, but really, nothing ever ends on […]

On Gendered Gamed & Toys

My daughter daily defeats gender stereotypes in her own little ways. Like today, she had her lego mermaid figurine sit inside a toy car. Later, she had the car drinking from her tea set. But she’s affected by gender stereotypes … Continue reading →

sensor63: If that viral street harassment video shocked you … you’re probably a man | Jessica Valenti

If that viral street harassment video shocked you … you’re probably a man | Jessica Valenti http://gu.com/p/42pph/stw  #ccourses

learning so as to teach ( & vice-versa )

I’m the new kid on the block here. Sure, I’d been here before, as an early adopter. I came of Internet age when BBS’s were social media, and The Well was ( and still is )  virtual community. I’ve been slow to  Social Media. Like the caterpillar who said to another caterpllar, seeing a butterfly […]

laura_ritchie: Blog thoughts: What does it mean to me? It’s all about the connections.

Blog thoughts: What does it mean to me? It’s all about the connections. #ccourses http://wp.me/p4Ng5z-fJ 

AparnaNagaraj14: good Post a positive note for a colleague – Create: Team PostIt wall:

good #dailyconnect Post a positive note for a colleague – Create: http://www.webestools.com/post-it-generator-free-web20-image-bloc-notes-post-it-text-generator-online.html … Team PostIt wall: http://padlet.com/dogtrax/oums24zb7ctp … #ccourses

Bali_Maha: On Gendered Gamed & Toys

On Gendered Gamed & Toys http://ift.tt/1zliDBP  #ccourses

dogtrax: 31: The Random Connector Generator

#CCourses #Dailyconnect 31: The Random Connector Generator http://wp.me/p58OTD-2h 

Bali_Maha: Addicted to videos – this one on gender in LEGO (HT indirectly )

Addicted to @femfreq videos – this one on gender in LEGO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrmRxGLn0Bk … #techquity #ccourses (HT indirectly @dogtrax )

rljessen: RT Will share w my class! RT : Girls, Gaming and Gender Stereotypes

RT @Bali_Maha Will share w my class! #gameseg RT @dogtrax: Girls, Gaming and Gender Stereotypes http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2014/10/29/girls-gaming-and-gender-stereotypes/#.VFC3IXKbObQ.twitter … #ccourses #oclmooc

Bali_Maha: Will share w my class! RT : Girls, Gaming and Gender Stereotypes

Will share w my class! #gameseg RT @dogtrax: Girls, Gaming and Gender Stereotypes http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2014/10/29/girls-gaming-and-gender-stereotypes/#.VFC3IXKbObQ.twitter … #ccourses #techquity #gbl

nobodhi: About

About @nobodhi https://colearningblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=26&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2 … #ccourses #dailyconnect

trainersleaders: RT : during webinar about Open Learning “My kids are the greatest research lab”

RT @rljessen: @courosa during #oclmooc webinar about Open Learning “My kids are the greatest research lab” #ccourses

trainersleaders: Wonderful conclusion to session: facilitator temporarily offline, community continues learning

Wonderful conclusion to #oclmooc session: facilitator temporarily offline, community continues learning #ConnectedLearning #ccourses

rljessen: during webinar about Open Learning “My kids are the greatest research lab”

@courosa during #oclmooc webinar about Open Learning “My kids are the greatest research lab” #ccourses

twi_teracy: MT: Many thanks , , for another valuable and insightful session.

MT: #ccourses Many thanks @lnakamur, @lizlosh, @annebalsamo for another valuable and insightful session.

twi_teracy: MT: yes, , even as an oldr student, I had to deal with the whole data plan issue. Had to find the funds.

MT: #ccourses yes, @lizlosh, even as an oldr student, I had to deal with the whole data plan issue. Had to find the funds.

twi_teracy: sorry, , kept using wrong handle for you! “right to be forgotten” cool option.

sorry, @lnakamur, kept using wrong handle for you! #ccourses “right to be forgotten” cool option.

twi_teracy: MT:yes, as educators, honoring student’s right to online privacy. Negotiating around syllabus. LIKE.

MT:yes, as educators, honoring student’s right to online privacy. Negotiating around syllabus. LIKE.@Inakamur #ccourses

twi_teracy: MT: You mentioned instructing students how to respond online–good idea.Mayb teachg them how to keep themselves safe too

MT: @lnakamur #ccourses You mentioned instructing students how to respond online–good idea.Mayb teachg them how to keep themselves safe too

trainersleaders: Joining live session featuring via Blackboard for next hour

Joining live #oclmooc #ConnectedLearning session featuring @courosa via Blackboard http://bit.ly/1mwREhU  for next hour #ccourses

HistoricallyUs: Thanks for a thought provoking and informative tonight!

Thanks @lizlosh @lnakamur @annebalsamo for a thought provoking and informative #ccourses tonight!

dmlresearchhub: Thank you for the great discussion today!

Thank you @lizlosh @lnakamur @annebalsamo for the great discussion today! #ccourses

vaparedes: Here are some Wikipedia reference pages that may help: &

@wdeihl Here are some Wikipedia reference pages that may help: http://bit.ly/1xGr1ra  & http://bit.ly/1DCOcVe  #ccourses #femtechnet

twi_teracy: Many thanks , , for another valuable and insightful session.

#ccourses Many thanks @Inakamur, @lizlosh, @annebalsamo for another valuable and insightful session.

annebalsamo: great bibliography =document and prevent racism/sexism/harassment in online spaces and classes

great bibliography =document and prevent racism/sexism/harassment in online spaces and classes http://bit.ly/1t9es8x  #ccourses #femtechnet

HistoricallyUs: Where can we find the bibliography being discussed?

#ccourses Where can we find the bibliography being discussed?

twi_teracy: You mentioned instructing students how to respond online–good idea. Maybe teaching them how to keep themselves safe too

#ccourses @Inakamur You mentioned instructing students how to respond online–good idea. Maybe teaching them how to keep themselves safe too

dmlresearchhub: Link to bibliography that is a great resource for

Link to bibliography that is a great resource for #teachers http://bit.ly/1t9es8x  #ccourses

anna_phd: RT : You have to give your students the right to opt out – LIVE at

#techquity RT @dmlresearchhub: You have to give your students the right to opt out – @lnakamur LIVE at http://bit.ly/1wsNklK  #ccourses

anna_phd: RT : You have to give your students the right to opt out – LIVE at

#literacies RT @dmlresearchhub: You have to give your students the right to opt out – @lnakamur LIVE at http://bit.ly/1wsNklK  #ccourses

dmlresearchhub: You have to give your students the right to opt out – LIVE at

You have to give your students the right to opt out – @lnakamur LIVE at http://bit.ly/1wsNklK  #ccourses

annebalsamo: put link in the syllabus = how to “kill the class blog” after the class is over. given them the right to be forgotten

put link in the syllabus = how to “kill the class blog” after the class is over. given them the right to be forgotten #ccourses #femtechnet

HistoricallyUs: points towards for examples of why students might want to maintain anonymity

@lnakamur points towards http://microaggressions.tumblr.com/  for examples of why students might want to maintain anonymity #ccourses

mdarbison: should we teach them how to kill their own blogs and other online creations?

#ccourses should we teach them how to kill their own blogs and other online creations?

twi_teracy: yes, as educators, honoring student’s right to online privacy. Negotiating around syllabus. LIKE.

yes, as educators, honoring student’s right to online privacy. Negotiating around syllabus. LIKE.@Inakamur #ccourses

vanani00: how do you deal with accessibility issues in open education? Is not open education discriminating disable people?

#ccourses how do you deal with accessibility issues in open education? Is not open education discriminating disable people?

dmlresearchhub: You can’t control all the kinds of learning that happens in your class – LIVE at

You can’t control all the kinds of learning that happens in your class – @lizlosh LIVE at http://bit.ly/1wsNklK  #ccourses

annebalsamo: poses the question as such to students: “what category of difference” is your preference?

@lizlosh poses the question as such to students: “what category of difference” is your preference? #ccourses #femtechnet

twi_teracy: I’m especially concerned about safety for female student’s online presence-so much harassment already in online sphere. How to?

#ccourses I’m especially concerned about safety for female student’s online presence-so much harassment already in online sphere. How to?

annebalsamo: ask people what pronouns they want to use and then make sure that all class participants follow those preferences

ask people what pronouns they want to use and then make sure that all class participants follow those preferences #ccourses #femtechnet

twi_teracy: yes, setting the norms and parameters up front

#ccourses yes, setting the norms and parameters up front

melmb: how to respect students’ multiple online identities (if they want to keep them separate) when using online platforms for class?

how to respect students’ multiple online identities (if they want to keep them separate) when using online platforms for class? #ccourses

dmlresearchhub: You have to protect your male students just as much as the female students – LIVE at

You have to protect your male students just as much as the female students – @lnakamur LIVE at http://bit.ly/1wsNklK  #ccourses

HistoricallyUs: “It’s not called a sandbox for no reason” Students won’t always behave well in online spaces

“It’s not called a sandbox for no reason” @lnakamura Students won’t always behave well in online spaces #ccourses

twi_teracy: “right to be forgotten” cool option.

#ccourses @Inakamur “right to be forgotten” cool option.

mizuko: we also found student resistance to posting from existing personal social media accts but group acct specific to course worked

we also found student resistance to posting from existing personal social media accts but group acct specific to course worked #ccourses

annebalsamo: reminds us: not everyone has private space at home to engage in tech learning

@lnakamura reminds us: not everyone has private space at home to engage in tech learning #ccourses #femtechnet

vaparedes: Starting now! MT : Come listen to & talk about making safe online spaces as part

Starting now! MT @annebalsamo: Come listen to @lnakamur & @lizlosh talk about making safe online spaces as part #ccourses #femtechnet

lnakamur: Me and will talk about making safe online spaces with twitter-wrangling.

Me and @lizlosh will talk about making safe online spaces with @annebalsamo twitter-wrangling. #femtechnet #ccourses http://bit.ly/1wsNklK 

Get HIP at NASPA Western Regional Conference!

Does this look familiar to you?  Unfortunately the “lecture” is still common place in many classrooms.  Yet…. Lectures are great for getting students to repeat information but they are one of the worst teaching strategies for promoting in-depth understanding….It would be difficult to find a model worse than the one used for teaching in most…

dmlresearchhub: We’re on in 1 HOUR! Join us for webinar “Making Teaching w/ Tech Fair & Open”

We’re on in 1 HOUR! Join us for #ccourses webinar “Making Teaching w/ Tech Fair & Open” http://bit.ly/1wsNklK  pic.twitter.com/q7CGNeLbgs

paulsignorelli: Great opp tonight 9pm ET/6pm PT w/ ; free login via Blackboard:

Great #oclmooc #ConnectedLearning opp tonight 9pm ET/6pm PT w/ @courosa; free login via Blackboard: http://tinyurl.com/pu9ujho  #ccourses

ashishadesai: RT Great piece, boldness needed in HigherED a huge divergence from the norm.

RT @koutropoulos Great piece, boldness needed in HigherED a huge divergence from the norm. http://bit.ly/1sM9MQO  #ccourses @Campus_Tech

wdeihl: Learning to edit in Wikipedia. Still confused about adding refs.

Learning to edit in Wikipedia. Still confused about adding refs. #vcualtlab #ccourses

koutropoulos: The medium is the message – pick it well!

The medium is the message – pick it well! #ccourses http://idstuff.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-medium-is-message-so-pick-your.html …

Todd_Conaway: We now have “connected institutions” and (sort of ) with two 9x9x25 Challenges!

We now have “connected institutions” and #ccourses (sort of ) with two 9x9x25 Challenges! http://www.telswebletter.com  @delonger @36trusso

Jonathan_Worth: MT@digisim: game chnging MT : openly license your edu resources! Let others use & build on them

#CCourses MT@digisim: game chnging MT @josiefraser: openly license your edu resources! Let others use & build on them http://goo.gl/YWAHwm 

Bali_Maha: Humans as Tools (old story of social research)

Humans as Tools (old story of social research) http://ift.tt/1sLodoq  #ccourses

drjaxon: Great post from about “Girls, Gaming, and Gender…”

Great post from @dogtrax about “Girls, Gaming, and Gender…” http://ln.is/dogtrax.edublogs.org/mo7zQ … #ccourses

dmlresearchhub: How do we really define “connected” when we say “connected course?”

How do we really define “connected” when we say “connected course?” http://bit.ly/1zNjk7Z  #ccourses #edchat

dmlresearchhub: Don’t miss today’s webinar, “Making Teaching w/ Tech Fair & Open,” starting at 4pm PT!

Don’t miss today’s #ccourses webinar, “Making Teaching w/ Tech Fair & Open,” starting at 4pm PT! http://bit.ly/1wsNklK 

#ccourse Daily Create – 30th Oct: blog about it

I had just finished drafting a blog post for our first year #becomingeducational students when I saw this challenge – and I thought I would share ‘the blog wot I wrote’ – below – and a few thoughts about staff blogging for students.Last year when we first started our course blog (rather than just uploading PPT slides to our VLE) we were a bit…

MiaZamoraPhD: 30: Blog About It via

#CCourses #Dailyconnect 30: Blog About It http://wp.me/p58OTD-2p  via @dogtrax

MiaZamoraPhD: Interested in Co-Learning? Join us in :

Interested in Co-Learning? Join us in #ccourses: http://dmlhub.net/newsroom/media-releases/co-learning-highlights-connected-courses-webinars … #hastac #nwp #dh #elit #edchat @kuwp @readywriting

rljessen: MT starting a mooc=confusion system view & diagram 4 making sense

MT @jmc3ualberta starting a mooc=confusion @gsiemens system view & diagram http://bit.ly/dal_start  4 making sense #dalmooc #oclmooc #ccourses

bbenzon: Where they get lessons on trust and reality and the interwebs.

@bbenzon Where they get lessons on trust and reality and the interwebs. #ccourses

wdeihl: Listen to consideration of using your name on Wikipedia (24:27) in Editing on Wikipedia

Listen to consideration of using your name on Wikipedia (24:27) in Editing on Wikipedia http://vimeo.com/64973792  #vcualtlab #ccourses

wdeihl: What you write on Wikipedia will go to other sites… it will be used all over.

What you write on Wikipedia will go to other sites… it will be used all over. #vcualtlab #ccourses

wdeihl: The most important thing re: writing on Wikipedia is that you use & cite previously published scholarly references

The most important thing re: writing on Wikipedia is that you use & cite previously published scholarly references #vcualtlab #ccourses