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No doubt, many of you are sitting in a chair as you read this on your screen. (Some of you may be using your little mobile devices and are on the move. Bear with us on our opening …) But where is it exactly that you are sitting? For today’s Daily Connect, take a picture […]

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In what could only be a heartfelt (if humorous) homage towards another blogger, the other day, Alan blogged “in the voice” of Simon, borrowing the syntax of Simon’s poetic writing and reworking it as an original post. Alan “transmutated” Simon, honoring the original even as he remixed the style for his own. Today’s Daily Connect idea […]

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Find three to five other people on #ccourses, and cajole/ask them to agree to sing and record the same song. Then, have one of you collect all the audio files and superimpose the songs into one chorus (e,g. via audacity or garageband) of collective voices. Some tools that might be handy are Vocaroo (recording voices, […]

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There are so many great people writing such amazing things all over the place and beyond. Why not show your appreciation for someone else’s ideas by pulling out a sentence or a quote from a post or tweet, and then feature it back out to the community? You can use a site like Quozia or Haiku Deck […]

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Today, we suggest you go visual with your connect and pay tribute to a fellow connector. Find another blogger, or someone with affiliated views, and pop a intriguing blog post into a Word Cloud Generator, such as Tagxedo,  Word It Out or Wordle. Share out the Word Cloud and make sure to acknowledge the blogger […]

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It’s never too late to join in a connected learning adventure. Get a colleague to join #ccourses. Introduce someone you know to the Connected Courses and get them to post a tweet or blog post saying “Hello, I am new to Connected Courses” and then ask others to respond and welcome them. Get your new friend to use […]

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Send a DM (direct message) to someone on Twitter who follows you, but with whom you had not had a lot of direct interaction. Ask him/her an interesting or thought-provoking question. Spark a conversation.   (suggested by Susan)

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In the world of online networks, some folks emerge as connectors — the anchor person between others. Become the anchor today. Find two people who are in your network and introduce them to each other on Twitter, or in Google Plus, or where ever you hang out online. Be the conductive thread today. (submitted by […]

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Today’s Daily Connect is aken from Sandra Sinfield’s Last Refuge blog, where she mentions a book, Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment. Originally written by and for art teachers, it is redolent with ‘daily create’ potential. Here’s one to try: Get one packet of 100 sheets of paper and […]

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We do a lot of connecting with people in our various learning spaces. People, you know, who are still alive and kicking. But what about if you could collaborate with some of the more famous writers in history? Those dead ones that we often revere. Get your collaborative story on with Google’s Docs Demo: Master’s […]

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Not every Connect has to be serious and academic. But Connects should have value beyond yourself. This Daily Connect is the suggestion that you freely give out an unexpected smile to someone you meet today and then share out the moment in your writing space. This is a version of a Slice of Life, of noticing […]

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There’s a new Forum in town, and it’s waiting for you to connect with others. Check out the brand-new #CCourses Discussion Zone (carefully remove the shrink wrap first and pause a moment to take in that new-discussion-board smell) and then add some ideas, either as comments or start your own topics, and make connections. Cruise […]

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Come add a few lines to a collaborative poem, using a writing platform called TitanPad. No log-in required. Just dive in and add words, or make some poetic edits and revisions. Help “construct” a poem about connections. Head off to the poem and get writing (A neat feature of Titanpad is that you can watch the […]

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Use the Connected Courses Blog Randomizer, read a blog post and leave a comment. Start a conversation. (make sure you come on back to the blog at some future date. Don’t leave your comment hanging in thin air!) (Thanks to Simon for the first connecting idea!)

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We’re aiming to set forth an idea a day (or so) to help us all stay connected. What are you doing up here? The Daily Connects post are down below. Have fun. Wait! Do you have an idea for the Daily Connect? Use this form to submit your own. This whole thing is one huge […]