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Cris Crissman

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The Nautilus Pedagogy
Cris, Virtually Foolproof, Mar 02, 2012
Here’s my learning artifact: And here’s my explanation: Walt Wolfram, renowned linguist and teacher, has theorized that English teachers have the toughest teaching job because they’re charged with perpetuating the culture while teaching students to think critically so that they … Continue reading → Fri, 02 Mar 2012 07:52:01 +0000 [Comment]

“Ha! Hold My Brain; Be Still My Beating Heart.”
Cris, Virtually Foolproof, Feb 29, 2012
!   by  Ha-Wee  Stillness. That’s the sense I have and the idea I found most compelling when I reflect on Geetha Narayanan’s inspiring Change 11 presentation. I agree with George Siemens that Geetha’s presentation “resonated at a deeper level” than we’re … Continue reading → Wed, 29 Feb 2012 04:45:15 +0000 [Comment]

Ender’s Game and Cognitive, Collaborative, and Collective Learning
Cris, Virtually Foolproof, Jan 24, 2012
“With Ender, we have to strike a delicate balance. Isolate him enough that he remains creative — otherwise he’ll adopt the system here and we’ll lose him. At the same time, we need to make sure he keeps a strong … Continue reading → Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:37:35 +0000 [Comment]

Mentor or Dementor? The Slow Learning-Slow Teaching Dilemma
Cris, Virtually Foolproof, Dec 11, 2011
mentor: a trusted friend, counselor or teacher, usually a more experienced person — Wikipedia dementors: soulless creatures considered to be among the foulest beings on Earth . . . If it can, the dementor will feed on you long enough … Continue reading → Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:32:38 +0000 [Comment]

Social Artists “Imagine Better”
Cris, Virtually Foolproof, Nov 03, 2011
I was determined not to go looking for my social artist to share with Nancy and Change11. I wanted to happen across one in my personal learning environment this week. It just seemed, well, more authentic. Today I hit paydirt. … Continue reading → Fri, 04 Nov 2011 01:46:36 +0000 [Comment]

How I Would Change the World? Save It!
Cris, Virtually Foolproof, Oct 16, 2011
I’ve taken to heart David Wiley’s charge to create an artifact that shares some way I would work to change the world. It was tough to choose a passion — I have many. I’m working as smart as I can … Continue reading → Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:26:15 +0000 [Comment]

Mindsets, Creative Sanity, and Change
Cris, Virtually Foolproof, Oct 12, 2011
"The question whether it is still possible to bring about an outbreak of creative sanity in mankind, to avert this steady glide to destruction, is now one of the most urgent in the world," he (H. G. Wells) wrote in … Continue reading → Wed, 12 Oct 2011 05:27:09 +0000 [Comment]

Digital Scholarship and Code-Switching: Welcome to the Conversation
Cris, Virtually Foolproof, Oct 03, 2011
I came to Martin Weller’s session on digital scholarship with two burning questions. First question — Cris2B to Everyone: So curious if anyone else thinks this digital scholarship will rock ed research as much as qualitative did? Interesting responses as … Continue reading → Mon, 03 Oct 2011 06:08:21 +0000 [Comment]

What Elephant? On the Cultural Dimension of Learning Theory
Cris, Virtually Foolproof » Change11, Sept 29, 2011
TweetDid anyone else see the elephant in the room, the Fuze room, for Wednesday’s presentation by Zoraini? Look here: vhaustudent to Everyone: If you have to keep sending SMS reminders of exams, assignment due dates, etc, are you not creating … Continue reading → Wed, 28 Sep 2011 02:07:48 +0000 [Comment]


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