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Learning by Design

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Turn ideas into pictures!

Visualize a blog post, TED Talk, Class lecture or even dense text from a book- through drawing. Use the pictures to symbolically represent & concretize abstract concepts, and to make connections between ideas. Try to use words sparingly and only to reinforce your imagery.

Doodle it in your notebook, use your tablet, or scribble it on the back of a napkin. Just be sure to digitize it and then blog about the process, including citing where your inspiration came from.

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Tiny Electric Motor

Well maybe I got too carried away, but this is a response to @giuliaforsythe’s design assignment Learning by Design at ds106. This is both an explanation of how an electric motor works and instructions on how to make a tiny one. I have my students do this in my physics …

Sketchy Dr. Groom on Assignment

Learning By Design

Turn ideas into pictures!

Visualize a blog post, TED Talk, Class lecture or even dense text from a book- through drawing. Use the pictures to symbolically represent & concretize abstract concepts, and to make connections between ideas. Try to use words sparingly and only to reinforce your …

Upcycling v. Recycling v. Downcycling

I really wanted to try to make an infographic of some kind, so I decided to do the Learning By Design assignment worth 3.5 stars. Since I am not very good at drawing, I googled different infographic maker sites that let you make infographics for free. I came across Piktochart

Acme Doodle – Learning By Design

I have wanted to try visual note-taking for a while and have given it a couple of tries, but find that I drift to using mostly words.  I bought Mike Rohde’s The Sketchnote Handbook last fall as inspiration.  This week I attended a symposium on MOOCs and Libraries so decided …

Tutorial on Visnotes!

For those of you in my classes, visual note taking will be an important skill for you to develop. It will increase your capacity for taking notes, it’s more fun, it makes your notes easier to study, and it will help you retain more information. I will also expect to …

Data Mine

Another great #etmooc session this eve. Audrey Watters dropped some awesome thought bombs. She posed some challenging questions, as we move beyond the analog manilla envelope (like her mom collected of her school artefacts) into the digital realm and quintillions of bytes are collected daily.

How do students, teachers, administrators, …

Napkin Doodle | 5 Stars

The assignment:

Visual Thinking and Symbols

Do ONE of the following assignments:

Learning By Design (*****) is an assignment in visual note taking. Because many of you expressed interest in the style of the Steven Johnson video form week 1, here is your opportunity to learn more about how this …

Beautiful Music of the Spheres

Making sense of my learning through drawing DS106

Open Education

Visualization of Jim Groom’s talk at the Open Education 2011 conference, broadcasted live on #ds106RADIO

Inspired Rants- More on Copyright

Visualization of Brian Lamb’s talk about Open Sustainability at the Open Education 2011 conference, broadcasted live on #ds106radio

The Cost of Knowledge

Visualization of Timothy Gower’s blog post that spurred the online petition to boycott the closed access and very expensive publisher Elsevier.

Forest Gardening

Visual notes of Zack Dowell describing forest gardening for his master gardening class live on #ds106radio

More Learning from MOOCs that Matter #ds106 #etmooc

I’m excited to be a guest in #ds106 this evening for Week 6: It’s All Designed. Of course, DS106 is not like any other MOOC and is not big on the M part of the MASSIVE, but its specialness is important to reiterate in this time of MOOC madness

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