Thursday, March 10, 2016

#sol16 liberation, local interests

Down the rabbit hole but not back up. Not right away. That's one explanation for the gap. My last post was 3/4/16. I didn't plan to miss days but strep is making the rounds. Miss a day blogging and you are ineligible. That's what I mean by liberation. Posts and comments are of my own volition, a retirement perk like crashing early and sleeping in late whenever I want or need to. I am now liberated to write when and what I want and comment on posts as I like, whether or not I post. Geas begone. Allo flânerie digitale. Wherever it may take me. 

Cover photo, West Yuma Chamber of Commerce Facebook page

So where did it? Back to where I already am. Yuma, case you were wondering about my choice of image.

Friday, March 4, 2016

#sol16 Day 4: another day down the rabbit hole

the one we call internet. I started to write "black hole" but, even considering its darker sides, it's not that.

For the independent learner, it's the ultimate open LMS. More chaos than order, the M might be out of order. An oxymoron. You can learn a lot from attempting to organize chaos. Frustration. Patience. Persistence. Resignation.

I went down the rabbit hole today doing just that. Ate up the day, it did. So this is all old sol gets. Tomorrow is another day. Maybe I'll try the looking glass, explain how it's the ultimate PLN.

Slice of LIfe  Participating in SOLSC 2016:  Write. Share. Give. Join the March Slice of Life Story Challenge @ Two Writing Teachers 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

#sol16 Day 3: meanderings, digital flȃnerie

today's experiment in slicing is exploring the SOLSC slicer as digital flȃneuse: ongoing observations, links, images as the day goes along. A continuously interrupted narrative of my day ~ more shreds than slices ~ making multitasking work for me.

I curate many interests. Along the way, I encounter links, some from searches others by chance. I start with either Diigo or OneTab. The latter spares me having too many windows open at the same time. As topic bundles fill up, I save and bookmark them to Diigo. Even so, the bundles, collections or random accumulations, get ahead of me. This morning I started my curating day on the processing end
Per Formo, untitled, digital image for print on canvas, 2012, exhibited at DRIFT: Flânerie in Contemporary Art, curated by Dr Judith Duquemin and Anke Stäcker

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

#SOL16 Day 2: more multitasking

Honestly, I was going to cut back on multitasking but couldn't resist watching a Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT) hangout with +Paul Allisontwo members of the Write4Change Project research team and teacher Bethany Silva in a conversation about an amazing writing and social justice project/ community/ curriculum/ study bringing together student voices from around the globe. 

So much for that plan -- and the one to write more about how the Personal Learning and the GED Instructional Design courses (MOOCs) fit into #SOL16 blogging. Doesn't this one look and sound like a project for teaching Slicers would want to get their students and themselves involved in:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

in medias res: my office, the couch, ready for #SOL16, #openabe, #NRC01PL & sundry projects

No, it's nothing like the picture. Then again I'm Not Really Working  although not exactly not-working either.

❤️Feng Shui                                                          for Home-Office:

                  Feng Shui for Home Office in Room Corner

I don't need an office to work (or not-work) from home. I do have one though: my couch. Office equipment and devices? No desk or chair, the only equipment a Chromebook, sans externals.

Let me describe my current arrangement and add approximate found images now, real ones later when I have some. Until then, just appreciate the ironies because. Searching "couch office" doesn't come up with much. Just office furniture, which doesn't look at all like my office couch