EduGoalsMOOC – Week 1

I haven’t completed a MOOC yet, so why not start now? This MOOC, EduGoals, got my attention as I just purchased Shelly Sanchez Terrell‘s book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom,  so when I saw that she included Missions in learning in her MOOC, I registered! 🙂

Our first week’s challenges involved Tweeting introductions and sharing locations on a Google Map. I have mainly used Twitter to follow conferences, people, live chats, etc, but haven’t tweeted much on my own so doing that felt a little odd, but seeing the locations of other learners on the map was fun. I look forward to being part of this international learning community.

I can see using the shared Google map and the images edited to incorporate stickers to represent interests as an introductory option in the grad school courses I teach. I will also share this strategy with my teaching team. This could also be twisted slightly and used by students; they could find an image of a historical figure and then add the stickers to represent what s/he believed in/enjoyed/found important/etc. If using Twitter to share was not possible for any reason, using Canva (what can’t we do with Canva?) or BeFunky to edit the image and then designing a collaborative Google Slides deck would also be an easy way for people to add their images and a sentence about themselves.

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