Posts by Karen Fasimpaur

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Memes in the presidential election

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Mon, 2016-03-21 12:13 with 0 comments

On Youth Voices Live today, we talked about memes and how they are being used in the presidential election.

Here were some definitions we came up with for memes:
* meme: anything that goes viral (?); could be a picture with words/caption, especially that makes fun of something in society

Connecting around topics on Youth Voices

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Thu, 2015-12-10 17:35 with 0 comments

There are many topics that YV students across the country are researching and writing about, and we want to have more ways to connect about these.

Below is a document where students can add their names to topics they are exploring and and then connect with others doing the same.

Another great way to connect is through tags. Make sure your students are tagging, and then they can use this tag cloud to see others' posts. (Also see the bottom of this post for a list of tagging suggestions.)

Example goes here

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Wed, 2015-11-11 20:58 with 0 comments

This is a placeholder for student work on a mission.

10 things

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Sun, 2015-07-12 20:02 with 0 comments

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I love the 10 Self/10 World questions as a tool for generating inquiry topics and honing in on our passions.

On TTT the other night, we were talking about other kinds of "10 things" lists that might get students going on this.

Here are a few (thank you, Valerie Burton!) -- please feel free to edit this and add to the list.

Ideas for “10 things” lists to help learners find their passions:

* 10 questions about the world
* 10 questions about self
* 10 things you love to do and learn

Make an Inquiry

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Sun, 2015-07-12 19:43 with 0 comments

As a part of CLMOOC, Michael Weller and friends are doing inquiry.

Here are some resource related to this project:

Make an Inquiry description
Make an Inquiry Hackpad
Make an Inquiry Google Doc

And here is Michael's "How I got there" log.

"How I got there" mission

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Thu, 2015-06-25 13:54 with 0 comments

** UPDATE: This has now been posted here. Help us make it better. **

A group of us were talking on TTT last night about student inquiry process, and Sheri Edwards suggested a "How I got there" mission that would help students track their iterative inquiry process. The idea is to log what paths their inquiry takes as they form questions, learn more, reformulate questions, take different paths, etc. This would also let others see how inquiry paths evolve.

Youth (and teacher) Voices - May 25, 2015

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Mon, 2015-05-25 12:31 with 0 comments

This is the second Youth Voices email newsletter. If you have anything you'd like to share with other YV teachers, email us! In the meantime, here are some items of interest:

Youth (and teacher) Voices - May 8, 2015

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Fri, 2015-05-08 12:55 with 0 comments

A group of us were talking on TTT on Wed. about Youth Voices and what we'd like to do together next year and how we might collaborate. One idea was to do a periodic newsletter (the first of which you are now reading!) to share ideas, request help, and to spur collaborations.

If you have anything you'd like to share with other YV teachers, email us! In the meantime, here are some items of interest:

How do current events affect your classroom?

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Wed, 2015-04-15 16:59 with 0 comments

Today I was on a conference all and learned about various programs of PBS NewsHour Extra, including the Teachers’ Lounge is a forum for teachers to discuss how the news affects their classroom. They publish first-person stories from teachers that relate to present-day, major news stories (national and international).

Privilege, guilt, and names

Discussion by: kfasimpaur on Fri, 2015-03-13 15:15 with 0 comments

On Youth Voices LIVE this month, we're talking about advantages we have.

In Adam Falkner's spoken word piece, he talks about feeling guilty for something he didn't do (in this case, as a white, he never owned slaves or otherwise discriminated against blacks personally).

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