10 August 2015
A Pinterest with some CLMOOC Peers blogs – https://www.pinterest.com/idabrandao/clmooc-peers/
9 August 2015
Two more Meograph about Nature parks in the Centre and South of Portugal, a collection of information from the Internet and the National Conservation Institute
8 August 2015
Still sharing and making in CLMOOC. A peer shared a Meograph and I’ve tried this cool tool as well, starting a series on Nature Parks in Portugal.
4 August 2015
Closing CLMOOC, a final reflection:
- Looking back to my webpage (e-portfolio) of CLMOOC – https://idabrandaomooc.wordpress.com/clmooc/ – I suppose I have kept pace with the weekly themes and proposals, mostly producing visual artifacts. I usually miss the synchronous sessions, because they are not compatible with working hours or I just forget about them. Sometimes I have no patience to listen to the recorded talks, because I don’t find them much productive. I have mostly interacted in Twitter and G+ CLMOOC communities, I’m not a Facebook frequent user. At this stage of my life, I enjoy the openness and freedom to engage in the activities proposed by c-MOOCs, not following a strict syllabus, very often leading us to unpredicted paths. For some people this may be a disadvantage because they lack a more structured and prescriptive plan, may feel the course is inarticulate and caotic, but I like the freedom of choosing my own way and connect and relate to whom and what I wish, within a broad weekly proposal. I could have written more prose and posted more reflections but the fact is that I tend to invest my time in producing artifacts (and these take some time as well). As I was on holiday in Edinburgh during the last week of CLMOOC, most of my posts were related to that experience, rather than to the week theme, sorry if it resulted inconvenient. I had the chance to explore new tools such as Pixteller, Pixlr, Ezgif, Tagul, Malinc (fractal generator), Magisto, Emaze… and work with many other familiar tools. I might highlight my work on some poems and the revisitation of the theme of Complexity Systems.
My final overview in a presentation made in Canva CLMOOC Overview
3 August 2015
A poem of solidarity to resistant migrants at Calais
2 August 2015
Some experiences with photo effects in Pho.to and Pixlr-o-Matic
1 August 2015
My video on my travel to Scotland – https://youtu.be/m9ceTo7yHsA
29 July 2015
The Kilt has its origin in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. It is most often made of woollen cloth in a tartan pattern.
28 July 2015
Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872.
The best-known version of the story is that Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman. When John Gray died he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby then became known locally, spending the rest of his life sitting on his master’s grave. (Wikipedia)
This reminded me of the movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) directed by Lasse Hallström, with Richard Gere. It’s a story of loyalty of a dog towards his owner as well – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachi:_A_Dog%27s_Tale
27 July 2015
Stirling Castle collage
25 July 2015
My favourite cattle from the Highlands
22 July 2015
On the eve of my departure to Edinburgh for a week holiday,
A peer shared a great video on Net Neutrality in India – https://youtu.be/mfY1NKrzqi0
21 July 2015
About public spaces, my short story on a walk to the beach – https://www.emaze.com/@ALWZFFRT/walk-to-the-beach
20 July 2015
A new week started under the theme of Public Spaces.
A peer showed his elementary school and I decided to take a photo from Google Maps street view of my primary school and secondary school.
My ideal school could be VITTRA – https://youtu.be/CzGOSqRX8oE
A peer shared an interesting video of an artist that uses the beach as a canvas and succeeds in complex geometric designs – http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/07/20/the-role-of-public-spaces/
19 July 2015
Related to some a peer’s post that wishes to «hack» the school library and invade other school spaces I decided to explore ArtTSculpture Books and collected examples in a Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/idabrandao/art-books/
A TED talk by an artist presents his book sculptures – https://youtu.be/mqovAg11q-c
18 July 2015
Related to some posts on Racism I selected some poems on this theme and made some posters
17 July 2015
A channel with videos on Complexity Systems
A great TED-ED lesson on the complex geometry of arab design shared by a peer.
16 July 2015
A great conference by Dr. Hans Rosling speaking about complex systems and Big Data across times and the evolution of population growth, health system evolution, climate change, economic growth and so on – https://youtu.be/ZSGoqw45tKI
My mindmap of a Glossary of Complex Systems – http://mind42.com/mindmap/380d236d-b980-4597-9663-c4f1c802529d
15 July 2015
My first artifact for this week consists on a revision of a previous MOOC on Complexity Systems run by the Institute of Santa Fe in 2013. The advantages of keeping an e-portfolio…
Powtoon slideshow – https://www.powtoon.com/show/fsyp54I6C0H/complexity-systems/#/
Complex Systems science investigates how relationships between parts give rise to the collective behaviors of a system and how the system interacts and forms relationships with its environment. All complex systems have many interconnected components. (wikipedia article) – magnified image here aqui
The terminology related to the different fields of Complex Systems is very complicated and I made this Glossary in a mindmap – http://mind42.com/mindmap/380d236d-b980-4597-9663-c4f1c802529d, each node provides a definition and respectuve link for Wikipedia article.
A peer shared a video about a japanese artist that raises «paper cut» to mastery – https://vimeo.com/78190271 and another peer shared a great animation about paper vs. digital – https://vimeo.com/57175742
Harvard scientists create self-organizing robot swarm – https://youtu.be/9BD20tn_KoM
Management Cybernetics is the science of effective organization. Despite its name, Chaos Theory centers on self-organizing systems. Cybernetics is expert in complexity. Chaotic systems are complex systems that can self-organize when key independent variables become synchronized through positive and negative feedback. The connection is clear. Management Cybernetics is interested in finding the invariant features of viable systems and self-organization from chaos is one of them. The border or edge of chaos is the thin border where information captures energy to reproduce the organization. https://youtu.be/1HVRniR3GrQ
Collage of self organizing systems
Collage of complex systems
14 July 2015
A new week dedicated to complex systems and some questions to bear in mind.
- What is the function of the system?
- What are the parts of the system?
- What input does it receive?
- What output does it provide?
- Is it part of a larger system?
- Is there a subsystem?
Proposals for Makes:
- How can you document a system that serves a function in your life?
- Can you add inflow to an already existing system in order to make it function more effectively?
- Can you re(media)te a system in order to improve it?
- What about a hack? Can you hack a system or “the system” to make it work for you in interesting new ways?
- Can you create a new system to take the place of one that is no longer useful or has become obsolete?
- Can you design an entirely new system for something that has yet to be imagined?
Questions to ask about systems – http://www.project2061.org/publications/rsl/online/Guide/Ch2/TQSYSTEM.PDF
Systems literacy – http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/systemsliteracy/
The imaginary factories inside our gadgets – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673251/the-imaginary-factories-inside-all-our-gadgets#1
«The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent research and educational institution. We study how interactions within a system lead to its behavioral patterns, and how the system interacts with its environment. Our mathematical tools transcend the boundaries of physical, biological and social sciences, as well as engineering, management, and medicine.» – http://necsi.edu/
13 July 2015
Exploring the Thinglink – https://www.thinglink.com/scene/676061530638254082 of a peer I review the Words Game of Margaret Simon – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MkeeS6tn1XSnBGSrWB8MHZzWmw0a4NllG74aOb1ayiw/edit and made an adaptation into portuguese – Jogo de Palavras e Poesia
12 July 2015
My sum up of this week in a Canva presentation
Tried to make a QUIZ based on a template of – http://www.flippity.net/QuizShow.asp
My URL on a EUROPEAN QUIZ – European Quis
The vídeo tutorial helped with the final publishing – http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/11/how-to-create-jeopardy-style-game-in.html#.VaJr5vlVhBc
11 July 2015
I made a short Quiz about Education Books, using a free tool Quiz Revolution
A game on Story Elements, built by a peer – https://sites.google.com/a/kcacademy.org/story-elements-game/home
A presentation, by another peer, proposes an activity to make poetry based on cards of nouns and adjectives – Presentation
10 July 2015
About Manifestos some peers shared interesting artifacts and resources:
Manifesto in Clouds – a video with photos of incredible shapes of clouds and a narrative – https://animoto.com/play/zvyb0HYN095FJ8asLBbk8A
My Haiku deck with Mark Hatch Manifesto – https://www.haikudeck.com/p/ZdkZoa77h7/mark-hatch
Some tools for collaborative writing (as a game) shared by peers:
DRAFT – https://draftin.com/
MixedInk – http://www.mixedink.com/#/_how_it_works
PenFlip – https://www.penflip.com/
STRYWRITER – http://www.boomwriter.com/StoryWriter
A new photo editor and collage was share – http://www.befunky.com/
9 July 2015
About a peer post on Haiku japanese poems I made this collage with Ezra Pound’s poem In a Station of Metro
8 July 2015
The 3rd week is dedicated to Games for Learning and I made a Pinterest with a collection of links on Games and tools
6 July 2015
Poster poems by Greeks and for Greeks
An analysis of Byron’s poem – https://britlitwiki.wikispaces.com/THE+ISLES+OF+GREECE
A remix of old writings fragments in PIXLR
5 July 2015
A new trial with EMAZE App with a poem by Fernando Pessoa –https://app.emaze.com/@ALWOOCZL/poem-by-ricardo-reis
4 July 2015
I’ve written a new short poem
On the bed of time,
homeless people sleep.
Under the cover of shy glimpses,
the summer sky warms,
where the water runs deep.
The dreamer destiny transforms,
longing for promises,
in a twilight of metamorphoses.
and tried EMAZE App – https://app.emaze.com/@ALWORTOW/presentation-name
A peer shared an animation she produced with DoInk Apps as well as the process with a tutorial
It takes time but it has great potential.
A new trial with EMAZE App on Gothic theme – https://app.emaze.com/@ALWOOCRT/gothic-subculture?autoplay&hidebuttons<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/132589386″>Gothic Culture (1)</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user18036605″>Ida Brandão</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
2 Julho 2015
In line with my Dracula theme re-Media-te I made a short video on Gothic subculture in Magisto Gothic Connections
and another version in WeVideo – https://www.wevideo.com/hub#media/ci/428550036
and a variation in https://youtu.be/hcQIRqw7HvQ
1 July 2015
A trial with video editor Magisto – http://www.magisto.com/video/a1FCPVxUQ2BtUgJhCzE
My previous video on Coach Museum, edited with WMM and uploaded in Youtube – https://youtu.be/_IL5ZP0LXCY
Today I posted my adaptation of Nature Pyramid Poster that was shared by a peer (an english version)
30 June 2015
The 2nd week of CLMOOC proposals:
For this Make Cycle, we would love for you to choose something (an artifact, a story, a picture, a video clip, an anything) and over the course of the week remediate it through one or more different media. A remediation cycle might start as a drawing, move to a video, then to a cross stitched text, then to a webpage. Another cycle might begin with a blog post, move to a garden sculpture, become a gif, and result in a speech. You might even may choose to browse the Makes from the first week’s cycle and remediate an introduction someone posted, with proper attribution of course!»
A cycle of makes around Dracula:
An animated Gif on Murnau’s Nosferatu – http://i.imgur.com/gUOa8Eg.gif
Presentation on Drácula – from literature to film – https://www.haikudeck.com/from-literature-to-film-education-presentation-phwj3ymPyQ#
An audio clip edited in Audacity and uploaded in Audioboom of Gary Oldman as Count Dracula in Coppola’s movie: https://audioboom.com/boos/3331094-dracula-gary-oldman – listen to the exceptional sound effects, which one may neglect when watching the movie.
Drácula Acrostic Poem
29 June 2015
One of the greatest portuguese poets and one of his translated poems – http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/7084/auto/I-dont-know-how-many-souls-I-have
Arseny Tarkovski was the father of film director Andrei Tarkovski. They share the same poetic genome. I took one of Arseny Tarkovski poems and made this image collage. It’s a beautiful poem – And this I dreamt, and this I dream – http://allpoetry.com/And-this-I-dreamt,-and-this-I-dream. A CLMOOC peer recorded the reading of this poem in http://vocaroo.com/i/s06SKVOoAum6
More experiences with PIXLR and effects on a collage
based on original photos:
#F5F – an activity to select 5 artifacts from peers – https://www.powtoon.com/show/eHWbeXNKY0U/clmooc-f5f/#/
28 June 2015
My solidarity with Greece, poster made in canva.com
Audio version of the poem – https://soundcloud.com/ida-brand-o/audio-poem-shame-on-europe
Made with PIXLR
27 June 2015
Trying Text Logo tool – http://www.picturetopeople.org/
and photo effects
Trying a new tool that generates fractal effects – http://www.malinc.se/m/ImageTiling.php
26 June 2015
A new cloud word tool – TAGUL – with an animation feature (watch link)https://tagul.com/show/ob6sdxjl3gns/Cloud%203
and with GifMaker.me – a mix of Meliès and Murnau’s silent movies images http://gifmaker.cc/PlayFrameAnimation.php?folder=2015062521ikLo1j26a29a2oSdNsfUgk
and Murnau’s Nosferatu – http://i.imgur.com/gUOa8Eg.gif
25 June 2015
I made a new artifact – Interview with a MOOCer
About unconstructing introductions, personas, masks, how we play different roles in various contexts
24 June 2015
I’ve produced 2 posters for CLMOOC, in https://www.canva.com/
and a poster poem with Salgado’s photos as background, a tribute to the greatest photographer
22 June 2015
The first newsletter has arrived with a proposal for introduction of participants in various ways and using different tools, such as:
- Photo Cutting (like with scissors) Grab scissors, cut pictures up, move pieces around, see what happens, take a new picture (or video) of your cut up picture.
- Photo Cutting with stop motion: Add a cool stop motion app to the play described above. We like iMotion for IOS and PicPac for Android.
- Mad-Libs: Yes! Make your own mad libs. Maybe use an existing text and take out words to be replaced!?
- Image Write Overs: See what happens when you layer writing over your image. You might try an app/website like ThingLink or Pic Collage.
- Image Manipulation: Try Pixlr or Kaleidolens or another app to change your images.
- Corrupted Image Files: Distort and corrupt your images. Oh yeah! Here are two webapps we tried: http://snorpey.github.io/jpg-glitch/ or http://csh.bz/gifmelter/
- Mosaic: Smash or take apart stuff (stuff that is yours :0) and reconfigure it, mosaic-like, into something new. Go Violet on an egg. Take apart an old clock. Use broken dishes to make a traditional mosaic.
- Mozilla Webmaker Tools: Try X-ray Goggles for disrupting current web content or Popcorn for interrupting video content.
I have a PREZI I usually update for introduction – https://prezi.com/oc9nygvkceaj/ida-introduction/
I have used Thinglink for learning artifacts and here is my introduction as well – https://www.thinglink.com/scene/669854820152115201
Trying GifMaker online – It will stay only for a few days online, otherwise download it
Just tried a new image tool PIXLR – https://pixlr.com/
My animated gif in Pho.to – http://share.pho.to/9VzuT
My «Maker Poem» about Maker Movement Week in https://pixlr.com/
19 June 2015
A connectivist MOOC is starting on the 22nd June – http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/, organized into six open Make Cycles to inspire participants to make, write, connect, and reflect, designed in ways to customize the experience to each one’s own interests.
Social media spaces of CLMOOC, include:
- The CLMOOC home website
- The CLMOOC Google+ community
- @clmooc and #clmooc on Twitter
- The CLMOOC Facebook group
A few quick things to begin CLMOOC experience: