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#8568456 Oct 12, 2013 at 07:31 PM
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Brainstorm some search terms and then seek some help. Post 2-3 lesson objectives and/or course content you hope to find open content. For each lesson objective/course content, list search terms you’ve come up with so far.

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#8674458 Nov 06, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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These topics relate to the possibility of having a Video Game Studies class on 3DGameLab for our students.

Lesson Objective / Content: Narrative in Video Games
For this unit the goal is to outline the different styles that particular types of video games use to tell the embedded storyline of the game.
Keywords: narrative, video games, storyline, plot, character, narrative design

Lesson Objective / Content: Games in Education
This unit is intended to outline the progress being made in designing games specifically for the classroom and also using off-the-shelf games in the classroom.
Keywords: video games, education, educational gaming, edutainment, board games, card games, family games

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#8679740 Nov 07, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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Lesson Objective / Content: Narrative in Video Games
Other Possible Keywords: narrative arch, story arch

Lesson Objective / Content: Games in Education
Other Possible Keywords: motivation, rewards
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#8685070 Nov 08, 2013 at 03:38 PM
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I do a budget project with my 7th Grade that requires them to set up a monthly budget. To prepare for this we do several activities to track how much they eat, spend on electricity, their shopping habits. I would like to find some new resources for use with these.

Food Tracker: The lesson is to track your food intake for one week and analyze based on the food pyramid. Then create a shopping list from that tracker. This has become more difficult over the last few years with the change in the food pyramid. It no longer has standard units across the categories. I would like to find a better way for them to track and analyze their food intake.
Keywords: nutrition, food tracker, diet, youth, kids, children, teens, food pyramid, balanced diet

Energy Use Survey: List all items that are used by you or to your benefit (i.e. refrigerator, washer and dryer). Track your usage of these each day. Enter them into a spreadsheet to calculate the cost. I would like to add more resources that investigate electricity generation and conservation.
Keywords: Electricity, Clean Energy, energy star,
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#8685212 Nov 08, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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I'm developing a series of quests that challenge our faculty (and hopefully eventually their students) to consider various ways of using digital communications in their practice.


Objective one: Identify options for digital communications that you could use (both synchronous and asynchronous) in your practice (or that others are currently using).
Keywords: digital communications, synchronous, asynchronous, real-time, chat, email, bulletin board

Objective two: Give an example of how you would use a specific digital communication tool/approach to communicate in real-time with parents, students, clients, colleagues (select one or more) and develop a scenario that describes how this would look in practice including the potential benefits and challenges.
Keywords: digital communications, real-time, conferencing

Objective three: Give an example of how you would use a specific digital communication tool/approach to communicate asynchrously with parents, students, clients, colleagues (select one or more) and develop a scenario that describes how this would look in practice including the potential benefits and challenges.
Keywords: digital communications, asynchronous, bulletin board, video, email, feed
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#8686001 Nov 08, 2013 at 09:31 PM
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Content: US history periods reconstruction & industrialization
Objective: find a variety of ways for students to engage with the material and demonstrate learning using iPads (without flash)

US history Reconstruction (or industrialization) + lessons, lectures, primary source documents, interactive, videos, expert, project, cartoons, analysis, prompts, choices, debates, flipped, flip, essay, app, iPad, pbl, game
American history + same as above
I can also look by specific subtropics within the 2 larger topics
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#8686995 Nov 09, 2013 at 05:37 AM
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#8685070 DramaJock (Mark Tennyson) wrote:


Food Tracker: The lesson is to track your food intake for one week and analyze based on the food pyramid. Then create a shopping list from that tracker.
Keywords: nutrition, food tracker, diet, youth, kids, children, teens, food pyramid, balanced diet

Energy Use Survey: List all items that are used by you or to your benefit (i.e. refrigerator, washer and dryer). Track your usage of these each day. Enter them into a spreadsheet to calculate the cost. I would like to add more resources that investigate electricity generation and conservation.
Keywords: Electricity, Clean Energy, energy star,


I'm excited that you are looking for a variety of things:
  • content that represents and/or teaches them about what they need to track
  • something that helps them track (so you are looking for an RLS that has functionality, have you looked at templates of MS Excel and/or Google Spreadsheets?)
I'm wondering if you might actually search things like Go2Web20 as well as the apple apps and android play stores for applications as RLOs.
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#8689520 Nov 09, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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Lesson Objective/Content: Thanksgiving Unit "What am I thankful for?"

Search terms: thanks, Thanksgiving, giving, thankful, native americans, Indians, pilgrims, turkey, social studies...

Lesson Objective/Content: Place value

Search terms: Place value, ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, math, numbers...
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#8703673 Nov 12, 2013 at 04:19 PM
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Economics vs Ethics

Black Friday – “(in the US) the day after Thanksgiving, noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers.” Black referring to the large profits retailers hope to make.

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of the month has come to be a day set aside for families and friends to get together for a special meal. It is like the calm before the storm – Christmas and all its preparations.

Newspaper headlines for November 12, 2013, “As the holiday shopping season kicks off, Walmart is the latest major retailer to announce an even earlier launch to annual Black Friday weekend sales — beginning at dinnertime Thanksgiving evening.”

First, determine what conflict is presented in the newspaper headline.
Second, select one side or the other and present a convincing argument for your view.

Tag words: Thanksgiving, tradition, Black Friday, economics, profit, retailer, ethics, family
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#8708132 Nov 13, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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#8685212 bullockd wrote:

I'm developing a series of quests that challenge our faculty (and hopefully eventually their students) to consider various ways of using digital communications in their practice.


Objective one: Identify options for digital communications that you could use (both synchronous and asynchronous) in your practice (or that others are currently using).
Keywords: digital communications, synchronous, asynchronous, real-time, chat, email, bulletin board

Objective two: Give an example of how you would use a specific digital communication tool/approach to communicate in real-time with parents, students, clients, colleagues (select one or more) and develop a scenario that describes how this would look in practice including the potential benefits and challenges.
Keywords: digital communications, real-time, conferencing

Objective three: Give an example of how you would use a specific digital communication tool/approach to communicate asynchrously with parents, students, clients, colleagues (select one or more) and develop a scenario that describes how this would look in practice including the potential benefits and challenges.
Keywords: digital communications, asynchronous, bulletin board, video, email, feed



A lot of good keywords! Here are a few more to consider:

Objective 1: video conferencing software, multimodal(ity)

Objective 2: Webex/Adobe Connect free alternatives, synchronous communication tools

Objective 3: asynchronous communication tools, recording software
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#8708209 Nov 13, 2013 at 02:40 PM
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#8686001 MissT wrote:

Content: US history periods reconstruction & industrialization
Objective: find a variety of ways for students to engage with the material and demonstrate learning using iPads (without flash)

US history Reconstruction (or industrialization) + lessons, lectures, primary source documents, interactive, videos, expert, project, cartoons, analysis, prompts, choices, debates, flipped, flip, essay, app, iPad, pbl, game
American history + same as above
I can also look by specific subtropics within the 2 larger topics



Searching within the iPad app store using terms U.S. civil war (I know the reconstruction came afterwards, but since the two are so often discussed together it might yield some interesting results), modernization, and/or U.S. history

Outside of the app store, also try: augmented reality game, teaching using iPads, and/or U.S. Reconstruction newspapers/magazines
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#8708238 Nov 13, 2013 at 02:46 PM
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#8689520 Kimmy Francois wrote:

Lesson Objective/Content: Thanksgiving Unit "What am I thankful for?"

Search terms: thanks, Thanksgiving, giving, thankful, native americans, Indians, pilgrims, turkey, social studies...

Lesson Objective/Content: Place value

Search terms: Place value, ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, math, numbers...



You might also try:

Lesson 1: Wampanoag, Puritans, first Thanksgiving,

Lesson 2: decimal value/point, counting decimal places
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#8708282 Nov 13, 2013 at 02:59 PM
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#8703673 Clifford wrote:

Economics vs Ethics

Black Friday – “(in the US) the day after Thanksgiving, noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers.” Black referring to the large profits retailers hope to make.

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of the month has come to be a day set aside for families and friends to get together for a special meal. It is like the calm before the storm – Christmas and all its preparations.

Newspaper headlines for November 12, 2013, “As the holiday shopping season kicks off, Walmart is the latest major retailer to announce an even earlier launch to annual Black Friday weekend sales — beginning at dinnertime Thanksgiving evening.”

First, determine what conflict is presented in the newspaper headline.
Second, select one side or the other and present a convincing argument for your view.

Tag words: Thanksgiving, tradition, Black Friday, economics, profit, retailer, ethics, family



Interesting topic! I love the tension between values that the assignment addresses.

See my response to Kimmy for a few more Thanksgiving keywords that might be useful. In addition, several keywords that might be helpful specifically to your assignment: history, motivation, choice, values
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#8822547 Dec 09, 2013 at 08:31 PM
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#8703673 Clifford wrote:

Economics vs Ethics

Black Friday – “(in the US) the day after Thanksgiving, noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers.” Black referring to the large profits retailers hope to make.

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of the month has come to be a day set aside for families and friends to get together for a special meal. It is like the calm before the storm – Christmas and all its preparations.

Newspaper headlines for November 12, 2013, “As the holiday shopping season kicks off, Walmart is the latest major retailer to announce an even earlier launch to annual Black Friday weekend sales — beginning at dinnertime Thanksgiving evening.”

First, determine what conflict is presented in the newspaper headline.
Second, select one side or the other and present a convincing argument for your view.

Tag words: Thanksgiving, tradition, Black Friday, economics, profit, retailer, ethics, family



This looks Like A great lesson. There is a lot of potential for researching the roots of the official Thanksgiving Holiday and the roots of Black Friday Celebrations as well
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#9062164 Feb 05, 2014 at 11:12 AM · Edited 7 years ago
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Given the taxonomony vs. folksonomy, and the fact that I teach elementary ICT classes, I have come up with the following search terms for my objectives:[list]

-Elementary Digital Citizenship
-Parts of a Computer
-Elementary Typing Games

I was thinking instead of using elementary I could substitute with specific grades. Any additional search suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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#9062198 Feb 05, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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#8685212 bullockd wrote:

I'm developing a series of quests that challenge our faculty (and hopefully eventually their students) to consider various ways of using digital communications in their practice.


Objective one: Identify options for digital communications that you could use (both synchronous and asynchronous) in your practice (or that others are currently using).
Keywords: digital communications, synchronous, asynchronous, real-time, chat, email, bulletin board

Objective two: Give an example of how you would use a specific digital communication tool/approach to communicate in real-time with parents, students, clients, colleagues (select one or more) and develop a scenario that describes how this would look in practice including the potential benefits and challenges.
Keywords: digital communications, real-time, conferencing

Objective three: Give an example of how you would use a specific digital communication tool/approach to communicate asynchrously with parents, students, clients, colleagues (select one or more) and develop a scenario that describes how this would look in practice including the potential benefits and challenges.
Keywords: digital communications, asynchronous, bulletin board, video, email, feed



You could also try blogging and websites as forms of digital communications. Learning platforms - these often have a communication tool build right into them
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#9062212 Feb 05, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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#8686001 MissT wrote:

Content: US history periods reconstruction & industrialization
Objective: find a variety of ways for students to engage with the material and demonstrate learning using iPads (without flash)

US history Reconstruction (or industrialization) + lessons, lectures, primary source documents, interactive, videos, expert, project, cartoons, analysis, prompts, choices, debates, flipped, flip, essay, app, iPad, pbl, game
American history + same as above
I can also look by specific subtropics within the 2 larger topics



There are great flashcard apps where you can build your own content. Quizlet & study stack both work with GFlash - Assessment tools can embed content as well (ASSISTments)
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#10057685 Sep 23, 2014 at 09:00 AM
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This semester, I am using OER in three courses: College Composition I (two sections) and English Fundamentals 3 (a developmental course in which identified students co-enroll while taking English 111). While I am building my catalog of resources for these courses, I am also looking for materials to use in a second-year British literature course.

English 111: Employ effective writing processes to include pre-writing, peer-reviewing drafts, and revising.--http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Writing%20for%20Success.pdf (This online textbook is comprehensive)

For English 243: Develop a vocabulary of literary terms--http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/literature-fiction/ (This site is helpful for guiding students through the literary analysis writing process. I am still looking for a good vocabulary-building site)
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#10059374 Sep 23, 2014 at 02:43 PM
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My objective is to find a way to integrate new media theories into the writing center better. I am trying to create a new media project for the Writing Center at ODU and for Engl 866. So far the search terms I have are "new media" "writing center" "technology" "computer" "writing process".
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#10064506 Sep 24, 2014 at 05:00 PM
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So, I'm looking for content that relates to the Brain Rules, by John Medina, Chapter 5 text:

Lesson Objectives:
Understand how learning effects the brain physically
Understand "Theory of Mind" testing
Consider ways to foster learning so that our brains are continually encouraged to re-wire

Possible search terms:
Brain
Re-wiring
Neuron growth
Neuron pruning
Intelligence
IQ
Cells
DNA
Think
Educational games
Learning
"Theory of Mind"
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