As part of the final newsletter of CLMOOC 2016, we compiled a list of ways for folks in CLMOOC (even on the periphery) to remain connected throughout the year, and beyond the summer. I wanted to share that list here.
Throughout the Year – There are many ways to stay engaged with CLMOOC’s connected community and beyond. Here are a few options to consider to remain active and connected with the people and the spirit of CLMOOC as summer fades away:
- Remain active on social media (Twitter, G+, Facebook, Instagram).
- Curate an eportfolio or a make log of the work you completed this summer.
- Join the ongoing postcard project.
- Peruse the Make Bank. Reuse or remix an idea in your own learning environment or consider adding a make, an example, or a tutorial.
- Participate in Kim Douillard’s photo challenges and #silentsundays (when you post an image to a CLMOOC community with no context text)
- Continue the #WhitmanWednesday of sharing out quotes from Walt Whitman or the #ThoreauThursday or invent your own with some more diverse poets
- Form an interest group on G+, FB, Slack, Voxer or some other space concerning a shared purpose.
- Come back to The Daily Connect for ideas and connections (Here is a random post generator.)
- The Daily Connect is a riff off The Daily Create, a daily prompt for creativity from the fertile and collective minds of DS106. (And a further offshoot is The Daily Stillness — prompts for meditation and thinking).
- Engage in continued “Curiosity Conversations” by interviewing someone.
- Take part in the National Writing Project’s Letters to the Next President project.
- Plan your own Pop Up Make Cycle (see example by Joe and Terry) or cMOOC experience (and if you do, let us know so we can spread the word).
- Join the CLMOOC Kiva micro-lending team, and “make a difference” in the world with small donations to worthy projects.
- Be part of the Goodreads CLMOOC Reading Club. We may try to read a book together this year.
- Join the CLMOOC group on Flickr.
- Get a CLMOOC Badge for your participation and collaboration.
- The iAnthology is a writing space for NWP-affiliated educators. (If you are in the CLMOOC, you are affiliated with NWP, as far as iAnthology is concerned.) There are weekly writing (facilitated by Kevin) and photo prompts (hosted by Kim).
- Margaret Simons (a CLMOOC alumni) hosts DigiLit Sundays at her blog, where she and others offer up ideas around digital literacies and invite readers to share information.
- Host a CLMOOC Flash Mob. Or CLMOOC Dance Party. Or CLMOOC Flash Mob Dance Party.
- Scott Glass’s weekly #edjoy posting – join and post your #edjoys!
- Consider joining another connectivist MOOC, such as Rhizomatic Learning, Humanmooc, DigPed, DS106, MOOC MOOC, Learning Resilience, etc.
- Join the #literacies chat for all things contemporary composition and communication!
- Digital Writing Month often happens in November but may not take place this year. Look for a #CLMOOC Pop-Up as possible replacement
- The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing is free and online and happens a few times a year. The next one is in October, and some CLMOOCers are presenters.
- Keep an eye out for a potential CLMOOC 2017. We don’t yet know what will happen with CLMOOC but we’ll be sure to get the word out when we do.
Peace (is stronger with all of us),