Even if you are just watching the Making Learning Connected MOOC from afar (and maybe scratching your head about it), the one place you really should spend some time is in the CLMOOC Make Bank. This idea, started last year with the guidance of Karen and inspired by the work by Alan over at DS106, is built on the concept of collecting shared knowledge, and creating a legacy project that extends far beyond the six-week CLMOOC experience.
The Make Bank is a place where we have been sharing our expertise around projects, giving insights into how to create and recreate projects, in hopes that people in the CLMOOC will have something to return to when they are back in their own classrooms and educational spaces, and for those outside of the CLMOOC who are looking for inspirational projects that will get their students making and learning within the framework of the Connected Learning principles that underly the CLMOOC.
As I wandered through the Make Bank this morning, this is a just a glimpse of what I discovered by using the “choose one randomly” in each of the main categories:
- Connecting Text Through Paper Circuit Symbolism
- Make a Simple Book with One Piece of Paper
- Make a Map
- Hack Your Writing
- Create an Animated Avatar
- How to Make a Web Booklet
- How to Create a Game out of Survey Software
- How to Introduce Infographics
- How to Curate and Annotate Your Learning
- How to Use Raspberry Pi for a Selfie Station
- How to Dye Your Hair with Kool-Aid
Look at that list and tell me that isn’t a wild range of projects? And really, this is just the tip of the Make Bank iceberg. I find myself cruising around, following links to projects and tutorials, and am always amazed at the wonderful sharing that happens. And you can add yours, too. You don’t need to be active in the CLMOOC to add to the Make Bank.
Share your knowledge with the world. Leave a legacy. Add an idea to the Make Bank, and we all get a bit richer with the experience.
Peace (in the sharing),