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  1. Jan 2017
    1. Students will develop an understanding of the challenges Nigerians face and then be able to clearly articulate in a paper or presentation the reasons behind these challenges.

      Clearly defined outcomes pave inroads for teachers and students as they certain-navigate the Interwebs.

  2. Dec 2016
    1. to help fill some of the acute gaps in thinking, implementation, and discovery which exist

      What would you want to do, if you were right there with your students...in their browser window?

  3. Sep 2016
    1. Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards

      Writing underway for VA, TX, CA. Provide supporting reference to standards listed here and likelihood of educators using the activity/quest/lesson increases significantly.

  4. Aug 2016
    1. Train newcomers through a program of supervised engagement.

      What forum or bug-reporting facility is needed for the team? Is it enough to use shared Google-Documents (i.e.,UAT Scripts)?

      During development, users can easily record observations during testing by entering comments directly in chat.

      *Edit* see also: "onboarding"

    1. Get to the library.

      Thinking about Digital Literacy while looking for possible resources for a Life Science WebQuest...and this line practically jumped off the page. A multi-day (week long?) small group research project could combine Library Research with independent web research strategies.

      Several of Virginia's Standards of Learning would be supported (see G-Doc).

    1. meet students where they’re at

      Encouraged to find this report from opening with an idea that is central in the MentorsOnline project, which asks: "What would YOU want to do, if you could be with your students, right there in the browser?" Glad to have found this. (Glad for the course correction back to good material.)

    1. Helping students understand the difference between how they play Minecraft at home versus at school is one of the most important aspects of using MinecraftEdu as an educational tool.

      "Courses" in Canvas LMS do not need to be elaborate. The MentorsOnline prototype pulls a complete "lesson" from a single Canvas "assignment"...very simple. (How we use Canvas with the tool differs from how we use Canvas in general.)

      For more about the project, see this page.

    1. Default: login info not stored, in case of shared devices like Chromebooks

      Some design decisions await feedback from educators. This is one example... (What is the routine in schools where Chromebooks are shared?)

    1. the integration of the actions that make life easier

      This is the goal of the MentorsOnline project: making it convenient for teachers to share links, and simplifying navigation for students.

      To read "about" the project, see this page. (Rendered in the Hypothes.is annotation tool.)

    1. Easy access to instructional content simplifies navigation.

      Less clicking, more learning. Browser extensions can place instructional content right there, where it is needed, adding an interface layer* that enhances learning.

  5. Jul 2016
    1. I think we can make it easier for students to navigate the web

      This is the primary motivation for the MentorsOnline project. By making it convenient for teachers to share links, we make it easier for students to learn on the Internet.

    1. jump

      Here, annotation could enhance a document like this, reinforcing the study of Nepali vocabulary...maybe even importing definitions from WordsAPI.

    1. What is necessary, however, is that enough investment be put into presentation that newcomers can get past the initial obstacle of unfamiliarity.

      "Investment" being the key term, here...difficult judging how much time to invest in documentation and presentation, as opposed to continuing to develop the application.

      @Adrian: This comment was added using the Hypothes.is browser extension. You are viewing the file (archive.org) as rendered by the Hypothes.is proxy, which emulates the effect of that browser extension.

    1. Contact azwaldo at gmail dot com for more information.

      This install guide closes a gap. Now, users can 1) register an account (click the face, use "mentor" as pass key), 2) add links to database, 3) create a lesson, 4) DL/install the browser extension, and 5) SEE THEIR LESSON in the application.

      More info here: https://azwaldo.com/wordpress/category/project/ (blog category)

    1. What is necessary, however, is that enough investment be put into presentation that newcomers can get past the initial obstacle of unfamiliarity.

      This is good news, as it is precisely what has been happening in the project. More info here: https://azwaldo.com/wordpress/category/project/

  6. Apr 2016
    1. Does the average high school or college graduate know where the alphabet comes from, something of its development, and anything about its psychic and social effects? Does he or she know anything about illuminated manuscripts, about the origin of the printing press and its role in reshaping Western culture, about the origins of newspapers and magazines? Do our students know where clocks, telescopes, microscopes, X rays, and computers come from? Do they have any idea about how such technologies have changed the economic, social, and political life of Western culture?

      What are the "Six Big Questions" regarding digital literacy and digital citizenship? (See http://azwaldo.com/wordpress/the-interface-layer/ )