Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read — and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he’s become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader. Welcome to the blind reading revolution.


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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.


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Pick UP a Marker and Draw

This is from my “Howard Rheingold University” co-learner. I got to record one of her first online presentations. I am so happy to see how far she has gone in creating her videos. Her classes are amazing. It does not matter how well you draw, just that you do this. It helps us remember….

Other people to follow on Sketchnoting are:

And I just saw this interesting kickstarted today.

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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 – My Presentation and My Thanks to Everyone Involved

I am so happy to see this finally happening. Opensim is finding ways to connect to each other.

Be Cunning and Full of Tricks

This past weekend I attended and spoke at the very first OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC13).  It was an amazing event full of outstanding presentations, great networking opportunities, and spectacular venues with tons of attendees.  It was also truly remarkable to see how far OpenSim has evolved and matured as a virtual world platform.

I’ve seen my fair share of online conferences, and this was the most professionally managed and engaging online conference I have ever attended.  To everyone involved in making this event a reality, thank you! 

And thank you all who attended my presentation.  I apologize for not having time to answer all your questions, but if you leave a comment on this blog post I will be very happy to reply.

Lastly, for those of you interested in me possibly restarting the Hypergrid Adventurers Club tours (I got a lot of positive feedback at the conference)…

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