Playing with Metaphors: The Ripple

On Tuesday evening, OSSEMOOC was so fortunate to have Stephen Hurley join us for a conversation around the ideas of continuity and change in our school systems.

Stephen introduced the idea of a drop of water as a metaphor for change:

It’s the ripples I am thinking about today.

At Connect 2014, Dean Shareski invited particpants to consider two questions:

1) What did you learn today? and 2) How did you contribute to the learning of others?

Darren Kuropatwa facilitated the creation of a video of people in the audience sharing  their responses.

The next weekend, at edCampIsland, participants were so intrigued by the video that they wanted to share their learning in the same way.



(You will notice that the first learning comes from the GAFE Summit in Kitchener (Be More Dog) and @shareski from SeLNO2013 (JOY!))

At the same event (Connect 2014), Darren Kuropatwa challenged us to become digital storytellers like this:

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This week at OSSEMOOC, he asked us to do the same thing, but from the online, rather than f2f,  environment.  Even though we were scattered across the country, we were rockstars at this!

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Today at our Ontario Provincial Digital Learning Meeting, I shared Darren’s work with the group, but I was also sad to have to say goodbye to one of our eLearning Contacts who is returning to the classroom next year.

I just bet he will take his mad skills in digital storytelling with him.

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How will your work today continue to ripple through the lives of others and make a difference for our learners?

This post was shared by  Donna Miller Fry.

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