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Kean University, The Network

Shedding Silence

So, my laptop managed to make a miraculous recovery. *killjoys make some noise~* She’s a real trooper. Anyway, that means I finally got around to playing with sound. And, to being frustrated by it. That said, I didn’t really feel a strong pull towards any of the not-to-do-list prompts. I did really like reading one of my works aloud in class this past week, though. So, I decided to run with that and record myself–again–reading my story. Only, this time, with some added sound […]

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Open Participants, The Network

#NetNarr: So This is What It Sounds Like

Union Lane flickr photo by Mark_Bellingham shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license Last week’s (or was it two week’s ago?) theme in the Networked Narratives was “writing with sound,” and participants were asked to record “found sounds” and then upload them for sharing, ideally at the Young Writers Project site. I had uploaded sounds of my guitar and guitar pick, my dog’s tail wagging and pouring coffee. The second task was to try to use other’s sound to create something […]

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Kean University, The Network

The Guiding Light

The Guiding Light By Anna Bella   I’ve been asleep for hours and awaken to use the restroom. I struggle to get out of my bed and put on my fluffy night slippers and open my door to go down the hall. As I eagerly return through the hallway to go back sleep, I am completely shocked to realize that my room has been closed back in with only a beaming blue light coming through the outline of the door. […]

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Open Participants, The Network

Between the campus and the cloud

Golden Silk Orb-weaver spiderImage: Wendy Taleo, 2017Somewhere betweenthe campus and the cloudmy stories lie hiddenuntil shared. Clear and loud.This is a continuation of my poem "Somewhere between" that you can read here. This week in Network Narratives we are thinking about the Storied Places. What stories lie within the campus and how can you understand the student experience from these stories? There are 2 physical campuses and 1 virtual 'cloud' campus that are relevant to my learning journeys at the moment. […]

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Kean University, The Network

Break Away (3 sound #netnarr story remix)

This is somewhat for Alex, who asked for an example on how to do the 3 sound remix assignment for Networked Narratives. He’s spinning his audio wheels, which I said would likely happen. DONT PANIC! We asked students to record and share three sounds of their morning routine, representing their preparation, transportation, and arrival at school or work- a transition from home to where they spend their days… These were to be shared as a response in the Sounds Tab […]

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Kean University, The Network

Inspiration

Class was amazing tonight. An emotional rollercoaster for me. Everyone’s poems and short stories brought me to tears. I could not find anything worth sharing, but I was inspired to write after class. This poem is about my grandmother that I lost 13 years ago. I hope you all enjoy. MAMA It’s been years now, and I still miss you. I remember your sweet perfume. I remember your light brown freckles, Against your pale white skin. I can hear you […]

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Kean University, The Network

Week 8: This Noise is Shattering Me

Let me just say that what was expected of us this week made for the most unpleasant week of the semester thus far when regarding this class. All of these audio assignments that we were expected to complete for this week were just too much for me without any prior experience using the using this software and tools. I’ve worked on editing videos before, but that was back in high school for my TV and radio elective class, and and we […]

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Kean University, The Network

Hope in the Rubble

Here’s another great dda I decided to respond to. This @AFP photo from Aleppo is one of the most haunting, powerful images I've seen in a long time. A novel in one shot. pic.twitter.com/PbSH1o619r — Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) March 13, 2017 This is my fictional account of this moment (imagining how he feels.) Hope In the Rubble By Anna Bella James looked at his old record player remembering how he had everything he had ever needed. He never had to […]

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Kean University, The Network

Watchworthy Wednesday: Meet 10 Women Championing Connected Learning

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s turn our attention to 10 women scholars making their mark as champions of connected learning. (Connected learning calls for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven and oriented toward educational, economic or political opportunity. It is based on evidence that the most resilient, adaptive and effective learning involves individual interest as well as social support.) As connected learning advocates, these 10 scholars, among a number of others worldwide, argue […]

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