Author: dogtrax

I teach sixth grade and I am also the technology liaison with the Western Massachusetts Writing Project. As an educator and a writer, I try to explore the intersections of those worlds. I seek to encourage curiosity as well as make connections to curriculum. Learning is more than lecture and listening. Learning is about diving in, exploring, reflecting and connecting back to the classroom environment.

#CLMOOC Feldgang Variations: Time Lapse Writing

Exploring a space or object over time can surface contours of observation. For this prompt of patience, consider starting a page or photo collection to write or capture the essence of an object or place, and return to the same topic, but stretched out over time: maybe weekly, or monthly, or hourly. How does your perception change? Is it you or is it it that has changed? This feldgang experiment might give you notice of how time impacts the way we see the world. Share out your plan, and when your feldgang is done, whenever that is, share out your reflections.

(This prompt is a hat nod to Greg’s post entitled “Writing with Observation“)


Feldgang is a close exploration, a quiet deep dive into the world. For CLMOOC, we are using the idea of a Feldgang as our theme.

You can share in your usual places. We invite you to use the #clmooc hashtag on Twitter, or the CLMOOC Facebook group, or share in the CLMOOC Flickr Group, or come into a new space under development called YAP.Net, designed for draft writing and sharing in a safe space. We’ll see you there.

If you want to jump to random Daily Connects, this link will take you there.

#CLMOOC Feldgang Variations: Garden Plots

(Simon’s Allotments Feldgang)

A garden — either in full bloom of summer or in full fallow of winter — makes for an interesting space to explore. For this feldgang, find a garden (your own, a community garden, or sneak your way into a neighbor’s yard) and consider the garden as its own world.

How will you represent the garden? As a map? As a collage of images? With art? In writing? Share the garden of your feldgang.

 


Feldgang is a close exploration, a quiet deep dive into the world. For CLMOOC, we are using the idea of a Feldgang as our theme.

You can share in your usual places. We invite you to use the #clmooc hashtag on Twitter, or the CLMOOC Facebook group, or share in the CLMOOC Flickr Group, or come into a new space under development called YAP.Net, designed for draft writing and sharing in a safe space. We’ll see you there.

If you want to jump to random Daily Connects, this link will take you there.