Using ZebraZapps to develop an interactive activity

http://www.digitalwatershed.org/mystars.html

Create a constellation by dragging the yellow dots.

Create a constellation by dragging the yellow dots.

Check out Greg Daigle’s work (pictured left). Click the link above to see the latest iteration of a possible interactive activity for the Earthworks Rising website. It will load in ZebraZapps.

This activity is designed to focus the learner on constellations and how meaning and narrative are created by the star gazer. Learners can make their own constellation or recreate an existing one. Companion information will be provided on the Earthworks Rising website.

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Heading to Chicago for the DML 2013 conference

Weekly Team meeting in Google Hangouts. Left and center - Gary Leatherman, next - Greg Daigle, Leslie Kratz, and Michelle Aubrecht & Christine Ballengee-Morris (far right).

Weekly Team meeting in Google Hangouts. Left and center – Gary Leatherman, next – Greg Daigle, Leslie Kratz, and Michelle Aubrecht & Christine Ballengee-Morris (far right).

We’re really excited to be heading to the DML conference this year!

Last year we were competing with many others for funding to develop our badge system. This year we will be showcasing it with our fellow awardees on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Leslie Kratz and Christine Ballengee-Morris will be presenting an Ignite Talk on Thursday afternoon about collaboration.

We’ll be posting more about the project and it’s development – so check back!

May Meeting "Field Trips"

As part of the Native American Advisory Team meeting, we also had a few “field trips.” Leslie Kratz and Ruth Voights from Digital Watershed had never visited any of the earthworks and mounds in Ohio. We planned a few excursions to Newark Earthworks, Black Hand Gorge, Flint Ridge and on another day travelled to the Hopewell Culture National Historical park in Chillicothe, Ohio and the Serpent Mound in Pebbles, Ohio. While the Native American Team met on Saturday, Leslie and Michelle visited the Ohio Historical Center to view the exhibit: Following in Ancient Footsteps.

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From left to right: Michelle Aubrecht, Leslie Kratz, Christine Ballengee-Morris, and Karen Hutzel.

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EARTHWORKS: An Interactive Badge System that provides a gateway/portal to engaged learning and knowledge about the Native American Mounds and Earthworks in North America.

The development of the EARTHWORKS Interactive Badge System is a collaboration between Ohio State University, Digital Watershed and a large team of Native American Advisors and Educators. This project has been funded by the Digital Media + Learning Competition BADGES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING directed by the HASTAC INITIATIVE collaborating with mozilla and supported by the MacArthur Foundation.