Author Archives: Chex

Digital Media and Learning/Microsoft Summer Institute: What I learned

I spent the last week at the DML/Microsoft Summer Institute. Twelve of us showed up a week ago, not knowing each other, and over the course of a intensely packed week, we got to know each other and our mentors, … Continue reading

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Amazing blog from the Boaco AMIGOS project!

I’m not in Boaco this summer, a decision I think was completely right. I feel really good being here in Vancouver, working, writing, growing a garden, caring for orphaned kittens. However, I’m truly enjoying the blog that the most amazing … Continue reading

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Because I’m a Girl

If you live in Vancouver, you’ve already experienced it. They were in Waterloo and Toronto, too, so I imagine if you live in Canada you’ve experienced it. For those of you outside of Canada or who have someone not been … Continue reading

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TOMS’ Campaign: ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES

So, TOMS is having this campaign. Apparently, we all take off our shoes…. because it is “time to take ’em off, spark conversation, and inspire others!” Sense my sarcasm. TOMS pretty much runs its shoe-selling on the idea that when … Continue reading

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What to write about…

I think it’s time to turn this blog into a space that now more reflects where I am, still immersed in this project, but from the academic standpoint, not from the Project Director one. While the PD role will always … Continue reading

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Handing Over the Program

I’m now officially giving over my Boaco project to someone else. Its not just a saying its the end anymore, its actually over. AMIGOS people are going to Nica- and to Boaco, and to Teustepe, and to the communities in … Continue reading

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Floating time

My most recent facebook post was: the transition from the very urgent reality that is “must take care of 150 teenagers in rural Nica making media and art” to the very solitary “must write 4 pages to turn in on … Continue reading

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