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Welcome to Shelley's personal wiki.

(think "backstage")


I use this space to keep track of some of my "long thoughts" and ongoing projects. It's likely to seem pretty disjointed and graphically uninteresting. But far be it from me to pre-judge how useful my out loud learning might be to someone else, so feel free to poke around...


The big lessons:

2009 - The genius is in the conversation

2010 - Listen more

2011 - Ask better questions. Pull, not push.

2012 - It's not about you.

2013 - Information wants to be visual.

2014 - Black lives matter.

2015 - Intersectional.

2016 - Get me rewrite.

2017 - End White Supremacy


November 2011:

Want to keep track of the people in this tweet:



October 2011:

Reading a Harvard Business case study re PR giant Weber-Shandwick & thinking about the intersection of client relationship management & collaboration. Quotes that stood out for me:

"It’s very hard to measure reputation until you’ve lost it."

"Suddenly you could see the skill sets around the firm, where they sat, how to tap into them when you needed them."


Working group: Neiditch, Winter, Nastus, JJ as needed.


Mary, Patria, Jim, Steve, & I are the big group...


June 2011:


Lunch w/ a friend whose new job includes a significant social media component.



Anticipating the wind-down of daily institutional tweets... maybe share our summer reading via Tweets or a blog?


Accepted to present at the first 140edu conference! Brainstorming begins NOW.


May 2011:

Hoping to lead a conversation re: "Information Overload" later this month. Inspired by Howard Rheingold, Lisa Thumann, Liz B. Davis, Harold Jarche:






Investigating eportfolios... http://electronicportfolios.org/web2class.html


Potentially helping out w/ a Social Media Marketing course: http://www.foliospaces.com/group/view.php?id=272

Served as a judge for a Flat Classroom Project: http://netgened2011.flatclassroomproject.org/Judges


April 2011: collecting resources for facilitating a conversation re: Activism & New Media






How big is your concept of "we"?


Getting ready to read PULL:




Feb. 2011 : finishing up my work on the EduCon 2.3 archive. Gathering podcast recommendations in anticipation of finally having iPod capability in my car sometime this spring (Back to Work w/ Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin: http://5by5.tv/b2w, WTFPOD w/ Marc Maron, Edukwest w/ @KirstenWinkler, Ed Tech Talk at http://edtechtalk.com/taxonomy/term/1323, Bit by Bit: http://bobsprankle.com/bitbybit_wordpress/)


Jan. 2011: finished the Pocket Essay Editor, continuing to explore online curation, helping the TEDxNYED11 crew think about their curation efforts, looking forward to EduCon2.3 (and planning to serve as unofficial archivist again), helping to promote TeachMeetNJ (Sat., March 5, 2011, at Rutgers Univ.), offering up a couple of suggestions to Will Richardson, who is looking for "a kid who has his/her own passion-based learning network outside of school." Checking out different opportunities for curation, including curated.by, Storify & Scoop.It

http://www.curated.by/butwait/ipads-and-learning  (aka http://bit.ly/ipadlearning)




 Nov. 2010: working on a Pocket Essay Editor


August 2010: thinking about the next workshops/ conversations I want to facilitate. Maybe something on social media for parents? Or an after-school enrichment program for middle schoolers? (Web Ninjas!)


Listening to inspiring conversations with Angela Maiers: "What the Heck is a 21st Century Skill, Anyway?" http://reformsymposium.com/blog/2010/08/06/podcast-angela-maiers/

Cathy Davidson from Duke talking about learning in the digital age: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9326262

forthcoming book: Now You See It: The Science of Attention in the Classroom, at Work, and Everywhere Else, coming in Fall 2011

Sarah Wessling, teacher of the year, "Worthy Learning - Students Are Worth the Learning that is Worth Doing" http://vimeo.com/13647197


July 2010: led a conversation at http://www.ntcamp.org (I think #ntcamp/#edcamp is educators saying "We can't wait for our schools to provide quality PD, we'll do it ourselves." -- @bhsprincipal)


June 2010: Tumblr-logging cool stuff I think our kid might enjoy, reading some of the responses to Nick Carr's The Shallows


May 2010: Curating a page of writing resources for my friend KD; continuing to collect stories & info for my conversation at NJACAC next month.


April 2010: Loving my life & preparing to present at PACAC.


March 2010: Preparing to help some students make a video.


February 2010: Preparing to help a friend dive into blogging.


January 2010: Facilitating at EduCon2.2. Hoping to help students craft a "Life in the Upper School" video this spring.


December 2009: Thinking about what to do w/ Grandpa & Nana when they're here for their Christmas 2009 visit.


November 2009: Putting together a list of Cabin Fever Cure-Alls (best if you live in the Delaware River Valley)


October 2009: Storytlr is going away... sigh. Hoping Backupify might fill in some of the gaps.

Thinking about pulling together a proposal for Educon 2.2 (http://educon22.wikispaces.com/Call+For+Sessions) (Proposals due Nov. 1)


Also thinking about PACAC 2009 (Nov. 13th deadline, topic wishlist here), and NACAC 2010 (Dec. 11th deadline)... State of the Search


Also thinking about four sessions for adults as a part of RPS's Saturday morning offerings in the spring... Parenting in the Age of Facebook, Networked Learning (or, what the heck is Twitter and why you might care), Job Search 2.0 (with a partner, maybe), and College Search 2.0 (also with a partner, maybe)


September 2009: Presented at NACAC09 to a packed house. Fun city.


August 2009: Automated self-aggregating backstage, baby! http://butwait.storytlr.com/ Very excited about this.


Saul Kaplan's quote, "Enable purposeful networks," has got me thinking...


July 2009: Collecting supporting info for my first Concept Map (or at least thoughts in support of one). Responding to a conversation w/ Chris Finlay of the Business Innovation Factory's Student Experience Lab. Adding resources to my Schools and Social Media page.


Thinking about putting together some more narrative accounts of students' college searches.


Commenting on this terrific VoiceThread from Australia: http://voicethread.com/share/249287/


June 2009:

Scouting images for a slideshow of 4th grade work. (Completed slideshow is here: http://tinyurl.com/RPSpoems09)


May 2009:


A compilation of several ways to find k12 teachers who "tweet" is here: http://bit.ly/k12twits


Looks like I need a Frequently Shared Links page. And, it was so.


Also thinking out loud here about what I look for in a college search engine.


May 2009: scouting images for NACAC 2009 presentation: 


As well as a music video:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/id-iom/3233981688/ (sad chimp)


Final version of the music video is here: http://bit.ly/notyourbirthday


April 2009: Starting some new pages to 1) collect resources re: alumni networking in educational environments... Schools and Social Media, 2) share my notes on Will Richardson's talk at Gill St. Bernard's on April 21st, and 3) collect what I think might be helpful resources for Princeton Friends School's 2009-10 Central Study theme, "Work and Play."


Collecting possible images for "Can We All Get on the Same Page?"


http://www.flickr.com/photos/30008272@N00/2474211735 (parents & baby tango)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/41677782@N00/3453512848 (question marks)


Mar. 2009: Starting a new page to collect some of the resources I'm checking out re: the Future of Learning

Also starting a page of Podcast Resources


Feb. 2009: Working on a professional "what I'm up to" page: http://sites.google.com/site/shelleykrause/Home


Feb. 2009: sending out cyber Valentines: http://sites.google.com/site/cybervalentine/

Pictorial response to the pesky "25 Things" meme:  http://bighugelabs.com/photos/da3ef6cecef4be8aca594714c100eab1/mosaic626932


Jan. 2009: Thinking about Jr. College Night http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/01/13/admissions


Jan. 2009: Working on some recommendations for movies for the Grandbanana here: http://butwait.pbwiki.com/Grandbanana-Movie-Recs


Jan. 2009: Finished a page of presentation resources for my bro: http://tellingthestory.weebly.com

Don't LOVE Weebly (not enough design control), but like it enough to probably use it again.


Jan. 2009: This is the image I used for this year's Nengajou: http://flickr.com/photos/66176388@N00/3074123531/ (with permission and attribution)


early Nov:  Barack. Obama. Whoa.  Also, was accepted and have sent my first assignment to QN via http://www.yousendit.com  (Note to self: To convert GarageBand to WAV format, set iTunes prefs to "import as WAV", export podcast to iTunes, double-check that iTunes import preferences are set to WAV, then highlight the imported podcast and use the "convert to WAV" that appears under the iTunes advanced menu.)


Note to self: Try THIS: http://www.macworld.com/article/57333/2007/04/gbaiffexport.html


late Oct. '08: preparing to audition for the Quirky Nomads podcast


Oct. '08: Working on my self-assigned "Final project" for my "Finding Your Digital Tribe" course this summer: Foodie Planet


Oct. '08: Setting up a start page for the PFS School Commitee


Oct. '08: Thinking about appreciative inquiry as it relates to a group's self-evaluation


Oct. '08: Thinking about managing the informational flow from 100+ edutwits: http://c4lpt.co.uk/socialmedia/edutwitter.html


Sept. '08: collecting potentially useful images


Sept. '08: thinking about strategies for avoiding death by Power Point


late August '08: working on a howTo page for Life Is A Verb Blog Tour Countdown Widgets


late August '08: on the trail of Socially Conscious College Campuses


August '08: Carly and Taylor have pages dedicated to them! (Carly's Clicks, or cclicks for short, and Taylor's Picks, or tpicks for short)


July '08: still thinking about best practices in online instruction


checking out Scott White's parent listserv: http://groups.google.com/group/2011parents/about?hl=en


early June '08: Wanting to take one of Jane Hart's short courses in preparation for my own courses later this summer: http://c4lpt.co.uk/handbook/

Helping my friend with some of the details in his novel (Non-Custodial Parent FinAid)


late May '08: 25 ways to help a fellow human being: http://zenhabits.net/2008/05/25-ways-to-help-a-fellow-human-being-today/


late May '08... thinking about developing two online Moodle summer courses (Finding Your Digital Tribe and Writing Haiku: Beyond 5-7-5), and revamping http://relaxnoreally.blogspot.com to help reduce concerns... looking into online courses and book clubs for my father


May '08... participating in the 08 Comment Challenge & finishing up notes for "seeding a conversation" on Digital Citizenship for Educators

Amusing myself by toggling the inverse screen option on my MacBook [ctrl+option+apple+8]


end of April '08... working on my Collective Intelligence Submission, and finally finding all the college counseling blogs and starting to collect College Counseling Linky Love


turn of the month into April '08... working on my list of Top 10 Tools for E-Learning, at the request of the lovely Jane Hart, she of Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day, claiming my various sites via Technorati (Technorati Profile)


late Mar. '08... working on a Twitter Newbies FAQ newbies... want to read "On Becoming an Alchemist" at Susan Piver's (fellow twit) recommendation


mid Mar. '08... Figuring out Twitter, created a page as a result of a LC CD request:  Visiting Princeton, Philly


mid Feb. '08... Robert Hass is reading at Princeton on the 21st... wonder if I can make it.  And I want to take this book out of Firestone:  The Face of Poetry, Hass ed., PS615 .F24 2005


early Feb. '08... re-aquainting myself with Bible stories so I can pick the ones that D might like to learn next... maybe Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13),  story of Moses (Exodus, 2-12), the widow's gift (Mark 12: 41-43), Jesus and the moneylenders (Matthew 21), Mary and Martha (Luke 10: 38-42)


A good resource is here:  http://gardenofpraise.com/bibleles.htm


Listening to Rick Ellis talk: "Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Application for the Young Child"

       In America, we're in a hurry... lack of foundation.  Lots of vertical learning, not much room for horizontal learning.  ("I did a collage last year.")


collecting info on Haiku Journals


end of January '08... getting ready for my trip to the Blackberry River Retreat


mid-Jan, '08:  LOVING the way my Blurb book turned out!


thinking about getting more systematic about food shopping and menu planning (inspired by Stacy, Oonie, my sister, and Peapod):



early Jan: searching for images to complement my words via Flickr & creative commons licensing



(notebook page)  (after thinking about this for a second I realized, "Hey, I can take my own picture of a notebook page," which I then proceeded to do.)







(pine needles)  Yay, got explicit permission!



(redwing blackbird)



(sunlit tree)  Yay, got explicit permission!



Putting together a compilation of my haiku: 

http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/09/autumn-haiku.html  (green has gone...


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/09/window-haiku.html  (birds into windows...)  need a new photo


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/10/simple-pleasures-haiku.html (gardens at first light... snails


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/10/yugen-haiku.html (watch for the wind)  not my photo


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/11/senses-haiku.html (rehearsal dinner nap)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/11/haiku-legacy.html (towel on shoulder)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/12/haiku-close-up.html (biscotti alchemy)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/12/haiku-container.html  (hills and drifts of snow)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/12/storm-haiku.html (d climbing on downed tree)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2006/12/aging-haiku.html (old tools)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/01/subtle-change-haiku.html (lying on the earth)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/01/rootsconnection-haiku.html  (boxwood bushes trying on their white coats)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/02/haiku-courage.html (frozen pond)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/02/haiku-dusk.html (graveyard wall at dusk)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/02/snow-day-that-wasnt.html  (ice cartwheeling off the roof)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/03/stillness-haiku.html (a stillness in each moment)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/04/spring-haiku.html (spring peepers)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/04/haiku-home.html (miles from home)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/04/another-spring-haiku.html (bare feet and seeds)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/04/haiku-bridge.html (bridge cannot say)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/05/leaning-in.html (leaves leaning in for the kiss)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/05/sleep-haiku.html (inexorable sleep, pretend sleep)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/05/frog-haiku.html (I kneel on the path)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/05/bloom.html  (what if every night you slept in the knowledge that the sun would come)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/05/viewpoint-haiku.html  (boys by the water)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/05/peonies.html (patient peonies)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/05/common-ground-haiku.html  (heat lightning, boys fishing)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/06/wildflower-haiku.html  (red-winged blackbird)  (no photo)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/08/wisteria-haiku.html  (wisteria closing the garden gate)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/10/web-haiku.html  (web across my face... getting the paper)  (need a new picture)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/11/loneliness-haiku.html  (a blur of birds, flying away)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/11/stone-haiku.html (stones on the beach)


http://butwait.blogspot.com/2007/07/comfort-haiku.html  (mourning doves)  need new image


12-23-07 Never was all that good at geography (despite my love of maps), but this is FUN:  http://www.zefrank.com/memory/travel_iq.html



Planning to check out some library books out on my partner's behalf: 

Dixon:  PS3537.T323 Z7137 2007  

In the regular Firestone stacks:  PS3622.I34 L48 2007

GV884.M3 K75 2007  (B floor, section B8)



12-16-07 Nursing my partner and son back to health.  (Nasty strep and a cold, respectively.)


12-14-07:  Watching more new Mac ads.  Also, FORGET "Build a Bear"... I think we're going to be building a robot in our near future:  http://www.robotgalaxy.com/

Notes for my Dec. 12 "Wonderful Wikis" tech talk are here.


Mid-December: thinking about my Japanese New Year's postcard.  Might use a snowflake generator for the snowflake.


Early December, 2007: helping niece Super T seek out a poem worth memorizing.  Also working on a Draft of new front page for CollegeLists for the CollegeLists wiki.  Plus my Wish List.


Late November, 2007:


I'm thinking about how I might be able to inject some wiki power into my junior seminar course next semester.


I'll need to talk with the students, too, but one thing I'm thinking about is gathering information to support students going out on college visits, since that seems to be one of the areas in which they need help.  Not reviews of individual schools, but maybe purely logistical information.


Starting with a link to this interesting new Campus Visit search engine.


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

And also including a link to this socially responsible vocabulary booster!


In the meantime, I've put out a call to department heads at my school to help me identify the in-house talent that I'll want to tap into before giving my Wiki Tech Talk on Dec. 12, 2007.


Finally got the CollegeLists wiki an upgrade, graphically speaking.



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