Introducing #F5F or Find Five Fridays

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In just the first few days of CLMOOC 2015, we have seen hundreds of critical and creative posts, questions, resources, and sources of inspiration. In previous years, we have found Fridays to be a perfect day for pushing the pause button, reflecting, and connecting. As the playful space that CLMOOC is, in year one we made a game out of it. We like to call this Find Five Fridays or #F5F for short. Each Friday we’ll post something to go “find” and invite you to report to the community what you found. As always, this is all optional, but since, it’s Friday, Friday, why not play!?!

This week, we’ve been talking a lot about how, at the end of the day, learning is all the human connection, not the technology. So, this Friday your challenge is to find five people you’ve already made a connection with in Make Cycle #1. This can be an online connection or an offline connection. Did you find you had a common interest like Heather and Sarah did in knitting? Did you find a “make” that someone submitted to the Make Bank or were inspired by a blog in the blog hub? These are all people and all connections you could give a shout out to today!

You can do any number of things to celebrate your find:

  • Comment on their post
  • Retweet their tweets
  • Further a conversation on G+
  • Curate the resources and add to the document Peter started.
  • Add them to your G+ circles
  • Write a blog post that gives them a shout out
  • Follow them on Twitter
  • Create a call-and-response make
  • Submit their makes as examples or tutorials to the Make Bank

Then when you’ve accomplished this challenge, post their names and the hashtag #F5F in our G+ Community, Facebook Group or on Twitter (w/ the hashtags #F5F and #clmooc ). If you have found people with a common interest, you could hashtag the interest as well, like those who are interested in using their time with CLMOOC to compose and thing about poetry, with the hashtag: #clpoem.

On Twitter #FF  is a hashtag that stands for Friday Follow (or some variation of that). We’re hacking the hashtag for our own use! Hopefully it will result in “making our learning connected!”

And a little Friday, Friday dance music throwback for kicks….


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