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Evoke 1.5 - for teachers and others
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EDIT: I have a bare bones site up and running - http://ingeniousity.net/Stop press! I talked to the folks at Ushahidi, and they have anapplication almost ready…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theresa Schrader Aug 13, 2010.

Evoke 1.1 - after 12 May

As far as I understand, the Evoke site will continue to be available after 12 May. I came into this a bit late, but would love to continue using this resource in the future - especially next semester…Continue

Started Apr 27, 2010

Responding to complaints
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I've stumbled across many complaints about Evoke as I've been reading, and it set me thinking about something someone once said to me: You don't have to get it perfect, you have to get it going.Well,…Continue

Tags: criticism, failure, evoke, bank, world

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catrina Cuevas Apr 26, 2010.

about 'about'
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I've just returned after a week off (thanks to Telecom for losing my payment details!) and found that Evoke is just as confusing as before. In fact, it's even more confusing. There seems to be a lot…Continue

Tags: welcome, newbie, new, evoke

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Ke Sihai Apr 25, 2010.


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Gong Hao! Evokation

Capacity-building in Africa by moving educator/entrepreneur to Africa with capital and project, to create jobs and provide training in open-source collaborative systems.

(This is a placeholder image. I need a graphic designer!)…


Posted on May 17, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Resources for Evokations

I've been looking at other people's plans to try and get good ideas about PRESENTING my own plan, and I wanted to share a few resources with the community.

There's an awful amount of passion on show at Evoke, and some of the Evokations look amazing. But many are also a bit 'one-sided' in that they focus on the problem rather than the strategy for solving it and what you can contribute. They're all about what we need (in order to solve… Continue

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Gamers, teachers, I need your ideas

I'd like your opinions about motivation, especially as regards Evoke. I've seen some posts about the gameplay aspect of this site, and some posts about teaching, but not seen the two groups talking very much.

I used to work in sales, now I'm a teacher, and I'm participating in Evoke after seeing Jane's TED speech about using games to teach people. I use stuff like… Continue

Posted on May 15, 2010 at 2:41am — 24 Comments

Resistance is Useless

This is a story I wrote a couple of years ago, copied here for the benefit of anyone dealing with impossible demands.

One of my students told me something wonderful last night, and I want to share it with the world.

It has to do with the power of positive thinking, improvised comedy, success in our endeavours, an advertising slogan used by a famous sportswear company, and the ritual humiliation of English teachers in high schools. It may also be relevant to…


Posted on May 13, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 10:40am on June 13, 2010, Chengyuan High School said…
our rune is still not lit up
we did everything we were supposed to
what do we do now
and who do we give our information to?
At 3:31am on May 26, 2010, Virginia Meadow said…
I saw an announcement that you would like to form Evoke 1.5, to carry on between sessions. I am a teacher in Denver, CO. I only discovered Urgent Evoke when it was more than 3/4 over. I am very interested in using it next year with my students. I would be very interested in working with you and other teachers over the summer so that I can make a good presentation to my principal, and so get permission to use Urgent Evoke in my classroom. Please let me know your plans.
At 3:08pm on May 21, 2010, Laura Dawson said…
Hello Chris,
Your profile is very impressive. Congradulations! I noticed that you posted comment for Paul Holze's evokation. You are EVOKE Mentor? How so?
At 10:42pm on May 13, 2010, MAK said…
At 7:14pm on May 6, 2010, Paul Holze said…
Just a heads up...the second photo link on your SARS blog unfortunately doesn't link to intended photo
At 4:29pm on May 5, 2010, Jeremy Laird Hogg said…
you can do it =)
At 4:34pm on April 26, 2010, Turil Cronburg said…
Thanks for the wiki offer! I'll definitely keep that in mind as I finalize the plans. For clarification, are you willing to host a unique domain on your account? One that could include more than just a wiki, if necessary? (I definitely want some kind of profile pages, and a forum, which might work better outside of a wiki, though I'm not sure.)

At 3:56pm on April 15, 2010, Sara Hooper said…
Hi, tell me what we can do for you:)
At 11:14am on April 13, 2010, Gilda Lorena Arias said…
Hi, no problem, explain me your project. :-)
At 4:24am on April 8, 2010, Reema said…
No problem :)

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