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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
I am Jim Groom
Find out more about me here.
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- Peertube’s Live Streaming Option
- Phoenix Freeplay and Scramble High Score Save Kit
- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
- Some Welcome Love for the LAMP Stack
- Robot Tour of Reclaim Arcade
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Tag Archives: noir106
Maggie Stough’s Highlight Reel from Noir106 There were many, many amazing things about this semester’s noir-themed version of ds106. And I want to try and capture some of them before they slip into oblivion over the next couple of weeks. I’ll start with … Continue reading
One of this semester’s #ds106 stand-outs (and there were more than a few) was Spenser Scott. He was #4life. And as he was finishing up the semester he wisely chose to do the highest form of ds106 assignment: Jim Groom … Continue reading
I’m not really good enough at making GIFs to be a snob, but for the last four years I’ve pushed the process of making GIFs with a combination of a lightweight video editing tool like MPEG Streamclip to edit and export … Continue reading
It’s been a very strange year at UMW for many, many reasons, but none more than the fact that one of our students was allegedly murdered by another student last week. I can’t imagine anything that could hit a community … Continue reading
Following up on my last post, Michael Branson Smith‘s Animated GIF presentation and workshop will take place at UMW from 1:00 to 2:30 PM this coming Tuesday, April 14th. Michael’s GIFs are poetry in motion, his Hitchcock Animated Movie Posters series … Continue reading
I’ve been remiss on posting about all the amazing work coming out of noir106, and that is a great loss because there is so much of it. In fact, there is 4,574 posts from 70+ students in just over 10 … Continue reading
There is no great predictor of a successful ds106 course than the level of Jim Groom Art it produces—a tried and true tradition of this venerable digital storytelling course. And I can now officially assure you this cohort of students is … Continue reading
As part of the ds106 weekly process, students are expected to blog all their various assignments and then link to everything they have done and narrate their work what we call a “weekly summary post.” There is the expectation they … Continue reading
There has been some amazing work done for noir106 this semester, and just a couple of days ago I listened to this rap created by internaut Tiffany Yowell. She dedicated it to her character Lawrence Spitler. You see, every student in ds106 … Continue reading