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Post 8: Given a second chance

This post, the next in my series of 9 x 9 x 25, is about negotiated grading. I am currently involved in a project that uses negotiated grading and feedback for assignments. Essentially, the student hands in the homework and gets back detailed feedback without a grade. They then have the option to improve the paper and hand it back in, or request a grade, a process that involves meeting (in person or virtually) to review the assignment, reflect on […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

The Frankenreference – Taming the APA Monster

I just going to say it, I love APA Style Blog. Seriously, if you teach writing, are learning writing, or if you write using APA, follow @APA_Style on Twitter. APA is often a monster, a big boss if you will, that students feel they will never beat. My nickname in tutoring services is APA Lady. (I have another, the Dictator of Tutoring, but that is different post.) I have read literally hundreds of APA student papers, before and after submission. […]

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Life is a Balance

9x9x25 Post #8 This week’s post is not really teaching related. It’s about balance. Balancing our work life and home life so that we can bring the best of ourselves to our teaching. Sometimes we get so busy with our teaching; prepping, marking, answering emails, lesson plans, helping students etc. that we don’t take time for ourselves.  I am guilty of doing this. Taking the time to do something that we enjoy and makes us happy, keeps us balanced. I’ve […]

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Test Tube Teaching

9X9X25 This semester I dabbled in low stakes testing. After an enlightening presentation by James M. Lang this past summer, I was inspired to see whether lowering the stakes might help prevent cheating. I’m happy to report that it has been successful! For any of my avid readers, I’m sure you remember vividly how I have 10 positivity experiments for a total of 5% each and 8 quizzes for a total of 5% each. Throughout all of the experiments and quizzes, many […]

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Your Daily Sauce

This is my Ontario Extend 9x9x25 Challenge post #8 If I were asked to name the top 2 things that have helped me to not only develop and hone my abilities as an educational technologist, but also lead me down rabbit holes that have crafted my attitudes and values and love for this whole ed-tech thing, here is what I would answer without hesitation: Doing Dailies. Making Dailies. Now you might be asking, what the heck are Dailies? It’s not […]

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Finding Out What Faculty Want

Submitted by Amy Cliff, Faculty Developer in the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub Photo of a confusing maze from Pixabay licensed CC0 Challenge: Faculty have been expressing interest in professional development (PD) but are not attending scheduled face-to-face sessions in the Hub.  Finding a solution: Conducting faculty outreach through 1-to-1 informal coffee break style chats. As the new seconded Faculty Developer in the Teaching and Learning Hub I started the 2018 academic year bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I thought I was […]

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Temporary Disabilities

Staying within the theme of students with disabilities, I have been thinking about students with temporary disabilities, perhaps because I have seen a number of St. Clair College students recently on crutches. I expect that all colleges and universities provide acommodations for students with a temporary disabilities such as a broken arm, sprained ankle or other injury. A student comes in with a broken arm and I expect the reaction is: Well of course! You are going to need more […]

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Interactive Remixing of an Open Textbook

By Sarah Wendorf, Instructional Designer, Cambrian College Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub Imagine you could take content from your textbook and transform it into a whole new personalized, customized online learning experience for your students. With an Open textbook, you can do that! Here’s how Carol and I worked together to transform a unit from her Open textbook into a series of modules. Carol is a faculty member in our Academic Upgrading program at Cambrian College. How It Started Carol’s […]

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Beyond Grades

By Harshkumar Prajapat My father always emphasized the importance of time management when I lived with him. Now that I’m living in Canada, I see the importance of managing my time appropriately. From the time I left my hometown in India to this moment, the ethics and cultural norms instilled in me by my parents has helped me in every stage of my life. When I consider my academic journey, most of the time I received good grades on every exam […]

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