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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Family Fun on @YouTube for #Kids #KidFriendly #YouTubeKids #KidsYouTube

My kids wanted to start a YouTube channel. We agreed, after all: Why not? They are learning to be confident, creative, and developing presentation skills among other things. They will keep picking up more skills as they try new things with our help. They couldn’t quite agree on one focus so we ended up with two family channels: Flexible Fun and Froggy Fun House. We wanted to start one … but Jennifer and Mike insisted on having their own. Flexible Fun […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Does pain expected equal pain felt?

Does pain expected equal pain felt? Ask a kid This won’t hurt a bit. Gregory Johnston/shutterstock.com Kalina Michalska, University of California, Riverside Imagine yourself at the doctor’s office bracing for your annual flu shot. Twenty minutes go by and during that period your fear escalates and you convince yourself the upcoming shot is going to hurt like hell. Does the expectation influence how it actually feels? I am a professor of psychology and neuroscience who, together with my colleagues at […]

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Extender Blogs

Planning my Lit Review

I’m two months into an Masters of Education independent study project, which I cleverly decide to dovetail with a lot of existing work I was doing for my day job, or side job, as the case may be. I was invited to the Ride The Wave conference in Gimli, Manitoba and I had planned on giving a variation of my visual practice workshop to these k12 teachers. In March, I was invited by the Instructional Design Interest Group to give […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Scholar Module: A Beginning

OntarioExtend’s Scholar Module begins with a review of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). So what is SoTL? Here are a few definitions: Randy Bass, in the video Key Characteristics of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, describes SoTL as “faculty undertaking systematic inquiry of learning in his or her own classroom” (0:07). Boyer (1990) defined SoTL as “is an emerging movement of scholarly thought and action that draws on the reciprocal relationship between teaching and learning at the […]

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East Cohort, eCampus Ontario, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Conversation with David Porter about the @OntarioExtend Scholar Module

I don’t know about you but the word “scholar” in terms of my teaching comes across with a heap of connotations, many of which have me thinking “I’m not a scholar.” The Ontario Extend Scholar Module aims to break this down into an approach that is less about “being a scholar” into one aimed at what most of want to be doing- teach better: This module examines how you can use your classroom and your courses as a research lab […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Two Years of Farming and International Students

Recently, there have been concerns expressed about cheating on tests and International Students. This has been rattling around in my brain for the past couple days. That rattling around and Father’s Day came together for me. What if, for some International Students, this is their two years of farming?? Confused? Let me explain. My parents emigrated from the Netherlands in 1952 along with my two older brothers (they had many girl babies in Canada but that is another story). They […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Loop It Deep Dive

This post is in response to the activity from the Experimenter Module of Ontario Extend titled Loop it. The instructions are: Highlight a topic or concept for _____________, math, literature, philosophy, etc., by creating one of those looping GIF things I’ve decided to look at a topic that comes up pretty regularly in Faculty of Education … Continue reading Loop It Deep Dive

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

How @YouTube can Expand Presentation Opportunities: Looking Back to #FoL18 with @draggin and @jozbfz

I was updating my CV and realized I had not blogged about the amazing experience I had presenting virtually at the BC Festival of learning. What a shame! Tweets just aren’t enough to express my gratitude for this experience. It was a great experience. I recommend it. Thanks for attending and including me in the #FoL18 discussion. https://t.co/D2oVul7ZCC — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) May 31, 2018   My co-presenters Jason Toal and Jon Fulton made this possible. One of the great things […]

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