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Alice Ridout

Extender Blogs, North Cohort

“Simultaneously Enchanted and Repelled by the Inexhaustible Variety of” Tools

When Nick in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is trying to navigate the moral ambiguities of the wealthy Buchanans he finds himself “within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled.” I feel similarly about the range of tools that we have been exposed to during this week’s Ontario Extend Summer Institute. Some of them enchant me with the immediacy with which it is apparent what pedagogical challenge they would solve for me. Others strike me as distracting. For example, when […]