The first activity for Extend’s Curator Module is to define Content Curation. Almost everyone curates on some level. You may collect something, you may store your files on your computer, you may have a playlist (or playlists!) of music that you listen to. Curation has always been a huge passion for me from an early age, when I would collect, organize, and share all kinds of items from rocks to Beanie Babies. I can assure you that I have not […]
I’ve completed the second module for Ontario Extend, Technologist.
Check it out – my Teacher for Learning badge. Very nice, if I do say so myself.
As I’ve mentioned, I’m currently in the mOOC for Ontario Extend. The first module is “Teacher for Learning”, and I’ve been really inspired by our most recent activity. The activity asks us to think about the question “What’s in it for me?” from a student’s perspective. Obviously, as an instructor I think that my students should listen to what I’m teaching and there will be all kinds of benefits to them doing so, but it’s important sometimes to take off […]
Carrie Mallon Teacher for Learning – Activity #1 Identified a concept that is often misunderstood in my discipline and created an analogy to help make sense of it (Prior knowledge) One of the concepts that is often misunderstood in my discipline is “valued social roles” from Social Role Valorization theory. Students often confuse valued social roles with activities that a person may do. One way that I have been able to explain this is by having students think about a eulogy. […]
Check out this promotional video for my next adventure in learning, the Ontario Extend mOOC! I’m so looking forward to it.
I have had the opportunity to use PollEverywhere in my classes for the past few semesters. I find this tool to be specifically useful in my Lifespan Development class to help students to become aware of their own feelings about each of the major controversies in Psychology. Do you use PollEverywhere in your classes? https://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/89eIicvOLyEV6Bg/web.js?height=250&results_count_format=percent&width=300
Please follow the link to view my presentation on assistive technology in the classroom. Assistive Technology in the Classroom
As an assignment for my last Facilitator of Adult Learning Certificate class, I was able to play around with the tool Powtoon to make an engaging presentation. http://www.powtoon.com/embed/coG4WwjDp8F/
I love Padlet … the simplicity, the visuals, pretty much everything about it. In my experience with Padlet, I have been able to use it in a number of different ways. I’d love to share one of my sample Padlets with you now (all identifying student information has been removed).