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East Cohort, Extender Blogs, Ideas from Lead Extenders, West Cohort

Taking the Plunge

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash A very special Ontario Extend welcome to #ExtendWest-ers – the @OntarioExtend Extend West cohort.  It’s great to see how many of you have decided to take the plunge and leap into the Ontario Extend pool! For those of you arriving at this blog post who aren’t in the #ExtendWest cohort, you can still join in the fun at any time through Ontario Extend. This week, we’re exploring the Teacher for Learning module.  As an alumnus of #ExtendEast, […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Baking Your Cake…. and Eating it Too!

As I round out my experience with the Extend East cohort, I’ve been reflecting on the experience and what I’ve taken away from it.  Although this comes at the end of my time with the cohort, it really belongs with the Experimenter module.  The whole process of Extend was a chance to play with new creative challenges, perspectives, ideas, and tools. I’ve often considered the practice of teaching and learning to be similar to building a cake.  There are many […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Subterranean Scholarship Blues (#oext138)

  Today’s Daily Extend (#oext138) is titled Subterranean Scholarship Blues. This Extend challenged us to consider instructional challenges we have faced in the past.   This Extend ties into the Scholar Module during which we will explore the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).   The Scholarship module is all about evaluating your teaching practice and finding the places where it’s just not working, where we can improve as teachers, or how we can better support our students. For this Extend, I decided […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Reflections on Extend East Launch

  A short while ago, I did a short reflection on my experience so far with Ontario Extend’s East Cohort.  I was lucky to have that reflection shared at the eCampus Ontario site.    I’m also going to repost it here (thanks for the suggestion Terry Greene!) to share with those who are following the Domains of Our Own blogs.    If you’re here and haven’t been part of an Extend Cohort, I highly recommend it.  (Next Cohort will start […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Setting a Table for Collaboration

This week we started into the Collaborator module at Ontario Extend.  This module is the one that I’m a bit intimidated by.  While many people come to Ontario Extend with a well-developed personal learning network, my network is somewhat limited.  Those who I do consider to be in my network are generally as unconnected technologically as I was prior to starting Ontario Extend.   I’m anticipating a challenge in the activities of this module.   That said, I’m also greatly looking forward […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

A Scurry of Squirrels

Welcome to Learning Squirrel v2.0! Bigger!  Badder!  And now with more nuts! Learning Squirrel started out its life on WordPress.  You can still find the first few posts that were the start of the scurry at learningsquirrel.wordpress.com. I was given the opportunity (aka. nudged by Terry Greene our guru and guide to the Extend experience…  thanks Terry!)  to set up a Reclaim hosting site through Ontario Extend while participating in the Extend East cohort. Moving to my own domain opens […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Organizing Knowledge w/ Cornell

  In the Organizing Knowledge section of Ontario Extend‘s Teacher for Learning Module, we’re invited to try using Cornell Notes as an alternate way to take notes.  I’d never used this method, so I decided to give it a whirl. These days, it seems easiest to just start out with a YouTube video, so I took advantage of this freely available resource to find out the basics of the Cornell System.  After watching Jennifer Desrocher’s How to take Cornell Notes, […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Syllabus Concept Map – HLTH 326

I’m working on the Teacher for Learning Activities at Ontario Extend and have just encountered the Syllabus Concept Map activity.  Inspired by Greg Rodrigo’s map (found at Rocket Fuelled Squirrels on an Adventure), I decided to give it a try using HLTH 326 – Information Systems and Technology, a course I developed for Fleming College.  The course covers both IT and IS, but is also a repository for a variety of other topics which didn’t fit anywhere else in the Health […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Misunderstood

Working through the Extend Teacher for Learning Module, the activity Misunderstood resonated with me.  It seems that there are one or two concepts which persist as issues year after year.  Even when explained once, they are often immediately confused.  One of the concepts my students tend to have a lot of trouble with is Goals vs. Objectives.   I can explain it one week and the next, there is confusion again. After a few years of showing a slide with text […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

I’m an Extender!

Today I joined the ranks of previous Extenders to take part in the latest cohort of Ontario Extend.  As part of Extend East, I’ll have the opportunity to explore new practices in online and technology-based learning.   This fits right in with the work I’m doing developing and leading online courses.   It will enable me to expand my teaching practices, try new things, and become part of a growing community of educators who are exploring the intersection of education and technology. […]

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