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Melrad

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Mapping my PLN

Photo from Chris Jobling https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpjobling/ I decided to use Coggle to map my PLN and quickly learned a few things! One, you have to pay to be able to use extra features which I wasn’t prepared to do as am not 100% certain if I will continue to use it. Not having access to certain features made it difficult to connect some of the nodes and people in my PLN to each other if they were in different nodes. I […]

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Extending my PLN

The first thing I did was log in to my Twitter account, which I rarely use, and began to remind myself of how Twitter actually even works! I looked at the Twitter Ed Chat calendar and wrote down some hashtags to begin my search. After finding four hash tags to search, I watched tweeted out a request to be added to the extend mOOC twitter list. Taking a break from Twitter, I went back to the mOOC and watched “Beware […]

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The Collaborative Dining Table

When I started doing my dining table, I decided to make it on a Prezi…it wasn’t until later in the directions that I learned that I was to share a picture of my activity! This posed a bit of a problem for me as the Prezi zoomed in and out to my information so the overall picture doesn’t necessarily show all of my work unfortunately! I decided to try using my Twitter account and post it there (as a picture) […]

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Holy CRAAP

My OERs actually all passed the CRAAP test, which I think as others have pointed out is due to the fact that I try to think critically about all of these things when I am looking at resources to begin with. It is nice though to have some way to assess things that you find to ensure you aren’t just throwing random information at them (which is easy with how much info is available!). I’m hoping to look into adopting […]

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Curation Creation

I shared a video found through www.merlot.org, a learning exercise also found through merlot.org and a section of a chapter in a textbook found on www.openlibrary/ecampusontario.ca All three of these OERs will be beneficial to my student’s understanding of Personality Disorders (a topic that often is difficult to fully grasp). This is also very helpful as the textbook we are currently using does not have a section on Personality Disorders as it focuses mostly only on Disorders first diagnosed in […]

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Curating the mOOC

When I read the instructions to find an activity I did that has a good number of responses, I struggled because none of my posts really generated that much response! Then I went back and found Krista McCracken’s discussion regarding no one having done the readings and that really resonated with me as this is a big challenge in my courses as well! I feel like I have tried so many different techniques to help with this, but still don’t […]

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So Many Resources!!

“Down the Rabbit Hole” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by valkyrieh116 I found myself going down a rabbit hole, quickly!!! My search led to more information than I could handle as it was all interesting and I wanted to use everything!!! Then I remembered…MIND MAP! I forgot to do a mind map to try to narrow down my search and be specific about what I wanted to look for and remember that I was looking for resources for my students, not for me! My mind […]

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Consider this…

I tried unsplash.com for the first time and searched for “queer youth” as I am always looking for pictures for my course “Working with Gender and Sexual Minority Children, Youth and Families.” I immediately found the following picture that really stood out to me: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash What I liked about unsplash.com was that it gave me the attribution to copy and paste into my blog so I didn’t feel anxious about forgetting something and not attributing it correctly! I […]

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Copyright, Creative Commons & Licenses Oh My!

One thing I often find difficult, is when I find a resource that I love and can’t seem to track down the information I need to give credit to the original authors!! I like the idea of Creative Commons in that you can quickly and easily see how/if you can use/adjust something that you find. When trying to “curate” information for students, this will be helpful for them as well as they will easily know how they themselves can use […]

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My definition of curation…

This is a fairly new term to me when it comes to my role as faculty. After reading “Teacher as Curator: Capture and Organize Learning Materials with Web 2.0 Tools” by Ted Curran, it makes a bit more sense to me. https://reddit.com/r/reactiongifs/comments/2y3rhu/mrw_i_match_with_a_girl_on_tinder_but_all_her/ It often feels like a very big responsibility…making sure that we have the most current and relevant information on our topics to bring to the students…when there is SO MUCH information out there!!! As Ted writes, it’s about […]

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