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Extend Module 2.1: Digital Literacies for Teaching

What is your definition of digital literacies for teaching?  Share and discuss your definition with your colleagues (and with students). Write a short blog post or a description that would be worth including in your teaching portfolio. Digital literacy, to me, refers to the ability to fluently use and leverage the power of digital technologies to create and communicate information. It is also the ability to filter, evaluate, decode, and decipher information that is communicated through digital technologies. In short, it’s […]

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Extend Module 1.8: What is your metaphor for teaching and learning?

What is your metaphor for teaching and learning? Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash As an educator, I’ve always opted to be the “guide-on-the-side” rather than the “sage-on-the-stage.” Here’s why: Learning isn’t about me. I’m not here to steal or dominate the show. Rather, I’m here to guide you through the show. I hope you’ll enjoy it! Sure, like a sage, I do have some wisdom to offer students. After all, I consider myself an expert learner (I know how I learn best, for […]

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Extend Module 1.7: Thought Vectors

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Find a nugget in a reading. Check out the Faculty Patchbook and select an article that resonates with you. Take a single passage from the article that grabs you in some way and make that passage as meaningful as possible. It could be a passage that puzzles you, or intrigues you, or resonates strongly with you. It could be a passage you agree with, or one you disagree with. The idea here is that the passage evokes some […]

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Extend Module 1.6: Please Allow Me to Introduce my Field

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Create an introductory activity connected to your discipline to get to know your learners. For example: In a human geography class you could ask every student to describe their favourite place. For earth science the question could be “What mineral would you be based on hardness? Why?” For English literature, each student could discuss what fictional character they would like to invite to dinner, and why. In history, ask what figure, living or dead, would […]

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Extend Module 1. 5: Like Driving a Car

Photo by Tim Gouw on Pexels.com What concept in your discipline is like driving a car? Can you identify the component skills required to master this concept or skill? For me, reading is like driving— or rather riding in— a car. Here’s why: I cannot confidently drive a car. Heck, I only have a G1 license! Anyways, this is all to say that when I’m in a car, I’m not the one driving, which is closer to writing, but rather I’m the […]

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Extend Module 1.4: What’s in it for me?

Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com Brainstorm a list of WIIFM (what’s in it for me?) from a student perspective. If you can’t think of more than “because you should know it,” then you need to talk to your students and get a better sense of where they are in their learning and where they are going. If you know your students well but you still have a hard time determining the relevance of a particular learning outcome, perhaps you […]

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Extend Module 1.3: Cornell Notes

Photo by Startup Stock Photos on Pexels.com Cornell Notes for “Is your Uber Safe?” by The Fifth Estate (2018) Questions and Keywords: Notes: Uber navigate transportation industry disruptor – driven upstart San Francisco’s high-tech incubator Technology platform Ubering app (application) Have any Uber assaults been successfully tried and sentenced? Why does Uber have to do something about sexual assault? Why are the drivers doing this to begin with? Is Uber just a magnet for sexual assaulters/ abusers? why didn’t the CEO emerge […]

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