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9X9X25 Challenge Accepted

So I’ve been a little busy lately with the new teaching semester here in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University and have not been blogging/Tweeting very much at all.  Hopefully that will change with the Ontario Extend 9X9X25 Challenge. The idea is to post about your teaching in 9 posts, over 9 weeks, with … Continue reading 9X9X25 Challenge Accepted

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Empathetically Mapping The Future

This blog post is in response to the Empathy Map activity from the Technologist Module of Ontario Extend. I’ve been putting off doing this particular activity because I haven’t had a class with which to do the activity with. I figured I would have to wait until September when I have a new class and … Continue reading Empathetically Mapping The Future

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Defining Digital Literacies – Why is this so hard?

This is a post in response to the What Are Digital Literacies? activity from the Technologist module of Ontario Extend. We are being asked, very simply, to define Digital Literacy for Teaching. Doesn’t seem to difficult right? Why is it taking me so long to write this blog post then? I’ve even taught a Digital Learning … Continue reading Defining Digital Literacies – Why is this so hard?

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Thought Vectors on Sync Video

This blog post is in response to the Thought Vectors activity from the Teacher for Learning module of Ontario Extend. The activity asks us to “Check out The Open Faculty Patchbook, and select an article that resonates with you. Take a passage from the article that grabs you in some way and makes that passage … Continue reading Thought Vectors on Sync Video

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Introduce Yourself using Flipgrid

With the recent news of Microsoft acquiring Flipgrid and opening it up free for all educators got me thinking that this would make an excellent resource for doing class introductions. Not only does it allow the students to get to know both their instructors and their peers, it also introduces them to a useful piece of … Continue reading Introduce Yourself using Flipgrid

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Loop It Deep Dive

This post is in response to the activity from the Experimenter Module of Ontario Extend titled Loop it. The instructions are: Highlight a topic or concept for _____________, math, literature, philosophy, etc., by creating one of those looping GIF things I’ve decided to look at a topic that comes up pretty regularly in Faculty of Education … Continue reading Loop It Deep Dive

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Making Sense of Open Education – Day 14

The instructions for today’s activity were: Consider the following list of examples, taken directly from the Open Pedagogy Notebook, the latest collaboration between Rajiv Jhangiani and Robin DeRosa, a space for educators to explore and share open assessment practices. Think about how you might adapt one of the ideas for one of your courses. You can … Continue reading Making Sense of Open Education – Day 14

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Making Sense of Open Education – Day 13

Today’s module asks us to ‘Think of your “Why”‘ and to answer the question “Why Open Makes Sense to Me”? The short answer to this question is another question: “Why would non-open education make sense to me”? The reasons for going open in education span the entire list of stakeholders in our education system, from … Continue reading Making Sense of Open Education – Day 13

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