Extender Blogs

Syndication of all blog writing from Ontario Extend participants into one place; each link takes you to the original post. See the list of all blogs

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Why not try Something New with H5P

This Tuesday I am preparing to try a new teaching strategy in class this week. In the past students have been shy to role play in a large group (70). When thinking about my options for facilitating class this week I decided to try H5P in class. Typically, I use it for out of class activities, but at the last TESS conference they talked about some options to make use of it in class. The activity below uses branching logic. […]

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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Material Culture Theme Week

Active History is organizing a 2020 theme week around material culture. Modeled after the 2019 Museum Theme Week (http://activehistory.ca/museum-theme-week/) this series aims to expand the conversation about material culture and highlight the work of those studying the materiality of the past. We welcome contributions from academics, public historians, museum professionals, makers, community practitioners, and anyone… Read more

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Post Haste: Tuesday Time Saving Teaching Tip

Everyone is so busy at this time of year (me included). When my files are unorganized because I haven’t had the time to create my folder structure I waste a lot of time looking for information (ironic). No more! I am solving that problem by using a program I have been using to organize video editing files to speed up my course organization. Using a similar folder structure and allowing Post Haste to copy and rename all my templates will […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 62: Vicarious Trauma in the Archives

New year, new podcast episode. I’m starting 2020 by talking about vicarious trauma in the archives and the impact of working with traumatic records on archival staff. I discuss emotional labour and strategies for coping with vicarious trauma in the archives.  Mentioned in this episode: -Katie Sloan, Jennifer Vanderluit, and Jennifer Douglas “Not ‘Just My… Read more

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That Kind of Faculty Handbook

No, not that kind. Not one of the one of the policy laden, awash in lawyerese filled jargon that you skim through like a privacy notice made so small you cannot actually read it. No, not that kind. Not one of the handbooks that is printed and has all kinds of phone numbers and links in it. You know, the full 37 character URLs that someone imagined you might take the time to type into your browsers address bar. No, […]

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Bridging the job readiness gap: virtual tools for a new campus-to-workplace pathway

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Broad access to the full range of dynamic liberal arts and science programming is the hallmark of an evolving Ontario high education system. But linking this education to the meaningful employment of learners has proved more elusive than building educational excellence. For many recent graduates, a gap continues to exist between what they learned in school, and opportunities to apply that knowledge in a professional work environment. A 2015 study found that 4 in 10 Canadian university […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 61: We Made It

For the last episode of 2019 I’m doing some reflecting, celebrating, and dreaming. I’m talking about some inspirational reads and folks who gave me strength in 2019. I also think a bit about what the upcoming year holds. Mentioned in this episode: –OE Fellows Program-Amazing people: Andrea Eidinger, Skylee-Storm Hogan-Inspiring Authors and Activists: Gwen Benaway,… Read more

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Collaborative Assessment

2015. I started to reimagine what the classroom could look like. With input from students, I created this haiku deck and embedded it into my blog (the embed code doesn’t always work so I’ve included a visual below). Reimagining Classrooms – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires; Clocks, beverages, and snacks aside, I’ve been consistently trying to include many of these elements into my classroom since 2015. Choice, creativity, calm atmosphere—these are all important. Our new Active Learning […]

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Chronic Condition Fair

At the beginning of the semester, I had presentations scheduled for two of my courses: one batch scheduled for the beginning of the semester and the other batch scheduled for the end of the semester. After batch 1, I knew we would not be doing presentations again. It’s not that they were poorly done. It’s that they were intended for students to learn from one another, and I’m willing to bet this did not happen. For most of them, anyway. […]

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