9X9X25 Challenge

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the 9X9X25 Writing Challenge. See also the list of active blogs.

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Inspired to tutor

By Faiqa Khzir First of all, I am very excited to be a part of this blog. It’s not every day that we get to share our thoughts and experiences on learning and teaching. I would like to start by introducing myself. I am a 3rd year biomedical engineering technology student and have worked as a tutor for the last 2 years approximately. I also work as a tour guide with Marketing and Recruitment department. In addition to be a full-time […]

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Shameless Self-Promotion! Pre-Scheduling Tweets to Draw Traffic to a Conference Presentation

Twitter. I’m new to the platform and figuring it out. Or, at least trying to. I’m an awkward Twitterer, and find myself spending more time on how to tweet than I do actually Tweeting. Even the syntax still feels ridiculous. My seemingly endless Twitterverse learning curve has been quite a humbling experience.   What is decidedly not humble but also quite awesome is pre-conference self-promotion. Since I’m actively trying to build my Twitter following in an effort to extend my […]

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9x9x25 Post #3 – Math is NOT a Spectator Sport!

For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about how to motivate my students. So many of them seem to walk out the door and leave math behind. I realize that students’ lives are busier than they ever have been. So many of them have families, full-time jobs, etc.. I try not to assign too much homework, but in math the best way to learn is to practice. To balance the homework, I try and have as much time as […]

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Renewable Assessments Through Blog Syndication

By Sarah Wendorf, Instructional Designer, Cambrian College RSS icon by Jurgen Appelo (www.noop.nl) on Flickr - CC-BY 2.0 Why Have Students Create Blogs? Imagine an assignment where your students spend many hours creating something, they hand it in to you, you mark it, hand it back, student looks at the mark, and then trashes it. Likely this is the majority of assignments that your students see in their post-secondary lives; like a private conversation between you and your student. You […]

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Hark! An #OpenEd18 Reflection

Last week the Open Education Conference was held in Niagara Falls, New York. I am going to hark back on my experience there for my third post of the Ontario Extend 9x9x25 Reflective Writing Challenge. Post #OpenEd18, now deep into followup micro obsessions (H/T @jesshmitchell): @drmjbishop's Niagara Barrel Heroine, the 63 year old Annie Edson Taylor, first person to daredevil over the falls (having first tested the efficacy of her barrel on her cat): https://t.co/3h2rkApbjO — Dan Blickensderfer (@Dan_Blick) October […]

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The Flop of the Pineapple Project

This is post #3 for the 9x9x25 Challenge!  I read about this phenomenal idea called the Pineapple Chart on Cult of Pedagogy’s blog. Follow Jennifer here on Twitter, too! In a nutshell, the Pineapple Chart has five columns along the top labeled Monday to Friday. The rows are labelled down the side into half hour sections, periods or chunks of the day. Teachers can write their name and the topic of any lessons that week that they are open to […]

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Curating Content using OER

Finding the right OER to curate content for your course reminds me of shopping at Winners. You have to have patience to wade through all of the items, and if you are patient enough you might just find the perfect article of clothing (or OER for your course)! This semester I will be teaching students compare and contrast essay writing. My Community and Justice Service students will visit 2-3 prisons in Ontario and then they must compare their observations at […]

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Communication & Collaboration

Communication is a two-way street:We talk and listen.The listening part let’s us make sure we’re understood.I’m trying to bring more listening into my classroom.In my science communication courses, I ask students to explain complex concepts in terms that anyone can understand.I know one of the best ways for them to hone their science communication skills is to get plenty of feedback.It’s also important for them to see how other students tackle the same assignment in a different way.These collaborative moments give students […]

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Quick Reflection – Reflection #2

Not my 9x9x25 post this week, but I just read Reflection #2 by MelRad, and was about to comment when I thought, ‘hey, I can just blog a quick reflection and hopefully it’ll ping back’. Honestly, I’ve been frustrated with blog commenting systems for a while now. Some require login, some eat my comments, so here…I’m reclaiming commenting. The timing for many of this week’s posts has been quite serendipitous. Just yesterday I was meeting with an instructor about an […]

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Knock knock

Knock knock.  I pause from my teaching to see a student hovering at the door of the classroom. May I come in, Professor? May I enter, Ma’am? Sometimes just strolling in.  I was explaining a concept. Giving back an assignment. Interacting with students doing an activity. Demonstrating.  It is five minutes into class. 25 minutes. 85 minutes.  There are-I know-many professors who shut their classroom doors when class starts, and students have to wait for break. I’m sure there are […]

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