East Cohort

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the East Ontario Cohort. See also the list of active blogs.

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Curriculum: The #2 C Word

Only number 2 in terms of nominal numbers to track posts, not in terms of actual importance. Whereas curiosity was number 1 in terms of C word sequencing, it also holds that position ordinally. Naturally, number 2 in order of importance would be a tie between chocolate and cat. In recent discussions and workshops, curriculum seems to verge on being a dirty word. Impassioned educators rail against the prescriptive nature of course content and assessment; thoughtful teachers collaborate with learners […]

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Seeing My Students Soar

This is my seventh post for the 9x9x25 Challenge. This evening while I was waiting at the airport to board my plane to Toronto for TESS 2018, I ran into one of my former students. I taught her when she was in high school and knew she was destined for great things – she is bright, positive, driven, and headstrong. When she told me that she just started working on her Masters degree in Psychology at OISE, I felt a […]

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Making It a Regular Habit: Writing Image Descriptions

It just takes repetition for new habits to become ingrained ones. That seems logical, but heck, in 2018, logic is not what it used to be (let’s save this tangent for an offline rant). For this week’s (actually it is last weeks I think) 9x9x25 I am sharing my own effort to be as diligent as I can in including alt descriptions in my online use of images. There’s part of it that is just the right thing to do, […]

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Slackers

It's #WriterWednesday so I am challenging a #SquadGoalsNetwork member at random with a #WritingPrompt.The randomizer has chosen @greeneterry to write a short piece to introduce the network to three people you admire. — Squad Goals Network (@SqdGlsNtwrk) November 7, 2018 What a crazy coincidence ! The weird fellow who is currently running the Squad Goals Network‘s social media game has some randomizer that chose me to write a short piece about three people I admire. Thanks weirdo! The prompt prompted me, […]

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Talking Sharing With Ken Bauer on Episode 21 of Flipped Learning Podcast

Nobody is anti-sharing, are they? Everybody is for it. It was maybe the first thing I heard about in 1992 as a newly hired instructional technologist at the Maricopa Community Colleges. My second week on the job was attending an Ocotillo Retreat where faculty/staff working groups developed ideas to advance to use of technology in learning, and the need for sharing was said again and again. And from then through 2018 (and beyond) it’s something I end up talking about […]

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It’s Alive!! (OE Experimenter Module Reflection)

This is my reflection for the module ‘Experimenter‘ for Ontario Extend. I completed these three daily extends (although they weren’t necessarily in the list on the OE Experimenter module): Do you or does someone you know teach a course that requires a textbook? Have you made sure that there isn’t a nice, high quality, free, open option just sitting there in our Open Textbook Library? Go have a look and report your findings to us. If you are not teaching a course […]

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Curiosity: The #1 C Word

Yes, I know C is not the 5th letter of the alphabet, but it’s where I find myself. Plus, I have a plan! Curiosity Curiosity is more important than intelligence. No debate; full stop. And I state this, unequivocally, as a person who has been regarded as someone with quite high intelligence, in that strange, arbitrary way it’s traditionally measured. I also proclaim it from my position watching students through the years gradually lose that innate curiosity we all have […]

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Non Content Video

Yikes. Guess who is a week behind in 9x9x25 blogging. Good thing no one is keeping count. Right Terry? Mine was triggered by reading a 9x9x25 post by JR Dingwell, A different approach to the ‘video lecture’. Like JR, I’m not all that excited about video capture or lecture video: I mentioned that normally I shudder when I hear people want to use video. It conjures up images of talking head lectures, voice over PowerPoints, screen in screen, or worst […]

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