North Cohort

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

Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Boston Cream Cake

This is an amazing recipe, but it takes some time to make. I recommend setting aside time the night before because it tastes even better the next day once the custard has had the chance to permeate the cake. The chocolate should be made last, but you can make the cake or custard first as they both need time to cool. Typically I make the cake first so I can make the custard while the cake is cooking. This recipe was […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Egg free pancakes (Gluten free too!)

I recently modified this recipe to fit my dietary needs.   Ingredients 1 1/4 cup of gluten-free flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup of milk 2 tbsp oil 2 tbsp honey Coconut oil for cooking   Equipment Mixer Bowl or large measuring cup Spatchula   Directions I like to keep things simple. Heat the pan with some coconut oil on it. Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Combine dry and wet ingredients. Spoon onto the frying pan. (Pro tip: […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Green Spinach Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

A healthy alternative to pancakes that my kids love. We have been enjoying these for years!   Ingredients 3 Eggs (we use farm eggs) A large handful of spinach (I have also used other greens and it worked) 2 bananas (I have also used 1/2 cup of applesauce when I do not have bananas) 1 cup almond flour (depending on how thick it is I sometimes add more) coconut oil for cooking Desired toppings   Equipment Blender, Vitamix or food processor […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Family Fun on @YouTube for #Kids #KidFriendly #YouTubeKids #KidsYouTube

My kids wanted to start a YouTube channel. We agreed, after all: Why not? They are learning to be confident, creative, and developing presentation skills among other things. They will keep picking up more skills as they try new things with our help. They couldn’t quite agree on one focus so we ended up with two family channels: Flexible Fun and Froggy Fun House. We wanted to start one … but Jennifer and Mike insisted on having their own. Flexible Fun […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

How @YouTube can Expand Presentation Opportunities: Looking Back to #FoL18 with @draggin and @jozbfz

I was updating my CV and realized I had not blogged about the amazing experience I had presenting virtually at the BC Festival of learning. What a shame! Tweets just aren’t enough to express my gratitude for this experience. It was a great experience. I recommend it. Thanks for attending and including me in the #FoL18 discussion. https://t.co/D2oVul7ZCC — Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) May 31, 2018   My co-presenters Jason Toal and Jon Fulton made this possible. One of the great things […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

My Open Epiphany on Day 11 of #MakingSense18

Ever since I heard of open education I raised my hand and said: “Yes, I am an open educator!” Today as I read the course content I kept nodding in agreement that I share many characteristics with what they identify as an open educator. I definitely invite collaboration, feel the weight of the responsibility towards the work of others, have an online presence, continually seek feedback and agree that openness is an evolution. If you have not seen the video below yet it is […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Empowering Options: Inclusive and Universal Design for Learning @CambrianHub and Day 9 #makingsense18

June 7th in the Hub Robert Montgomery and Jessica O’Reilly discussed ways to design learning in a way that meets the needs of learners with a variety of learning styles. The discussion was framed around three main areas for discussion: Multiple ways of Representation Action and Expression Engagement Inclusive design was also the topic of Day 9 in the Making Sense of Open Education MOOC that is currently going on. I ran a quick check of some of my materials […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Inclusive Design: Day 9 #MakingSense18

Yay, I have been waiting to delve into this content! Getting better at inclusive design is one of my learning goals for the next year. While I feel like I do a good job of being inclusive naturally, I am not really sure if I am doing it well for everyone. Moreover, I have questioned if moving away from my traditional way of doing things to a more open way will limit accessibility in any way. While I do not think […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Domain Masters: Day 8 #MakingSense18

Instead of creating something new for the purposes of this MOOC, I am going to share some of what I have already done that meets the open criteria. In August I was inspired to become a “master of my own domain” by the Extend institute. Since then, I feel like I have embraced making use of my own domain. The first site I built was my calling card. This site is part of my signature and provides anyone who looks at […]

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Extended Lunches, Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Lunch with Alan Levine @OntarioExtend

Today at lunch I was able to connect and build community with some colleagues. A few key suggestions for the summer and my teaching in the fall came out that I wanted to share. I think I have the @ontarioextend lunch room set up and open… first time Zoom hoster, don't throw food at me! https://t.co/VmGlt7nCJ8 — Alan Levine (@cogdog) June 7, 2018   There are a few extenders who are interested in delving into the scholar module. When we […]

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