North Cohort

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

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Extending my PLN

The first thing I did was log in to my Twitter account, which I rarely use, and began to remind myself of how Twitter actually even works! I looked at the Twitter Ed Chat calendar and wrote down some hashtags to begin my search. After finding four hash tags to search, I watched tweeted out a request to be added to the extend mOOC twitter list. Taking a break from Twitter, I went back to the mOOC and watched “Beware […]

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The Collaborative Dining Table

When I started doing my dining table, I decided to make it on a Prezi…it wasn’t until later in the directions that I learned that I was to share a picture of my activity! This posed a bit of a problem for me as the Prezi zoomed in and out to my information so the overall picture doesn’t necessarily show all of my work unfortunately! I decided to try using my Twitter account and post it there (as a picture) […]

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Holy CRAAP

My OERs actually all passed the CRAAP test, which I think as others have pointed out is due to the fact that I try to think critically about all of these things when I am looking at resources to begin with. It is nice though to have some way to assess things that you find to ensure you aren’t just throwing random information at them (which is easy with how much info is available!). I’m hoping to look into adopting […]

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Curation Creation

I shared a video found through www.merlot.org, a learning exercise also found through merlot.org and a section of a chapter in a textbook found on www.openlibrary/ecampusontario.ca All three of these OERs will be beneficial to my student’s understanding of Personality Disorders (a topic that often is difficult to fully grasp). This is also very helpful as the textbook we are currently using does not have a section on Personality Disorders as it focuses mostly only on Disorders first diagnosed in […]

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Curating the mOOC

When I read the instructions to find an activity I did that has a good number of responses, I struggled because none of my posts really generated that much response! Then I went back and found Krista McCracken’s discussion regarding no one having done the readings and that really resonated with me as this is a big challenge in my courses as well! I feel like I have tried so many different techniques to help with this, but still don’t […]

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Time

Today I was able to participate in a discussion about improving our use of time in our teaching. Creating incentives for students to review the syllabus and policies such as adaptive release of content in Moodle, quizzing, gamification or Kahoot were some strategies that have worked for educators. Saving time by using documents, surveys and calendars that sync across devices removes the need for duplication of efforts. Connecting with the students in a group chat format on a platform they […]

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So Many Resources!!

“Down the Rabbit Hole” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by valkyrieh116 I found myself going down a rabbit hole, quickly!!! My search led to more information than I could handle as it was all interesting and I wanted to use everything!!! Then I remembered…MIND MAP! I forgot to do a mind map to try to narrow down my search and be specific about what I wanted to look for and remember that I was looking for resources for my students, not for me! My mind […]

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Essentials of Simulation Day 3

When debriefing after a simulation the facilitators advocate for use of the PEARLS debriefing tool. A framework like this helps to ensure a familiar process as well as a safe and supportive environment for learning. In addition, the advocacy inquiry approach to debriefing helps the facilitator come from a genuinely curious stance. geralt / Pixabay Some key take-aways from the discussion include Check to see if learners are ready for feedbackAllow the learner to provide comments before the observerFocus on […]

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Essentials of Simulation Day 2: Debriefing and Briefing

Today the discussion around simulation continued. We began by reflecting on our wish-list and availability of current resources. While Cambrian has access to wonderful resources we still have quite a wish-list of technology and human resource support. Image by martinnlp90 on Pixabay Without knowing it we often combine different modalities of simulation to address student needs. Combining online simulations with in-person approaches seems to happen naturally. Success and Challenges Debriefing is critical to the success of simulations. There are a […]

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Consider this…

I tried unsplash.com for the first time and searched for “queer youth” as I am always looking for pictures for my course “Working with Gender and Sexual Minority Children, Youth and Families.” I immediately found the following picture that really stood out to me: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash What I liked about unsplash.com was that it gave me the attribution to copy and paste into my blog so I didn’t feel anxious about forgetting something and not attributing it correctly! I […]

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