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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H5P Awesomeness

In under three hours, I went from a blank piece of paper to the simulation below with the help of a Katherine (content and videography) and Sarah (H5P tips). How awesome is that? This simulation was developed for a course next fall as well as a workshop on May 8th at the SIM Symposium in North Bay. During that workshop, we want to show just how easy the new branching logic in H5P is to use. Join the Hub for […]

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When the Experiment Blows Up

Have you ever tried ed tech in your classroom and it just blew up? By blew up I mean did not go as planned. Give it a try what is the worst that could happen? Mythbusters Explosion via Giphy.com The final activity in the experimenter module for the eCampus Ontario mOOC is to reflect on the activities that we experimented with (in the deep dive) please see my previous blog post at https://wp.me/paFIXs-4X. Since, I think I have answered most […]

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Deep Dive Through Experimenter

Exploration Through a Deep DiveGiphy.com The next activity in eCampus Ontario Experimenter Module Five was to take a deep dive into activities that would take longer to complete and could be incorporated into my teaching practice. I spent time exploring many of the activities but I settled on the following. Create a Course Trailer. The examples given in the activity were marketing videos using real people (eCampus Ontario, 2019). I decided to use a short video I had created (for […]

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Extend Through Play

Playing in the Sandbox Giphy.com Module Five in the Ontario Extend mOOC is Experimenter. In this module we started off by playing. I say playing because daily extends are small stretches that are fun. We were encouraged to complete a minimum of three daily extends in Module Five. Daily extends are short activities that take about 20 minutes and encourage creativity. The assignment instructions stated there were no prizes but suddenly there were tweets regarding the daily leader board. Similar […]

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Week 16, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching It’s Week 16. Classes are over, and marks are soon due. We know it’s a busy time, but you can do it! We believe in you! And this week’s edition has a few upcoming events to look forward to, on the other side of all that marking!     REMINDER: Teaching & Learning Day Registration Please RSVP for our Spring Teaching & Learning Day by tomorrow! Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day Date: Tuesday, April 30th Location: Sutherland […]

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A new level of engagement

Over the past 12 weeks, I've been experimenting with Flipgrid, WebEx Teams and Echo360 in my Global Health course of 125 students. Here are some thoughts: I took previous feedback about Flipgrid overkill to heart this semester. Instead of having multiple Flipgrid assignments, I created only two. I did still ask students to introduce themselves on Flipgrid so that we could learn each other's names and pronouns. I also asked students to take a stance on vaccine policy. Do they […]

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Reflecting on my SoTL Plan

I am so on the same page as Irene Stewart in her post and I hope she will be happy to know that I did make it to the end of the post! https://lgcoffeewfourcremes.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/dilemmas-with-the-scholar-module/ In looking at my SoTL plan, I wonder if I can even attempt to do this?? The course I would like to do this in is in the Winter so have limited time to come up with an OER, I don’t have any time on my […]

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Module 6: Share My SoTL Plan

In the sixth activity of module 6 in the Extend mOOC we are asked to share our SoTL Plan through a post that reflects our thinking throughout this module to this point. We are to describe our research questions, prior research we would undertake and develop a personal reflection on this written plan. Here is a link to my plan on Google Docs I would like it to remain in Google Docs so that I have a version I can […]

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Module 6: Reflect on My SoTL Plan

In the fifth activity of module 6 in the Extend mOOC, we are asked to reflect on our SoTL Plan based on what we’ve learned so far as well as from the work of others including one study from Simon Fraser University (SFU) which looked at a Flipped Classroom approach for large first year Calculus classes. In examining the study from SFU and comparing it to my own plan that I am developing, I noticed the following gaps: Added my […]

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