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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Extreme Quilting

I signed up to guest post for the OER20 Conference‘s blog in the lead up to the event running in early April in London. When an association focused on learning technology decides to have the theme “The Care in Openness” you just have to perk up, take notice, get in there and try to help hype that awesomeness. I also got a little weird with it because I tried to turn a blog post into a live radio event. Head […]

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The Challenges of a Poverty Challenge

My colleague and I plan to host a “Poverty Challenge” for our students. My students, from the Community and Health Services Navigation (CHSN) program will play the role of service providers. My colleague’s students, from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BScN), will play the role of clients. We will be drawing from the original Poverty Challenge Toolkit as well as resources from Public Health Sudbury’s modified Poverty Challenge which they graciously provided us access to.  The learning objectives […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 64: Professional Growth Within An Organization

I’ve been working at Algoma University, in the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, since 2010. That’s a decade. In today’s episode I’m talking about means to stay at one institution for a long period of time and how to grow within local opportunities.  Mentioned in this episode: -Erin White, “What It Means to Stay” Photo by Andrew… Read more

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Webinar: Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries

On Thursday February 27, 2020 I’m presenting a free webinar on “Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries.” Sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee this session will provide an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. Through… Read more

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Organizing Ideas Podcast

I recently had the joy of talking with Allison Jones and Karen Ng of the Organizing Ideas Podcast, a fantastic podcast looking at the relationship between organizing information and community organizing. We talked about public history, archival process, the need for archives to move away from colonial mindsets, and I gushed about embroidery briefly. You… Read more

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I’m a confidant superpowered sponge for knowledge.

By Josiah Prindler I hope you have an open mind because what I have to say really could flip your world upside down. But ultimately, that is entirely up to you. You are signed up for a college program and you’re probably nervous. You want to get all those A’s or at the very least, you really want to pass. I’m going to tell you how to get the most out of your college education. It is all about your […]

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Finding Memories in Textiles

Another textile post. I know, I know. But I am finding a lot of joy in thinking about the ways in textiles intersect with history. I’m working on a project that has me re-purposing old fabrics. This has included working with everything from old shirts to off cuts from sewing projects to found fabric household… Read more

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 63: Archival Cookbooks

How does food interest with your understanding of the past? In today’s episode I’m talking about food in the archives, historical recipes, and teaching history through food. I’ll also be talking about some of my favourite historical cookbook quirks. Mentioned in this episode: -Sophie Hicks, Active History posts on using food as historical narrative-Madison Bifano,… Read more

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Why not try Something New with H5P

This Tuesday I am preparing to try a new teaching strategy in class this week. In the past students have been shy to role play in a large group (70). When thinking about my options for facilitating class this week I decided to try H5P in class. Typically, I use it for out of class activities, but at the last TESS conference they talked about some options to make use of it in class. The activity below uses branching logic. […]

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