This post is in response to the #OExtend bank activity titled WIIFM, or What’s in it for me? Being a student who has almost always worked from the perspective of “Learning for the sake of learning” I need to remember that not everybody thinks like I do. Heck, very few people think like I do. … Continue reading What’s in it for Me?
This blog post is in response to “Holy CRAAP” from the #OExtend activity bank. The assignment asks us to evaluate resources using the CRAAP Test. As a brief summary for those who are not familiar with this framework, C.R.A.A.P. stands for: Currency – How dated is the resource? Relevance – What is its intended audience? … Continue reading Is it C.R.A.A.P.?
This is a response to Loop It from the Ontario Extend Activity Bank: Highlight a topic or concept for _____________, math, literature, philosophy, etc., by creating one of those looping GIF things. I always thought that a great use of the under appreciated GIF could be to have them looping all over the place at a gym rather than diagrams of how to perform an exercise. I had to find the silliest exercise video I could to make examples. And that […]
This is a blog post in response to the Daily Extend #oext132. The instructions for today’s activity was to use the Spritzlet app to speed read an article. I choose to play some catch up on some Ontario Extend Blog Posts that I had fallen behind reading. The setup process was simple. Drag the icon to … Continue reading Spritzlet and Reading Fast
I’m excited for the Extend East cohort to kick off the experimenter module this week. While it is its own stand alone module, in truth, extenders have been experimenting for weeks already. For some, just creating a twitter account and getting “followed” is a whole new unnerving experience. For others, trying the timeline tool and tweeting out a link. In this module, we’re invited to try new things, share them, and reflect on what the experience. This is what we […]
A short while ago, I did a short reflection on my experience so far with Ontario Extend’s East Cohort. I was lucky to have that reflection shared at the eCampus Ontario site. I’m also going to repost it here (thanks for the suggestion Terry Greene!) to share with those who are following the Domains of Our Own blogs. If you’re here and haven’t been part of an Extend Cohort, I highly recommend it. (Next Cohort will start […]
Hi everyone! I am taking a course through EdX as part of a Micro Masters program on line. The course I am in currently is called “Instructional Design : Digital Media, New Tools and Technology! So far, I am loving it! This week’s assignment was to develop my own blog, podcast or develop a personal strategic plan using web tools for future learning and development projects. I have decided to share my blog with the group in hopes that I […]
The PressEd Conference (still going as I’m putting this together) was today. It’s a conference on Twitter, about WordPress in education. No travel. No expenses. No fees. Maybe not even pants. THERE WAS SO MUCH COOL STUFF. Take the rest of the year off and sort through #pressedconf18. What better way to collect the stuff from my presentation than on WordPress (good suggestion, fellow #pressedconf18 presenter, Alan Levine!) Here’s my collection of tweets about Ontario Extend. Welcome to @ontarioextend, #PressEdConf18!Mike and […]
How do I explain this Ontario Extend – Extend East collaboration? I’m going to try since this week’s module is about collaboration. It’s like a club, but there’s no physical clubhouse, and everyone’s welcome to join in! It’s a group … Continue reading →
This blog post is in response to the #OExtend (#ExtendEast) Activity titled Find Your Fit. The activity was to explore a series of OER repositories (can be found here) and using some new skills learned during the module curate some resources that pertain to our course. The repositories we were looking through included some that … Continue reading Find Your Fit: Going Down the Rabbit Hole