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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

The power of the spoken word

Perhaps it is because we are voting tomorrow and I am wishing for people of vision that my thoughts turned to Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. when asked where and when I would bring my students if I had a time machine for the Ontario Extend’s Daily Extend #oext195. Listen to it here from Archive.org I also thought of JFK’s  Inaugural Address, January […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Linking #MakingSense18 to #oext193

Today’s Ontario Extend Daily Extend (193) asked us to imagine how students would react if we only provided feed back and no grades: @ontarioextend #oext193 If a student received an assignment back with just feedback, would they know what to do unless they were aware of how to use the feedback – do we promote reflective practice in our classes? Photo by Olhar Angolano on Unsplash pic.twitter.com/WYLcS8OEUr — Irene Stewart (@IrenequStewart) June 4, 2018 After completing the tweet, I turned […]

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Reflecting on Experimenting

Reflecting is an important part of extending. I am finding that I am changing a little bit every day because of this process, because of being part of OntarioExtend. If I don’t occasionally look back, I could miss that. I am becoming a bit more open, through my experiences and through the ideas and perspectives of my ExtendWest my cohort and PLN. This experimenting and practicing out loud is becoming a habit. My first Daily Extend, my first experiment in […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Small Institutional Research Projects

It is my favorite Summer past time, because Student Services never sleeps. For most faculty, summer time means an opportunity for a two month break. Not so in Student Services. At St. Clair College, we have two Retention Coordinators and that means, for the most part, one of us has to been available over the spring and summer months. And, I don’t mind working in the summer, the college has air conditioning and the slightly quieter paces means small summer […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Randomness Writing Prompt

Daily Extend #183 Tell a story based on Randomness Story Generator Widget. Arlo stood at the side of road, watching the figures fade into the distance. He sighed. They were so sleek and slender, spinning faster and faster away. How he longed to be with them, zipping here and there. The freedom they must feel, wind at their back, able to cross vast distances in no time. Well, alright, not no time but little time. Certainly, less time than Arlo. […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Nothing

Is it possible to get upset over nothing? Yes, if you are me and you are staring at the bottom of you coffee cup and nothing is there! Daily Extent #oext178 is a Simple Sunday about nothing. However, a simple picture of nothing is still something. The act of the Daily Extend got me thinking and exploring what I can do with my plain, somewhat outdated cell phone and it’s camera. I don’t have to “steal” pictures from the internet, […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood!

As I am growing my PLN on Twitter, I am breaking a known social convention. Just because you follow me, I am not following you back. In order to get my follow-back, you must have something worthwhile to offer me, unless you are a cat. Cats always get follow-backs. I need there to be a reason to follow you (or your organization). You have to fit into one of my LISTS on twitter, you need to belong to a ‘hood! […]

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