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Empathy Map for Teachers

Teachers are a dedicated and committed community of mentors and relationship builders.  We often have strong intrinsic motives for doing what we do, and we commit heart and soul to doing it to our best.  This takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears. So in supporting teachers in bringing new technologies into their teaching practices, I wanted to create an empathy map that would pinpoint the things they are saying, doing, hearing and thinking or feeling, in the hopes […]

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Digital Literacy: A cautionary tale about why we need to agree on what this means…

In the Ontario Extend Technologist module, we’re asked to consider the term “digital literacies” and to review some research and frameworks for understanding the way digital communications influence learning and literacy. Often, the term “digital literacy” is used interchangeably with “understanding how computers/laptops/mobile devices work” or “good at Internet things”.  I want to dispel that idea now – here, digital literacy is a bigger concept than just knowing how to use a device or an app. The JISC resource on Developing […]

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Teacher for Learning – Application for module 1 badge 

Identified a concept that is often misunderstood in my discipline and created an analogy to help make sense of it (Prior knowledge) See previous Blog Post  Created a concept map of a syllabus for a course I teach (Organization) Practiced my note taking skills (Organization) Explanation in discussion board re Paper and Cornel system   Brainstormed a list of “What’s in it for me?” from a student perspective (Motivation) Identified a concept in my discipline that is like driving a […]

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Come As You Are

Take your time. Hurry up. Choice is yours. Don’t be late.Kurt Cobain It’s almost time to come in. The Ontario Extend mOOC opens next week. Well, the lobby will be open. We will be hanging out in Module Zero, getting to know each other a bit and chatting about what to expect over the next 12 weeks. Your starting point is wherever you are right now. Come as you are. Ontario Extend will help you fill up several pedagogical buckets. […]

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9X9X25 Challenge Accepted

So I’ve been a little busy lately with the new teaching semester here in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University and have not been blogging/Tweeting very much at all.  Hopefully that will change with the Ontario Extend 9X9X25 Challenge. The idea is to post about your teaching in 9 posts, over 9 weeks, with … Continue reading 9X9X25 Challenge Accepted

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At The Trail Head

This one doesn’t count as one of my nine posts. I’m just warming up for the Ontario Extend 9 X 9 X 25 Reflective Writing Challenge. I’m just at the trail head, getting my hiking boots on, stretching, and wondering where the trail will go. I also want to see what 25 sentences looks like. I want to see if I’ll need to write like this to get there. Maybe. Maybe not. This post could be a good opportunity for […]

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Missing Open Online Corpse

This post is a response to Ontario Extend Daily #293 Invent a MOOC #oext293 #oextend Invent-a-MOOC As is my wont, I like to do these wrong on occasion, I am not inventing a MOOC. I am re-branding the acronym MOOC. A MOOC, or Missing Open Online Corpse, is the term for what’s left behind when you start a Massive Open Online Course, only to abandon it along the way. It’s your MOOC ghost. I myself have left a few of […]

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Empathetically Mapping The Future

This blog post is in response to the Empathy Map activity from the Technologist Module of Ontario Extend. I’ve been putting off doing this particular activity because I haven’t had a class with which to do the activity with. I figured I would have to wait until September when I have a new class and … Continue reading Empathetically Mapping The Future

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Defining Digital Literacies – Why is this so hard?

This is a post in response to the What Are Digital Literacies? activity from the Technologist module of Ontario Extend. We are being asked, very simply, to define Digital Literacy for Teaching. Doesn’t seem to difficult right? Why is it taking me so long to write this blog post then? I’ve even taught a Digital Learning … Continue reading Defining Digital Literacies – Why is this so hard?

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Thought Vectors on Sync Video

This blog post is in response to the Thought Vectors activity from the Teacher for Learning module of Ontario Extend. The activity asks us to “Check out The Open Faculty Patchbook, and select an article that resonates with you. Take a passage from the article that grabs you in some way and makes that passage … Continue reading Thought Vectors on Sync Video

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