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Joy in Junk Mail

Lucas burst into my office and excitedly proclaimed “I read the junk mail! All of it!” Now you would think a 24-year-old young man would have better things to be excited about, but it was the first time he had ever done so. When Lucas first started at St. Clair College, his Individual Education Plan (IEP) from highschool called for a reader and a scribe because of his learning disability. At the college level, we were striving for greater independence […]

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Look Mom! I’m coding!

A million years ago, or 20 years ago that feels like a million, I quit my day job and joined a computer consulting company as an associate. I loved working with the principle partner, Rick, The more challenging the project, the calmer he became. I learned that you can’t think through thorny problems or multiple steps if you are pissed off. Back then, you could still build and modify computers and if you didn’t know something, like html, you just […]

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Mapping my PLN

This is my final Extend Activity for the Collaborator Module. I took my time in completing this and considered who I might like to add to my PLN. I wanted to look for some thought leaders to add, outside all the wonderful leaders that are already in my Ontario Extend network. I had already added Rajiv Jhangiani as he was a keynote speaker at a recent Open Education Summit that I attended. I added Jesse Stommel and JR Dingwall to my […]

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Taking a deep dive – Experimenter

For my Experimenter deep dive, I played with Playposit and found a YouTube video on using Twitter to build a PLN that was copyrighted as Creative Commons. I found an interesting video by Dr. Ashley Cross called Twitter for Educators. I added a few questions, reflective pause and links to web content that I thought would be appropriate. Here is the result: https://www.playposit.com/share/1231910/800404/New-Bulb-2018-05-28-233413-2-2  

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OER for Porter’s Five Forces

Teaching and learning with case studies in the area of Business has been a fascination of mine for some time. Recently, David Tell (@bdt53 ‏) and I have been debating creating an Open Education Resource on the case study method that could be used as a workshop or seminar for Business students at our college. With this in mind, I searched for Open Education Resources (OER) that might be used in this project. My first attempts were fruitless. I started to […]

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The Internet is for Cats

Finally, a real opportunity to add more cats to the internet! In the Curator module, the Consider This activity asks me to used different search opportunities to find a picture. I am going to use two methods using four sites. Method 1: Collections of Free to Use Photos The first method involves using collections of usable free pictures. Here is what I found using the terms cats and cuddling on Unsplash. Out of 59 pictures I scrolled through to find […]

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EXTEND WEST – IT’S TODAY

Join us live or online today and become part of Extend West, an anti-prolongination movement that seeks to replace all staff & faculty meetings that could have been an email with, well, an email. P.S. This is not what Extend West is about, but wouldn’t it be nice??? This meme was created with Imgflip, a very easy to use Meme Creator. You, your students and anyone else can create memes, pie charts and more in minutes! You can then save the […]

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Nerding out Extend

Wow, I had no idea it was that easy for just about anyone to make and up load a video in response to a prompt. Today’s Extend asked us to make a short video about something we are passionate about, something that makes us Nerdy. I chose to talk about my love of the online browser game, Travian. I have played this game for nine years and every day for more that 3 years. I even have a youtube channel […]

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