This blog post is in response to "Your Metaphor" from the Teaching for Learning Activity Bank of Ontario Extend. The activity asks us to think of a metaphor for our own teaching and learning experience. My first thought was to use a song metaphor, such as the Dixie Chicks' Wide Open Spaces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dom7VlltBUc or Tom … Continue reading Metaphor for Teaching
The final activity for the Collaborators Module has us mapping out a Personal Learning Network (PLN). This is a great exercise as it gives us the ability to visualize our connections. I decided to start with my #Extend PLN, however, I'd like to eventually add all of the connections I've made using Twitter, my … Continue reading Mapping my Extend PLN
This post is in response to the activity from the Ontario Extend bank titled "Extending your PLN". Building my PLN over the past couple of years has been a very rewarding exercise for me. Having worked in a very solitary environment (correctional facility) for 12 years prior to returning to school to complete my M.Ed., … Continue reading Extending your PLN – Extenders4Life
This post is in response to the Ontario Extend Bank activity titled "The Collaborative Dining Table" from the Collaborator module. The exercise asks us to think of a project we had undertaken in the past year and use the analogy of a dining table to think about who worked with me on the project and … Continue reading The Collaborative Dining Table
This blog post is a response to the Ontario Extend Activity Bank titled "Tell Us a Tiny Tech Tale" from the Technologist module. One of the things I have been meaning to do with my blog is to license it with a Creative Commons ShareAlike attribute and when I went to add it to my … Continue reading A Tiny Tech Tale
This blog post is in response to the Extend Activity "Like Driving a Car". The instructions of the activity are to think of a concept in my discipline that is like driving a car. The idea being that every discipline has "threshold concepts" which are important to achieving mastery in the discipline. The issue that … Continue reading The Expert Blind Spot
I contributed my first (but not last) Daily idea today! What took me so long? To be honest, it took me a while to stretch myself to the point that I feel like I can contribute. The dailies have been a blast and I've loved doing them, however, I look at all of these great … Continue reading Extending to an Open Mindset
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 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