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
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
As the above image might indicate, I've been marking! Having just finished my first year as an instructor for Lakehead University's Faculty of Education in Orillia means I am learning all of the ins and outs of teaching in Higher Education. One of those new things is the amount of marking involved. Though it can … Continue reading Consider This! Where Have I Been?
As an instructor in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University, Orillia I teach a variety of subjects including Digital Learning and Teaching, Math, and Science. One of the topics that my students struggle with and misunderstand the most is the idea of differentiation. For many Teacher-Candidates differentiation is a box on the lesson plan … Continue reading We Are All Different