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It’s Alive!! (OE Experimenter Module Reflection)

This is my reflection for the module 'Experimenter' for Ontario Extend. I completed these three daily extends (although they weren't necessarily in the list on the OE Experimenter module): Do you or does someone you know teach a course that requires a textbook? Have you made sure that there isn’t a nice, high quality, free, open … Continue reading It’s Alive!! (OE Experimenter Module Reflection)

Turn Feedback in FeedForward

This is post #6 for the 9x9x25 Challenge! Why are we so afraid of feedback?! We shouldn't see feedback as a negative or damaging thing; feedback is meant to help us reflect and grow as educators. In fact, we shouldn't be waiting until the end of our courses to seek out student feedback. There are … Continue reading Turn Feedback in FeedForward

The Future of PD for Faculty

This is post #5 for the 9x9x25 Challenge! Traditional faculty PD is dead. Or at least it should be! You, as faculty, have a lot going on during the academic year that makes it challenging for you to be able to attend some (or any) of the wonderful PD opportunities put on by your teaching … Continue reading The Future of PD for Faculty

Fierce Female Colleagues

This is post #4 for the 9x9x25 Challenge! I have be fortunate to work with amazing female colleagues that have inspired me to become a better teacher, a better employee, a better colleague, a better mother, a better feminist, a better person. These women are fierce, strong, driven, successful, beautiful souls. Ashleigh has such a … Continue reading Fierce Female Colleagues

The Flop of the Pineapple Project

This is post #3 for the 9x9x25 Challenge!  I read about this phenomenal idea called the Pineapple Chart on Cult of Pedagogy's blog. Follow Jennifer here on Twitter, too! In a nutshell, the Pineapple Chart has five columns along the top labeled Monday to Friday. The rows are labelled down the side into half hour … Continue reading The Flop of the Pineapple Project

Curating Content using OER

This post is a response to the Ontario Extend Curator Module Extend Activity. Finding the right OER to curate content for your course reminds me of shopping at Winners. You have to have patience to wade through all of the items, and if you are patient enough you might just find the perfect article of … Continue reading Curating Content using OER

Finding The Perfect Image

This is a post in response to the Extend Activity 1 in the Curator Module of Ontario Extend. Finding the perfect image isn't easy, and a layer of complexity is added when searching for creative commons images. A few years ago I might use an image I found in a Google search because it is … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Image

Red shoes going up blue stairs.

Professional Development for the 21st Century Educator

This is my second post for the 9x9x25 challenge for Ontario Extend by eCampus Ontario. I love professional development -- really, really, really love professional development. I love learning new things. I love meeting new colleagues. I love sharing my own challenges, failures and successes in the classroom. Professional development is meant to help you … Continue reading Professional Development for the 21st Century Educator

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Content Curation: On the Bandwagon of Open

This post is in response to the Ontario Extend Curator module Extend Activity "What’s your definition of content curation?" The best definition I found for the word 'curate' comes from MacMillan Dictionary: to select items from among a large number of possibilities for other people to consume and enjoy; applied to many areas including music, … Continue reading Content Curation: On the Bandwagon of Open

Challenging Transitions

9x9x25 Blog Post #1 During my years as an educator, I have learned to be flexible and expect the unexpected. I have taught all ages - from preschool through to the college level. The most challenging transition I’ve had is to the post-secondary world 5 years ago. Here a just a few challenges: I never … Continue reading Challenging Transitions