Category Archives: Teaching

Like driving a car

This is a response for the Ontario Extend module Teacher for Learning, specifically the Mastery section which looks at mastery of a subset of skills that educators deconstruct and teach, in order for students to achieve competency of the subset … Continue reading

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Mapping a course for #oextend

This post is a response for the Ontario Extend module Teacher for Learning in the Organize Knowledge section. The extend activity was to create a concept map of my course but since I’ve been using concept maps in course design, … Continue reading

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Extending into the Open #oextend

Getting started with Ontario Extend is one way to extend my thinking and extend my engagement into digital spaces that are new and interesting. Contributions to the Daily Extend, into the collection of resources in the Activity Bank and capturing … Continue reading

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Uncommonly Ordinary

This notion of being ordinary continues to pervade my thinking and catch my attention. I’ve just watched uncommonly gifted athletes compete in the Winter Olympics, my jaw dropping each time there’s a flip, throw, toss, spin, slide or crash. It’s … Continue reading

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Create, Connect & Share Respect on #SaferInternetDay

Today is Safer Internet Day! It’s one day that can spark a year long pursuit to create, connect and share in safe and respectful ways. Today’s that day! It’s Safer Internet Day! This year’s theme, “Create, connect and share respect: A … Continue reading

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The Web We Weave – Curation in Action

Teachers are collectors. They collect and weave resources together in all kinds of ways. As part of planning lessons, building units, and designing courses, teachers collect and store stuff for ‘some day’. It used to be done with file folders … Continue reading

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CC and ME

I’m a Creative Commons teacher. I’ve got a growing relationship with the ideas and people behind the Creative Commons movement. I’ve stepped over the licensing line and made a conscious choice to be a teacher, advocate, and connector for openly … Continue reading

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Open to Opportunity

Today, on World Teacher Day, I’m reflecting on what it means to be a life-long educator. I’m sure that many others out there, like me, didn’t set out to be a teacher, but certainly became more aware of teaching as … Continue reading

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