It is now time to reflect on what you have accomplished through your experimentation efforts in this module.

Prepare a detailed written reflection that includes responses to the questions below.

  1. Which three experimenter activities did you choose to complete and why? Include links to your Activity Bank responses.
  2. Identify and explain three overall lessons learned from experimenting with these three activities. How might you use these activities going forward in your teaching practice?
  3. You were asked to complete at least one experimenter activity on a tablet or a smartphone. Identify the activity completed and on what type of mobile device? Then, identify and explain the advantages and challenges of using this technology tool on a mobile device. Comment on how you might plan for an upcoming assignment to be completed on a tablet or a smartphone. Explain the steps you might take in making access to these devices available to all students.
  4. Using a mobile device, camera, or screencasting software highlighted in the Online lecture toolkit to create a short 2-3 minute video of yourself illustrating how, when designing learning experiences in the future, you will use the technologies, ideas, formats, and/or approaches that you experimented with in this module. Include an example of how you would incorporate this new knowledge into a lesson plan. Get as creative as you wish! Upload your video to YouTube , Vimeo , or any other video hosting site that can create a public link to your video (or keep it private/unlisted if you like). Include the link for your video in your reflection document.

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42 Responses for this Activity

  • Wesley Butler – I’m an Experimenter!
    by Wesley Butler (@wbutler925)

    Which three experimenter activities did you choose to complete and why? Include links to your Activity Bank responses. Quiz on | Extend Activity Bank (ecampusontario.ca) Many of my courses and training sessions have few high-stakes assessments (i.e. midterms and exams), and more low-stakes activities for students to demonstrate their knowledge. Throughout a lesson, as a more… »

  • Pleased to be an Experimenter!
    by Elizabeth Stanley (@Penny123)

    This Experimenter module was really helpful and provided me numerous ideas to improve my class presentations.  The first activity I selected was Menti.com.   This was meant to be as just as I selected it I noticed that Conestoga College had just set up all professors on this tool.  It is used in numerous Conestoga Teaching more… »

  • I’m an Experimenter Activity
    by Karen Burns (@karen.burns)

    The first activity that I chose was dialogue cards using H5P.  They turned out okay but I did not think they looked that professional so I would like to revisit these.  I think there was too much information for dialogue cards and maybe hotspots would be better. Secondly, I completed a course outline/syllabus quiz using more… »

  • Reflection: I’m an Experimenter!
    by Brian Percheson (@bpercheson)

    I chose to use polling software, infographics and animated gifs in the Experimenter module because it’s a way for learners to express themselves in different ways instead of always face-to-face.  I’m so glad to have participated in the July 17 Saturday Extender because I learned so much from everyone and I’m getting a better appreciation more… »

  • Experimenter Video
    by Cynthia Gordon (@cynthia.gordon)

    I completed this Flipgrid response during the Saturday Extender class on July 17th.  Thank you for facilitating Bert and Charlotte, it was great work work through these in a group and I think I learned more by experimenting with others on a bigger variety of tasks than I would doing it on my own.

  • I’m an Experimenter activity
    by Diana Spear (@Diana S)

    3 experimenter activities H5P – https://h5pstudio.ecampusontario.ca/content/7057 I created a Drag the Words activity for students to check their understanding of key terms needed to understand oxidation and reduction reactions in introductory chemistry. This is a topic that many students struggle with so I thought that if students were able to practice on an interactive activity more… »

  • Boldly going where I have not gone before
    by Julie White (@JulieSLC)

    My comfort zone is currently in the rear-view mirror! Thanks to the Experimenter module, I started learning new tools and techniques that are going to make my day-to-day activities hopefully a bit more exciting. I really enjoyed using Padlet in previous courses, so took the leap to create a padlet that will be used for more… »

  • I’m an Experimenter!
    by Jennifer Shelswell (@Jennifer.Shelswell)

    I decided to practice a tool that I have just recently learned in order to record a video for this activity. The tool I used is called Adobe Spark. I wrote my script, developed the slides, recorded my voice to the slides, downloaded the mp3 file, and then uploaded it to YouTube. In order to more… »

  • I’m an Experimenter!
    by Jessica Joy (@jessica.joy)

    The activities in this module were very interesting, and encouraged me to use technology tools that I had either not considered or had not used in an academic setting.  First, I chose the H5P activity. Although I had used a few content types in H5P in the past (primarily the flashcards and quizzes), there were more… »

  • I am an Experimenter!
    by Marisa Rentas (@mrentas)

    I chose to create a GIF, infographic and introduction video.  I had experience using these tools before, but I tried to go outside my comfort zone-especially in creating the GIF and video. One big lesson I learned is that new technology tools can be overwhelming at first, but the best way to learn how to use them is to play more… »

    4 Resources for this Activity

    • 9 Insider Tips for Creating a Killer Explainer Video (Neil Patel)
      shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

      While aimed at business promotions, this post provides helpful pointers for creating effective “explainer” videos (and it starts with a well written script).

    • Create Free Explainer Videos with Adobe Spark (Adobe)
      shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

      “Make custom explainer videos in minutes… A user-friendly interface allows you to create engaging explainer videos without design skills.”

    • Summary of Experimentation
      shared by Christopher Rowe (@ChristopherRowe)

      I enjoyed working my way through the experimenter module. As I mention in reflection video, it was a treat to use these tools from the content creator perspective… even though I’ve used many of them from a student’s perspective. I hope you enjoy going to through my work.

    • The Experimenter Module (I am an Experimenter)
      shared by Jane Carr (@jscarr)

      Working through the Experimenter module proved to be fun! As you can see in my little video: https://youtu.be/FIyKfA9FG1A , it was important that I take the time to learn about these tools and the associated techniques. It was so cool to try out the new tools but not everything is a good fit for my more… »

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