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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31 Responses for this Activity

  • Experimenter Module Reflection – Anne Pearson
    by Anne Pearson (@agpearson)

    I have created a google doc with links to the activities and video attached.  I also added the video reflection to the padlet. Thank you

  • I am an Experimenter!!
    by amy taylor (@amytaylor)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/14oYFmWmTChjB6WGllFEnIzIx3YuP6s7VA2cJMuOHnYc/edit?usp=sharing  

  • I’m an Experimenter! + Reflection
    by Stephanie Park (@stpark)

    Wow! This last activity of making a video was the most challenging of all and took the longest time. I wanted to try so many things, which meant a LOT of experimenting and googling. Not everything worked out as planned, but it was a great lesson and I’m mostly happy with it. I ran into more… »

  • I’m an Experimenter – Tracey Chase
    by Tracey Chase (@traceychase)

    Which three experimenter activities did you choose to complete and why? Include links to your Activity Bank responses. H5P H5P – Let’s practice for our final! | Extend Activity Bank (ecampusontario.ca) Last year I took advantage of the Conestoga College Teaching and Learning seminars to give me ideas on how to engage students in a more… »

  • Experimenter Reflection
    by jessica srivastava (@Jessica)

    The three activities I chose were: GIFs: I made a “Welcome to the Course” Gif using pictures from Unsplash  that were put into a PowerPoint slide and turned into a Gif using the ‘ScreentoGIF’ software. I choose this because I had wanted to make my course shell more inviting and thought this was a fun more… »

  • Experimenter Reflection – Parker
    by Sherry Parker (@sparker)

    Please find attached my reflection using 3 new tools – Infographics, Padlet and Quizlet.  In fact, I used a fourth new tool – Record function in Microsoft PowerPoint.  However the file is too large to attach so hopefully I can email Ontario Extend for review.

  • Experimenter – Reflection and Using the Tools
    by Giselle Carter (@gmcarter)

    I attached all my answers, but here is a summary. Three experimenter activities: Padlet – seemed easy to use, versatile, and able to engage students. I like that students can see each other’s answers, and thus can be used to share our examples around a topic.  There is so much potential for this seemingly simple more… »

  • I’m an Experimenter
    by Radica Bissoondial (@rbissoondial)

    Kindly see my Padlet video attached on the ‘Let’s Reflect’ requirement.

  • Gary Danner – Reflection
    by Gary Danner (@gdanner)

    Attached is the PDF with my reflection. The link to my video (VIMEO), showing me using H5P, is towards the bottom of page 2 of the PDF.

  • Experimenter Reflection
    by Kim Wilmink (@KWilmink)

    I have attached a google doc for the reflection.  At the bottom is the link to my video.

    3 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.

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