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Technologist Module

Teacher for Learning Module

Curator Module

Scholar Module

Collaborator Module

Experimenter Module

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I’m an Experimenter!

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I’m an Experimenter!

It is now time to reflect on what you have accomplished through your experimentation efforts in this module. To do: Prepare a detailed written reflection that includes responses to the questions below. Which three experimenter activities did you choose to complete and why? Include the links to your Activity Bank responses. Identify and explain three more… »

More than Quizzes

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More than Quizzes

Quizlet and Quizlet Live are platforms for producing in-class interactive activities that include content review, flashcards, matching games, spelling and more learning tools.  To Do:   Start by exploring existing content created by other educators, organized by subject. Then, when you have an idea of what kind of activities you want to experiment with, create a more… »

Padlet Padlet

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Padlet Padlet

Creating a Padlet is often described as building a living, breathing web page. If you have engaged with the Curator and Technologist modules you will have encountered this tool already. If you would like some inspiration, have a look at 30 Creative Ways to Use Padlet for Teachers and Students (BookWidgets blog) for a list of more… »

Cultivate Your PLN

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Cultivate Your PLN

A personal learning network, although often emergent and continually developing, does not just happen. It requires cultivation. To begin your thinking on how to cultivate your PLN complete the activities below. To Do: Read Howard Rheingold’s Advice on Building a PLN. The ebook Learning in a Digital Age by Cathy L. Green of Oklahoma State more… »

Prototype Planning

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Prototype Planning

The Technology-Enabled Learning Activity Planning Document is an example of one way to map out the planning process, but you might want to develop your own planning notes based on your preferences. To do: Complete the Technology-Enabled Learning Activity Planning Document To use the document template, go into the menu on the Google document and more… »

Learner Challenge Take 2

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Learner Challenge Take 2

After you have selected a technology for your Technologist Module project, refer back to the idea you identified as a learner challenge in the Learner Challenge Padlet activity. To do: Revisit the Learner Challenge Bank Padlet where you added your own challenge. Double click on an area near your first post to add a new more… »

Going Interactive With H5P

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Going Interactive With H5P

For this activity you will experiment with H5P as a way to add interactive web elements to almost learning content hosted in WordPress or LMS platforms such as Canvas, Moodle, or Blackboard (these may require a plugin), or any other web site where you can add custom HTML code. The name comes from the elements more… »

Consider This

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Consider This

Search for an openly licensed image using different search strategies and sites that you can use in one of your courses. You might consider using: Creative Commons Search MediaWiki Commons Flickr Creative Commons Unsplash Pixabay To Do: In your response, Link to the image that you have found, citing the source, creator, and license. Describe more… »

The Collaborative Dining Table

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The Collaborative Dining Table

Think about the past year of your professional life. What types of projects or ideas have collaborated on with others? To Do: Find an openly licensed image of a dining table on Unsplash, Pixabay or Creative Commons. Select an Image editing tool in the Extend Toolkit or one you are familiar with, to begin modifying more… »

Find Your Fit

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Find Your Fit

Open Educational Resource Repositories are full of learning objects, from the smallest (e.g., graph, article) to the largest (e.g., captured lectures, entire courses) shared by colleagues from around the globe. Some offer objects for all disciplines, and others are discipline-specific, often having grown from one department at one institution with a commitment to sharing its more… »

Misunderstood

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Misunderstood

Identify a concept that is often misunderstood in your discipline. Can you think of an analogy that can help make the concept make sense to students? Does this analogy take into account where students are coming from in their previous experiences? Or how could you break that concept down into bite-size chunks so your students more… »

Mapping your PLN

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Mapping your PLN

To map your PLN, use a tool such as Google Draw, Coggle, Miro, a Teams Whiteboard template or even PowerPoint (see more Visual Organizer Tools in the Extend Toolkit), to create a visual diagram of the people, organizations, collectives, and others who are in your network. If creating a visual diagram presents a barrier for more… »

Syllabus Concept Map

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Syllabus Concept Map

Using mind maps to outline your course syllabus not only models how to organize information but also adheres to the universal design principles of conveying information in multiple modes.  Show Them the Money: Using Mind Mapping in the Introductory Finance Course (Biktimirov & Nilson, 2006).  To Do: Using MindMup or another visual organizer tool in more… »

Curation Creation

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Curation Creation

We have a collaborative Padlet and you are all invited to the population party. Padlet is a great tool for curating your own course resources, personal interests, and more (learn more about Padlet in the Extend Toolkit) You can make it as private or public as you like and include any mode of material. Our more… »

Empathy Map

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Empathy Map

Gather information from and about your learners. You may already have useful information that you have gathered through feedback from course evaluations, emails, and other communication, but ideally you’ll create a specific method of gathering feedback for this exercise. You might do this through conversations or other forms of communication. Ask you learners what they more… »

Cornell Notes

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Cornell Notes

If you haven’t already, watch the video “How to take Cornell Notes” To Do: Find a TED talk or conference keynote video that interests you to practice your own note-taking skills using Cornell Notes. Split your page so that it looks like Cornell notes (see image) Take notes that make sense to you in the more… »

WIIFM

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WIIFM

To Do: Brainstorm a list of WIIFM (what’s in it for me?) from a student perspective. Add your response using the button below. After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form.   Quick Tips more… »

Like Driving a Car

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Like Driving a Car

What concept in your discipline is like driving a car? To Do: Identify and explain the component skills required to master this concept or skill. Please share your discipline aligned concept and creative explanation as a response to the Like Driving a Car activity. You can type directly into the text submission area, upload a more… »

Thought Vectors and Nuggets

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Thought Vectors and Nuggets

Find and make meaningful a “nugget.” The Open Faculty Patchbook is a collection of lived experiences, “AHA!” moments & lots of helpful nuggets about teaching and learning. It’s been crafted like an old fashioned community quilt (each person contributes a square to make a beautiful large quilt), but has been given a 21st century makeover more… »

Your Metaphor

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Your Metaphor

Throughout the Teacher for Learning module we’ve explored various types of metaphors for teaching and learning. Now it is time to put it together considering your own teaching philosophy. Reflect upon your own teaching philosophy. What is your metaphor for teaching and learning?   To do: Find a photo or draw a picture that can more… »

Learner Challenge

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Learner Challenge

The “Define” step is about narrowing in and identifying a problem, or in our case, a challenge, based on what you know and have discovered about your learner. This is key to the design process as it is the focal point that you will use to build your solution. It is tempting to start BIG, more… »

Using the SECTIONS Model to Evaluate a Tool

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Using the SECTIONS Model to Evaluate a Tool

Now that you have selected the technology that you will integrate into your teaching and learning, it is good practice to assess its fit beyond your learner challenge definition, to include other factors around support requirements. For this activity we will use the SECTIONS model framework developed by Tony Bates and shown here for reference. more… »

Three Keys of SoTL

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Three Keys of SoTL

Everybody involved in teaching has questions about the success of their practice. We deal with some of the questions informally all the time. In other cases, we seek to formalize our enquiry by doing research, and that is what the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is about. After reviewing the Key Characteristics of the more… »

Just Like The Agora

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Just Like The Agora

The UDG Agora Project Challenge Bank is one of the inspirations for the Ontario Extend program! To Do: Explore the UDG Challenge bank (you can ever try a randomly selected one) and try one of the challenges. When entering your response for this activity, be sure to name and link to the specific UDG Agora Challenge more… »

Information as a Graphic

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Information as a Graphic

We have no shortage of tools and articles for how to generate an infographic, but the most important steps happen before you open a tool- identifying your audience, the topic, researching and tracking the data you will use, and planning out the best ways to visualize the information. Have a look at an infographic about more… »

Virtual Field Trips

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Virtual Field Trips

Experiment to create a field work inspired activity for one of your courses using one of the following virtual tour experiences: Google Streetview connects with Google’s map service to show fully navigable views of map locations. This offers a means to observe anywhere on earth they have mapped. The Streetview Gallery provides examples of where more… »

Built To Share

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Built To Share

For this activity, experiment by building or customizing an openly licensed graphic or other resource for a concept related to your discipline, and share it via OER Commons,  the “public digital library of open educational resources.” To Do: Use the OER Commons Open Resource Builder to assemble  and publish your OER. Why share here? It more… »

Come In, Come In!

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Come In, Come In!

A bridge or hook is an effective teaching approach to gain a learner’s attention and build motivation. To do: Create a short video, that serves the bridge or hook purpose to welcome students to your course (think course trailer even), or your blog website, with one of the freely available tools highlighted in the Online more… »

Surveying

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Surveying

Online survey or audience response tools are powerful for capturing opinions and understanding your students or colleagues better.  To Do: Explore an online survey tool.  Experiment by creating and conducting a five-question survey of your peers about ways to use technology-enabled activities. Users of the Google suite might try Google Forms, which store data in more… »

A Serious Use For Silly Media

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A Serious Use For Silly Media

Animated GIFs are familiar as expressions of emotion in social media but are also of educational value as short looping videos to demonstrate a process. Think of an animated GIF as a “short-form” video as way to show a phenomenon or the steps in a process where it would help understanding to see the steps more… »

Holy CRAAP!

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Holy CRAAP!

Complete the Assessing Online Resources Using CRAAP assessment activity and consider what other questions or rubrics you might use to supplement your evaluation. Is there key information missing from the CRAAP test? Do you prefer a different evaluation rubric? If, after completing the CRAAP test, you would not recommend your resource, try to find another more… »

Engage with SoTL

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Engage with SoTL

What keeps you going? What motivates you? We’ve provided a list that describes potential benefits to help motivate you to become more engaged in SoTL activities, the WIIFM value! Reflect upon the things that make you love teaching and complete the following activity. Improved outcomes and assessment scores. Useful data for assessments, program reviews, retention more… »

Outline Your SoTL Plan

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Outline Your SoTL Plan

Now we move into the phase where you will outline a research plan for an SoTL project in your area of interest. You will be doing your work in a document that will be used for the remaining activities in this module, and eventually shared in a SoTL Research Plan Folder with the ones done more… »

Design Your SoTL Project

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Design Your SoTL Project

Now comes the fun part: designing a SoTL project of your own. In this activity you will review the Scholar module information you have been presented with, any considerations and design links, and will continue to design and  build your own SoTL plan using the document created in the Outline Your SoTL activity To Do: Update the SoTL more… »

Reflecting for Disseminating Your SoTL Project

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Reflecting for Disseminating Your SoTL Project

In this latter phase of your planning process you should reflect on the process so far as you plan for the ways your project will be published and shared. Reflective practice is a key component of SoTL activity. Often, it is the reflections that practitioners make on their work that become the stimuli for their more… »

Share Your SoTL Research Plan

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Share Your SoTL Research Plan

Now that you have completed the sections of the Scholarship module, you can begin to share your ideas with your peers and colleagues! To Do: Part 1 Write a reflective response. Your response to this activity should reflect your thinking from the beginning of the Scholarship module to the point now where you have planned more… »

It’s Alive!

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It’s Alive!

YOU DID IT! You’ve done a ton of work to complete the Technologist module and now’s the time to share your technology enabled creation with your colleagues. To do: In your response to this activity, explain the context and reasons why you choose to use a technology-enabled solution for your learning challenge. Include your process more… »