Author: Helen

What a fetching Fetch!

This task for the Collaborator module was irresistible. I’ve dipped into the DS106 assignment bank before since it provides a wealth of options for student engagement. This particular tasks is one that I’ve done in the Media and Digital Literacy course when exploring visual literacy. DS106 assignment bank: Five Frame Photo Story I’ve used the

Collaborator Completion

While working away at a module, you can lose track of what you’ve accomplished and what you need to complete. Keeping a list and working toward a goal is a great way to collaborate toward completion. This is a summary of evidence collected for the COLLABORATOR module with eCampus Ontario Extend program. I have: Explored

Catching up!

For this submission for the Ontario Extend Collaborator module, I’m catching all the related mentions in the Ontario Extend newsletter The Catch. Image included in the Ontario Extend East Launch edition. That’s Steven Secord and I comparing notes and cooking up plans. 29.03.2018 Where to find the eCampus Ontario OE Fellows, 04.05.2018 The Catch, edition 14, Section:

Neighbourhoods and Bubbles

As I tackled this challenge in the Ontario Extend Collaborator module  I became very aware of the number of people in my PLN in a variety of spaces and places, purposes and passions. The Google drawing does not allow for the full extent of people involved in each of the locations and passions identified. I’ve

Teacher for Learning Completion

This is the first module of the Ontario Extend series of learning events. This one provided me with many opportunities to share my experiences as a teacher, building on many years of work as an educator. This is a summary of these activities with an eye to ensure completion of all the learning experiences found

Liberating with fun

I’ve explored the Liberating Structures before and had considered how they could enhance teaching in a classroom. Many of the listed structures are similar to teaching strategies I’ve used throughout my career as an educator, just never called them ‘structures’. This video explores the establishment of these structures: I’ve recently had the opportunity to see


This is a response to the prompt to LISTEN found in the Teacher for Learning module in the eCampus Ontario extend learning. This extend activity created by Peg French was built from experiences and activities done in courses she has taught. First, the task required active listening of the Julian Treasure  TED Talk video titled

It’s a Nugget

One small nugget in the Open Faculty Patchbook, nestled in among all the words in all the chapters. It’s one that I’ve lived by since beginning to teach and I found them inside a chapter that had a title that would not have revealed that this nugget lay deep within. Like mining for jade or

Introductions: Selfie ME

As an introduction to a course and to each other, students can share a selfie story of a different kind. They can be given options to sharing – what to share, where to share, and how to share. These can be decided based on factors the instructor and/or course designer may know about the students,

Curator Completion

As part of the eCampus Ontario – Extend Modules, there is a commitment to open, accessible, evidence of learning. In order to verify the learning that has occurred, and receive a digital badge as validation, I have collected all the elements of the curation module here into one location. This is my performance moment –