Author: Helen

SoTL #1 – So what’s the answer?

This is a reflection on the questions asked in the Scholar module of Ontario Extend. I’ll take them one at a time and craft a separate entry for each one. Here are the big questions. So what’s the answer? Just like in good teaching, the answer lies in the struggle. My teaching practice is ever

Bank Deposit

Another deposit to the bank. I’ve been adding to the activity bank for the Ontario Extend community, but this one is for the Daily Extend bank. It’s not so much like the ‘banking’ model of education espoused by Friere, but more about making deposits to my own learning. This includes making connections from one element

Extending my reach

This is a response for the Experimenter Module in the Ontario Extend for the Do it Daily activity for the Activity Bank. It’s habit forming, this daily extending activity. It’s been 34 days so far and I’ve done a daily extend activity each day. It’s a small thing to do but each one provokes some

Extending my PLN

I’m a fan of using Twitter lists to extend my PLN. It’s my way of ‘people catching’. When a group organizes around a topic or event, I’ll start a new list, try to faithfully collect the twitter names of those engaging in the topic or event, and share the list out to those who are

Waiting for Dessert!

This is a response for the Ontario Extend Collaborator module to explore WHY  we should collaborate. This has a bit of a story to it, with those characters sitting at the table. We are never really ever at the same table at any time. This collaboration happens over several months and the conversations started at

Four Moves to keep it R.E.A.L.

This is a blog post for the Ontario Extend module CURATOR with a contribution to the curator activity bank – Holy CRAAP. After using the online form for the video resource suggested, I found I was not alone in my observations. I also found that my observations were not the average and may have skewed

Course curation as web sites

This is a response for the Ontario Extend module about Curation with a prompt to curate content specific resources. I’m not new to this curation process. It takes time but once you’ve done it, the iterations become easier. I’ve curated for each course I’ve taught. I curate the course materials on a course website. This

One picture

This is a response for the Ontario Extend Curator module – Spotlight on Repositories. Consider this. I’ve searched for images from image repositories before. I’ve used Unsplash as my ‘go to’ site since I know it’s a Canadian production. I’ve used Pixabay and Morgue Files, and just learned about Pexels. The Flickr creative commons search

By definition

I’m responding to a prompt for the Ontario Extend – Technologist module after reading this prompt from Joanne Kehoe [So You Want to be a Technologist]. Now, I’m trying to define digital literacy. This is not a new topic for me but one that circles back on itself many times over. It’s been an inquiry