Category: Technologist

Technologist Conclusion

For one day in May, I’ve been able to focus on this eCampus Ontario Extend – Technologist module. With some open and focused work, I’ve been able to build a full and relevant collection of actions and reflections on my work as a technologist. I have: Assessed my digital literacy for teaching Identified a challenge

A Tiny Tech Tale

Here’s my final contribution to the eCampus Ontario Extend Technologist module. It’s a tiny tech tale about how to include an image, not only within a WordPress blog post or page, but also as a Feature image for the post. If you add an image into a blog post, it doesn’t show up when you

Flipping over FlipGrid

This one caught my eye. I’ve got a thing for video, I guess. Not that I particularly like putting myself on video, but I love the potential for engagement with video responses, conversations and feedback. The interactivity and interplay with grids and video responses for feedback are enticing. So far I’ve just tinkered and played

Just teching it out

The prompt on the eCampus Ontario Extend module for Technologist states: “Write a reflective blog post that includes an explanation of the context and reasons why you choose to use a technology-enabled solution for your learning challenge. Include your process for empathizing and defining your learner challenge, the steps you took in ideating and prototyping

Getting to Know

Getting into a course isn’t easy, for an instructor or the students. Getting up to speed and into the rhythm of a course takes some time. There’s a whole lot of learning that happens in the first few weeks of any course, but particularly an online course. Getting to know each other, the outcomes of

Which Tool To Use?

This is a response to the Technologist module for the eCampus Ontario Extend program. The prompt relates to the selection of technology tools to respond to student’s needs. For this particular task, there are layers in the design and decision making that need to be considered. Using the student empathy map and pre-course surveys is

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

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