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Building an Online Lesson Using Cloud Tools

Evidence: Online lesson hosted in VIULearn designed for Adult Fundamental Math (introduction to graphs) (Dec 8, 2014) OLTD 507 Learning Outcome addressed: Develop an online unit or lesson using cloud tools effectively   Reflection to Support Evidence: For the final … Continue reading

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Using Social Media Tools in the Classroom: A Tool-Kit

Evidence: Resource Package containing suggestions for activities, consent forms and assessment of privacy risks for the mindmapping tool ‘Coggle’ (Oct 14, 2014) OLTD 506 Learning Outcome addressed: Develop emergent expertise with at least one social media tool for education. Develop … Continue reading

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Teaching Science the Virtual Way

As our education system experiences greater pressure to get more done with less (equipment, teachers…), science teachers may begin considering the use of online labs to partially or completely fulfill the laboratory requirement. Online science labs are not created equal. … Continue reading

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Eeny Meeny Miny Moe – How do YOU choose your cloud tools?

So many choices! How does one decide? You just get used to one tool and then a new, shiny tool flits into view. You begin to chase it down and soon you are mesmerized by all the bells and whistles … Continue reading

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Cloud tools in online courses

With such a wide variety of cloud tools available, it is possible to find a tool to fit just about every teaching and learning situation. To instruct, engage and inspire my students I lean heavily on YouTube for videos. For … Continue reading

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Social Justice Boundaries

“They can just use a computer on campus.” This is a common response when I bring up the challenges of using technology in my courses. I teach a blended biology class, where students have an online lesson one day each … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Sharing Of Our Cohort

This week, as I begin to form my final summary for OLTD 505, I looked back at the resources our cohort has shared over the past five weeks.  In particular, I was interested in the visual shares, videos that I … Continue reading

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Moving Out Of My Comfort Zone…

I’ve been musing this week on how I share and how I might increase my participation in open sharing.  I really like the ‘idea’ of sharing, but sometimes I find it very difficult to do so.  Not because I don’t … Continue reading

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Investigating OER: LabSpace

This week’s challenge was to review and critique Open Educational Resources.  After scanning a few of the suggested resources, I found I was most intrigue by LabSpace.  Being a science teacher, my first thought was, “An entire site dedicated to … Continue reading

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Building A Non-LMS

There are many components necessary for a complete Learning Management System.  Commercial LMSs come pre-packaged with a specific set of tools, although all may not be useful to the student or instructor.  Choosing not to use a LMS requires careful … Continue reading

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