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Teaching Complex Thinking and Heuristic Learning

I had just begun a quest on “teaching complex thinking” by reading an article in the NMC Horizon Report-2015 K-12 Edition when I had to stop and pull out the dictionary, not literally, to find the meaning of heuristic. According to the online English Oxford Living Dictionaries,
 
“Heuristic means enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves”.
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Teaching from a place of respect, equity, and compassion

Today, my Centre for Teaching and Learning published this statement as the lead item in our monthly newsletter.

Teaching from a place of respect,
equity, and compassion

In light of recent world events, I want to assure our community that the resources coming from the Centre for Teaching and Learning will always come from a place of respect, equity, and compassion.

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Struggle

So it’s been awhile. As a matter of practice, I don’t write here about my family or politics. But I want to change that for maybe one post. It’s my attempt to come to grips with what has been happening in the U.S.…

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My first conference

No, no, not the first conference I attended. The first conference I’ve organized. I’m really enjoying the opportunity (try to) do all the things I’ve said about conferences that started with, “If this was my conference, I’d…”

Engaging Every Learner

That’s the theme for the 2017 UBC Okanagan Learning Conference, May 3-4, 2017.…

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WordPress twitter card idea

A little blue sky thinking, or borrowing some ideas from @davewiner & @mrkrndvs

I wonder if a WordPress plugin could ape pngWriter and create images for twitter cards with the text from the excerpt on the image used by twitter.
Like this, but with less fireworks.

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I like Instagram but..

I’ve seen this linked a few times recently, finally clicked.

– […] we may keep, use and share your personal information with companies connected with Instagram. This information includes your name, email address, school, where you live, pictures, phone number, your likes and dislikes, where you go, who your friends are, how often you use Instagram, and any other personal information we find such as your birthday or who you are chatting with, including in private messages (DMs).

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syndicating 5357 posts from 517 #etmooc blogs