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Are OER the Solution?

In earlier courses in the Online Learning and Teaching Degree program I was introduced to the terms Open Education Resource (OER) and Creative Commons but had not explored either in depth.
The video “Why Open Education Matters” (https://vimeo.com/43401199) presented several points in favour of Open Education Resources.  These included reducing financial burdens to those who might not be able to afford enrolment in traditional courses or print textbooks; reaching people in remote areas who would find it difficult to attend face-to-face classes; and the ability to keep materials current.…
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A Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

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I just finished reading The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom (@mitchalbom).

As with all his novels, Albom weaves his lesson adeptly throughout the characters, especially that of Frankie Presto and his musical gift. Uniquely narrated by music, the narrator provides us through Frankie, many opportunities to understand the many gifts we each posses and the role that these gifts have in shaping our lives.…

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La vita piena

La riflessione mi è giunta come risposta a un reale bisogno.
Per questo ringrazio e ripropongo.

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La leggenda (materna) narra che io sia nata in una freddissima giornata nevosa, con un paio di occhi bellissimi e una massa di capelli stranissimi: per tutto il primo anno anno di vita, sembra che stessero a posto solo con il sapone… Il problema, probabilmente, era quello di volerli piegare seguendo un verso che non era il loro:) E così, dovetti aspettare di cotonarmi i capelli per una festa di Carnevale di adolescenti,  ^_^ per capirne finalmente la vera natura e comportarmi di conseguenza.

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A micro look at microbit

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A lot of micro:bits from the BBC arrived in the centre where I work, ready to be distributed to North Lanarkshire schools. I’ve taken the opportunity to break one out and have a wee play.

The devices are aimed at secondary so outside my wheelhouse, but I could not resist a wee play.…

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Radio #EDUtalk at #OER16

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Last week I took the edutalk mic to #OER16: Open Culture The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference.

The idea was to broadcast & podcast the keynote and also get some conversations between various participants.

Broadcasting the keynotes worked well. Getting folk lined up for a chat proved more of a challenge.…

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Google Forms for Record Keeping and Formative Assessment

I should probably take my own advice more often. Today I’ll try.

Every time I use Google Forms, I wonder why I don’t use them more often. Ten years ago when I first tried reading workshop (inspired by Nancie Atwell‘s In the Middle) I had clipboards and several trees worth of paper charts to keep track of student reading.…

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Photo Gallery Table of Contents

It was suggested in OLTD 504 that we consider creating a table of contents for our ePortfolios in the form of a photo gallery with links to the pages corresponding to the various OLTD courses. I created one gallery of photos I took of snails but I wasn't happy with how it looked in either of the partial or full thumbnail modes.…
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Better Together: BCHS with the SKCAC

I have the best job in the whole world. This afternoon I was able to I  support my students in sharing their passion for social justice . Our BCHS Youth Champions in partnership the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center developed the following PSA inorder to promote the power of a positive community.…

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