ETMOOC Anniversary #etmchat Twitter Chat

On Tuesday January 14th I hosted an #etmchat Twitter Chat for the Post Etmooc community to celebrate the anniversary of ETMOOC. My friend Susan Spellman Cann co-hosted and Alec Couros, instigator and lead learner in ETMOOC, was our guest.…

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Thank You Alec Couros

Thank you Alec Couros for being my teacher and role model for the past 4 years.

I first met you as a mentor through the Powerful Learning Practice. It was exciting to find a Canadian who was actively modeling what being a Connected Educator could look like.…

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Reflecting on ETMOOC, One Year Later

Last year I learned, collaborated and played with people from around the world because last January I joined ETMOOC, an Educational Technology and Media Massive Open Online Course. I had participated in online courses before, but I had never participated in something of this scale without knowing at least other participant; and by the time I convinced myself to take the risk and join, it had already started.…

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5 Things I Learned This Year

As the calendar turns from 2013 to 2014 I find myself looking back over all that has happened in the last twelve months. The year has been filled with great experiences. Because I am not teaching in the classroom I don’t have to plan lessons and correct so I have much more time in the evenings and on weekends.…

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PetHangout with Hybrid Pedagogy

This morning I hosted my first Google Hangout on-air. There were 10 people in the hangout and another six people in the room with me at Alberta Education. Johanne and Maureen participated in the room with me and in the hangout.…

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Lament for Cougar Creek

Chinook over Grotto Mountain from Cougar Creek

Chinook over Grotto Mountain from Cougar Creek

This year the summer solstice marked the beginning of massive flooding in Alberta. It started when Cougar Creek in Canmore got a record amount of rain in a just a few hours, followed by even more rain for the next few days.…

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Blog Reading Group Update

This month in the Post #etmooc Blog Reading Group we are exploring 21st Century Publishing, and the featured blog is Hybrid Pedagogy. There are discussions taking place in the Google+ community, and there have been a few live events.

I have been caught in the craziness of June and haven’t been able to participate in any of the live events yet, so I really am looking forward to participating in Hybrid Pedagogy’s 24 hour Moocathon this Saturday.…

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The Student Blogging Challenging has drawn to a close

I learned about the Student Blogging Challenge through Sue Waters who was the Blog Guru and Fairy Blog Mother for #etmooc. She has taught me, supported me as a blogger and answered my questions so when she put out the call for mentors I volunteered.…

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RedCamp13

I was there!

I was at RedCamp, Red Deer’s first ever EdCamp on Saturday. It was fantastic to be among so many connected educators from Central Alberta. There were 100+ people there, even though it was a beautiful Saturday, many had traveled from outside Red Deer.…

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My ETMooc Evaluation of Learning

For the last two months I have been fortunate to participate in ETMooc, an Educational Technology & Media, massive open online course. It is a cMooc, a connectivist Mooc, structured in a way that encouraged the development of a learning community.…

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