Cornell Notes for Teaching Without Words (Response)

Added by Jessica Lederman, Response for Cornell Notes Activity

I decided to kick it old school and do my Cornell Notes by hand.  I watched a short Ted Talk called Teaching Without Words by Matthew Peterson (https://youtu.be/2VLje8QRrwg). The results aren’t pretty, but I enjoyed it! https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cqnfrh3CUF  

Introduce your neighbourhood (Response)

Added by Steven Bishop, Response for Please Allow Me To Introduce My Field Activity

These questions are for an Urban Sustainability course I teach. A good way to break the ice on the first day, find out about other areas of the city where we live, and leads into discussion of course topics. What is distinctive about your neighbourhood? What are some advantages or disadvantages of living there? What… Read more »

Introduce your neighbourhood (Response)

Added by Steven Bishop, Response for Please Allow Me To Introduce My Field Activity

These questions are for an Urban Sustainability course I teach. A good way to break the ice on the first day, find out about other areas of the city where we live, and leads into discussion of course topics. What is distinctive about your neighbourhood? What are some advantages or disadvantages of living there? What… Read more »

The Curve: An example of misunderstanding (Response)

Added by Sofia Silberberg, Response for Misunderstood Activity

The Normal Distribution (“The Curve”) and the Empirical Rule associated with it are used in almost all disciplines. The misunderstanding arises when the user assigns a population’s property to a specific sample because that property may (and most certainly will) vary from sample to sample. I draw from the student’s personal experience  (i.e.: having been… Read more »

Decolonization of the Mind (Response)

Added by Paulette F Steeves, Response for Please Allow Me To Introduce My Field Activity

In learning about Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere the Americas) students knowledge in this area have been hindered by pedagogies of agnotology, and information has been withheld rather than informed. To create an awareness of this I ask students questions regarding famous Indigenous people and places and events. Such as who was the first minority to serve in… Read more »

Assessing reading with standardized tests (Response)

Added by Pam Millett, Response for Misunderstood Activity

My students (who are classroom teachers themselves) often balk at the idea of using standardized tests (“it’s not fair, it’s too rigid, there isn’t only one right answer, I know they could do better if I was allowed to help them, I don’t want to label children”). So I try to use the terms “frustration,… Read more »

Collaborative Padlet (Response)

Added by Lynn Chartrand, Response for Curation Creation Activity

Here is my Padlet. It contains a great resource from the repositories I explored while working through the Curator Module.

Curating Open Educational Resources to Support Learners (Response)

Added by Lynn Chartrand, Response for Find Your Fit Activity

With the cost of education on the rise, it’s great that there are so many Open Educational Resources(EOR)available for our students. This gives them an alternative to purchasing costly textbooks. As always, educators must be cautious when selecting EORs. We should ensure that the resources selected are relevant and accurate. I have selected a few… Read more »