Extending my Reach Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for Do it Daily Activity

Tools found in your home to extend something – I found two that do the same thing but in very different ways. These two tools extend my reach. Can you see how? Take a look to figure it out. Extend your thinking!

Extending my PLN with Twitter lists Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for Extending Your PLN Activity

I use Twitter lists to ‘gather people’ around a topic or event. I share these lists with those attending or sharing around the topic or event. This not only helps me remember who was there, but extends my own and other’s PLNs.

Waiting for Dessert! Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for The Collaborative Dining Table Activity

This is the story about Project Podcasting where I engage my students in podcasting for the first time. As their teacher, I collaborate with podcasters to build a podcasting PLN that turns out to be just the appetizer. Now I’m waiting for dessert.

Challenge – code breaking in online learning Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for Learner Challenge Activity

My post on the padlet: Students coming into the online learning space – those who are there for the first time are overwhelmed with what to do and when; those who come with previous experiences are relying on past practice to figure it out which is often not helpful. Those with some digital fluencies can… Read more »

Four Moves to keep it REAL Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for Holy CRAAP Activity

This blog post explores how curating resources as an educator takes more moves than just detecting CRAAP. An added layer includes examining the ‘trustworthiness’ of the source and resource. Educators also need to analyze whether the resources are useful, in full or part, for the students, course and content they are teaching. The four moves… Read more »

My column – Course as curation Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for Curation Creation Activity

Curating resources, activities and content for a course can be done using a website or blog site. I’ve used WordPress and Weebly for course curation where iterations and revisions happen each time the course is taught. It’s a living, breathing curation of current and critical resources for the topics under discussion within the course. I’ve… Read more »

Curation as course web site Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for Find Your Fit Activity

I’ve been a curator for some time. When I’m prepping a new course, I create a course website and map out the course content as a curation of resources for the students. This is the starting point for our class or module conversations and a springboard for deeper learning. Since these are openly accessible, the… Read more »

One Picture Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for Consider This Activity

Finding the perfect ‘one picture’ for a blog post or media production can be challenging. With so many curated collections of images, it’s hard to weave your way through and find just the right one. Using a variety of search words is one way to widen the view or narrow things down to manageable piles… Read more »

The web we weave – curation in action Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for Your Definition Is This Activity

Curation is a new literacy. This blog post looks at curation of resources with a focus on WHY each element should be kept in the collection. While curation isn’t necessarily defined, this blog about curation looks at why this skill is one of the ‘new literacies’ for today’s global educator.

By Definition Response

Added by Helen DeWaard, response for What Are Digital Literacies? Activity

Sharing some concept maps and thoughts about my definitions of digital literacies – should be easy since I teach this topic, but I’m still finding the fuzzy edges of this concept.