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Visiting a Canadian Federal Prison

As an assignment for 3240, I had to create a Pecha Kucha Powerpoint. Learn all about how to visit a Canadian Federal Prison in this short presentation, Visiting a Canadian Federal Prison Advertisements

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In a 2013 article in “The Journal”, Dian Schaffhauser does a survey of what educators think about the Khan Academy math program. Here is my podcast about her article entitled “The Math of Khan”. Talking about Education

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Here’s the answers to all the big questions

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams Also referred to as the Last Lecture, this is a lecture x Randy Pausch wrote so his kids would remember him. A computer science prof, a husband and a father, Randy had … Continue reading

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Gaming can make a better world?

Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world (video)

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Really Big Free Education Technology Resources list

The 2013 Free Emerging Education Technology Resources eBook Free Education  

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Student Engagement and motivation – a Theoretical Primer

Student engagement is a good predictor of student knowledge acquisition and general cognitive development. Engagement, in turn, is a function of active learning and motivation. Fortunately, much research has been done on understanding motivation. How can you Measure Student Engagement?  … Continue reading

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Really Big Education Site

Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites  The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience.

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Really Big Resource – Public Speaking

This blog is a goldmine of information about public speaking – something instructors do every day. It contains lots of practical advice on such topics as breaking bad presentation habits and dealing with anxiety. I found this especially helpful because … Continue reading

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Drywall isn’t done the same way everywhere in the world

In his blog, Adult Learning, James Turner makes an interesting point, “In construction trades training it is easy to assume that basic construction skills are universal. This is not the case when the student has already begun learning in another … Continue reading

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Instructional Strategy – Amber Donovan’s Poker Chip Question Technique

Amber Donovan contributed this questioning technique. “I learned this technique in another course and tried it out the last time I taught and it worked so well, I was shocked and excited at the results: I gave each student 3 … Continue reading

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