Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Krista McCracken

Introducing the Beyond the Lecture ebook

The super secret and exciting project that Andrea Eidinger and I have been working is finally out there in the world! Today we launched Beyond the Lecture: Innovations in Teaching Canadian History, an open educational resource focused on innovative pedagogy in Canadian history. This is the first ebook in the new ActiveHistory.ca ebook series, with…
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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 49: Event Codes of Conduct

In this episode I’m talking about conference and event codes of conduct, what they should include, what a good code looks like and why they are important. I would love to hear about your experiences writing, using, or enforcing a code of conduct. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter. Mentioned in…
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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 5

I’m currently participating in the eCampus Ontario Extend mOOC focused on technology enabled learning.  As part of this medium sized Open Online Course (mOOC) it was suggested that participants keep an ongoing set of notes to document and organize their thoughts about the experience.  As a way to document my experience I’m going to be keeping informal…
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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 5 Stretches/Daily

The #ExtendmOOC I’m currently participating in has ‘stretches’ built into it.  These stretches often pose a question, require some creative thinking, and are quick fun activities,  The stretches are made available throughout each module and are considered extras.  I’ve really enjoyed these activities – partially because a lot of them have involved memes, gifs, and images. …
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Using Infographics to Teach about Canadian History

My latest post, “Using Infographics to Teach about Canadian History” is over at Activehistory.ca. This post looks at an infographic recently created by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and discusses ways infographics can be used in the classroom.

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 48: Reimbursement Culture

In this episode I discuss reimbursement culture, the unacknowledged costs of academic travel, and the burden of out of pocket travel. I would love to hear about your experiences and suggestions for tackling reimbursement culture. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter. Mentioned in this episode:-Pamela L. Gay, “The unacknowledged costs of…
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eCampusOntario Open Education Fellow

I am thrilled to share the news that have been selected as one of five eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows for 2019-2020. The OE Fellowship program provides a small cohort of professionals with the opportunity to engage in open education advocacy and scholarship.

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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 4 Stretches

The #ExtendmOOC I’m currently participating in has ‘stretches’ built into it.  These stretches often pose a question, require some creative thinking, and are quick fun activities,  The stretches are made available throughout each module and are considered extras.  I’ve really enjoyed these activities – partially because a lot of them have involved memes, gifs, and images. …
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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 4

I’m currently participating in the eCampus Ontario Extend mOOC focused on technology enabled learning.  As part of this medium sized Open Online Course (mOOC) it was suggested that participants keep an ongoing set of notes to document and organize their thoughts about the experience.  As a way to document my experience I’m going to be keeping informal…
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Tri-University Annual History Conference Keynote

I am delighted to share that I was the keynote at the Tri-University Annual History Conference on March 9, 2019 in Guelph.  The theme for this year’s conference was “In Small and Large Things Remembered’: Material Culture and History.”