Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
krista.mccracken@gmail.com

Krista McCracken

Active History Museum Theme week

Active History Museum Theme

This week Carly Ciufo and I launched the ActiveHistory.ca museum theme week.  This week was designed to encourage conversation between museum professionals and historians, while highlighting the labour of museum professionals. It was a pleasure to work with Carly as a co-editor and we are both very please with how the week turned out. A…
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Kitten stretching on a bed

Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 3 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…
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White wall gallery space with artwork hung on walls

Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 3

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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Group of paint brushes with different coloured paint on them

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 47: Board Diversity and Participation Cost

I’m currently sitting on the Board of Directors of two organizations I care about – the National Council on Public History and the Sault Ste. Marie City Museum.  I am still relatively new to both boards and I’m continuing to learn about board governance structures and procedures. In this episode I discuss the financial and…
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Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 2 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…
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Open book with text "a little space to be creative"

Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 2

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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Lego storm troopers teaching darth vader how to ride a bike

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 46: Professional Development Vs. Professional Learning

Conference season is quickly approaching for many Canadian academics and with all of this travel comes conversations about professional development. In this episode, I discuss the differences between professional development and professional learning.  I also tackle questions of ongoing career development, active learning, and the funding of professional growth opportunities. I would love to hear…
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laptop on table with excel sheet on screen

Spreadsheet Beauty: Organizing The Things

As is likely evident by a lot of my recent posts, I’ve been doing a lot of collaborative writing and research recently.  A huge chunk of this collaborative writing has been with my co-conspirator colleague Andrea Eidinger of Unwritten Histories. Andrea and I have a lot of project ideas and discussions about things we should work…
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Assorted Lego on a wood floor.

Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 1

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…
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"Trust your struggle" in blue graffiti on black brick

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 45: The Biography Struggle

Who else hates writing bios for things? In this episode, I talk about best practices for crafting effective bio statements and the challenges associated with describing your professional life succinctly. I would love to hear your tricks for creating compelling bios. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.