eLearning and Blended learning blog. Both reflective and resource sharing. Most useful for people using Desire2Learn. Written by an eLearning Contact for a public school board.

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Posts by RobinsonDigital

Creating Awesome Online Discussions

We can use the discussion tool for so much more. With some tweaking, we can make a fairly boring tool into something that is engaging […]

Embedding a Blog as Your Course News Stream

What do you do for inquisitive parents who want to know what’s going on in their child’s classroom if the class is entirely locked away […]

Video Game Designers: They Sure Know How to Teach

I understand that it’s still a bit taboo in professional circles, but I’ll admit it: I’m a casual closet gamer. So yeah, I play the […]

The end of the computer lab

The age of computer labs is coming to a close. At least I think it should.  Computer labs just need to go away. We don’t […]

Students Take Aim at Antiquated Classroom Technology with ‘Mock a Difference’ Campaign

(Orginally appeared on Sept 1, 2013).   Students across Ontario are increasing pressure on teachers to upgrade their antiquated teaching habits as the “Mock a Difference” […]

“Oh, I’m not a computer person.”

I’m not a real fan of math. I blame a grade five teacher that used competitive multiplication games that humiliated me. Before that, I liked […]

Instagram Anchor Charts

I recently came across a really cool idea through a fellow Ontario eLC, Katie Maenpaa.  A teacher in her board came up with a way […]

Using a Quiz as a Learning Activity/Adventure

This blog post is about eLearning and Blended learning in Ontario using D2L. If none of that applies to you, well, you might as well […]

Digital Palimpsests

 Paper used to be expensive. Centuries ago, writers, coveting their scarce paper resources, would sometimes wash away their words or paint over them in order […]

Flip a Lesson, but Don’t Flip Your Classroom

Some ideas flourish simply because the time is right. In the past several years, across the globe, people independently started making simple instructional videos and […]

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