Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 26

Anticipation Scaffolding


In the article, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age, George Siemens asserts that “as knowledge continues to grow and evolve, access to what is needed is more important than what the learner currently possesses.” In other words, the knowledge that we are able to come by in a spontaneous manner is paramount to …

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Feb 10

When science fiction becomes reality…

star trek padd

My love of technology most likely stems from my love of science fiction. In the early 90s I would watch Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes and envy the PADDs the characters carried around. They would use these tablets for reading reports, voice recording their daily logs, and recording the health status of patients in …

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Feb 10

A Never Ending Loop


While reading Jeff Utecht’s blog post, “Stages of PLN adoption”, I found that I could identify with each of the stages of adopting a personal learning network. I have experienced each stage to varying degrees in conjunction with the establishment of the myriad PLNs that I have experimented with (including: Twitter, Classroom 2.0 Ning, Curriculum …

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Feb 06

It’s the journey…let it begin…

Words cannot express how happy I am to be part of COETAIL! I have looked on from afar as various cohorts have started up, have been referenced in tweets, have met up at conferences, and have basically been learning about and doing all of the amazing things that can happen in education in the 21st …

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