Category Archive: social networking

May 14

COETAIL, Part Deux

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Now that I have successfully completed the COETAIL program, I feel compelled to blog! I already find myself anticipating the next course…only there isn’t one. Really? No full Master’s or PhD? Wouldn’t it be awesome to be “Dr. COETAIL”? Hey, one can dream, right? The good news is that COETAIL, Part Deux does exist…as an …

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Apr 28

Where’s the warning label?

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In the article School heads called parents in cyberbully case, Chris Kenrick reports on a situation of cyberbullying and its handling in the Gunn and Palo Alto high schools. Make no mistake that this is not a one-off  unique situation that has happened only in California’s Silicon Valley. This is a global phenomenon that continues …

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Mar 17

Course 1, Final Project: The 21st Century is Now

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As a Curriculum Coordinator with a passion for technology integration, I find myself more and more in the realm of teaching where the learners are my colleagues. As my school quickly moves towards 1:1 iPad adoption for the 2012 – 2013 school year, the need for professional development support among colleagues is becoming increasingly critical. …

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Mar 17

Any Time, Anywhere

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It is difficult to dispute that technology is changing the learning landscape. Learning has quickly moved from an activity that happens within four walls requiring an instructor to a mobile process that can easily happen any time, anywhere. The ability to learn anything at any time in any space supports the freedom of individual choice. …

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Mar 03

Demonstrate. Collaborate. Communicate. Model.

Collaboration

I have collaboration on the brain. It is also on the brains of other educators and curriculum coordinators, as evidenced by my Tweep, Stacy, in her recent blog post. I love to collaborate. Some of my fondest teaching memories are those brainstorming, planning, developing, moderating, and creating with numerous colleagues over the past couple of …

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Feb 26

Anticipation Scaffolding

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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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