Category Archive: Course 1

Apr 30

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Reflection on Course 1 – Final Project

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I have completed my trial run with my students that I laid out in my Course 1, Final Project. Mostly for my own documentation, I want to take a moment and reflect on the successes and the challenges both I and my students faced. My first thought is I am so glad I didn’t go BIG! As it …

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Mar 18

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Course 1 – Final Project

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Background –  This lesson is part of a unit plan for both my Photo 1 and Photo 2 students. We are in the process of moving from the wet darkroom (old school) to a dry darkroom (digital). Going from traditional photography to digital photography requires a bit of infrastructure creation and training in some areas of technology. …

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Mar 16

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Trying NOT to go BIG

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My dear friend Lance Brogden frequently says “Go Big or Go Home!” However, this time I think I was actually trying to go too BIG. I know – not possible right, well, no, I think it is possible. I have been mulling over this whole Final Project – just the words – FINAL PROJECT – are big. Lots …

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Mar 11

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Thoughts of a teacher, student and mom…

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Taking a personal moment in this public journey. As I sit here this morning in my dinning room trying to finish up my blogs, comments and final lesson plan, I am reminded that my life as a student today is vastly different than it was when I got my – excuse me a moment… “Mommy, …

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Mar 04

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How do we teach tech?

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Reading through the NETs I see a clear plan that technology is to be taught across the curriculum in all classes at all levels. 2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to …

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Feb 27

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Reluctance to Tweet…

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When @jutecht suggested we also open a Twitter account, I felt a twitch coming on, or should I say a twit. However, I think I may have to reconsider here. Since watching his vimeo about Twitter. I have a bit of a new understanding of how powerful Twitter is when it comes to sharing information. …

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Feb 26

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“Caught Up”

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Blogs, Email and Words with Friends… This week I worked very hard to get “caught up”. But as I began to watch all the videos Jeff (Jeff Uthect  – COETAIL instructor) has posted and read his and other blogs, I started to think about this idea of getting “caught up”. In today’s infomation age – can …

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Feb 23

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My first post here is a bit interactive, for now. I hope to turn it into a full fledged post, but first, I want to know what others think. I may be opening up a can of worms, or it might be of interest to no one but me. Right now I am trying this …

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