Tag Archive: Coetail

May 14

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Course 2 ~ Final Project

Students at the Computer ~ Harmony Staff Photog

Acceptable Use Policy As we approached this final project it got me thinking about  what do we really mean by acceptable use and why must it be a “Policy”. I know that legally the school must have a policy in place to cover its liabilities, but what about the students. We all know that unless we require …

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May 13

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It’s the End of the Year and We Know IT!

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As the year comes to a close I am reflecting on this year, planning for a summer of fun with my daughter, family and friends and yes, thinking about next school year already. (Note to any reader – this post is a rambler – but has a few hidden gems – well at least I …

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Apr 30

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Reflection on Course 1 – Final Project

Old Stone with Ancient writing at Ankgor Wat Ancient City, by Cindy Hopkins

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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Apr 22

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Can I use this?

All images were taken at Angkor Wat in April of 2012 by Cindy Hopkins

As an art and English teacher and a journalism adviser, I have addressed this issue with my students often. “Can I use this?” they ask and it is a photo, image or information that they have taken from the internet. The answer is, “It depends.” What are you going to do with this information (I use information to include photos, graphics, …

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Apr 18

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Digital Footprints… and privacy.

A digital footprint… Honestly, it’s not something I thought about much before this course. I figured if someone is interested in knowing where I have been and what I am doing, they must be really bored. My life is interesting to me, my family and my friends… but anyone else, well, why? Now that I …

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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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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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