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Living and working on the world's most beautiful island.

Final Cut

And……..cut. After spending two class periods planning and shooting their films, the students are finally done. Topics range from strokes to hypothermia, broken bones to 3rd degree burns. In terms of meeting my goals (increased motivation, opportunities for creativity, communicating … Continue reading

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Video Upgrade

For my final project, the goal is to allow students to fulfill NETS goals while adding interest and excitement to my CPR/First Aid class. Students in this class learn the basics of CPR, the proper use of an AED and … Continue reading

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Camp iPhone

Last week was Middle School Camp; the time of year when a select number of teachers have the pleasure of spending a full 5 days with upwards of 170 Middle School students. I headed for Fu Long for a week … Continue reading

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Integration

The question seemed easy enough, “What is technology integration and how does it work?” Hmmmm. Integration: (noun) the act of combining or adding parts to make a unified whole, the act of amalgamating a racial or religious group with an … Continue reading

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“Something Got On Kirsten’s Finger”

Technology integration is a buzzword that has been around the educational scene for over two decades now (pretty hard to believe). There continues to be an increased emphasis on essential skills and knowledge necessary for effective learning and productivity in … Continue reading

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Extended Hiatus

It’s been a forever since a blog entry. I am sure that the masses that follow my blog have been waiting on the edge of their collective seats for me to post again. Since I last wrote, the following events … Continue reading

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Presenting Information That Is SFW

During one of the final days in my Sex Ed class, students research STD and STI information. The information covered the transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention of 9 of the most common STI’s (there are 27 and counting). The class … Continue reading

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Security Incident

I logged on to my WordPress.com account today and was met with the following message;   I actually love seeing these messages. Not that I’m a sadist, but the less trust I have in the privacy of anything on the … Continue reading

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Visual Literacy’s Dark Side

In our most recent COETAIL class, we discussed the different visual aspects of websites and how people process information visually.Visual literacy, which according to Wikipedia is, “the ability to make meaning from information presented in the form of an image.” … Continue reading

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Wakin’ Up

I know, it’s been a long time. In fact, I had to look at my own blog to remember what the last entry was (AUP’s) and to note that the format of our AUP had changed and was less user-friendly … Continue reading

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