Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 28

Little steps make a difference

Are you starting to notice different things in your classroom? Before I answer this question I’d like to reflect on some of the changes I see in my life. First of all, I feel like I am on the ball, so to speak. At school we are moving toward 1:1 in the MS and HS. Even …

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Feb 21

RSS feeds

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Funny but true. First I was confused about RSS feeds, then as I got more information about it, I got less confused, but when the information got too much… I was once again confused. This week I have set up and tried different several ways to read, sync, upload, etc. different RSS feeds and Tweets. I went …

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Feb 16

Changing thoughts

I’m personally not convinced that we’re moving away from a constructivist approach to learning but that our online experience is yet another factor in our acquisition of knowledge and experience. This is often argued by parents and ‘old-school’ educators (who are challenged by change). The article Connectivism (A Learning Theory for the Digital Age) talks about significant trends …

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Feb 15

To do list…

As I ‘surf’ the web and blogs, I continue to discover amazing ideas I am eager to try in my classroom. Although, there is way too much out there for me to start all at once, I am the type of person who would like to put it into action and try it in my …

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Feb 10

Social Media in a nutshell

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Feb 10

Another blog done (TGIF)

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I have been keeping the parents of my kindergarten class up to date with a daily blog. I choose one moment of the day that I want to share with the parents. Most of the time it’s through a photograph but at other times I’ll make a video and share it through Vimeo. Together with …

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Feb 09

A possible new COETAIL colleague

This morning a colleague of mine was telling me about her two teenage boys. They moved to Japan last year and her boys have a hard time settling into their new lives. One of her sons is active in sports, has many new friends and spends much of his time ‘hanging out’ with his mates …

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Feb 07

Day of Glass

I guess rocks are illegal in such a world! What an amazing video. It is truly interesting and inspiring. Will we be able experience a day as such? Will technology evolve that quickly? Possible! Will this shift in communication and open operating systems become reality? That to me is a scary thought. How will we …

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Feb 07

Hello web!

Learning takes place not only in school. It takes place on an iPod, at home, in social ‘hang-outs’, in a community, across the country but most importantly learning takes place on the web. This blog is about an educator’s journey. As a teacher, my life is constantly changing (discovering more about teaching and learning), and …

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