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Currently a Digital Learning Coach at the NIST International School (formerly the New International School of Thailand) in Bangkok, Thailand

Final Presentation – What is dRAFT?

There are three parts to my final assignment for COETAIL: a presentation, a video and a rationale. The presentation, seen below, is a set of relevant images that guided my 10 minute talk. As Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen fame … Continue reading

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(d)RAFT Reflection

Finishing an activity is often filled with coulda, woulda, shoulda and this (d)RAFT activity was no different. Simple things can make all the difference. For instance, of the two classes that completed this activity, one was initially far more successful … Continue reading

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Feedback – Feed Foreward

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by woodleywonderworks This part of the journey that is the dRAFT project has come to a conclusion and therefore can be assessed. Feedback of the project came in two forms: an interview … Continue reading

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(d)RAFT – An Update

I have a confession to make. The students finished their (d)RAFT activity a few weeks ago and I have not had a chance to look at them yet. My reasoning: not wanting the final products to bias my assessment and … Continue reading

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Three Little Bops – Final Project

Background Information The question looming for most COETAIL participants when embarking on their final project is how to reach for the top –  ‘new things, new ways’. Depending on your perspective, this is either easy or impossible. Easy if you … Continue reading

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Chaos or Calm – Laptops in the Classroom

  The issue of classroom management is one that consumes many a teacher’s time and effort. Some prefer an environment that is yoga studio tranquil, while others prefer the action and activity of a rodeo. Both can work as long … Continue reading

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Blurred Vision – The Future of Education

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by samuel van dijk The Problem I just re-read a blog post by Lisa Nielsen entitled You can never replace the teacher. Or can you? 10 ways to learn without … Continue reading

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Flippin’ Out – Does reverse instruction work?

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Hani Amir One of the latest trends in education is reverse instruction or the ‘flipped’ classroom. In short, it involves students learning some of the content at home and … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade

cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by The Daring Librarian Today’s classroom, for the most part, has not changed all that much over the past 100 years. We have gone from blackboard, to whiteboard, to SmartBoard, but … Continue reading

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Caught in the NETS

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by greekadman I recently revisited a video most have seen at one time or another. It is entitled Did you Know 2011 – Shift Happens (see below). There have been various … Continue reading

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