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Jennifer James

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Date registered: January 26, 2011
URL: http://www.coetail.asia/members/jennyjames/

Latest posts

  1. Still An Alien — March 28, 2012
  2. The “Laptoppecker”: Annoyance or Mutualism? — February 20, 2012
  3. The Matrix: Neo-Learning — February 19, 2012
  4. THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM: Will this give me educational vertigo? — January 28, 2012
  5. Technology Fusion — January 28, 2012

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  1. Privacy, Vampires, and Credibility….What? — 4 comments
  2. Asking For Help: The Teacher-Facilitator Partnership — 3 comments
  3. THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM: Will this give me educational vertigo? — 3 comments
  4. Are We Shark Bait or Shark Hunters? — 2 comments
  5. Children Of God — 2 comments

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Mar 28

Still An Alien

There’s no faking it. I wasn’t born in the digital age; I am an alien in a strange world. Still. I was telling my students the other day that the first time I ever saw a computer was my freshman year of college. What’s worse is, the only course I ever “flunked” and had to …

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Feb 20

The “Laptoppecker”: Annoyance or Mutualism?

I hear it all the time: the “tap, tap, tap” of the keyboard. The sound burrows into my lecture like the woodpecker on a tree. At first, I’m impressed with the industriousness of this little “bird”- notes galore! “A’s” on all the quizzes are sure to come! But when I’m not talking, or a good …

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Feb 19

The Matrix: Neo-Learning

What is the future of education? That’s a question with multiple different perspectives. Socio-economically, if countries don’t see the necessity to educate their entire populace, there will continue to be a division in education between the “haves” and the “have-nots”. Similar to the Dark Ages, when certain people were privy to books and literacy, but …

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Jan 28

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM: Will this give me educational vertigo?

I was a gymnast for 10 years while I was growing up, so flipping was a natural part of my life. Maybe that’s why I was a little confused when researching this topic. I immediately started to evaluate my own classroom. Do I have a flipped classroom already? Even though I’ve never podcasted any of …

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Jan 28

Technology Fusion

So, do we “integrate” technology, “embed” technology, or something else? I think we FUSE it! Dictionary.com says that fusion is the uniting or blending of two elements into a whole, as if by melting. It’s time to melt together to create a wholistic 21st century approach to education. Technology has to work “seamlessly” (as Jeff …

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Jan 28

Citizens or Pirates?

So, for some reason, this 4th course with COETAIL has just been a bear for me to finish. Maybe it was the approaching holidays at Christmastime, or maybe it was the Lunar New Year upon our return to school. Honestly, I haven’t wanted to be in front of a computer at all! So then, I …

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Nov 07

Children Of God

Philippine Grandma

  When I travel I love to take pictures of children. For me, they are evidence of God’s creative power and mercy. While making this digital story, I was able to combine two of my loves- my pictures of children all over the world and music. Combining Brian Johnson’s, “Here Is Love” with these pictures …

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Nov 07

A Life In Pictures

Like all schools, I’m sure, we have an Back to School Night, where parents come and meet the teachers, get the syllabii of their student’s classes, ask questions, and experience what their child might go through in a day at school. It is a truncated version of “a day in the life” of their child, …

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Nov 07

Final-Course 3

Scenes of Salvation

During this class, I wished I’d had more time to delve into all of the possibilities that exist in digital storymaking and visual imagery. Having been to film school and weaned on all types of movies, I have always understood the power of visuals to help one understand and even transform a person. Art and the …

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Nov 07

Deciphering Visual Values

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I teach a Christian Ethics class to high school sophomores through seniors. It’s a unique class; most of what we learn is how to disagree respectfully when our ethical stances differ. However, an important unit in this semester long class is called “Logical Fallacies”. After teaching the students how to construct a logical argument, we …

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