Category Archive: Course 4

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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