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In The Fishbowl

In the midst of working on my tech project for my final COETAIL course 5 presentation, I realized that utilizing the fishbowl discussion strategy for our english unit would be ideal. Currently, my English Skills 12 class, who on a … Continue reading

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COETAIL Final Project

For my COETAIL final project, I chose my English Skills 12 class. This is a very diverse group of seniors who are in a Special Education English class to improve, well, their english skills. The majority of them have a … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame the Tool!

  The other day my husband and I were talking, and he mentioned that he thought that we may see an actual decrease of laptops in the classroom within the next 50 years or so. Of course I thought he … Continue reading

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Constructing a New Age of Teaching

The dawn of a new era in the classroom is here. The world is more connected now than it ever has been before. So why hasn’t the educational system kept pace and changed alongside? As a United States citizen, it … Continue reading

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To flip or not to flip….does reverse instruction work?

I have to admit that I was sold on the idea at first explanation. I even wondered why nobody had thought of this concept before? It is so simple. Instead of lecturing during class time and assigning complicated homework that … Continue reading

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Freedom with technology: to be, or not to be

The world is becoming increasingly connected due to the many technological advances out there, specifically in the ways in which we use them. Social networking is on the rise, and people are sharing like never before. As a child, I … Continue reading

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Seamless Technology…

As our COETAIL course continues and my awareness and technology skills set expands, I have begun to believe that I am actually integrating technology into the classroom more. That may very well be so, but after much that I have … Continue reading

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Capturing the Flood

Throughout Course 3, we have focused on visual literacy and how to teach visual literacy to our students utilizing various technologies and activities. Unfortunately, quite a bit of Course 3 was done over the course of some of Thailand’s worst … Continue reading

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The classroom is flat

As I have been taking refuge from the floods in Bangkok, I have continued to provide instruction online for my students. We are now beginning our 4th week off from school due to the flooding crisis in Bangkok. The first … Continue reading

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Hear no evil, see no evil?

I have been doing some serious reflection on how truly important visual literacy is to everyone. I have especially been considering what significance visual literacy plays in the classroom. I think in order to make instruction engaging anymore, any teacher … Continue reading

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